God of War has become the fastest selling PlayStation 4 exclusive to date, shifting a dizzying 3.1 million copies worldwide in just three days. The data tracks the period spanning 20th April through 22nd April, and includes physical and digital sales. We already know that the soft-reboot enjoyed the brand’s best ever launch in the UK, and it looks like that’s a trend that’s being mirrored around the globe.
Sony Santa Monica’s Shannon Studstill had the following message for fans:
I would like to personally thank the millions of fans around the world who decided to embark on Kratos’ latest adventure with us. Your support is truly inspiring, and it’s a reason why we push ourselves every day to go beyond the boundaries of play. I’d also like to thank our Creative Director, Cory Barlog, and Director of Product Development, Yumi Yang, and our entire amazing team at Santa Monica Studio. The belief in the game’s vision and the passion for storytelling across the team is undeniable. We look forward to hearing more about how fans are creating new memories of their favorite God of War gameplay moments that will be remembered for a long time.
We awarded Kratos’ latest a 10/10 in our review, and it’s clearly already a front-runner for Game of the Year. Looks like it's going to be one of the best selling games of the year, too.
Update: Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad has put this result into context by comparing God of War's launch sales to some of the PS4's other big exclusives:
Very, very impressive.