God Of War III, SOCOM Confrontaion Hit Sales Plateaus
Analysts expected God of War III to become the best-selling PlayStation 3 exclusive to date and thus far, it's well on its way to reaching that prediction.
Not long after getting the official word that SCEA's masterpiece had surpassed the 1 million mark, VGChartz is now reporting that the action extravaganza has already shattered the 2 million plateau worldwide. This means that in only about five weeks, God of War III has joined Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, MotorStorm, LittleBigPlanet, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots as PS3 exclusives that have sold 2 million. On top of which, despite a rocky start, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation has managed to top the 1 million mark; it's now available on Blu-Ray and through the PSN, and let's not forget that Zipper Interactive is currently working on SOCOM 4. As time goes on and the installed user base of the PS3 continues to rise, there's more sales potential for PS3 exclusives. Hopefully, this - combined with the extra power offered by the machine - will cause more developers to focus entirely on Sony's console. It has certainly paid off for those studios that have succeeded in this risky endeavor (anything that isn't multiplatform might be considered "risky" these days).
Of course, these numbers are never official until we see the monthly NPD results but VGChartz isn't usually off by too much. What might be the next 2 million seller on the PS3? Smart money's on Gran Turismo 5...
Related Game(s): God of War III
4/22/2010 12:17:39 PM Ben Dutka