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Gaming Community / Re: God of War OT - Dad of War
Last post by Xevross - Today at 09:45 PM
I'm now at
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Thamur's Corpse, that dude is fudgy huge! Just did the rune puzzle at the beginning of the area


Probably around 15 or 16 hours so far.  i did lots of side content today.

Also I love
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how more places to explore get revealed as the story progress and the world serpent gets out of the water more.

Oh man you're in for a treat.

You're probably on a couple of more hours than I was at that point, or maybe around the same ... hard to tell :P

Yep, the level and world design is truly incredible. I can't think of any game with better design, especially 'linear' games anyway.
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Were Amazon's issues with Sony prevalent back when Horizon and UC4 launched?

Anyway, I'm still expecting at least 3m all things considered. Might take the UK a while to realize how great the game is and different from previous ones.
No, not at all. Its a weird one to judge. It was available elsewhere quite widely so I don't know if the lack of stock at amazon will have had much of an effect. It maybe increased the digital ratio slightly.

Taking what is going to amount to maybe an 70%+ launch growth for a historically not particularly strong franchise in the UK, and calling it disappointing because it doesn't measure up to what was essentially Sonys biggest launch in who knows how long, is pretty fitting of that term.


Like I said, people need to learn to keep things in perspective and to not let fudgy internet hype completely cloud their judgement with these things, especially with an US centric franchise like this, since so much internet culture is driven by the US.
I said it was still a great launch, and a great growth for the series. The size of Uncharted doesn't matter, the relative increase can still be compared. 35% physical sales increase compared to 66% is not as good. Straight up. God of War hasn't grown anywhere near as much as Uncharted did in the UK on PS4, when God of War had more potential to as it was a reboot.

I wasn't judging anything off hype, just numbers. You're forgetting Horizon as well, which managed 30k more first week than God of War. You'd have thought those two would be more comparable, since God of War was already an established franchise, but Horzion did a fair amount better. Maybe with digital and the extra days taken into account, they're more equivalent but its hard to tell about that. Horizon still had 30% digital sales.
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I just checked and yep, Uncharted 4 was up 66% on Uncharted 3 in the UK. I was expecting God of War to get a similar boost over GoW3, and perhaps more than that due to how big this game seem to have got. 66% boost would have given it almost 120k, basically equal to Horizon. That was probably not an unreasonable expectation, so seeing it only get a 35% boost is a little disappointing.

Calling this a Franz Ferdinand reaction is a pretty bad look.
Taking what is going to amount to maybe an 70%+ launch growth for a historically not particularly strong franchise in the UK, and calling it disappointing because it doesn't measure up to what was essentially Sonys biggest launch in who knows how long, is pretty fitting of that term.


Like I said, people need to learn to keep things in perspective and to not let fudgy internet hype completely cloud their judgement with these things, especially with an US centric franchise like this, since so much internet culture is driven by the US.
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Gaming Community / Re: God of War OT - Dad of War
Last post by nnodley - Today at 09:27 PM
I'm now at
Spoiler for Hidden:
Thamur's Corpse, that dude is fudgy huge! Just did the rune puzzle at the beginning of the area


Probably around 15 or 16 hours so far.  i did lots of side content today.

Also I love
Spoiler for Hidden:
how more places to explore get revealed as the story progress and the world serpent gets out of the water more.
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I just checked and yep, Uncharted 4 was up 66% on Uncharted 3 in the UK. I was expecting God of War to get a similar boost over GoW3, and perhaps more than that due to how big this game seem to have got. 66% boost would have given it almost 120k, basically equal to Horizon. That was probably not an unreasonable expectation, so seeing it only get a 35% boost is a little disappointing.

Calling this a Franz Ferdinand reaction is a pretty bad look.
Were Amazon's issues with Sony prevalent back when Horizon and UC4 launched?

Anyway, I'm still expecting at least 3m all things considered. Might take the UK a while to realize how great the game is and different from previous ones.
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Most of us were expecting 100k+ physical sales, following the huge increases and success of other Sony franchises this generation. Obviously 90k is still a great result compared to the series past sales, but its not the fantastic result I was hoping for.

Its only compared to Uncharted 4 it looks bad really. Uncharted/ God of War had similar sales for the first three main games, but Uncharted 4's UK launch blasted this one's to bits (2:1), which I didn't expect at all. I thought this would at least manage around 2/3 of what Uncharted 4 could do. Maybe with increased digital it did, bit 2/3 is probably still the upper limit.

Uncharted 4 had very poor initial legs, I hope God of War is better.
Uncharted 3's launch sales were way above God of War 3's in the UK.
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I just checked and yep, Uncharted 4 was up 66% on Uncharted 3 in the UK. I was expecting God of War to get a similar boost over GoW3, and perhaps more than that due to how big this game seem to have got. 66% boost would have given it almost 120k, basically equal to Horizon. That was probably not an unreasonable expectation, so seeing it only get a 35% boost is a little disappointing.

Calling this a Franz Ferdinand reaction is a pretty bad look.
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Jesus christ, I see the Franz Ferdinand reactions that this news created on Resetera and come here just to find people talking the same way around here?

Seriously people, the game, including digital sales, will have close to doubled the launch numbers of the previous strongest launch in the series, and you are talking about "disappointing numbers".

What did you expect? God of War tripling God of War 3 launch numbers? Let's keep things in perspective please.
Most of us were expecting 100k+ physical sales, following the huge increases and success of other Sony franchises this generation. Obviously 90k is still a great result compared to the series past sales, but its not the fantastic result I was hoping for.

Its only compared to Uncharted 4 it looks bad really. Uncharted/ God of War had similar sales for the first three main games, but Uncharted 4's UK launch blasted this one's to bits (2:1), which I didn't expect at all. I thought this would at least manage around 2/3 of what Uncharted 4 could do. Maybe with increased digital it did, bit 2/3 is probably still the upper limit.

Uncharted 4 had very poor initial legs, I hope God of War is better.
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Jesus christ, I see the Franz Ferdinand reactions that this news created on Resetera and come here just to find people talking the same way around here?

Seriously people, the game, including digital sales, will have close to doubled the launch numbers of the previous strongest launch in the series, and you are talking about "disappointing numbers".

What did you expect? God of War tripling God of War 3 launch numbers? Let's keep things in perspective please.
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Eh 2m is way too low I think. Don't judge based on UK sales alone
I'm not. I just lowered my prediction based off UK sales. If I was judging off UK sales alone I'd say 1.4m (half of Uncharted 4), but I know it'll be better relatively.
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