GoWIII Expected To Be The Best Selling PS3 Exclusive
God of War III is a little over a week away, but we already have a slew of glowing reviews and the anticipation of many, many PlayStation 3 owners.
PS3 exclusives haven't exactly heated up the sales charts in the past, but that was usually due to the much smaller user base. Even now, while the PS3 routinely outsells the 360 since the price drop, there are still about twice as many 360 owners as PS3 owners in the US. However, as the PS3 ownership group continues to grow and massive exclusives like God of War III drag down some of the highest review scores of the generation, we should expect thing to change. Said EEDAR vice president Jesse Divnich:
"Uncharted 2’s sales were unprecedented, selling more units than any other previous first-party title on the PS3, but because of its small install base great games like Uncharted 2 will always fall short in comparison to multi-platform titles and exclusives on other consoles. However, as the PS3’s install base continues to grow, we can expect future blockbusters such as God of War III and Gran Turismo 5 will set new records for the console."
That really doesn't surprise anyone, as GoWIII has a big pre-order lead and the game certainly appeals to a wide demographic of gamers. Both Divnich and Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter expect huge sales for SCEA's new masterpiece. Divnich says GoWIII could top 2 million sales in its first three months of availability, which would make it the fastest selling PS3 exclusive thus far. Pachter agrees and adds that both GoWIII and Gran Turismo 5 "have more mass market appeal than Uncharted 2." For the record, Naughty Dog's landmark title should be closing in on around 4 million sold; it was announced last month that it had surpassed 3.5 million, so...how high can it go?
Anyway, I think most of us expected GoWIII to sell the best of all the exclusives, right?
Related Game(s): God of War III
3/8/2010 9:26:52 PM Ben Dutka