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Just how well will God of War sell? The franchise has always been one of Sony's best when it comes to shifting units, but with the drastic change in direction, questions were being asked early on about whether core fans would be won over.

Of course, now that we're sitting here on launch day and the game's reviewed unbelievably well, we think it's safe to say that Kratos' latest adventure will be a hit. It also helps that Sony seems to have poured a huge amount of resources into the marketing side of things.

But don't just take our word for it. NPD analyst Mat Piscatella is confident in God of War's ability to make a splash, stating on Twitter "my confidence is high that God of War will be the biggest exclusive debut on the PS4". Going up against the likes of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Horizon: Zero Dawn won't be easy, but if anyone can do it, it's Kratos.

Piscatella continues: "Only question I have left is how high is the sky for a primarily story driven, non service game. Haven't seen a game like this rated this highly in years, so this will set the benchmark."

How well do you think God of War will do? Make some bold predictions in the comments section below.

[via twitter.com]