God of War: Ascension failed to come within striking distance of the sales tally of its predecessor God of War III in the UK. Chart-Track reports that the first week sales of Sony Santa Monica’s recently released prequel were less than half those of its predecessor, which launched all the way back in 2010. Unfortunately, exact figures are unavailable.

It wasn’t all bad news for Kratos’ origin story, though, as the title secured the second biggest first week sales in the series' history, beating out 2007’s stunning God of War II. We thoroughly enjoyed God of War: Ascension in our review, but did point to the overwhelming familiarity of the title as one of its major letdowns. Exactly what’s next for the franchise is unclear, but we reckon that switching to a new mythology would really freshen up the narrative and gameplay.

[via chart-track.co.uk]