God of War Shatters PS4 Exclusive Sales Records
God of War was revealed to be the fastest selling PS4 exclusive in history, breaking the record on its first three days with 3.1 million copies sold. The previous record was held by Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End with 2.7 million copies sold in a similar span of time. With this, God of War has also entered the top five best-selling PS4 games of all time, right after FIFA 17.
Earlier today, the PlayStation Blog made a statement thanking fans for their commitment in the two year wait since its announcement. Additionally, Shannon Studstill, the head of Santa Monica Studios, had a personal message for readers.
“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. The belief in the game’s vision and the passion for storytelling across the team is undeniable. We look forward to hearing more about how fans are creating new memories of their favorite God of War gameplay moments that will be remembered for a long time.”
After reviews for God of War started coming in, Creative Director Cory Barlog posted a video on his own personal YouTube channel thanking fans for their service and admitted that reading the reviews on a video scared him at first. With positive evaluations across the board, Cory didn't have to fear for long.