Record-Breaking Achievement Reached by God of War Ragnarok
The immense success of God of War Ragnarok since its launch in November 2022 has been remarkable. Following the immense popularity of 2018’s God of War, the final chapter of the series has been met with enthusiasm from both fans and critics alike. Christopher Judge, who provided the voice and motion capture for the beloved Kratos, was awarded the 2022 Game Award for Best Performance.
God of War, released in April 2018, was one of the most successful PlayStation 4 games, having sold over 5 million units within its first month and 23 million by November 2022. This makes it the second highest-selling title for the PlayStation 4, surpassed only by Marvel’s Spider-Man and the highest-selling game in the series. The game introduced Kratos and his son Atreus to the world of Norse mythology, replacing Kratos’ Blades of Chaos with the Leviathan Axe, crafted by the same smiths who had made Thor’s hammer Mjolnir.
Sony’s latest sales report has God of War Ragnarok moving up to 5.1 million units in the first week of its release in November 2022. This number has now more than doubled to over 11 million units sold globally in about 3 months. This accomplishment has made God of War Ragnarok the fastest-selling PlayStation Studios title ever. Santa Monica Studio shared their joy and thanked fans for the game’s monumental success in a tweet.
In 2022, Ragnarok was one of the top-sellers among the gaming industry’s titans, such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 , Pokemon Scarlet and Violet , and Elden Ring. Despite some critiques and fans pointing out the similarities the sequel had to its 2018 prequel, sales have not been hindered and admirers continue to demonstrate their appreciation for the God of War series and its long-lasting legacy.
The sales achieved by God of War Ragnarok are remarkable, especially when noting that this is the ninth installment of a franchise which has been around for three decades and released on five PlayStation consoles and two PSP systems. The success of Ragnarok is a testament to the vision of Santa Monica Studios, who sought to continue the story of Kratos’s struggle between his past and the fate of his son.
The newest installment of God of War, Ragnarok, is now available for PS4 and PS5 players.