Kratos makes a show of strength with God of War Ragnarok who is already doing very well.
God of War Ragnarok dominates the UK
With a score of 94 and a user rating of 8.4 on Metacritic as well as a nomination for Game of the Year at the Game Awards 2022, Santa Monica Studio can already be proud of the work accomplished with God of War Ragnarok. But the best part is that sales also follow. And what do the numbers say? Nothing, because Sony Interactive Entertainment hasn’t shared anything about it yet.
Nevertheless, the GfK group, which analyzes and collects data from the English video game market, has a first return and it’s huge. In the UK, GOW Ragnarok achieves the best launch of the entire physical release franchise and beats its predecessor. An episode that sold 51% more units than God of War (2018) during the first week.
Number 1 on the charts there, God of War Ragnarok is the second biggest start in 2022… after FIFA 23. If the divine hot fades in favor of football, he regains the upper hand against Elden Ring and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. Box sales of the PS5 and PS4 exclusive are higher than those two games. Nothing is played however because CoD MWII was much more acclaimed in its digital edition. The dematerialized figures, which will be published soon, will perhaps redistribute the cards.
Inevitably, such a start also benefited the PS5 and other excluded like Horizon Forbidden West which rebounds in its new-gen version.