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Kratos may be old, but he and his franchise are very far from dead. In the wake of a flood of rave reviews, God of War has sold an astonishing amount of copies at launch, 3. While God of War certainly would have sold well regardless, this does seem like one instance where perfect scores and gushing reviews helped amplify sales to a degree we haven’t seen this in generation to date. I would like to personally thank the millions of fans around the world who decided to embark on Kratos’ latest adventure with us. Your support is truly inspiring, and it’s a reason why we push ourselves every day to go beyond the boundaries of play. I’d also like to thank our Creative Director, Cory Barlog, and Director of Product Development, Yumi Yang and our entire amazing team at Santa Monica Studio.
Creative Director Cory Barlog recently made headlines when on a Kotaku podcast he said he had ideas in his head for five more games, presumable two more Norse games, and a new trilogy with a different set of gods. Even with these enormous numbers, God of War is still shy of something like Grand Theft Auto V, which sold 11. 2 million copies on day one, but GTA 5 is in its own stratospheric plane, now arguably the best-selling game in history, depending on how you look at rivals like Minecraft and Tetris. God of War is the feel-good release of the year, and I don’t just mean because of it’s compelling in-game story.