PlayStation Studios celebrates the success of God of War Ragnarok, now the fastest selling first party game. But what are the others? Here are the numbers.
As we have already indicated, God of War Ragnarok has sold 5.1 million copies in just five days and has thus become the fastest-selling PlayStation Studios game of all. But what are the others ?
- God of War Ragnarok – 5.1m in 5 days
- The Last of Us Part II – 4m in 3 days
- Marvel’s Spider-Man – 3.3m in 3 days
- God of War (2018) – 3.1m in 3 days
As you can see, God of War Ragnarok’s data spans five days, while the other games only span three days. However, if Sony claims that God of War Ragnarok is the fastest selling one, it means that the others have not reached 5.1 million within five days.
The interesting part is above all the difference between the “first” God of War , or the chapter of 2018, and the “second” title of Santa Monica Studio. Ragnarok has sold far more and this means that the 2018 game has been able to convince many more players to buy the sequel already at D1.
Perhaps, the great stylistic change of God of War (2018) had “scared” some players who preferred to wait to see if the work was actually interesting. However, part of the success is probably also linked to the fact that God of War Ragnarok came out at a time when more PlayStation consoles were available.
In any case, the result is more than positive . This does not detract from the achievements of other games. Also, we have to keep in mind that this comparison is only related to PlayStation Studios games. For example, Benji-Sales reports that Final Fantasy 7 Remake shipped 3.5 million over three days on PS4: “shipped” doesn’t equal “sold” though, so it’s hard to figure out exactly if Square Enix’s game beat Marvel’s Spider-Man and God of War (2018).
Let’s also add another figure: Ghost of Tsushima , the great success of Sucker Punch which came from the less convincing (commercially speaking) inFamous, sold 2.4 million units in three days.
What do you think, which of these games deserve their own success the most?
These numbers suggest that Sony has more exclusive games than Microsoft, many of which are better quality : Xbox says it, not us.