|Zax (5 days ago)|
I knew this game would bomb after how poor the third game was.
|JustThatGamer (on 17 October 2013)|
Just like God of War III, which should be at ~5.5m (~6.25m including the Trilogy, Omega & Saga collection), this game is also undertracked. It should be around ~1.75m now.
Will easily pass 2 million this year at retail, it's now available digitally so we don't know where it'll end up. I see it passing 3m at retail by it's 3rd anniversary, should sell well digitally too, 3.5m+ altogether lifetime I'd guess if the PS3 does well for a few more years.
|TrevDaRev (on 09 October 2013)|
Undertracked in France by almost 35k. It has sold over 100k there.
|Gamer4life95 (on 05 October 2013)|
Guess this shows that many people are not interested in a prequels.
|JustThatGamer (on 06 September 2013)|
As time goes by I've come to appreciate this game more, I guess I was just expecting too much from the SP when it was obvious the MP would have a negative impact on it, it's a good game worth buying.
Also UNDERTRACKED. It was undertracked by 49K 1st month US (NPD), undertracked 161K by June in EU (GFK) which means the game's undertracked by an absolute minimum of 200K. Since the EU numbers are by the end of June we need to add 2 months of data to 0.47m & we don't know how undertracked it is in the US other than its 1st month so I bet it's undertracked by 350K+ . It should roughly be at ~1.70m by now, should definitely hit/pass 2 million by the end of the year and 3m+ lifetime which is really great for the weakest GoW on console in an unpopular genre and considering it was once called a massive flop by many.
I wonder if this game will ever be updated, God of War 3 should be at 6 million (http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=144437) by now (combined SKUs) but VGChartz still haven't update their numbers for it.
|Zones (on 05 September 2013)|
Europe is reported at 466k by the end of June based on this report...
|9087 (on 13 August 2013)|
I like this game more than GOW3.
|JustThatGamer (on 24 July 2013)|
This game depressed me. It isn't a terrible hack & slash game, it's quite decent really and superior to most of its competition this generation, however it's a pathetic excuse for a God of War game. How can they go from releasing GoW III, a.k.a. the most acclaimed, beloved and bestselling game in the genre ever... to this. :(
Definitely the low point of the series, it can only get better from here. Still, an average of 80%+ and sales looking to reach 2.5m+ isn't bad at all, not a comparable low to DMC2 or NG3 at least, lol.
|AndrewWK (on 16 July 2013)|
This never should have happened :-(
|A203D (on 01 June 2013)|
Who cares what the sales are. This is a good game, but they've changed the gameplay mechanics to the point the combat is awful. The Parry mechanic has been trashed for a clunky replacement. The Rage system locks you out of your moves limiting your combat options. The dodging and the aiming are sometimes slow to respond; magic has been changed into a scripted quick time event instead of allowing you to attack at the same time. The Trials of Aclamedies arn't the problem; its the poor gameplay mechanics that over-complicate it. Why they changed such a simple formula is beyond me. It was fine the way it was. The gameplay is to blame not the story.
|AgentRedgrave (on 19 May 2013)|
Not my favorite game to come out so far this year. But still pretty good. I liked it just as much as the other God of War games
|WebMasterFlex (on 18 May 2013)|
Take the game for 24€ on zavvi.com. Great deal.
|abhiram_33 (on 17 May 2013)|
this game flopped because this is not the game people wanted, what they wanted was a god of war 4, but great game nonetheless
|-girgosz- (on 16 May 2013)|
VGC still ignores GoW franchise even after adjusting GT5. GoW III and Origins way undertracted and Ascension too.
|think-man (on 07 May 2013)|
@jozu You do know that was expected by many though.
|Jozu (on 22 April 2013)|
Even if it is undertracked it hasn't sold in 5 weeks what GOW3 sold in only 1.
|A203D (on 22 April 2013)|
@tontus. I knew you would be here spreading your infinite wisdom. This the God of War sales page. I suggest you show the God of War fans some respect instead of flooding the comments section. If you want to discuss DMC make a thread about it, or use this one: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=158145&page=1#
|ethomaz (on 21 April 2013)|
Few weeks and already undertracked,
|tontus (on 21 April 2013)|
Now on to sales talk. We know for sure that Vgchartz has this game under-tracked by about 46,000 in the US. According from a source from NeoGAF it sold 570K alone and another 60K from the God of War Legacy bundle for a total of 630K. This game is selling amazingly for a game in such a small genre with such horrendous marketing (showing purely multiplayer until a month before release was moronic) and weak advertisement, outside of the US anyway. Not to mention next generation consoles due for release this year which always affect sales of the last game releases of the console cycle. The current sales for this game should be 1.05m as opposed to 1.01m, you need to fix this Vgchartz, for the sake of credibility damn it! ;P
|tontus (on 21 April 2013)|
@A203D. Oh look, I knew you'd be here spreading your infinite wisdom (LOL!). @Heavenly_King Was a huge DMC fan who hated the new DmC like the overwhelming vast majority, what's wrong with that? Do you want everyone to agree with you and like/love it? Get over yourself child, some people have taste. Looking at the nonsense you write I think it's more reasonable to wonder whether there's a brain in that head of yours.
Are you really going to sit there and claim that DmC is much more acclaimed than GoW:A? It scored fucking 5% higher on aggregates, LOL! And of course a 8/10 game sells on merit alone (are you suggesting 8/10 is a bad score?), why else do you think it more than doubled DmC (the more acclaimed game by 5%) in 1/3 the time? The Superbowl advert was online only by the way and the 'Sony exclusive marketing' wasn't as good or as extensive as your insinuating it was, In fact I saw way more advertisement for DmC than GoW:A here in the UK but hey, any attempt to explain and reassure yourself of why GoW:A >>>>> DmC will suit you just fine, right A203D? Even if it's fiction.
God of War: Ascension is a great game, even as one of the weaker God of War games only one game outside of the franchise can be considered better which is Castlevania: lords of Shadow and only one game outside of the franchise sold equally at 1 million in one month, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. DmC is just a flop that has pretty much been forgotten, for good reason too.
|Mr Puggsly (on 21 April 2013)|
@ sniper989 - No way. This game had a ton of advertising.
The lack of interest is probably due to the story not moving forward and not being particularly interesting.
|A203D (on 21 April 2013)|
@Heavenly_King. Who are your trying to blame? You came into the DmC sales page to certify your love of Nero and Kyrie. The travesty of your behaviour has been rewarded with an 8/10 game. Blaming Ninja Theory for Nero and Kyrie won't change that. I'm not sure if theres a brain in that head, but do you think an 8/10 game sells on merit alone? Or do you think exclusive Sony marketing like adverts during Superbowl have anything to do with that? Let me think...
|SunofKratos (on 21 April 2013)|
1 Million. Next target two million.
|dsage01 (on 20 April 2013)|
Undertracked by 50k in the States. FIX NOW!
|Heavenly_King (on 19 April 2013)|
UNDERTRACKED!! FIX THIS DAMN!!! :)
|sniper989 (on 15 April 2013)|
no it is because it is a prequel with little advertising
|BanTiger (on 13 April 2013)|
Its selling less bcz there r so many good games out now Bioshock, Tomb Raider, Far Cry 3 and many more. Its not same as 2010
|Heavenly_King (on 12 April 2013)|
when NPD numbers are going to be shown??
|SnowPrince (on 12 April 2013)|
too bad seeing this selling so poorly.. I know it's a prequel and all the things but still. Now the userbase is bigger than 2010 and yet far behind GOW III !
|SunofKratos (on 09 April 2013)|
1 Million in 2weeks. Next goal 2 million.
|9087 (on 07 April 2013)|
Do you even have to ask if this is under tracked?
Every high profile PS3 exclusive has been under tracked at some point in time here.
|hkKAZE (on 05 April 2013)|
The drop in sales was expected being late in the gen and its also a prequel.
|dsage01 (on 05 April 2013)|
Hopefully this is undertracked. And I have a strong feeling it is, but hopefully leaderboards should come in soon with NPD data and shipped numbers.
|Vueguy (on 05 April 2013)|
God of War and Gears of War has been on the decline now.
God of War can't break 1m in 2 weeks.
Gears of War can't break 1m in a week. I remember GoW supposed to sell hot and GeoW series too, supposed to sell 2m in the 1st day.
Both of them are declining now. Mybe because gamers are growing older and older everyday.
|Heavenly_King (on 03 April 2013)|
Hopefully it is undertracked. The game deserves better sales. I guess I have to wait for NPD and Sony shipped figures.
|Mr Puggsly (on 02 April 2013)|
@ Zekkyou - That's only because more people cared to see how the Gears saga ended. Less people cared about GoW3 so less drop. :-(
|Zekkyou (on 02 April 2013)|
A smaller drop from it's predecessor than Gears, but still a poor sales overall.
|VGKing (on 31 March 2013)|
@9087 Actually it is bad....it actually deserves these low sales though. Not SSM's best work.
|9087 (on 31 March 2013)|
800k in 2 weeks.
|pezus (on 27 March 2013)|
@Metroid: I don't see your point. This franchise has always been significantly bigger in USA than in Europe (where it has not been close to one of Sony's top franchises even).
|A203D (on 27 March 2013)|
This is getting out of hand. I don't see why people can't like God of War and MGR. Their very different action games, its not like I gain anything if one of the games sells more than the other game. Its the fans who win with all these games coming out. Especially since MGR just got a price cut!
|Metroid33slayer (on 27 March 2013)|
Europe is ps3's largest market but european's decided that one of playstation's flagship franchises wasn't worth buying.
|curl-6 (on 26 March 2013)|
@tontus: You accuse others of being "tasteless moronic trolls" but the irony is you're acting worse than them by flaming them.
|veritaz (on 26 March 2013)|
Preach the truth!!!
|tontus (on 26 March 2013)|
Damn it, my first comment didn't post properly. Basically GoW:A FW > MGR:R FW so get it right, GoW3 is a critically acclaimed 6m+ selling masterpiece & both vic_viper & Jozu are tasteless & moronic trolls. Also poor marketing (focusing on MP until the month before release) & lack of advertisement outside of the USA are to blame for the sales decline, nothing else. It still outsold MGR:R easily and will double it lifetime, so hah.
|tontus (on 26 March 2013)|
Also God of War III's first week was undertracked by about 200k from what I remember, so this game is probably under-tracked too since all of the GoW games were/still are. I bet it sold 700,000-750,000 1st week, could hit 1 million next week if not then it'll definitely surpass 1 million by it's 3rd week. What else in the genre comes close on just 1 platform? Nothing. This will surpass MGR:R in about 2 weeks, that games legs are already dead.
|tontus (on 26 March 2013)|
Just drop dead Jozu & vic_viper, you moronic philistines. Metal Gear Rising is a trashy game that will be forgotten quickly and won't even sell half what this game will lifetime, how did MGR:R trash this game btw? It sold 590K first week which is
|curl-6 (on 26 March 2013)|
People aren't as interested in a prequel as a sequel, what a shocker.
|veritaz (on 26 March 2013)|
God you haters are pathetic, GOW destroys metal gear rising but you go ahead and enjoy that piece of crap game like viper does. Also Jozu GOW 3 was one of the best games ever created and you have bad taste.
|Jozu (on 25 March 2013)|
LOL damn thats a bad opening. GOW3 was pretty mediocre so I guess that's why this did so poorly especially when this is supposed to be even worse.
This series got old by the third one, time to give it a rest I think.
|vic_viper (on 25 March 2013)|
Lol! Rising destroyed this turd. Keep hitting square, GoW fans.
|veritaz (on 25 March 2013)|
What fans ignored it? Pretty sure you are thinking of all the non fans who ignored. Every fan I know (including me) loves the game and thinks it's a masterpiece. It is an amazing game and everything i hap hoped for and more in a prequel. Can't wait for the next god of war!!!
|Mr Puggsly (on 25 March 2013)|
@ Heavenly_King - Its not the reviews that caused many fans to ignore it, the problem is the uninteresting story.
|VGKing (on 25 March 2013)|
After finishing this game I understand why it got low reviews and sales. Sales are disappointed but I can't say it didn't deserve it.
|SunofKratos (on 25 March 2013)|
I am a little dissapointed with that opening to be honest. Not that it are bad sales but it deserve much more and it will definitive one af the weaker selling God of War games.
|Rafux (on 25 March 2013)|
Wow! Metal Gear Rising actually beat GOWA (even on PS3 alone) that was really surprising I thought GOWA would open with 800K.
|Salnax (on 25 March 2013)|
On one hand, this opening is only about half of that of GOW3. On the other hand, it can still be a 2-million seller, especially if bundled and promoted. Not up to series standards, but still good.
Nonetheless, Sony should take note that the golden goose is having some egg-bearing difficulties. The next God of War should be a big leap forward for the series, not another prequel.
|Heavenly_King (on 25 March 2013)|
mmm.....okay People are just too stupid for taking reviews that serious really. This game is awesome and deserves a lot more sales.
|9087 (on 24 March 2013)|
These are just NA numbers, right?
|Mr Puggsly (on 22 March 2013)|
A great opening in my opinion. Anybody expecting GoW3 numbers had unrealistic expectations for a prequel.
|A203D (on 21 March 2013)|
@Heavenly_King. Who are your trying to blame? You came into the DmC sales page to certify your love of Nero and Kyrie. The travesty of your behaviour has been rewarded with an 7.9/10 game. Blaming Ninja Theory for Nero and Kyrie won't change that. I'm not sure if theres a brain in that head, but do you think an 7.9/10 game sellls on merit alone? Or do you think exclusive Sony marketing like adverts during Superbowl have anything to do with that? Let me think...
|Jozu (on 21 March 2013)|
Not a very good opening, much weaker than GOW3. With the mediocre response this one's getting it's pretty obvious it won't be selling as much as the last one.
This'll be the worst selling of the four by a fair amount I'd say. Possibly 3 million LTD.
|AmericanAli (on 21 March 2013)|
wow it's seems like the UK doesn't like God of War at all.
|Heavenly_King (on 20 March 2013)|
Kindro please stop trolling, and go to a game page you enjoy.
|Mr Puggsly (on 20 March 2013)|
Surprisingly great game. The most fun I ever had with the series.
|Kindro (on 19 March 2013)|
It might be a great game if you haven't played all the games from the series already, or if you are an extremely big fan of Kratos. But if you have, you might get a little tired of it and end up kinda disappointed like me.
|Kindro (on 19 March 2013)|
Nothing new at all to be found here. Still the same gameplay shit as GoW1, GoW2, GoW3, GoW: ChoO, GoW: GoS. SCE Santa Monica and Sony are milking the shit out of this series. After GoW1,2,3 I got already bored while trying to play the PSP versions, now I've only rented this one and haven't even finished it and returned it. There are better games worth your time. Why would you play the same for the 6th time?
|veritaz (on 19 March 2013)|
This game is amazing, best hack n slash of the year by far, it destroys devil may cry and it still reins as the best hack n slash game series of all time!!!
|Heavenly_King (on 14 March 2013)|
This is the best GOW game yet and that is why lots of people is buying the game and enjoying. I think it will sell really good, because of word of mouth. 1M first week :D
@michigen: No, DMC is disastrous. and it is reflected in the sales of the game. If people dont like what they are seeing before the reviews, even if it gets reviewed great people will still dont care. And also it happens the other way around. GOW gameplay and trailer videos looked spectacular, so when reviews not as great as expected showed up, no one gave a damn and still they bought the game. And that is also the main reason why gamers are defending this game everywhere.
|MichiGen (on 12 March 2013)|
I'm kinda dissapointed from this one. It's still a very good and enjoyable game, but I've been really expecting something new from the new GoW game. Since it's a 4th game already in the franchise. But all I got was the same as I got from the previous games.
DmC is undoubtly the hack'n slash king of this year. Pity, that fans appreciate it with shitty sales :( guess there is no room for innovative and fresh games on the market anymore. Gamers are whining that they want something different and new, and paradoxicaly all what they do is just buying another CoD, FIFA, GoW, Assassin every year....
|Wander_ (on 06 January 2013)|
800k first week minimum 1.1m maximum.
|LevelUP (on 29 October 2012)|
|sniper989 (on 23 September 2012)|