God of Struggle Ragnarök units franchise document for first week UK gross sales



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God of Struggle Ragnarök is already posting excessive numbers, in accordance with knowledge from the UK gross sales charts. Onn its first day, it outstripped the primary week gross sales of each different recreation within the collection, together with its chart-topper predecessor, God of Struggle (2018).

Charts agency GfK reported the sport’s large debut, with boss Dorian Bloch telling Gamesindustry.biz, “Day 1 bodily gross sales have been already better than every other full-week launch gross sales for different titles on this franchise.” It additionally reported that the Ragnarök PlayStation 5 bundle accounted for 55% of this week’s {hardware} gross sales for that console.

God of Struggle 2018 was one in every of Sony’s best-selling video games on the PlayStation 4, hitting 23 million items bought as of November 1, 2022. In response to Sony’s current earnings report, it’s anticipating Ragnarök to promote equally properly.

There are a number of doable causes for this large surge in numbers. Ragnarök is a console-exclusive, cross-generational title, which means it’s an essential milestone launch for PlayStation house owners. It’s one other entry in a well-regarded collection that persistently sells properly. It’s additionally the follow-up to a story-heavy recreation which ended on a cliffhanger — which means many players are desirous to see the story accomplished.

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