this game will surpass the first week of its prequels...why? because the ps2 had a ridiculous amount of piracy, and both games came out after the next-gen...
that's a really understimating prediction, imo, that's the worst case.
Not really.... GoW 1 came out in March 2005, GoW 2 did come out after the PS3 though...
And the PS2 and piracy arguement hasn't really worked out with GTA IV LTD being considerably lower than SA or VC
well, god of war was a new IP with not much advertisement, that could explain its low sales for such a great game.
god of war 2 did come out in "this gen" and the ps2 was dying already.
also, the piracy arguement actually it's pretty good, because when SA or VC came out the ps2 was in its best time and both games were "exclusive" to the ps2 and the piracy rate was very low compared to when it had a 100m user base..
GTAIV did really well with only no more than 40m consoles sold between the HD consoles.
and now GoW3 with more than 3 months to go reached the 140k of pre-orders and it's expected to end with 400k pre-orders when it comes out, easily it's the most awaited game of the series and it's easily one of the best games for ps3 in 2010.