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Old 05-04-2018, 11:49 AM   #1
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God of War Sells 3 Million Units in 3 Days


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One of PlayStation’s most iconic series is reaching new heights this week. Thanks to all of you, our fans, God of War has become the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive, with more than 3.1 million units sold globally in the first three days (April 20–22).

When we first revealed God of War less than two years ago, we knew we had something truly special. 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.
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Old 05-04-2018, 01:11 PM   #2
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Hard to say... there are a lot more consoles out there these days than there used to be. 3m in the days when a console had 20m units was something else. 3m when there are 40m consoles out there isn't as noteworthy.

I don't want to diminish the success of 3 million units in 3 days, that is amazing for any title, much less a single platform, but we should keep it in context.

3 million out of 20m units isn't as awesome as 3m out of 40m units...

It is like comparing a movie making $50 on opening day when tickets cost $1 and a movie opening at $500 breaking the record but the tickets cost $50 each... which was really the better opening? The first drew 50 people the second made more money but only drew 10 people...
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Word is that Sea of Thieves sold less than 500k units and that was Microsoft’s only Xbox exclusive for the whole year. It is like they just aren’t even trying.
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Old 05-04-2018, 01:56 PM   #4
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Wow. Well deserved. Sounds like a great game, though I HATE escort missions with a burning rage personally.

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It is like they just aren’t even trying.
I was such a huge Xbox gamer for years from their initial Xbrick to several XtraCrispies. I don't play their system or miss it at all, and it's in the other room (got it free). My son plays Fortnite. That's it.

Sony has had a much better generation.
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:21 PM   #5
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Wow. Well deserved. Sounds like a great game, though I HATE escort missions with a burning rage personally.



I was such a huge Xbox gamer for years from their initial Xbrick to several XtraCrispies. I don't play their system or miss it at all, and it's in the other room (got it free). My son plays Fortnite. That's it.

Sony has had a much better generation.
There haven't been any annoying escort missions that I have noticed. In fact, every mission has been a blast so far. I really love this game, and was elated when after needing a hint for a puzzle I realized I was only halfway done.

If you don't have it yet, you should go grab it. Definitely worth the full price.
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It was my understanding the son tagged along a bunch. I have no idea how much, I was just expressing my distaste for escorting NPCs who invariably have retarded pathfinding and become an irritant rather than enjoyment.

Glad to hear that's not an issue here!
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It was my understanding the son tagged along a bunch. I have no idea how much, I was just expressing my distaste for escorting NPCs who invariably have retarded pathfinding and become an irritant rather than enjoyment.

Glad to hear that's not an issue here!
The son tags along the entire time, he's a big part of the game.

Also, he's pretty useful if you know how to utilize him. Spam his blue arrows, plus Kratos' bare-hand attacks result in stuns which allow for insta-kills.
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It was my understanding the son tagged along a bunch. I have no idea how much, I was just expressing my distaste for escorting NPCs who invariably have retarded pathfinding and become an irritant rather than enjoyment.

Glad to hear that's not an issue here!
You don't escort Boy; he's pretty crucial and is pretty useful in combat.
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Well, I'd have to play it to comment on how well it works here (and I won't be, so...oh well for me), but in general I cannot stand any kind of escorting around of NPCs of any sort. Absolutely hate it. Let me control my primary character, interact with other characters when I need to and only then, and I'm good.

Glad to hear it works for y'all. Does look like a terrific game.
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Let me control my primary character, interact with other characters when I need to and only then, and I'm good.
This is exactly how this game is played. There are no escort elements in any part of the game. The kid is an extension of you, and is never in your way at any point.

IMHO, God of War has some of the most creative, refreshing game play I've ever had the pleasure of playing. By far the best single player game I've ever played.
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Word is that Sea of Thieves sold less than 500k units and that was Microsoft’s only Xbox exclusive for the whole year. It is like they just aren’t even trying.
You do know you can talk about good news for a platform without mixing in negative news/opinion for another?
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This is exactly how this game is played. There are no escort elements in any part of the game. The kid is an extension of you, and is never in your way at any point.

IMHO, God of War has some of the most creative, refreshing game play I've ever had the pleasure of playing. By far the best single player game I've ever played.
They only time I found any issue with him following you is in areas with the poison gas and you have to freeze the towers that release it. If you recall your axe before he walks safely through he will get stuck on the other side. He'll respawn next to you if you move far enough away (maybe loading a new section) but if you stay in that area his combat will be hindered as he won't be able to attack your targets. You'll notice is arrows icon in the bottom right of the screen changes and he is inaccessible in some others cases too but this is all very rare and mostly avoidable.
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If you are implying I have my head in the sand about where the Xbox One lies in the console race you are mistaken.

My only point is you can say good things about brand x without bashing brand y. It is like when I'm looking to buy a car and instead of the Honda guy trying to sell a Honda on the good things it has to offer he bashes the Toyota in an effort to convince me Toyota is bad.
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If you are implying I have my head in the sand about where the Xbox One lies in the console race you are mistaken.

My only point is you can say good things about brand x without bashing brand y. It is like when I'm looking to buy a car and instead of the Honda guy trying to sell a Honda on the good things it has to offer he bashes the Toyota in an effort to convince me Toyota is bad.


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Wow. Well deserved. Sounds like a great game, though I HATE escort missions with a burning rage personally.
As other people mentioned, there are no escort missions in the game. There basically isn't any fetch quests either. Not in the really obvious way you find them in a MMO where it's "Bring me 10 of this item and that's the whole quest."
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Inconceivable.

That's pretty perfect
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Does look like a terrific game.
Well of course it is, it has finally grown up!

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