Sony Interactive Entertainment confirmed to the New York Times that the God of War franchise reached the next commercial milestone, as the title has sold 51 million copies worldwide.
In a detailed interview with the New York Times, those responsible at Sony Interactive Entertainment spoke, among other things, about the sales figures for selected games.
For example, it was announced that Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima released in July of this year has already sold more than 5 million times. In addition, it was pointed out that the God of War franchise also reached an impressive milestone, as it was sold more than 51 million times around the globe, making it one of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s most successful brands.
It all started with the first God of War from 2005, which was created under the supervision of game designer David Jaffe and published exclusively for the PlayStation 2. God of War 2 (2007) was also released for the PS2, before the series was continued in 2010 with God of War 3 on the PlayStation 3. This was followed by God of War: Ascension (2013/PS3) and the reboot God of War (2018/PS4), which introduced a new setting with Norse mythology.
In between the publications of the main titles, spin-offs for handhelds such as the PlayStation Portable or HD Collections were entered, which included technically revised versions of the handheld and PS2 adventures.
How it will go with the God of War series is currently still unclear. Due to the dream ratings and the sales that the PS4 title had, we can confirm that we will see Kratos again on the PS5 with God of War: Ragnarok.