Sony releases official God of War sales numbers

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#1 drakekratos
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Official Numbers from Sony God of War 3 - 5.2 million God of War 2 - 4.2 million God of War - 4.6 million God of War: Chains of Olympus - 3.26 million God of War: Collection - 2.4 million God of War: Ghost of Sparta - 1.2 million God of War: Origins - 700k Overall GOW Sales: 21.65 million GOW3 on PS3 sold better than the PS2 games, even though the PS2 games had a much higher user base. GOW is the best selling game in the "hack n slash" genre. GOW Collection sold 2.4 million, which makes it the highest selling HD Remake by a huge margin.
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#2 Zero5000X
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I guess they aren't counting Ghost of Sparta.
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[QUOTE="drakekratos"]Official Numbers from Sony God of War 3 - 5.2 million God of War 2 - 4.2 million God of War - 4.6 million God of War: Chains of Olympus - 3.26 million Overall GOW Sales: 21.65 million GOW3 on PS3 sold better than the PS2 games, even though the PS2 games had a much higher user base. GOW is the best selling game in the "hack n slash" genre. GOW Collection sold 2.4 million, which makes it the highest selling HD Remake by a huge margin.

best selling H/s game and the highest rated h/s game this gen too
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#4 drakekratos
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It also shows that Chartz website is a fraud as they had all the GOW games highly under tracked. Ive always thought they were run by 360 fanboys, and having one of PS3s biggest exclusives under tracked by nearly 1 million shows their lack of credibility.
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#5 drakekratos
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I guess they aren't counting Ghost of Sparta.Zero5000X
sorry I edited that in later, I forgot to add Ghost of Sparta.
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What about the Ghost of sparta.....??
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#8 senses_fail_06
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Holy hell, I would have guessed half that for GoW3...very impressive.
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cool i guess. Im not a big fan of the series but the first was good. Still need to go back and finish the 2nd
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Holy hell, I would have guessed half that for GoW3.... senses_fail_06
Based on what? PS3 games don't sell as bad as people think.
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[QUOTE="senses_fail_06"]Holy hell, I would have guessed half that for GoW3.... drakekratos
Based on what? PS3 games don't sell as bad as people think.

Exactly my point! people always say they don't sell. Looks like I picked it up subliminally. I mean, it makes sense. The games are extremely fun to play with amazing production values...guess I under estimated the gaming community.
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#12 campzor
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bu...bu...no1 buys sony exclusives :cry: fantastic numbers...
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[QUOTE="drakekratos"][QUOTE="senses_fail_06"]Holy hell, I would have guessed half that for GoW3.... senses_fail_06
Based on what? PS3 games don't sell as bad as people think.

Exactly my point! people always say they don't sell. Looks like I picked it up subliminally. I mean, it makes sense. The games are extremely fun to play with amazing production values...guess I under estimated the gaming community.

People think PS3 games sell worst than they really do. because that Chartzz website under tracks all PS3 games.
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[QUOTE="drakekratos"][QUOTE="senses_fail_06"][QUOTE="drakekratos"] Based on what? PS3 games don't sell as bad as people think.

Exactly my point! people always say they don't sell. Looks like I picked it up subliminally. I mean, it makes sense. The games are extremely fun to play with amazing production values...guess I under estimated the gaming community.

People think PS3 games sell worst than they really do. because that Chartzz website under tracks all PS3 games.

Those bastards
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Great sales for an excellent series
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#16 GhoX
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God of War 3 - 5.2 million GOW is the best selling game in the "hack n slash" genre.drakekratos
Diablo 3 is a hack n slash game, and sold more than that within the first month. Although I'm not entirely sure you should be classifying GoW as hack n slash in the first place.

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[QUOTE="drakekratos"] God of War 3 - 5.2 million GOW is the best selling game in the "hack n slash" genre.GhoX

Diablo 3 is a hack n slash game, and sold more than that within the first month. Although I'm not entirely sure you should be classifying GoW as hack n slash in the first place.

diablo 3 isnt a hack n slash............

GoW is.

Scrub up on genres boyo.

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[QUOTE="drakekratos"] God of War 3 - 5.2 million GOW is the best selling game in the "hack n slash" genre.GhoX

Diablo 3 is a hack n slash game, and sold more than that within the first month. Although I'm not entirely sure you should be classifying GoW as hack n slash in the first place.

LOL First he calls Diablo 3 hack n slash... then he says God of War shouldn't be classified as hack n slash... please, educate us some more. I was never certain if Half Life 2 was a sim game or a rpg, maybe you can clarify that for me.
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Wow holy crap, 5.2 million copies of God of War 3 sold? That's amazing. In fact that's higher than Gears of War 2, and as high as GT5:P and MGS4 :)

But also more amazing that the PS3 with 55 million units sold 5.2 million copies of GOW3 but PS2 which has like 155 million units sold "only" 4.2 million / 4.6 million of GOW1-2

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so a million people who played GOW3 didn't play GOW2? You'd think they'd be lost.

Wait, no, they probably just bought it used.

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Very impressive sales for GOW III, it beat the first two with half the install base. I'm pretty surprised at Chains of Olympus selling 3+ million too, impressive for the PSP.

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It also shows that Chartz website is a fraud as they had all the GOW games highly under tracked. Ive always thought they were run by 360 fanboys, and having one of PS3s biggest exclusives under tracked by nearly 1 million shows their lack of credibility. drakekratos

VGChartz is horrible for any console, not just for the ps3. Period.

Anywho, great numbers! I'm happy that GOW3 managed to sell 5M+, it deserved it. The game had some problems, but those boss fights were excruciatingly fun.

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I don't think anyone could deny God Of War of being incredible awesome. +1 to GoW

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Great series, glad it's sold well and Ascension looks AWESOME!

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#27 drakekratos
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so a million people who played GOW3 didn't play GOW2? You'd think they'd be lost.

Wait, no, they probably just bought it used.

FeedOnATreeFrog
or they bought the HD remaster of GOW:Collection
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#28 ispeakfact
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Proof that the "ps3 gamers don't buy their exclusives" is just jelly talk. :cool:
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It also shows that Chartz website is a fraud as they had all the GOW games highly under tracked. Ive always thought they were run by 360 fanboys, and having one of PS3s biggest exclusives under tracked by nearly 1 million shows their lack of credibility. drakekratos
Oh the conspiracy ...the whole world hates sony...boo hoo hoo
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[QUOTE="drakekratos"]It also shows that Chartz website is a fraud as they had all the GOW games highly under tracked. Ive always thought they were run by 360 fanboys, and having one of PS3s biggest exclusives under tracked by nearly 1 million shows their lack of credibility. spiderluck
Oh the conspiracy ...the whole world hates sony...boo hoo hoo

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so a million people who played GOW3 didn't play GOW2? You'd think they'd be lost.

Wait, no, they probably just bought it used.

FeedOnATreeFrog
or they bought the HD remaster of GOW:Collection
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its because games like GOW, LBP and Uncharted have enormous legs. They don't sell 3 million week one but they do sell very well over time. People always laugh at games like Killzone and Infamous and wonder why those games only sell like 1M in its first month but the truth is, those games actually reach like 3M in lifetime sales by the time the sequel is released. Why do think Sony keeps on making sequels for those ? cause they sell.
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God of War 3 sold just as much as Halo Reach did, in fact it outsold every other Xbox exclusive including Gears, Alan Wake, Fable, and Forza. Not that sales matter, because they don't, but it just throws a wrench into the "no one buys PS3 games" myth that Lemmings tell themselves.

Halo Reach Sales?: "Reach sold 4.7 million units by September 2011."

God of War Acension proves how much power the PS3 has left, it was jaw dropping. Same with The Last of Us. Those are the new console graphics kings.

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#34 drakekratos
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Cant wait for God of War IV on PS4
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God of War 3 sold just as much as Halo Reach did, in fact it outsold every other Xbox exclusive including Gears, Alan Wake, Fable, and Forza. Not that sales matter, because they don't, but it just throws a wrench into the "no one buys PS3 games" myth that Lemmings tell themselves.

Halo Reach Sales?: "Reach sold 4.7 million units by September 2011."

God of War Acension proves how much power the PS3 has left, it was jaw dropping. Same with The Last of Us. Those are the new console graphics kings.

ShadowMoses900

That was back in 2011. It most likely hit over 5 million by now. Or are you trying to say that Reach hasn't sold a single unit since then?

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#36 ShadowMoses900
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its because games like GOW, LBP and Uncharted have enormous legs. They don't sell 3 million week one but they do sell very well over time. People always laugh at games like Killzone and Infamous and wonder why those games only sell like 1M in its first month but the truth is, those games actually reach like 3M in lifetime sales by the time the sequel is released. Why do think Sony keeps on making sequels for those ? cause they sell. Nonstop-Madness

Yep, basically this. And most PS3 games are neck and neck with 360 games in sales. Here is the proof:

Best SellingXbox 360 Games

Best SellingPlayStation 3 Games

And the funny thing too is, the best selling Xbox game isn't Halo. It's actually Kinect Adventures. So according to Lems who think more sales = quality, then that must mean Kinect Adventures is the best game ever right? lol. It's all right there, I proved it. Though they will run and try to Damage Control it lol.

The truth is that neither system really sells games better than the other. But it's also true that most PS3 exclusives outsell most 360 exclusives. See the links if you don't believe me.

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sony: here are sales numbers to show how popular and cool and successful gow is!

me: where are the npd numbers for the last few months?

sony: stfu you!

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#38 finalstar2007
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But but but but! PS3 gamez dun sellz! only eggsbox and mariotendo gamez sellz! oh man sony is da lie!

lol on a serious post amazing sales for one of the best games and the best hack and slash series out there, well done sony and i will support this series as long as you guys keep on bringing it :)

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[QUOTE="ShadowMoses900"]

God of War 3 sold just as much as Halo Reach did, in fact it outsold every other Xbox exclusive including Gears, Alan Wake, Fable, and Forza. Not that sales matter, because they don't, but it just throws a wrench into the "no one buys PS3 games" myth that Lemmings tell themselves.

Halo Reach Sales?: "Reach sold 4.7 million units by September 2011."

God of War Acension proves how much power the PS3 has left, it was jaw dropping. Same with The Last of Us. Those are the new console graphics kings.

OneLazyAsian

That was back in 2011. It most likely hit over 5 million by now. Or are you trying to say that Reach hasn't sold a single unit since then?

MS hasn't released offical sales numbers for Reach yet, those are the most current released numbers. While there were no doubt still some Reach sales after 2011, it's safe to assume that most of the people already bought Reach and the number of sales for it is somewhere in the 5 million.

Which is the same as God of War 3, but not as much as Gran Turismo. So again, the whole "no one buys PS3 games" is BS.

Best SellingPlayStation 3 Games

I don't see why you can't accept the evidence.

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#40 AmazonTreeBoa
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I bought the God of War Collection. I intend on buying 3 soon.
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Great numbers, glad to see one of my favorite franchises doing so well.

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#42 crimsonman1245
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5 million for a Hack N Slash?.....On a single platform.....WOW.