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Does God of War Ragnarök do better than Elden Ring?

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God of War Ragnarök gets off to a record start and even surpasses the highly acclaimed Elden Ring.

In less than a week, God of War Ragnarok has already made a name for itself in the hearts of gamers. The first numbers for the game’s launch have just come in, and they’re excellent. United Kingdom, the title takes second place in the ranking of the biggest launches of physical gamesjust behind FIFA 23 which remains unbeatable. It’s the media GamesIndustry.biz which relays the information by specifying that 82% of physical sales were for the PS5 version.

Not surprisingly, since the latest generation console is arriving in more and more homes around the world. With this information, the latest installment of god of war stands directly in front of Elden Ring who had nevertheless made very good starting scores. The figures are not yet known for the digital editions of the games, while Call of Duty Modern Warfare II probably reigns supreme in this area.

Kratos at his best

But Sony’s latest home game does even better than that. In effect, Ragnarok achieves an incredible record by selling more games in one day than all the other opuses in the saga had done in one week. It’s also 51% more games sold in a week than its predecessor. god of war (2018), yet crowned best game that year. The future therefore promises to be bright for God of War Ragnarok.

In any case, this is excellent news for Sony, which is not losing popularity despite some regrettable announcements a few weeks ago. The PS5 saw its price increase by 10% before the holiday season, and while the console is conspicuously absent from store shelves. That didn’t stop fans from getting their hands on the special pack containing the machine as well as God of War Ragnarok.

The analytical company GfK has also revealed that 60% of PS5 sales this week were for the bundle. god of war and that this is the best week for PlayStation in terms of PS5 sales since the start of the year. It remains to be seen now whether the game will manage to beat Elden Ring at The Game Awards, in the Game of the Year category.

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