God of War hasn’t even been out two weeks, but the adventures of Kratos and his son, Atreus, have already accomplished a god-like feat. In less than three days, it became the fastest selling Playstation 4 exclusive title.
Via the official Playstation blog, God of War sold 3.1 million copies around the world from its release on April 20 to April 22. The rest of the numbers from April haven’t been released yet, but the new God of War has already surpassed the first week numbers of Uncharted 4 and Horizon: Zero Dawn.
“I would like to personally thank the millions of fans around the world who decided to embark on Kratos’ latest adventure with us,” said Sony Santa Monica studio head Shannon Studstill in a statement. “Your support is truly inspiring, and it’s a reason why we push ourselves every day to go beyond the boundaries of play.”
Studstill went on to thank the creative team at Sony Santa Monica that put in nearly five years of work on the God of War revival. It’s clearly struck a chord with PS4 users and it’s an early contender for best game of the year. The Santa Monica studio didn’t rush this sequel out, and the breathtaking scope of the game made the wait worthwhile.
There’s unquestionably going to be more games in the God of War series, but it’s too early to say when the next installment will arrive. In the meantime, we’ve got some sidequests to play, and a lot of new territory to explore. Even Kratos should smile about that.