We all knew God of War Ragnarok was going to be a slam-dunk success this year, but we did not anticipate it to break records. The game is now the fastest-selling first-party PlayStation game in history, and that is no small feat.
God of War itself is a game that brings back both happy and blood-boiling feelings from childhood, as we all sat down ready to discover what story would unfold before our very eyes. This November, we were introduced to what the developers claim to be the final game in the series, God of War Ragnarok. Of course, knowing this could be the end of Kratos, in general, had fans on the edge of their seats for this release, but the content and story itself had people biting their nails in anticipation. In a recent Tweet from @PlayStation, we learn that fans and gamers alike were much more excited about this release than anyone thought possible.
This was not only a record for the franchise itself, this was the absolute fastest-selling first-party PlayStation title in history. The action-adventure game sold 5.1 million copies in the week of its debut, and those numbers are still climbing as we speak.
Techraptor had the opportunity to chat with Danielle Bisutti, the iconic performance capture actress who plays the part of Freya in God of War Ragnarok. During this interview, Bisutti stated she "hopes it gets the recognition it deserves" when speaking about Ragnarok. Hopefully, seeing this monumental record broken encapsulates that vision of recognition she had, and ensures that all of that hard work, energy, and dedication from the team was well worth it in the end. Sadly, this might be the very last time we see a new addition to the God of War franchise, but what a great way to end an era.
If you want to see what we thought of God of War Ragnarok then be sure to check out our review!