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God of War (2018) Sales Surpass 19.5 Million Units

God of War (2018) Sales Surpass 19.5 Million Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 October 2021 / 8,299 Views

Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Santa Monica Studio have announced the PlayStation 4 game, God of War, has surpassed 19.5 million units sold as of August 2021. This was revealed on the PlayStation Blog post announcing the PC version of the game.

God of War released for the PlayStation 4 on April 20, 2018 and will launch for PC via Steam and Epic Games Store on January 14, 2022.

God of War (2018) Sales Surpass 19.5 Million Units

Here is an overview of the game:

From Santa Monica Studio and creative director Cory Barlog comes a new beginning for one of gaming’s most recognizable icons. Living as a man outside the shadow of the gods, Kratos must adapt to unfamiliar lands, unexpected threats, and a second chance at being a father. Together with his son Atreus, the pair will venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfill a deeply personal quest.

Key Features:

  • Bold New Beginning — His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive…And teach his son to do the same. This startling reimagining of God of War deconstructs the core elements that defined the series—satisfying combat breathtaking scale and a powerful narrative—and fuses them anew.
  • A Second Chance — Kratos is a father again. As mentor and protector to Atreus, a son determined to earn his respect, he is forced to deal with and control the rage that has long defined him while out in a very dangerous world with his son.
  • A Darker, More Elemental World — From the marble and columns of ornate Olympus to the gritty forests, mountains, and caves of Pre-Viking Norse lore, this is a distinctly new realm with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters, and gods. With an added emphasis on discovery and exploration, the world will draw players in to explore God of War’s breathtakingly threatening landscape—by far the largest in the franchise.
  • Vicious, Physical Combat — With an over the shoulder free camera that brings the player closer to the action than ever before, fights in God of War mirror the pantheon of Norse creatures Kratos will face: grand, gritty, and grueling. A new main weapon and new abilities retain the defining spirit of God of War while presenting a vision of violent conflict that forges new ground in the genre.

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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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 20 October 2021)

God of war 3 sold around 8.5m on ps3 and ps4 combined. God of war 2018 was a huge success.

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thevideogameninja (on 20 October 2021)

Great news for the franchise and news like this almost guarantees we won't be seeing any stop to the franchise anytime soon.

I imagine these number will climb even higher come January with the release on PC. There is a reason God of War is one of Sony's biggest exclusive franchises.


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G2ThaUNiT thevideogameninja (on 20 October 2021)

Oh man, I can't imagine what kind of sales God of War will see on PC. The franchise has always been one of those PC gamers have wanted for a loooooooong time! Horizon I know sold nearly a million copies in its first month, and I imagine GoW will be substantially higher.

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method114 G2ThaUNiT (on 20 October 2021)

Yea HZD sold very well. GOW should sell even more.

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DonFerrari (on 20 October 2021)

Very nice sales, and following current Sony strategy, after the sales have almost died on console port it to PC.

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NextGen_Gamer DonFerrari (on 20 October 2021)

Yup, I think that is exactly right. I think Sony's strategy is less about a certain timeline that has passed and more with sales. Once sales reach an average of X amount of copies each or month, or maybe reach a certain % of what they were in the first year, Sony says "alright go ahead and port it to PC now." I also think they are careful to get that PC port out before a sequel releases on the PS main platform. How many PC gamers that bought Horizon Zero Dawn, or will buy God of War in January, will potentially want to pick up a PS5 now to play their respective sequels? It's a smart strategy.

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Azzanation (on 20 October 2021)

Those numbers will only continue to rise with the PC ports

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Zkuq (on 20 October 2021)

That's absolutely insane...

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Dahum (on 20 October 2021)

Those are massive sales! A far fetched dream for a PS exclusive during PS3 era.

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Mystro-Sama (on 21 October 2021)

Shinto God of War in the future?

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pikashoe (on 20 October 2021)

I could have sworn that it had passed 20 million already. Oh well it should pass that mark shortly.

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Eric2048 (on 20 October 2021)

I didn't even know it was coming to pc. Anyhow Those are amazing numbers.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 20 October 2021)

Wow pc port incoming!

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Valdney (on 21 October 2021)

Good job!!. But a good chunk of those numbers were achieved at a low price point. A brand new copy costs 17 dollars on Amazon.

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