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Old 04-24-2018, 01:10 AM   #1
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God of War Could Be Highest Selling PS4 Exclusive, WIll Sell Above 10 Million Units

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God of War Could Be Highest Selling PS4 Exclusive, WIll Sell Above 10 Million Units: Michael Pachter

”I think 10 million units sounds like a low bar for it, actually.”


God of War launched last Friday worldwide for the PS4, and, after a series redefining reboot, and some historically high scores, it looks like the game is primed to do exceptionally well commercially as well. How well? After all, Sony’s games have done increasingly strongly at retail this generation, with Uncharted 4 and Horizon: Zero Dawn being the standouts in this department. Could God of War overtake them and become the highest selling PS4 exclusive?

According to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pacther, there’s a very high chance that it does. Speaking to GamingBolt, he said that the game’s critical reception plus strong widespread appeal should help propel its sales.

”It’s pretty well rated, and… I think 95 actually probably puts them in the 10 highest rated games of all time, I think the highest is Ocarina of Time? GTA got a 97. 95 is pretty universally a great, great game, so there’s minimal risk that anyone will buy it and be disappointed,” Pacther said. “I think that the gameplay is actually easy to pick up and play, and there’s a lot of little things in the game that can appeal to different niches of game players, there’s action, and adventure, puzzles, and a compelling story. It appeals to everyone, and I think making it a father-son story makes it similar to The Last of Us, which, again, brings in fans of that game too. So I think it will quite clearly be the number one bestselling PS4 exclusive.”

So how many units, exactly, are we thinking? Mr. Pachter feels like 10 million is all but guaranteed—that it might, in fact, be setting a low bar for the game.

”I think 10 million units sounds like a low bar for it, actually,” he said. “Last that Sony announced, there were 70 million PS4s out there, so 10 sounds really reasonable. I’d say realistically, it could do as many as 20 million. Now that’s hard, because not everyone who has a PS4 will like an action game like God of War. But I’d say between 10 and 20 million, and I’d say 10 million is a low estimate. I think they will absolutely do 10 million [over the game’s lifetime].”

This, of course, makes sense—as mentioned already, Sony’s games have continued to do well this generation, and God of War has more buzz and hype than any other one so far. Hopefully it achieves the success Pachter feels it will—it’s a game that has well and truly earned it.

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Old 04-25-2018, 06:30 AM   #2
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Not interested at all. The Last of Us sucked, and this is just that, reskinned with Kratos.
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:26 AM   #3
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Is the gameplay like Last of Us? The other God of War games don't really play like it.
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:42 PM   #4
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I'm gonna get it tomorrow. Can't be as dislexic as the last of us.

It is god of war, and i'm expecting spectacular battles with big monsters more than a coherent story. It better have an effin final boss aswell. I will be well pissed off if that becomes a thing.

I do worry about the "souls" inspired gameplay though. But i'm gonna get the game for 25 euros. Probably will get Shadow of the colossus for the collection aswell.
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:28 PM   #5
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To me, it plays more like Dark souls with a kid helper.
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That's probably why I'm enjoying it so much right now. I'm big on the soulborne games.
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I'm playing it and loving every moment. One of the best games made.
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Yeah I paying it at the moment it's really good. A very solid action adventure with lots of optional and hidden parts that most people will miss. It doesn't remind me of Dark Souls though, it's also weird seeing such a subdued Kratos.
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It is god of war, and i'm expecting spectacular battles with big monsters more than a coherent story. It better have an effin final boss aswell. I will be well pissed off if that becomes a thing
You're going to be disappointed on all fronts.
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