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The milestone represents a new record for the long-running franchise.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

November 23, 2022

1 Min Read
God of War Ragnarok promotional artwork

God of War Ragnarok sold 5.1 million copies during its launch week to set a new franchise record.

According to Sony, that means Ragnarok has delivered the fastest-selling first party launch in PlayStation history.

Ragnarok's predecessor, God of War, had sold 19.5 million copies as of October 2021, and that was before the soft-reboot made its way to PC.

The launch hasn't been without controversy, however, with a composer who previously worked at Ragnarok developer Santa Monica Studio accusing the studio of failing to credit her for her work on the title.

In a thread posted on Twitter earlier this week, music producer Jessica Mao said she helped edit, arrange, and implement key audio beats but wasn't credited because she didn't meet the "minimum criteria."

We reached out to Sony for comment at the time, but have yet to hear back.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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