God of War Sales Pass 23 Million Copies


PlayStation and Santa Monica Studio’s critically acclaimed God of War (2018) has now sold more than 23 million copies to date, according to the latest Sony earnings report.

The new sales figure is up from the 19.5 million copies sold as of October 2021, with the increase likely owed in part to the PC version of God of War being released earlier this year, that saw Sony's biggest launch on the platform to date.

God of War: Ragnarok's imminent release may be another reason for the boost in sales, and Sony is expecting the sequel to perform just as well as its predecessor.

"The previous God of War game released in 2018 was one of the biggest titles ever released exclusively for PlayStation, selling 23 million units cumulative to date," read the earnings report. "We expect similar performance from this new title as well."

The sequel will see the continuation of Kratos and his son Atreus's emotionally charged journey of self discovery as they venture through the lore steeped realms of Norse mythology while battling gods and monsters alike.

For a full breakdown of why we loved God of War, be sure to check out IGN’s review of the game, in which we said the Norse adventure was a masterpiece. In preparation of Ragnarok's launch on November 9, you can also watch IGN's spoiler-free Q&A to get fully up to date with the highly anticipated sequel.

Anthony Wood is a freelance science writer for IGN