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