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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

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Comments (52 posts)

MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 12:34:57 PM
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At this rate, we will see Uncharted 3 come out before GT5.

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 12:59:47 PM

Buy God of War III. Join the masses. We have to get sales over 4 million in order to justify this as a good game. Because we all know that unless something sells as well as the Xbox for MW2 its not quality stuff. Games become great after they reach certain sales numbers, haven't you heard!

/sarc

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 1:03:42 PM

Jawknee, what has happened to you? You have become so jaded.

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 1:05:46 PM

hahahahaha Just haven't had my coffee yet.

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Alienange
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:08:01 PM

I don't even see what Jawknee's comment has to do with what you wrote.

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:44:22 PM

That's because it obviously doesn't have anything to do with what he wrote.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 4:56:27 PM

Jawknee's broken Xboxes surround him and beat him up every night.

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 5:59:34 PM

haha

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chewy102
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 12:36:05 PM
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Good numbers (even for VGcharts). I just want tn know WTF it taking spartansstandtall.com so damn long. It's been at 50% for weeks.

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Silent_J
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 1:12:17 PM

Same here ,just waiting to see what is it.

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Shams
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 1:47:19 PM

It's Sony's way of keeping you from trading in your copy at Gametstop.

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Silent_J
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 2:36:55 PM

I would never trade in GOW 3 man,I've been waiting too long for that game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 4:57:08 PM

Spartan who now?

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chewy102
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 5:36:58 PM

You get that site when you plat GOW3. GOW2 did the same type of thing and it gave the code to run it in HD.

My bet on this is either the 2nd ending the devs are making or a code to lock the game at 60fps and pure 1080 rez.

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sunspider13
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 7:44:34 AM

Ok then it's not just me. Got plat for GOWIII on 4/20 (HA!).

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CH1N00K
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 12:44:02 PM
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Socom better have hit a million, You can buy it anywhere now for super cheap. If Slant 6 hadn't screwed it up in the first place it would have been way better. Funny how they finally got all the wrinkles worked out just in time to release Socom 4. Confrontation should have been called Socom: Beta.

That being said, I do love playing a good round of Socom...lol, the mechanics of it were solid, just the glitches in the game ruined it.

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SilentMassacre
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 12:47:18 PM
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I can't say I've ever had a better time online than I did when I played Socom 1 and 2. I hope Zipper gets this one right. 3 and CA were awful.

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RadioHeader
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 12:51:12 PM
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Since you mention GT5... I think it will become the best-selling PS3 exclusive in its first month.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 2:02:39 PM

Not sure in a month, but it will eventually.

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Mr Bitey
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 1:28:07 PM
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I'd like to see 3D Dot Heroes and The Last Guardian gain commercial success also.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 4:58:02 PM

Got 3D Dot Heroes on preorder :)

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Alienange
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 6:30:09 PM

The reviews for 3DDH are good too! It looks like a lot of fun for a budget price.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 1:45:07 PM
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Nice. Good to see GOW3 hit 2 million so fast.

SOCOM Confrontation? About time. That game should have been better.

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frylock25
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 1:59:47 PM
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i am playin god of war 3 right now. it is amazing. i beat it on easy and now im doing it on normal. i started on normal the first time i played through and got beat by posiedon so bad it offered me easy mode so i took it. now im gonna kill zues on normal. maybe try titan mode.

i own that socom and have never put it in my ps3. i have owned it for over a year and all i heard was bad things so i never bothered to put it in. it was a christmas present and all i wanted was the headset.

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 2:01:35 PM

If you want to live on the edge try beating it on Chaos.

;)

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CH1N00K
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:02:29 PM

You should try some Socom now, although you'll probably spend some time getting the updates downloaded before you can play.

I've always said that even after the glitches (which most are fixed now) Socom is still a really solid shooter when it's all said and done.

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 4:35:36 PM

Lol I played on Titan; and got killed 50 times by Posiedon. I am currently fighting Zeus for the 40th time. :P

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 4:59:04 PM

When you do put in Socom, put it in about ten years before you plan to play, there will be patches, oh yes there will be patches to download.

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Fane1024
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 4:56:47 PM

SOCOM is nothing. Try (re)installing Eye Of Judgment. 2499 downloads. I sh*t you not.

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BlackBriar
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 2:02:25 PM
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Awesome game, Its awesome that its selling so well.
Also,GT5 will be out of this world

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Alienange
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:13:41 PM
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These blockbuster games are the kind of thing that make me laugh at Ninja Theory and their cry baby comments.

Make a good game and gamers will buy it. Marketing it so people know it exists helps too.

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johnld
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:42:22 PM

gamers did buy their game but the user base was still pretty low back then. they're just trying to justify why they went multiplatform. i mean if selling 1 million now is a big milestone now, think about a game selling 1 million then with a much lower user base.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 5:00:11 PM

yeah, if they had just made a HS2 like they should have, it would easily rake in 2 mil. They need to understand that the best thing about new IPs is that the sequels always sell more.

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sirbob6
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:28:10 PM
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GoW 3 topping 2 million doesn't really surprise me.

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Clamedeus
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:34:21 PM
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Loved SOCOM 1,2. But not sure what i think of 3, was a big change for me.

Confrontation was alright in my books still had a good time though when i played with my friends.

I haven't gotten God of War 3 yet, I'm dieing to play it. And i love Heavenly Sword, great game had a good time playing it.

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johnld
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 3:37:39 PM
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glad to help both God of war 3 and socom confrontation although i only bought socom because of the headset.

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booze925
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 4:15:18 PM
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isn't god of war 3 supposed 2 have an epilogue DLC?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 5:04:19 PM
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happy to be one of that number, keep pushing the number kratos

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shadowscorpio
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 6:03:41 PM
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I'm amongst that 2 million as well. I'll support Sony and their devs any day of the week.

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 6:12:11 PM

Are you the one gobbling up all the clearanced copies of Haze?

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 6:16:17 PM

hahahaha

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 6:29:24 PM

I'll admit I picked up a new copy for $11.00 a few weeks back. While so many were pissed off at what a terible game it was when they paid $60.00, I wonder if they would have thought the game ok if they only paid $11.00 for it. Perhaps I threw away my money, or perhaps it will be a fun $11.00 game to play sometime in the future.

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Alienange
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 6:32:20 PM

Well now THERE's a man who knows how to shop! I too got Haze "on the cheap" quite a while ago. I have yet to put it in the PS3. Is that wrong? I say no.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 6:47:15 PM

I just grabbed LAIR for $5, definitely worth that price.

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ryandon69
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 7:02:14 PM
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glad to see GOWIII with those numbers.... this game is awesome... since i bought it, it has not come out of my PS3!!! i am yet to get that SOCOM though....

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Snaaaake
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 7:05:38 PM
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I expected a better number but this is still good enough.

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___________
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 2:35:41 AM
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definetley GT5, but than maybe the long development cycle (biggest understatement of the century!) has hurt its sales?
i mean surely after 5+ years in development the interest has to dip a little.
like red dead redemption the internet was set ablaze when it was announced, there was so much hype for it, than it got delayed and since hype was low.
now its starting to slowly creep up again.

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RadioHeader
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 4:11:06 AM

Whenever the subject of development time comes up elsewhere, there's usually a few people mention other games which were just as long in development; Too Human and Alan Wake often come up. But GT5 is much more eagerly anticipated than others so there's more complaining about development time.

The fact is that GT5 has no competition (on consoles anyway) so the hype won't die down, it will just heighten.

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___________
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 8:26:13 AM

but how long can you hype a game?
eventually people are going to get impatient and loose interest and look elsewhere.
i guess GT5 is at a advantage because its unique there is not many games like it, and it does what it does better than anyone else.
if it was in a different genre it would be a dead duck!

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rockervi
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 6:39:47 AM
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GOWIII thoroughly deserves its place among the best-sellers of the PS3

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Orvisman
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 8:48:07 AM
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"... it's now available on Blu-Ray and through the PSN..."

It was always available on Blu-Ray, right from day one.

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Orvisman
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 8:48:08 AM
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"... it's now available on Blu-Ray and through the PSN..."

It was always available on Blu-Ray, right from day one.

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