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God of War tops 3.1 million sold in three days

Sony says PS4-exclusive game is the fastest-selling first-party game on the system to date

Sony's return to the God of War franchise was an immediate critical success upon its debut last month, and it appears to be a commercial one as well. Sony today announced that God of War sold more than 3.1 million copies in its first three days on sale, including downloaded copies and physical versions sold through to customers.

That makes it the fastest-selling first-party title on the PlayStation 4 to date, a category headlined by games like Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Horizon Zero Dawn, and The Last Guardian. In the UK physical charts, it was also the fastest-selling title in the history of the God of War franchise.

"I would like to personally thank the millions of fans around the world who decided to hop on Kratos' latest adventure with us," Sony's Santa Monica Studio head Shannon Studstill said. "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 amazing team at Santa Monica Studio. The passion for storytelling across the team is undeniable, and I hope it's clear that we never settle for what's conventional. We look forward to hearing more about how fans are enjoying the game and creating new memories of their favorite God of War gameplay moments that will be remembered for decades to come."

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