As you well know, Sony has managed to dominate the past generation of gaming thanks to the release of very successful IP first party, such as: Uncharted 4, The Last of Us Part 2, Marvel's Spider-Man, God of War and many others. But the journey on PlayStation 4, as fans of the Japanese giant will know, has not always been smoothies, given that at the launch of the console some exclusives did not completely convince the players, see The Order 1886 o Killzone Shadowfall, but luckily the company was able to quickly recover, churning out some truly memorable experiences.
One of the titles that literally sent gamers into raptures was the announcement of the new one God of War, this time featuring a more mature Kratos, bringing one of the most popular franchises of the Sony team back to PS4. Surely it was a very risky bet, given that the title of Santa Monica Studio has been completely revolutionized compared to the previous chapters, but that has managed to yield dizzying numbers to the Japanese company. God of War on PS4 has sold more than 3 million copies in just 3 days from launch, becoming Sony Worldwide Studios' best-selling game. This record was broken a few months later by Marvel's Spider-Man.
Taking a quick look at TJ Consunji's Linkedin profile, PlayStation Group Marketing Manager, we were able to discover not only the revenues generated by the latest adventure of Kratos and Atreus, but also what were the revenues of another of the exclusives made in PlayStation most appreciated by the players, that is Horizon Zero Dawn. According to what emerged from the report by TJ Consunji, the Santa Monica Studio game would have grossed more than $ 500 million in 2019, totaling more than 10 million copies in its launch year, with “all digital” sales that have 40% of this treasure.
As for the new IP launched by Guerrilla Games, Horizon Zero Dawn, Aloy's adventure grossed more than 400 million, distributing more than 8 million copies worldwide, of which about 35% comes from purely digital purchases. Last but not least of this accurate report we find one of the most profitable studios for Sony, and that is N, that with the Uncharted and The Last of Us franchises managed to bring over a billion dollars into the company's coffers.
As of 2019
God of War (2018) generated $ 500 million in revenue.
Digital sales of 10M + units with a 40% digital split.
Horizon Zero Dawn generated $ 400 million in revenue based on 8 million units sold globally (35% digital) pic.twitter.com/U7yCgdgATs
- Timur222 (@ bogorad222) December 20, 2020