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God of War Series’ Worldwide Sales Show God of War III At The Top


God of War, along with Uncharted, is one of Sony Computer Entertainment’s top franchises. The games are well-received, among the higher-selling PlayStation brands, and Kratos is a recognized character. Additionally, Sony’s Santa Monica studio, which is the team that develops the God of War titles, are involved with many of the other games the company publishes in some capacity as well.


So, how do the God of War games sell? Recently, Sony released worldwide sales figures for every game in the series, including download sales (although, they didn’t specify the retail-to-download ratio). The sales also take Latin America into account under SCEA sales, and all PAL territories under SCEE. Take a look at the data below:


Game SCE America SCE Japan SCE Europe Total Sales
God of War 2,881,524 142,990 1,592,833 4,617,347
God of War II 2,527,522 113,280 1,603,727 4,244,529
God of War III 2,818,033 417,866 1,961,733 5,197,632
God of War Collection 1,748,663 155,600 514,253 2,418,516
God of War: Chains of Olympus 1,728,407 136,478 1,399,293 3,264,178
God of War: Ghost of Sparta 530,815 60,429 605,382 1,196,626
God of War: Origins 424,464 47,336 239,937 711,737


That’s 21.6 million God of War games sold worldwide, and it’s interesting to see that the highest sales came from God of War III on the PS3, despite the PlayStation 2 itself being a far more successful system. Not too shabby. The question is, where does it go from here?

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.