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God of War: Rakujitsu no Hisoukyoku

ゴッド・オブ・ウォー 落日の悲愴曲

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07/10/08 Capcom
03/28/08 Sony Computer Entertainment

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God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP) > Opinions (197)

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tontus posted 05/05/2013, 08:16
I should have added to why GoW:GoS sold much less. Piracy was huge at the time it released. It released the same year as GoW3 and was seen as vastly inferior (which is unfair to compare a PSP games to a PS3 game). Also the PSP was doing poorly everywhere in the world apart from Japan where apart from GoW3 the series was never popular. Looks like I was right about GoW:GoS being around 1-1.5m, it was at 1.2m by May 31st 2012. I wonder how much it sold now, probably around 1.75-2.00m (including digital).

God of War: Chains of Olympus did amazingly well, I bet a God of War on the Vita could be just as successful and a vastly better game thanks to the much improved hardware and a 2nd analogue stick!
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tontus posted 28/10/2011, 04:21
I wouldn't say GOS had a deeper story because all the God of War games have amazing stories and writing, however GOS focused more a Kratos' character for the first time in the series which was not only brilliantly done and added depth to his character but really adds to the overall story in the series. I think GOS sold less at retail because it must've done amazingly on PSN, digital distribution was nowhere near as big when COO was released which explains why it did so well at retail. GOS is probably somewhere from 1-1.5m including psn.
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Propaganda posted 22/10/2011, 08:49
Why did this sell much better than Ghost of Sparta? From what i heard and seen Ghost of Sparta had a much deeper story?
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Jay520 posted 26/07/2011, 05:27
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Heavenly_King posted 09/06/2011, 09:51
HD version here I GOWWWWWWWWWWW!! lol XD
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GodOfWar_3ever posted 26/12/2010, 11:56
Fucking abomination is an embarassment to the franchise >:O Felt waaaay to watery. However, there were a couple of epic scenes that saved it from total humiliation.
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hellraider posted 04/12/2010, 11:41
Fantastic game but pretty low on content.
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gustave154 posted 03/05/2010, 10:04
it should have sold more since VGchartz doesn't record downloads.
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Iveyboi posted 27/03/2010, 05:32
Massive boost from GOW3?
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yum123 posted 27/03/2010, 01:39
wow massive adjustment random
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Gearbox posted 20/03/2010, 04:27
@kowhoho - no downloaded sales are not counted
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kowhoho posted 20/03/2010, 03:07
I can agree with that, heavenly_king. Does anyone know if the download sales for these psp games are tracked here?
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Heavenly_King posted 20/03/2010, 01:00
@kowhoho:
it looks better than GOW 1 at least.
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TrevDaRev posted 12/03/2010, 08:36
This was my first PSP game.
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vv888 posted 02/03/2010, 09:19
This game deserves more.
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kowhoho posted 20/02/2010, 05:54
Best PSP game, and the first that I bought. I had friends telling me it looked better than GOW II but that's nonsense. But, it does show just how impressive it is.
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sepisfu posted 20/02/2010, 06:43
amazing Game
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-girgosz- posted 11/02/2010, 09:31
Must have for all PSP owners. It could even outsell God of War II with PSN sales.
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leo-j posted 07/02/2010, 06:07
this game is amazing
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trickyvix09 posted 05/02/2010, 05:48
best game ever for psp
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Aj_habfan posted 18/01/2010, 07:39
2 million, awesome!
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nen-suer posted 10/01/2010, 07:36
Finally 2 million :)
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sabby_e17 posted 10/01/2010, 04:51
2 million.

And people think PSP can't move software.
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edds73 posted 10/01/2010, 02:18
Absolutely its definately one of the best psp games.
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hunter_alien posted 10/01/2010, 01:03
2 million Deserves it
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MarshmallowMan posted 09/01/2010, 06:54
This was a really well done PSP game. Although I am always complaining the GOW III hasn't come out quickly enough (still true), it does give one a chance to go back and play the other great GOW games.
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NeoMatrix posted 05/01/2010, 12:15
Almost 2 mln., impressive!
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nen-suer posted 04/01/2010, 08:57
2 million next week
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Uruler posted 28/12/2009, 06:52
2 million is amazing considering all the GOW fans play'd it on a console before.
It also moved PSP's well.

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sabby_e17 posted 25/12/2009, 02:20
Amazing legs. The PSP still has lots of life.
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RafaelOrix posted 07/12/2009, 01:18
@Aj_habfan: True! If only we had the total numbers... Very nice sales for this game, easily my favorite PSP game.
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Serious_frusting posted 06/12/2009, 09:59
this game is selling really well again now that the holidays are here
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Aj_habfan posted 19/10/2009, 11:48
The game has been doing really well on the download lists since the Go released.
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Heavenly_King posted 31/07/2009, 06:34
I really need another GOW game for the PSP :D
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Heavenly_King posted 31/07/2009, 06:32
Nice sells but could have been better.
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ruimartiniman posted 29/07/2009, 03:09
Fantastic game, just like GOW 1 and 2 on PS2. Too bad you can beat it in 5 hours.
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_mevildan posted 27/07/2009, 09:57
My first PSP game finished. Really cool. Hope I haven't spoilt myself with this one and all the PSP games will seem crap. Busy playing Resistance Retribution now and it's damned good so far.
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AdventWolf posted 27/07/2009, 12:14
There ought to be a boost once the Go comes out.
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RafaelOrix posted 22/07/2009, 01:03
Thanks Star Scream, but I thought I could check sales per month, not weekly based.
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Star Scream posted 22/07/2009, 12:44
Rafal, click on this link -

http://www.vgchartz.com/swlaunch.php?reg1=All&game1=God+of+War%3A+Chains+of+Olympus+-+PSP®2=All&game2=®3=All&game3=&weeks=100&weekly=1
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indodude posted 21/07/2009, 04:56
At least 3M if you include the pirated copies.
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shanbcn posted 20/07/2009, 05:20
GoW 2 Others sales data is not updated. If PSP version can sell 0.55m then there is no way a much more hyped title only mange 0.67m.
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RafaelOrix posted 20/07/2009, 02:34
Star Scream, how much this game sold in June, according to VGChartz? Where I can see that?
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Star Scream posted 19/07/2009, 05:12
This one could outsell GOW2 in the long run. Sold more than 35,000 copies (NPD) in NA last month. Hell, it outsold one year 'younger' Killzone 2.
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Trent posted 15/07/2009, 09:46
Why dont most games sell well in Japan?
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sabby_e17 posted 13/07/2009, 10:19
This has great legs.
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hunter_alien posted 10/07/2009, 12:45
I doubt it... it will pass the 2 million mark, but GoW2 is missing weekly sales in Others so its probably undertracked...
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leo-j posted 10/07/2009, 11:59
this might outsell god of war 2
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drakesfortune posted 14/06/2009, 10:51
It'll hit 2 million by the end of the year easily.
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hunter_alien posted 19/04/2009, 04:08
2 million by the end of the year? Well it has a shot at it I guess, if it gets some kind of Q4 boost or GoW3 boost :|
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Aj_habfan posted 13/04/2009, 10:23
Yea, it's a Greatest Hit title now, should see steady sales.
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jmcraddock posted 13/04/2009, 06:51
hope it hits 2 million
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Aj_habfan posted 31/03/2009, 01:58
Just finished =) Fun game, sad ending =(
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jmcraddock posted 27/03/2009, 11:40
should sell more when the price lowers (greatist hits) cuz right now its still at 39.99! thats expensive
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saimcheeda posted 11/03/2009, 01:14
the sales are alittle low

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ps3-sales! posted 11/03/2009, 01:51
@ Fenristh

Yes that is true. But gta: liberty city stories at over 5 mil so it beats them both :)
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drakesfortune posted 28/02/2009, 11:24
There's a rumor that RAD is working on another GoW PSP. Who knows. I liked this game, but I didn't think it was as good as most of the reviewers did. I like the PS2 GoW's much better. 8/10 in my book. Still solid, but it's short, and a bit predictable.
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Fenristh posted 11/02/2009, 11:37
Monster Hunter has almost doubled these sales, so no.

This is such an awesome game though.
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jacezo posted 08/02/2009, 03:45
best selling psp game?

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allenc posted 27/01/2009, 06:04
it's a pretty cool ....game.....is the 2nd coming up?


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metalgearmatt posted 11/01/2009, 11:57
my first god of war game!
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hunter_alien posted 05/01/2009, 12:55
1 million in the US alone :D
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Kantor posted 30/12/2008, 08:22
I just bought this. I don't expect it to be as good as the PS2 games, but it should still be awesome.

HURRY UP AND FINISH GOD OF WAR III!
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erodrig85 posted 28/12/2008, 10:00
GOD OF WAR RULES ON THE PSP AND ITS A GREAT STORY BEHIND IT IMPRESSIVE VISUALS ON THAT MACHINE
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Goodfella posted 24/12/2008, 11:21
What can I say, It's GoW albeit short. 9.5/10
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Cyan_Up posted 21/12/2008, 07:26
Got it today really cheap.
can't wait to play it!
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Lil_D420 posted 21/12/2008, 06:35
damb piracy killing PSPs good games SALES
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mikemill posted 05/12/2008, 06:51
Incredible game... still can't believe how they fit this game on a hand held... PSP is the shiznit!!!
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Gearbox posted 04/11/2008, 01:51
better then god of war 2 but not as good as god of war 1. cant wait for numero 3
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hunter_alien posted 22/10/2008, 05:25
Well the nub is no stick, but the response time is faster, and IMO thats often a good thing :)
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Khuutra posted 22/10/2008, 03:54
Played it after borrowing it from a friend. Solid game, but almost brutally short and everything felt less precise. The nubbin' is the worst joystick ever made for anything ever and I think it slightly hurt the feel of the game.

Still, solid all around effort, and it's amazing how well they captured the feel of the PS2 games on a portable.

The plot was actually very good, too.
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hunter_alien posted 12/10/2008, 08:27
Platinum edition was released this week in the EU, so it should boost sales a bit ;)
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Dark Odin posted 11/10/2008, 10:11
I ´m playing this. great as I expected!
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Gearbox posted 01/10/2008, 01:28
really? OUCH. man sony needs to find a way to stop piracy
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leo-j posted 13/09/2008, 01:25
oh piracy how I hate you, over 600,000 downloads for God of war psp, thats just one site.
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darthdevidem01 posted 31/08/2008, 06:55
WOW.....I was realy wrong about this game....It passed 1 million eventually
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ironmanDX posted 26/08/2008, 10:21
Well your one of the only ones, i too think the controls were better on the psp.
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Baddman posted 15/08/2008, 09:56
i disagree the dodging sucked
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xxxvitoxxx posted 15/08/2008, 01:55
i agree the controls are far superior that the console GOW (IMO)
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hunter_alien posted 09/08/2008, 06:44
Controls IMO are superior than the ones in the PS2 versions... dodging is faster and if you want it to be hard just play it on a more difficult level ;)
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Baddman posted 09/08/2008, 06:03
am i the only one who thought this game was ridiculously easy and short plus the controls for dodging was retarded(might be because my hands are kind of big however)
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MaxO_o posted 04/08/2008, 06:07
love this game
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hunter_alien posted 03/08/2008, 07:03
MontanaHatchet: Daxter had 300k in the US, and even this year when they announced that they sold 2.3 million games from those almost 1.7 million where already in the US. So in the best case scenario I could see Daxter at 800k pre-bundles, and dont forget that the Daxter Bundle was released in the EU to. So either the bundle is overtracked in the US ( that I doubt ) or it did ~ 200-300k in Europe before the bundles and then ~ 500k more ( that I can imagine ).
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Slavedemonxi posted 03/08/2008, 10:47
I just recently purchased the god of war psp bundle. This is a very fun game, and i'm glad to see that it's doing so well.
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MontanaHatchet posted 02/08/2008, 11:36
That's where you would be wrong. Daxter has the sales numbers you specified, but it was also missing PAL numbers that easily could have put it over the million mark.

Also, Naznatips is a funny guy.
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hunter_alien posted 31/07/2008, 10:13
Stats87 : the game did ~ 800k without bundles , sooner or later it would have reached the million.

MontanaHatchet : Daxter hit the million worldwide with bundles unfortunatly ( actually I dont think Daxter did more than 600-800k before it got bundled ) ... still it reached 2.3 million since then :D
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MontanaHatchet posted 31/07/2008, 08:04
Meh, this could have made a million without bundles. Daxter did, and this would have too.
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Stats87 posted 31/07/2008, 06:02
In Naznatips defense, I assume he made that pre-bundle announcement

but still, nice to see this game break 1 Million
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hunter_alien posted 31/07/2008, 01:55
Well yeah many where skeptical about it. But they always forget the legs and bundles :P
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MontanaHatchet posted 31/07/2008, 01:38
I do this, Naznatips, because I love you:

Naznatips says:

"Hah, so many new releases that all the old ones (Wii Play, SMG, Halo 3, Call of Duty 4) got pushed out of the top 5. Really poor first week for God of War though considering how high profile the game was. With a first week like that 1 million units is a pipe dream."
Posted on: 03/13/08, 23:23
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hunter_alien posted 31/07/2008, 01:09
Freakin million mark reached :D Told you all that we shouldent doubt the mighty Kratos :D 1.5 here we come :D
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Simulacrum posted 31/07/2008, 12:18
Good.
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Yakuzaice posted 31/07/2008, 03:37
One million! Who was it who had the bet that it would pass a million by the end of the year?
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RockSmith372 posted 31/07/2008, 03:33
1 million. =)
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Aj_habfan posted 31/07/2008, 12:49
*hugs game*

Million seller, this is where you belong.
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SaviorX posted 27/07/2008, 12:10
One week till a million.
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hunter_alien posted 26/07/2008, 12:48
Strategyking92 : yeah that helped it pus this to a million this fast ;)

ironmanDX : you mean 20k right ? :P
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ironmanDX posted 26/07/2008, 11:56
2k to go 1 day tops
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Strategyking92 posted 26/07/2008, 04:31
....... I think this was due to the sweet bundle though, like Daxter and renegade squadron.
(Although both were successful in their own right)
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hunter_alien posted 23/07/2008, 07:29
lol thanks :P But who knows , ioi may adjust the numbers in an unexpected turn down to 500k :P
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Shipping Total

3,264,180 Units
As of: May 30th, 2012

Opinion (197)

tontus posted 05/05/2013, 08:16
I should have added to why GoW:GoS sold much less. Piracy was huge at the time it released. It released the same year as GoW3 and was seen as vastly inferior (which is unfair to compare a PSP games to a PS3 game). Also the PSP was doing poorly everywhere in the world apart from Japan where apart from GoW3 the series was never popular. Looks like I was right about GoW:GoS being around 1-1.5m, it was at 1.2m by May 31st 2012. I wonder how much it sold now, probably around 1.75-2.00m (including digital).

God of War: Chains of Olympus did amazingly well, I bet a God of War on the Vita could be just as successful and a vastly better game thanks to the much improved hardware and a 2nd analogue stick!
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tontus posted 28/10/2011, 04:21
I wouldn't say GOS had a deeper story because all the God of War games have amazing stories and writing, however GOS focused more a Kratos' character for the first time in the series which was not only brilliantly done and added depth to his character but really adds to the overall story in the series. I think GOS sold less at retail because it must've done amazingly on PSN, digital distribution was nowhere near as big when COO was released which explains why it did so well at retail. GOS is probably somewhere from 1-1.5m including psn.
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Propaganda posted 22/10/2011, 08:49
Why did this sell much better than Ghost of Sparta? From what i heard and seen Ghost of Sparta had a much deeper story?
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Jay520 posted 26/07/2011, 05:27
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Heavenly_King posted 09/06/2011, 09:51
HD version here I GOWWWWWWWWWWW!! lol XD
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GodOfWar_3ever posted 26/12/2010, 11:56
Fucking abomination is an embarassment to the franchise >:O Felt waaaay to watery. However, there were a couple of epic scenes that saved it from total humiliation.
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