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God of War has had a better debut than any other PlayStation exclusive ever, according to The NPD Group. Not only was it the best-selling game in the U.S. in April, but it’s performance in its first month also outpaces all other PlayStation exclusives. That’s not just PlayStation 4 — it’s for any PlayStation since the platform’s debut in 1995.

God of War of War came out on April 20, so it was only available for 10 days in the month. But it was still able to break the record, beating Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which came out for the PlayStation 2 in October 2004.

Source: https://venturebeat.com/2018/05/22/god-of-war-had-the-best-debut-month-ever-for-a-playstation-exclusive/
 



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It beat even San Andreas? :O Now that is impressive!



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Holy



So happy for SSM! Happy they got out of the slump after game cancelletion and layoffs. MLB The show seems to do well every year and its actually past Sea of Thieves in NPD sales, even with latter having windows market sales :o . Sea of Thieves had pretty big drop.

I think next month will be very interesting with new exclusives and how old ones hold up.



The game they canceled looked so good on paper



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Ka-pi96 said:
It beat even San Andreas? :O Now that is impressive!

San Andreas released on October 26th 2004, so it had five or six days of tracking. Also, since some time NPD emphasizes revenue over unit sales, so if the same metric is used in this comparison, God of War holds an obvious advantage due to the higher game price today than back then, plus the existence of various special editions which wasn't a common practice over a decade ago.

San Andreas sold 5.1m copies in the USA in 2004, but I couldn't find sales for the individual months of October, November and December. That's why it's unclear if the metric is revenue or unit sales in this comparison.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

Such a flop, just close Santa Monica already.



All thatin 10 days...that’s very impressive. Sold hundreds of thousands of PS4s as well it seems.



RolStoppable said:
Ka-pi96 said:
It beat even San Andreas? :O Now that is impressive!

San Andreas released on October 26th 2004, so it had five or six days of tracking. Also, since some time NPD emphasizes revenue over unit sales, so if the same metric is used in this comparison, God of War holds an obvious advantage due to the higher game price today than back then, plus the existence of various special editions which wasn't a common practice over a decade ago.

San Andreas sold 5.1m copies in the USA in 2004, but I couldn't find sales for the individual months of October, November and December. That's why it's unclear if the metric is revenue or unit sales in this comparison.

It is apparently above 2.06m for October NPD. I think NPD is talking unit sales here.

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The best thing about God of War is that it will have legs