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Shadow of the Colossus Sells an Estimated 434,517 Units First Week at Retail

Shadow of the Colossus Sells an Estimated 434,517 Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 April 2018 / 9,107 Views

The action adventure game from publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Bluepoint Games - Shadow of the Colossus - sold 434,517 units first week at retail, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending February 10, 2018.


Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in Europe with 171,054 units sold (39%), compared to 158,600 units sold in the US (37%) and 22,508 units sold in Japan (5%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 34,558 units in the UK, 24,350 units in Germany, and 28,476 units in France.

Shadow of the Colossus released for the PlayStation 4 on February 6 in North America, February 7 in Europe and February 8 in Japan.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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AlfredoTurkey (on 03 April 2018)

What were the original's sales first week?

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MasterThief AlfredoTurkey (on 03 April 2018)

half this or so most likely.

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AlfredoTurkey AlfredoTurkey (on 03 April 2018)

That would be ridiculous considering how massive the install base was.

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MasterThief AlfredoTurkey (on 03 April 2018)

yeah but it came out fairly late and got buried.

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pastro243 AlfredoTurkey (on 03 April 2018)

shows how install base becomes irrelevant after a point

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MasterThief AlfredoTurkey (on 03 April 2018)

they used to release way more games back in the day so stuff gets burried

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ResilientFighter (on 03 April 2018)

Sony is a true mastermind selecting what games to remake instead of just remaster like jak and daxter. Now we need crash team racing and the spyro trilogy

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GoOnKid ResilientFighter (on 04 April 2018)

They should finally do Legend of Dragoon.

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Kbbm824 (on 03 April 2018)

That's like, almost the lifetime sales of the original... pretty impressive!

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Nem Kbbm824 (on 03 April 2018)

Not according to VGC. It's at 1.14m (for reference PS3 version is at 1.34m).
But, i'm sure it can get close at least.

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GameOverture (on 03 April 2018)

This game deserves all the sales it can get

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MasterThief (on 03 April 2018)

thats not bad for a playstation game. I respect that especially for a remaster and overall with digital probably much better

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CGI-Quality MasterThief (on 03 April 2018)

It's not bad for a remake of game that sold under 1.2m. PlayStation exclusives, on average, sell plenty more.

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