God of War Ragnarok sets new UK record

God of War Ragnarok sets new UK record

The boxed version of God of War Ragnarok became the fastest selling game in the series in the UK, setting a new record. The project was released on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 this Wednesday, November 9th.

    Image source: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Image source: Sony Interactive Entertainment

God of War Ragnarok is the thirteenth installment in the series to be released in the UK. And according to analytics firm GfK, day one sales of physical copies were higher than any previous game in the franchise for the entire first week. Previously, 2018 was the UK’s fastest selling God of War, the predecessor to God of War Ragnarok.

Additionally, GfK said that 55% of PlayStation 5 console sales in the UK this week came from the God of War Ragnarok bundle.

As Sony Interactive Entertainment previously noted in its quarterly report, the series’ soft reboot was one of the biggest PlayStation exclusives. The only PlayStation 4 games to outperform God of War (2018) this year were FIFA 19, Red Dead Redemption 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Marvel’s Spider-Man. The total sales of the project amounted to 23 million copies, and the publisher expects the same from God of War Ragnarok.

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