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God of War on PS4 is the fastest selling title in the franchise' history.

It has sold over 35% more units in its first week than the previous best, 2010's God of War III.

And it has already overtaken the previous major Sony exclusive this year - Shadow of the Colossus.

The result is that the game is easily this week's No.1 (matching the success of God of War II and III), knocking Far Cry 5 down to No.2. Ubisoft's game had been No.1 for three weeks solid, and remains the biggest launch of the year so far. Of course, Far Cry 5 is available on two platforms - PS4 and Xbox One.

It isn't the only success this week. The new Yakuza title - Yakuza 6: Song of Life - arrived on PS4 and debuts at No.3. It is the biggest launch for a Yakuza game yet. It beat the previous best - 2017's Yakuza Kiwami - by 300 units.

The two new titles helped lift the market this week, with almost 250,000 games sold over the last seven days. However, it doesn't take much to get into the physical charts at the moment. Fewer than 1,000 games sold will guarantee you a place in the charts, with even Mario Kart 7 finding its way back into the Top 40 at No.40.

There are six exclusive games in the Top Ten this week - the two aforementioned PS4 games, Mario Kart 8 (No.5), Super Mario Odyssey (No.6) and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (No.9) on Switch, and PlayerUnknown: Battlegrounds (No.8) on Xbox One.


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Great! Do we have numbers for God of War 3 launch in UK?

I still got that 15 million lifetime prediction :P

Predicted 15+ million lifetime-sales for God of War:

comfortably under Horizon from what i have read elsewhere, but still a good sign of things to come. have a feeling the legs might be better than previous entries, due to great word of mouth and its unavailability on amazon. franchise has always been biggest in NA so really curious how it launches there more than anything

BraLoD said:
So not as much as U4?

Most likely not, I'm sure they would have mentioned that

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So probably around 2.2 mil?

Any estimates for it?

Other than of course top 40 being above 1000.

Doesn’t sound too great tbh. But America will probably make up for Europe’s shortcomings since GOW was always way more popular in America, so we’re looking at the same WW FW numbers as Uncharted 4.

Thats fantastic !!!

The biggest launch, gratulation. God of War is so impressive and the biggest 2018-Game now.
Yakuza 6 is the perfect videogame for japan-fans.
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Last edited by KazumaKiryu - on 22 April 2018

During PS3 days UK was never in on God of war series, infact god of war 3 remastered sold better in UK than the PS3 version. So I wonder which platform are they comparing it with, but nonetheless its a good indicator. waiting for north and south america's number