God of War Sells 3 Million Copies in Three Days

God of War Sells 3 Million Copies in Three Days

"We're rich, boy. Er, rich in friendship and life lessons, of course." [Cough]

God of War for the PlayStation 4 sold 3.1 million units over 3 days (April 20 through 22). That makes it the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive to date. This calls for a celebration. I recommend stripping down to your skivvies, jumping in a vat of flour, and addressing your offspring all day with gravelly-voiced commands. If you lack offspring, cats and dogs are acceptable substitutes.

Sony is understandably happy about God of War's success. Asad Qizilbash, the Vice President of Marketing for Sony Interactive Entertainment America, celebrated the milestone today with an announcement on Sony's official blog.

"When we first revealed God of War less than two years ago, we knew we had something truly special," Qizilbash writes. "Fans reacted with tremendous excitement to this bold reimagining of the franchise, and we were thrilled to explore the unique father-son dynamic between Kratos and Atreus. Fast-forward to present day with the game’s release, and we are humbled to see such positive reviews."

"Row, row, row your boat." (To be sung in Kratos' voice)

Shannon Studstill, the head of Sony Santa Monica Studio, also shared a heartfelt thank-you with the world.

"The belief in the game's vision and the passion for storytelling across the team is undeniable," Studstill writes. "We look forward to hearing more about how fans are creating new memories of their favorite God of War gameplay moments that will be remembered for a long time."

We enjoyed Kratos' new game a great deal ourselves—enough to write extensive God of War guides outlining the locations of every collectable and battle, including the Valkyries. Check them out and think about taking me up on that "naked flour romp" celebration I proposed earlier.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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