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God Of War III Should Top 1 Million Sold In First Week

Most are expecting God of War III to be one of the best-selling PlayStation 3 exclusives ever, if not the best-selling. Therefore, these numbers shouldn't surprise you.

After learning there were over 450,000 pre-orders for the mammoth title, early indications are that this final entry in the trilogy should outperform God of War II by 20-30% in North America. This from VGChartz where they tell us that with almost all the pre-orders sold on day one, first-week sales should hover around 650,000 - 700,000 units, which would greatly outpace the 540,000 copies of GoWII sold in week one. What's perhaps most interesting about this is that if you compare the established userbases of the PS2 and PS3 at the time of each game's release, you'll see that GoWIII is even bigger. It'd be interesting to see just how many PS2s there were in 2007 when GoWII released; I believe it's much higher than the approximately 34 million PS3s that are now in homes around the world. Getting back to the sales, GoWIII launches in Europe today, so total weekly sales should top one million copies...this would outstrip most all PS3 exclusives, including Uncharted 2 and Heavy Rain.

If it does hit a million in the first week, it would also allow the God of War franchise to hit 10 million total copies sold, so that's a tremendous accomplishment. We'll have to wait for the official NPD numbers next month but as of right now, GoWIII is already a sales dynamo.

Related Game(s): God of War III

3/19/2010 10:38:40 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (53 posts)

Scarecrow
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 10:57:34 AM
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Don't F with Kratos!

This gives me hope that ps3 owners are not all that bad...

Hopefully this trend continues for the sake of "good gaming"

This saves Sony from having to force/influence their 1st/2nd party devs to start making FPSs/shooting games.

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DeathOfChaos
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 10:59:15 AM
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I've been searching for the number of copies God of War III sold the day after it released. This is awesome, lol. It deserves these numbers.

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darxed
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:01:38 AM
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Great! God of War III deserves those sales and more. I'm really happy with how much exclusives have done in the sales department lately (Heavy Rain anyone). Hope It keeps up!

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Milonakis
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:05:17 AM
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That's pretty impressive. Hopefully it keep this up and beats Gran Turismo 5.

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mexgeo86
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:37:41 PM

GT5 will probably sell 1 million+ in day 1

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Odd Child
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:10:54 AM
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Nice to know. MY ps3 red dotted on me after the first save point, I'm super pissed . I also have uncharted 2, bioshock 2 and prince of Persia to still play.

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BTNwarrior
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:19:51 PM

what is the red dot issue? Is that the one that it gives you when it shuts down to keep itself from overheating?

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Highlander
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:17:28 AM
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That's a lot of copies in the first week!

Is it any wonder that the PS3 is suffering supply issues? GoW3 followed closely on from Heavy Rain and FFXIII. All three are driving console sales hard. Good times.

P.S. Sony, make more PS3s. Thank you.

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Jawknee
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:45:35 PM

I bet a lot of Xbots were waiting to buy a PS3 for this game. I know two who bought a PS3 as soon as the God of War Collection released.

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gumbi
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:24:12 AM
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Go Kratos! My copy just arrived at my desk this morning. Can't wait to fire it up tonight.

EXCITED!!

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Shams
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:25:14 AM
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I was pretty much expecting to be just mildly pleased, or even slightly disappointed. But after playing 17hrs, on Titan Mode (i took a heads-up from Arnold's review on the game's length, and decided to stretch it out by playing on the hardest immediately available difficulty) , this is easily GOTY candidate for me (even Mass Effect 2 has taken a decisive back-seat to this one). I haven't touched any other game since this one has been in my possession. And I hate Kratos! Yet, even I can't deny how breath-taking this game is! Bravo Santa Monica, and Bravo Stig.

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:52:11 AM

Why do you hate Kratos?

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Jawknee
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:46:30 PM

Repeated deaths every 10 seconds is the worst way to extend a games game play. ha! i don't know how you can do it.

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Shams
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 5:21:08 PM

MyWorstNightMar: Unlike in the first couple of games, that there is no mystique to Kratos: He is, without question, a monster, not an anti-hero. He kills indiscriminately, makes friends only when he needs something, and destroys friends as soon has he gets what he wants, even at the cost of killing his own. I'm pretty sure that was the intent: We're not supposed to like him. We're not even suppose to pity him. I wouldn't have enjoyed playing as him if this game wasn't so damn incredible.

J: Except for a few challenges, and a couple of bosses, Titan Mode is pretty forgiving, surprisingly. However, button-mashing leads only to certain death: you have to figure out the precise strategy and timing necessary to each fight. And when you do, it's very satisfying.

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dlte
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 6:24:11 PM

Yeah I agree, Kratos was more of an a**hole than usual til about the last hour.

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Silent_J
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:31:11 AM
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Good to know that GOW 3 is doing well so far.Oh lastnight I saw the Kevin Butler God of War commercial on the college basketball game,funny as always.

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inkme101
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:32:01 AM
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ya but im kinda over god of war now. dont get me wrong. the game was amazing. but to me it kinda started off with a bang and ended with a little pop! ive done all i care to with it now within the first 4 days. maybe i just burned myself out on it.

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therabbitkinge
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:10:57 PM
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Its great to see sales numbers like this for a game that really deserves it! I played and beat GOW3 twice in the first day and man am I psyched to play it a third time ^_^

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St_Jimmy
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:27:44 PM
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Still havn't gotten mine but i plan on in the next couple days but i deffinitly looks likeit will be hitting that mark within a week!

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XxNoir
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:37:22 PM
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Glad to be an extremely small fragment of those sales.Currently playing through chaos mode(Very hard) and wow;i think this is going to take a while lol.

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TEG3SH
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:39:06 PM
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UII was not the best selling game ever???? I really dunno how halo 3 can reach 9 million and uncharted still under 2 i believe.

I know I still haven't got UII,heavy,GOW3,FFxiii,WKN,DS,AC ....... etc
but all will be bough on the same day on sep before I return to my ps3 :)
Amazon will be happy

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 3:45:22 PM

xbox doesn't have any games so they kind of have to grab onto anything they get.

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jerocarson
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 5:46:10 PM

Uncharted is close to 4 million sold already and not under 2 million.

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jerocarson
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 5:48:29 PM

Uncharted is close to 4 million sold already and not under 2 million.

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jerocarson
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 5:48:32 PM

Uncharted is close to 4 million sold already and not under 2 million.

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TEG3SH
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 8:06:00 AM

@ worlds

I guess so , those xbots are really pathetic , cant wait for alan awake though,

@ jero

thanks for the clarification , I WASN'T SURE about numbers of copies sold. but still u get my point .

I could get it from the first time mate. lol no need for triple post

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Jawknee
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:48:01 PM
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The "oh sh!t" moments in this game just keep coming. I've been trying to play this and FFXIII at the same time. its not working out to well. Ill need to replay GOW3 after im done with FFXIII.

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godsman
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 1:00:40 PM
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I still think the most impressive sales were from final fantasy 13 japan, considering the install base. Half the install base in japan owned a copy of final fantasy.

It also is arguable that mw2 is just as big in attach rate for ps3. It's just amazing how these games keep pumping out and yet I hunger for more.

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maxpontiac
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 1:05:18 PM
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This is the greatest game I have ever played.

The story, the action, the scale, the voice acting, and the graphics - man, those graphics deliver a package not available anywhere else.

Everytime I believe I have seen the best this game can offer, GOW3 gives me another impressive moment.

Let developers around the globe take notice in what a complete and dynamic package (with bleeding edge visuals of course) will net you in sales when you prioritize the PS3.

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Sir Shak
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 1:28:54 PM
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Playing it and loving every minute . The awesome soundtrack is probably the best I have heard in a game .

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kraygen
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 1:46:31 PM
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This is really good news. I have not got my copy yet because I had never played the first 2, however I manages to snag the collection last nite.

Thank you best buy rewards zone, only $5 for the GOW collection. Kratos was fulfilling my bloodlust last nite for hours.

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MyWorstNightmar
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 12:25:51 PM

Kragen, how did you get it for 5 dollars? Did you use Reward Zone dollars or something?

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kraygen
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 4:57:28 AM

yes I did. which is essentially free money. technically the game was still 29.99, but best buy paid for $25 of it.

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hellish_devil
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 2:58:35 PM
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does anyone know about the platinum secret?

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maxpontiac
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 3:59:43 PM

I am surprised I haven't seen anyone else talk about it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 5:45:09 PM

no.

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MyWorstNightmar
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 12:26:28 PM

Shhhhhhh, it's a secret.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 3:46:35 PM
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looking forward to getting it.

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thj_1980
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 5:52:39 PM
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GOD OF WAR III EPICNESS in a pandora's box LOL

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pillz81
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 11:32:00 AM

Me too. I still have 3 games before GoW3 so it it will be a long wait for me to play it.

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inkme101
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 7:52:38 PM
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i know about the platinum secret! rain rain go away!

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Robochic
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 10:07:14 PM
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Kratos will rule them all and will take their souls!

don't know what the platinum secret is and really don't want to know until I finish, please no spoilers.

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yak4life85
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:09:45 PM
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Man cant wait to go home. Game currently at home. But I'm over 2,000 miles away in Hawaii. Vacation had to start when gow 3 comes outs. Well i guess i kinda prefer to be here than home.

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MyWorstNightmar
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 12:27:56 PM

Hmmmm, since Lost is filmed in Hawaii, are you a part of the production team? Suppose you could just lie to me. Damn internet.

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Club80
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:28:18 PM
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Great news, but hardly surprising. Lots of Xbots are former Sony fanboys, and they still love Kratos.

I get a thrill every time I put the game in and it says "Ultimate Edition" on the menu screen. Nice touch!

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___________
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 2:30:02 AM
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disappointing, i was hopping it would sell 2M within its first week because well this is one of sonys biggest series.
this is what people bought a ps3 for, this is what people who recently upgraded from a ps2 to ps3 were for.
this is the halo for sony and it cant even muster a 2M units.
ps3 community i am very, very, VERY! disappointed in you.

if yous dont start buying their games there going to stop making them, is that what you want?
i sure dont!
honestly this arvo i looked at my PSN list i had 23 people online and not one was playing GOW3.
NOT ONE!
15 of them were playing MW2 and 6 of them were playing BFBC2 and the rest well cant exactly remember.
but still come on guys do you want to see these fantastic games dissapear?
im sure im not the only one who wants 8 days and the getaway 3 to go back into development.

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Irievibes
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 10:34:38 AM

trust me , sony wont give a hoot about the fps crowd, they really dont need it see ff and gow sales alone are nothing short of staggering, add to that the heavy rain, WKC sales and trust me, economically sony is only gonna get stronger, sony is the big black beast of the market right now and they are in a very good position

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MyWorstNightmar
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 12:33:43 PM

__________, no matter the topic, you have to put a negative spin on it. How do you live with yourself? If your mom makes you dinner, and it was a great meal, do you point out that it was a little on the luke warm side? Or that it needed more pepper?

You say you think God of War III should have sold 2 million. Well guess what. If the story was that GOWIII DID sell 2 million, your post would have read "2 MILLION? Is that all??? It should have sold 3 million easy!!"

Please please please keep us posted on your love life. If you get a girlfriend, we want to take bets on how long it lasts before she gets sick of your negativity. My bet is a week. I think you will behave for the first 6 days, but day 7 is when you will drop the negativity hammer on her.

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Lex Luthor
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 10:34:52 PM

@MyWorstNightmar:

If he ever has a gf (in case he's a man, but I doubt it, he's too bitchy to be one), he will be like this:

"Man, I've been dating you for 6 days already, girl and WE HAVEN'T HAD SEX YET??"

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FullmetalX10
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 6:23:28 AM
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It's damn awesome, the graphics on some parts just really amaze me, I'm currently down under, and I'll go playing again like right now.

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sunspider13
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 12:51:15 PM
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And I can see why. I'm playing on hard and I just beat Clancey Brown (hope somebody gets that, spoiler-free is the way to be!). This game is just leaves me in awe, you feel the seething hatred that has been building up in Kratos, and now it's gonna make my tv explode.

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Kai200X
Sunday, March 21, 2010 @ 1:25:42 PM
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I am hoping God of War III will sell more than 1 million in a week, it's truly godly. Finally finished my no weapon/magic upgrade titan run yesterday! I'm so happy! I'll try it again on chaos.

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Richy
Monday, March 22, 2010 @ 11:24:47 AM
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hello ...

& i'm not even surprised! i'm still waiting for mine to be delivered :( *sniff*

cheers!

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