As if this wouldn’t be a surprise, God of War has taken the spot as fast selling exclusive title for the Playstation 4, selling 3.1 million copies in its first three days since the game launched on April 20. It has beaten out both Horizon Zero Dawn and Uncharted 4, who have sold over 2 million copies in the first two weeks following their releases. Kratos is poised to take the number one spot from Nathan Drake as the “best selling PS4 title of all time.” To date, Uncharted 4 sold 8.7 million copies. Horizon Zero Dawn holds second place with 7.8 million copies. The fact that Santa Monica Studios’ eight installment in their flagship series sold more copies in such a short time already put it as a strong contender for best seller on the PS4 should the pace keep up.
God of War is the eighth entry in the “God of War” series and fourth in the main storyline. The game follows Kratos, who has traveled North following the downfall of the Olympian Gods, and his son Atreus as they set out on an adventure through the harsh lands of Midgard. The game has received near perfect scores from numerous gaming magazines. It sold 35% better than God of War III in the UK and sold nearly 50,000 copies in Japan in its first week of release.