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God of War Franchise Sells 21 Million Units

June 5, 2012 Written by Zak Islam

Sony announced a new milestone for the God of War franchise following its E3 press conference: the Sony Santa Monica-developed series has sold more than 21 million units worldwide as of May 30th, 2012.

The first God of War title released back in 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and sold 4.6 million units. Seven years later, and the several titles that followed the original contributes to the impressive sales milestone, as detailed by Sony below:

It’s fairly surprising to see the PSP versions of the IP either doing moderately well or selling over a million units. Piracy was an issue that plagued all three PSP versions of the series, with over several million gamers downloading the games¬†illegally.

The next God of War game is Ascension, which was showcased during Sony’s E3 press conference, as well as being dated for March 12th, 2013.