God of War III: Best Selling PS3 Exclusive of 2010
2010 was a brilliant year for gaming, in particular for PlayStation 3 gamers, with several blockbuster exclusives released to the PS3 faithful including the likes of Yakuza 3, MAG and 3D Dot Game Heroes, as well as heavy hitters such as God of War III, Heavy Rain and Gran Turismo 5. But with such stiff competition, which PS3 exclusive dominated the sales chart for 2010?
God of War III has outsold its PS3 exclusive counterparts in the US becoming the third best selling PlayStation 3 title in the country. The Sony Santa Monica game only lost out to Call of Duty: Black Ops and Madden NFL 11. God of War III‘s great commercial success was evident since the game’s launch with the title racking in $33 million in sales on release day.
Although Heavy Rain and MAG both sold more than a million units, both exclusives failed to make it into the top 10 list, overshadowed by the likes of the over-2-million-units-sold Medal of Honor and Ubisoft’s extremely successful Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. Despite a late release last year, Gran Turismo 5 still managed to take the 7th spot, making the game the 2nd best selling exclusive of the year.