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Forums - Sony Discussion - God of War is the "fastest selling" Exclusive in PS History According to NPD

If I didn't know better, I'd think that single player games aren't dead after all, seeing the sales of many games this gen. But what do I know compared to oracles of the industry?



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mjk45 said:
This is not unexpected considering the incredibly positive launch sales news put alongside the series sales historic NA popularity. My interest is how it translates WW it surely selling well in Europe but how much of a pick up from the previous GOW games is it getting there ? , then comes the comparisons with other Sony titles. and how their increases over PS3 compares and in Horizons case coming from a European studio is it's popularity skewed the other way.

One of the reasons for the format change GOW underwent was because sony wanted it to do better WW.
So surely its doing much better in europe too than previous GOW games.

Sony even came out in a interview (old by now), and said as much, that they where trying to appeal more to the european market with games.



colafitte said:
Sony exclusives never had huge sales in USA in their first months, most of them even lifetime, so it wasn't something really relevant.....until now. God of war beat The Last of Us by selling near 2m in its first NPD month, but it will be probably beaten by Spider-Man in September, and this will be probably beaten by The Last of Us Part II when it launches in 2019 too. I wonder what number of sales will need the inevitable God of War II to beat the record then....

Sony is becoming as dominant as Ubisoft, EA or Nintendo (in sales) with their own games. Gran Turismo, Uncharted, God of War, The Last of Us, Horizon, Spider-Man are becoming 10m sellers each, and games like Days Gone or Ghosts of Tsushima have potential too. Sony is positioning itself phenomally to end this gen and create hype for the next one.

Keep in mind that this includes all 3rd party games that were exclusive to Playstation consoles at release. Which was the vast majority of games before last generation. Like your Final Fantasies, and GTAs, etc.



colafitte said:
Sony exclusives never had huge sales in USA in their first months, most of them even lifetime, so it wasn't something really relevant.....until now. God of war beat The Last of Us by selling near 2m in its first NPD month, but it will be probably beaten by Spider-Man in September, and this will be probably beaten by The Last of Us Part II when it launches in 2019 too. I wonder what number of sales will need the inevitable God of War II to beat the record then....

Sony is becoming as dominant as Ubisoft, EA or Nintendo (in sales) with their own games. Gran Turismo, Uncharted, God of War, The Last of Us, Horizon, Spider-Man are becoming 10m sellers each, and games like Days Gone or Ghosts of Tsushima have potential too. Sony is positioning itself phenomally to end this gen and create hype for the next one.

GOW 3 did 1.1 million in March 2010 on NPD and topped the charts.

GOW 2, Chains of Olympus and Ascension all featured high on NPD. Gran Turismo topped charts on PS1 and PS2.



Awesome news! God of War is the biggest exclusive franchise of Playstation! 



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GOWTLOZ said:
colafitte said:
Sony exclusives never had huge sales in USA in their first months, most of them even lifetime, so it wasn't something really relevant.....until now. God of war beat The Last of Us by selling near 2m in its first NPD month, but it will be probably beaten by Spider-Man in September, and this will be probably beaten by The Last of Us Part II when it launches in 2019 too. I wonder what number of sales will need the inevitable God of War II to beat the record then....

Sony is becoming as dominant as Ubisoft, EA or Nintendo (in sales) with their own games. Gran Turismo, Uncharted, God of War, The Last of Us, Horizon, Spider-Man are becoming 10m sellers each, and games like Days Gone or Ghosts of Tsushima have potential too. Sony is positioning itself phenomally to end this gen and create hype for the next one.

GOW 3 did 1.1 million in March 2010 on NPD and topped the charts.

GOW 2, Chains of Olympus and Ascension all featured high on NPD. Gran Turismo topped charts on PS1 and PS2.

One thing is top one month in NPD and another is being a huge absolute successful sales game for months or years. You can't compare Mario Tennis Aces with God of War just because both won a NPD month.... God of War sold way better in its firtst month and it's still selling a lot. God of War III in 2010 sold 1'1 million, in its first month yes, it was the best selling Sony game in USA until then and ended selling around 3m in USA alone, a fine number, but still, nothing compared to other juggernauts of the industry, exclusive to a console or not.

What I meant to say, is that Sony games have surpassed the notion of "relative success" that we apply a lot in forum like this for games that surprise us in sales or that "sold very well for the game that it is" to full absolute success compared without discussion to any other game in the market. Uncharted 4 selling 8'7m in their first 7 months, Horizon Zero Dawn, a new 1st party selling 7.6 million in its first year and God of War 2018 selling 5m in its first month globally were numbers out of reach for Sony except for Gran Turismo that now rival with Nintendo first party games, the best years of Microsoft exclusives like Halo or even recognized and stablished 3rd party games like Final Fantasy, Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, etc. Now, things have changed and we accept wondering what next Sony exclusive game will surpass those games. That's a monumental progress for Sony from previous generations.



BoseDK said:
colafitte said:
Sony exclusives never had huge sales in USA in their first months, most of them even lifetime, so it wasn't something really relevant.....until now. God of war beat The Last of Us by selling near 2m in its first NPD month, but it will be probably beaten by Spider-Man in September, and this will be probably beaten by The Last of Us Part II when it launches in 2019 too. I wonder what number of sales will need the inevitable God of War II to beat the record then....

Sony is becoming as dominant as Ubisoft, EA or Nintendo (in sales) with their own games. Gran Turismo, Uncharted, God of War, The Last of Us, Horizon, Spider-Man are becoming 10m sellers each, and games like Days Gone or Ghosts of Tsushima have potential too. Sony is positioning itself phenomally to end this gen and create hype for the next one.

Keep in mind that this includes all 3rd party games that were exclusive to Playstation consoles at release. Which was the vast majority of games before last generation. Like your Final Fantasies, and GTAs, etc.

Not according to the NPD guy. He said that games that became not exclusive are not counted in this, so no GTAs, no FFs, etc.... The game that God of War surpassed that hold the record since 1995 until now was The Last of Us on PS3. 



Mummelmann said:
If I didn't know better, I'd think that single player games aren't dead after all, seeing the sales of many games this gen. But what do I know compared to oracles of the industry?

Their big paychecks says they know a lot =]



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