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God of War Ragnarok first-day sales have shattered the franchise’s record

Amar Roy
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Sony appears to be on the verge of a massive hit. A recent report reveals that God of War Ragnarok is outselling its predecessor at an incredible pace just in the UK, which are some impressive figures for a sequel’s first-day sales.

God of War Ragnarok has reportedly dominated the UK charts despite only being available for three days. The game sold more physical copies on the first day than the original God of War did in 2018 during the first week following its release.

Although the PS5 and PS4 successor to God of War Ragnarok was always going to be a blockbuster, it now appears that it may surpass the company’s estimates. When God of War Ragnarok’s reviews were announced, it was already clear that the game would be a huge financial success.

Fans, reviewers, and gamers are praising the God of War 2018 sequel’s graphics, plot, and gameplay, and it has achieved great popularity on pace with its predecessor. That also demonstrates the potential for this game to achieve extraordinary success and is rather remarkable.

By selling 23 million copies as of November 1, 2022, God of War 2018 was one of Sony’s top-grossing PlayStation 4 titles. In its most recent financial report, Sony stated that it anticipated Ragnarök to perform similarly well.

GfK chief Dorian Bloch said in a statement to GamesIndustry.biz that God of War Ragnarok’s launch sales had exceeded all predictions. He notes that “God of War Ragnarok will premiere at No. 1 and is the first cross-gen title in the series.”

Given that online sales are not mentioned in this GfK report, God of War Ragnarok appears to be headed for one of the top first-party Sony game performances. Even four years after its original game launch in 2018, God of War Ragnarok proves how well the franchise is doing. It will be interesting to see whether it surpasses other popular games like Modern Warfare 2.


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