During its first week of release, God of War: Ragnarok has become PlayStation’s fastest-selling first-party launch title. According to PlayStation, God of War: Ragnarok sold 5.1 million units during its first week of release. In fact, it has surpassed previous PlayStation records for The Last of Us: Part II, which sold four million units in its first three days. It is also the fastest-selling game of all time for the Sony Santa Monica studio.
The PlayStation Studio tweeted congratulations to Santa Monica Studio and announced that God of War Ragnarok is now PlayStation’s fastest-selling first-party game launch.
God of War: Ragnarok launched on November 9 and quickly became a raging success. It surpassed all expectations and sold more than five million copies worldwide in its first week of release. The game has earned positive reviews from critics and fans. It is now up for several Game Awards, including Game of the Year.
The God of War franchise has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a franchise that is similar to Nintendo’s Zelda and Xbox’s Halo. It’s also considered to be the best-selling first-party launch game of all time. In April 2018, the franchise sold 3.1 million copies.
The sales figures for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 are still not released, but GfK claims that Ragnarok sold better than Modern Warfare II and Pokemon in the UK. The boxed launch sales of God of War Ragnarok beat both titles in the UK, while the boxed launch sales of Elden Ring also outperformed Modern Warfare 2.