Sony today confirmed God of War Ragnarok sold 5.1 million PS5, PS4 copies during its launch, making it the company's fastest-selling first-party title of all time. The news was revealed in a tweet, which marks a brand new record for the God of War franchise.

It means God of War Ragnarok has already comfortably sold more than other PS5, PS4 games from PlayStation Studios like Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Returnal, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. The 2018 title God of War sits on 23 million sales according to data released at the start of this month, so Santa Monica Studio will hope its sequel will one day top that statistic.

On Twitter, PlayStation Studios lead Hermen Hulst said: "Thank you to all the PlayStation fans who made God of War Ragnarok the fastest-selling PlayStation Studios game ever, and congratulations to everyone [at] Sony Santa Monica on this amazing achievement."

The game was handed a rare 10/10 in our God of War Ragnarok PS5 review, where we called it "a masterfully crafted game that smashes expectations at almost every turn". If you're one of the 5.1 million owners, our God of War Ragnarok guide will help you unlock the Platinum Trophy.