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03/12/13 Sony Computer Entertainment
03/14/13 Sony Computer Entertainment
03/15/13 Sony Computer Entertainment

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God of War: Ascension (PS3) > Opinions (79)

StreaK posted 19/04/2018, 09:53
Funny you say GOW3 was a disappointment yet it's by far the fan-favourite of the series lol. -As of now, there is a GOW poll on this site.-
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Zax posted 08/02/2014, 07:35
Plat'd it, it wasn't too bad but was worse than GoW3 which was a disappointment in itself. It was very short too.
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bananaking21 posted 14/01/2014, 10:40
should end at around 2.3 ~2.5 million life time. thats without digital sales. would have made sony a good profit too.
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Zax posted 07/01/2014, 05:30
Oh and the second HD collection also sold like crap.
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Zax posted 07/01/2014, 05:30
GOW3 the most awarded game in a genre that's a dying breed whose next game for PSP sold like crap and whose next game (this) also sold about a third of GOW3 despite twice the userbase.

Aka GOW3 was a poor game that put millions off of the franchise.
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JustThatGamer posted 29/12/2013, 04:11
hahaha I bet that's the same guy below who keeps making alternate accounts to troll GoW III lol, bitter that it's the bestselling, most awarded & acclaimed game in the genre of all time? :) They say opinions are like arseholes because everyone has one, although some are clearly more acceptable than others.

And going by more accurate NPD & GFK data we know this game is undertracked by at least 200K (50k 1st month US, 150K in EU by June 2013) so God of War: Ascension is actually around 2 million now, if that much sold in 9 months is considered a bomb then every single game in the genre outside of the GoW series ever has bombed hard.

We don't even know digital sales but it's pretty much guaranteed that this game will sell 3 million plus lifetime, which is truly great considering it's tepid reception, pointlessness, no standard PS3 bundles and releasing the year of PS4's arrival.
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Zax posted 05/12/2013, 11:41
I knew this game would bomb after how poor the third game was.
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JustThatGamer posted 18/10/2013, 03:02
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.
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TrevDaRev posted 09/10/2013, 11:07
Undertracked in France by almost 35k. It has sold over 100k there.

http://www.gameblog.fr/news/38208-france-la-verite-sur-les-ventes-de-jeux-video-en-2013
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Gamer4life95 posted 06/10/2013, 12:50
Guess this shows that many people are not interested in a prequels.
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JustThatGamer posted 07/09/2013, 01:13
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.
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Zones posted 05/09/2013, 01:12
Europe is reported at 466k by the end of June based on this report...

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=668021
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9087 posted 13/08/2013, 09:53
I like this game more than GOW3.


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JustThatGamer posted 24/07/2013, 09:33
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.
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AndrewWK posted 16/07/2013, 07:54
This never should have happened
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A203D posted 02/06/2013, 02:25
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.
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AgentRedgrave posted 19/05/2013, 06:02
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
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WebMasterFlex posted 18/05/2013, 09:46
Take the game for 24 on zavvi.com. Great deal.
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abhiram_33 posted 17/05/2013, 06:00
this game flopped because this is not the game people wanted, what they wanted was a god of war 4, but great game nonetheless
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-girgosz- posted 16/05/2013, 07:02
VGC still ignores GoW franchise even after adjusting GT5. GoW III and Origins way undertracted and Ascension too.
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think-man posted 07/05/2013, 07:07
@jozu You do know that was expected by many though.
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Jozu posted 22/04/2013, 01:53
Even if it is undertracked it hasn't sold in 5 weeks what GOW3 sold in only 1.
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A203D posted 22/04/2013, 11:18
@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#
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ethomaz posted 22/04/2013, 04:37
Few weeks and already undertracked,
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tontus posted 22/04/2013, 01:36
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
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tontus posted 22/04/2013, 01:23
@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.
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Mr Puggsly posted 22/04/2013, 01:07
@ 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.
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A203D posted 21/04/2013, 06:50
@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...
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SunofKratos posted 21/04/2013, 06:06
1 Million. Next target two million.
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dsage01 posted 21/04/2013, 12:58
Undertracked by 50k in the States. FIX NOW!
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Heavenly_King posted 19/04/2013, 02:48
UNDERTRACKED!! FIX THIS DAMN!!! :)
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sniper989 posted 15/04/2013, 09:45
no it is because it is a prequel with little advertising
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BanTiger posted 13/04/2013, 04:22
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
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Heavenly_King posted 12/04/2013, 06:07
when NPD numbers are going to be shown??
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SnowPrince posted 12/04/2013, 03:06
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 !
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SunofKratos posted 09/04/2013, 07:13
1 Million in 2weeks. Next goal 2 million.
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9087 posted 07/04/2013, 10:50
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.
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hkKAZE posted 06/04/2013, 12:07
The drop in sales was expected being late in the gen and its also a prequel.
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dsage01 posted 05/04/2013, 02:45
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.
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Vueguy posted 05/04/2013, 01:22
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.
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Heavenly_King posted 03/04/2013, 08:54
Hopefully it is undertracked. The game deserves better sales. I guess I have to wait for NPD and Sony shipped figures.
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Mr Puggsly posted 02/04/2013, 06:49
@ Zekkyou - That's only because more people cared to see how the Gears saga ended. Less people cared about GoW3 so less drop.
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Zekkyou posted 02/04/2013, 03:59
A smaller drop from it's predecessor than Gears, but still a poor sales overall.
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VGKing posted 01/04/2013, 04:02
@9087 Actually it is bad....it actually deserves these low sales though. Not SSM's best work.
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9087 posted 31/03/2013, 08:28
800k in 2 weeks.

Not bad.
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pezus posted 27/03/2013, 05:43
@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).
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A203D posted 27/03/2013, 02:51
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!
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Metroid33slayer posted 27/03/2013, 02:50
Europe is ps3's largest market but european's decided that one of playstation's flagship franchises wasn't worth buying.
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curl-6 posted 27/03/2013, 04:38
@tontus: You accuse others of being "tasteless moronic trolls" but the irony is you're acting worse than them by flaming them.
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veritaz posted 27/03/2013, 12:26
Preach the truth!!!
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tontus posted 26/03/2013, 07:41
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.
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tontus posted 26/03/2013, 07:35
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.
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tontus posted 26/03/2013, 07:30
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
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curl-6 posted 26/03/2013, 08:01
People aren't as interested in a prequel as a sequel, what a shocker.
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veritaz posted 26/03/2013, 06:50
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.
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Jozu posted 26/03/2013, 03:01
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.
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vic_viper posted 26/03/2013, 12:28
Lol! Rising destroyed this turd. Keep hitting square, GoW fans.
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veritaz posted 25/03/2013, 10:35
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!!!
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Mr Puggsly posted 25/03/2013, 09:17
@ Heavenly_King - Its not the reviews that caused many fans to ignore it, the problem is the uninteresting story.
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VGKing posted 25/03/2013, 09:00
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.
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SunofKratos posted 25/03/2013, 08:57
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.
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Rafux posted 25/03/2013, 07:59
Wow! Metal Gear Rising actually beat GOWA (even on PS3 alone) that was really surprising I thought GOWA would open with 800K.
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Salnax posted 25/03/2013, 07:27
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.
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Heavenly_King posted 25/03/2013, 07:07
mmm.....okay People are just too stupid for taking reviews that serious really. This game is awesome and deserves a lot more sales.

WTF?!
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9087 posted 24/03/2013, 07:52
These are just NA numbers, right?
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Mr Puggsly posted 22/03/2013, 08:07
A great opening in my opinion. Anybody expecting GoW3 numbers had unrealistic expectations for a prequel.
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A203D posted 21/03/2013, 09:12
@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...
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Jozu posted 21/03/2013, 07:34
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.
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AmericanAli posted 21/03/2013, 02:17
wow it's seems like the UK doesn't like God of War at all.
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Heavenly_King posted 20/03/2013, 02:13
Kindro please stop trolling, and go to a game page you enjoy.
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Mr Puggsly posted 20/03/2013, 05:53
Surprisingly great game. The most fun I ever had with the series.
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Kindro posted 19/03/2013, 10:13
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.
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Kindro posted 19/03/2013, 09:51
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?
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veritaz posted 19/03/2013, 12:15
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!!!
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Heavenly_King posted 14/03/2013, 04:43
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.
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MichiGen posted 13/03/2013, 02:07
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....
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Wander_ posted 06/01/2013, 08:00
800k first week minimum 1.1m maximum.
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LevelUP posted 29/10/2012, 05:16
fuck yeahhh!
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sniper989 posted 23/09/2012, 09:53
!!
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Sales History

Total Sales
0.04m
Japan
1.23m
NA
0.72m
Europe
0.41m
Others
2.40m
Total
1 19,754 418,624 149,819 167,299 755,496
2 4,672 87,721 55,088 38,990 186,471
3 2,249 49,174 30,725 21,831 103,979
4 1,124 28,515 19,545 12,946 62,130
5 859 18,783 17,655 9,322 46,619
6 773 12,946 13,921 6,715 34,355
7 726 10,629 11,322 5,495 28,172
8 862 8,287 12,420 4,881 26,450
9 633 8,656 10,801 4,738 24,828
10 554 7,069 11,074 4,243 22,940

Opinion (79)

StreaK posted 19/04/2018, 09:53
Funny you say GOW3 was a disappointment yet it's by far the fan-favourite of the series lol. -As of now, there is a GOW poll on this site.-
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Zax posted 08/02/2014, 07:35
Plat'd it, it wasn't too bad but was worse than GoW3 which was a disappointment in itself. It was very short too.
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bananaking21 posted 14/01/2014, 10:40
should end at around 2.3 ~2.5 million life time. thats without digital sales. would have made sony a good profit too.
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Zax posted 07/01/2014, 05:30
Oh and the second HD collection also sold like crap.
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Zax posted 07/01/2014, 05:30
GOW3 the most awarded game in a genre that's a dying breed whose next game for PSP sold like crap and whose next game (this) also sold about a third of GOW3 despite twice the userbase.

Aka GOW3 was a poor game that put millions off of the franchise.
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JustThatGamer posted 29/12/2013, 04:11
hahaha I bet that's the same guy below who keeps making alternate accounts to troll GoW III lol, bitter that it's the bestselling, most awarded & acclaimed game in the genre of all time? :) They say opinions are like arseholes because everyone has one, although some are clearly more acceptable than others.

And going by more accurate NPD & GFK data we know this game is undertracked by at least 200K (50k 1st month US, 150K in EU by June 2013) so God of War: Ascension is actually around 2 million now, if that much sold in 9 months is considered a bomb then every single game in the genre outside of the GoW series ever has bombed hard.

We don't even know digital sales but it's pretty much guaranteed that this game will sell 3 million plus lifetime, which is truly great considering it's tepid reception, pointlessness, no standard PS3 bundles and releasing the year of PS4's arrival.
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