God of War Sales ‘Significantly Exceed’ Sony’s Expectations
While fans are out here discovering the game’s final secret, Sony has announced during the company’s conference call that God of War sales have significantly exceeded expectations. At Sony’s conference call for financial investors, Sony’s Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki provided a few interesting tidbits about the performance of PlayStation games.
Totoki leads with some information about how the distribution of video games was the primary factor in the notable increase in the company’s revenue forecast for the full fiscal year. Totoki states that the yearly forecast for PS4 software sales saw an uptick because of God of War sales. In addition to an uptick in PS4 software sales, Totoki confirms that the games revealed at E3 2018 “are receiving strong feedback.”
The NPD Group (formerly National Purchase Diary Panel Inc. and NPD Research Inc.)—which tracks sales across a multitude of industries, including video games—revealed that, in May 2018, God of War was a top-seller second only to Undead Labs’ State of Decay 2, which came out toward the end of that month. Clearly, Sony Santa Monica has achieved something spectacular with this new God of War reboot.
In our review of the game, we gave it a 10/10, calling it “an epic reboot of an epic franchise.” It even earned our Editor’s Choice badge. While that’s a pretty large Platinum trophy for Kratos and his son Atreus, it seems the game’s director has five more God of War games mapped out in his head. Looks like the father-son team will have more adventures ahead of them. Considering the end of God of War, who knows what Cory Barlog has planned for the two, but we do know a second game is on the way. Let’s hope their travel isn’t perilous.
God of War is available exclusively for the PlayStation 4.