God of War: Ragnarok sold more copies in its debut week than any other first-party PlayStation title, the official PlayStation Twitter account. Sony says the game posted 5.1 million first-week sales, beating it The Last of Us Part II, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Ragnarok’s predecessor, God of War (2018).

The AAA action-adventure epic, released on November 9, became a commercial and critical favorite. In addition to moving tons of copies, it currently holds a 94 percent score on Metacritic, based on 135 critics. This is the same score as the previous game. Ours from Ragnarok praised the satisfying battle with the Leviathan and Blades of Chaos, majestic scenery and surprising twists. And our own Nate Ingraham thinks the more diverse enemies are a huge improvement over the 2018 title. His only major gripe was the narrative, which he felt was too long and at times felt bogged down by a lack of editing.

Comparing sales to past Sony exclusives isn’t always straightforward. The company used different time periods for different games, presumably to meet the PR needs of the moment. For example, he announced sales for the first three days for (four million in 2020), (3.3 million in 2018) and (3.1 million in 2018). However, Ragnarokfirst week sales nearly doubled those of which sold 2.7 million in the first week of 2016.

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