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God of War Ragnarok is becoming the fastest-selling entry in the series history and made a blockbuster launch in the UK

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God of War Ragnarok is becoming the fastest selling entry in the series history and made a blockbuster start in the UK

God of War Ragnarok has looked huge so far in the UK, as per charts firm GfK. God of War Ragnarök has made a blockbuster start in the UK, becoming the fastest-selling entry in the series to date.

God of War Ragnarök – PS5 and PS4 Games

The PS4 and PS5 game became the 13th God of War title to be released in the UK when it showed up for PS4 and PS5 on Wednesday.

It is on course to be the fourth game in the series to top the UK boxed charts, the firm has said.

There have previously been 12 God of War games released in the UK, including six main releases, two portable games, and a series of collections and changes.

The first game was released in July 2005 on PS3 and debuted at No.5 – one of only twice that the main God of War title didn’t debut at No.1. The second game in the series, released two years later in May 2007 (additionally on PS2 and after the PS3 was released) reached No.1. Yet again the franchise moved to PS3 for God of War 3 in Mach 2010, and furthermore beat out all competitors.

The fourth mainline title, God of War Ascension, showed up three years later however was held off No.1 by the Tomb Raider reboot from Crystal Dynamics.

Yet, the series truly moved forward with 2018’s God of War reboot on PlayStation 4.

“It became the best-seller at that time in terms of week one sales and also lifetime sales for this franchise,” GfK boss Dorian Bloch told GamesIndustry.biz. “In 2018, God of War ranked at No.5 by units and revenue on Sony formats.”

The only PS4 games bigger than God of War that year were FIFA 19, Red Dead Redemption 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and Marvel’s Spider-Man.

Presently we are at the launch of God of War Ragnarok, and in view of boxed sales alone, it will end up being the biggest God of War title launch in the UK.

God of War Ragnarök will supposedly release in November

“God of War Ragnarok will debut at No.1 and is the first cross-gen title in the series,” Bloch says. “Day 1 physical sales were already greater than any other full-week launch sales for other titles in this franchise.”

Bloch adds that 55% of PS5 console sales this week are part of the God of War hardware group.

“God of War Ragnarök is an incredibly special game,” we wrote. “It’s vital in a way few releases are. With captivating performances that carry an amazing story to a jaw-dropping final act, it’s a game that achieves everything it sets out to do to the absolute highest standard.”

At the time of publishing, the game has a score of 94 on the review aggregation site Metacritic, making it the second highest-rated new title of the year.

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