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God of War Ragnarök Is the Biggest Launch in the Series' History

The game debuted at No.1 in the UK's retail and based on the physical sales alone, it is set to become the biggest God of War title launch in the UK.

New GfK data (via GamesIndustry.biz) reveals that the recently-released continuation of 2018's God of War, God of War Ragnarök, has debuted at No.1 place in the UK's boxed charts. The chart firm predicts that Ragnarök will be the fourth game in the franchise to become the best-selling title in the UK retail.

In total, thirteen God of War games have been released in the UK including six mainline titles (2005's God of War, God of War II, God of War III, God of War: Ascension, 2018's God of War reboot, and God of War Ragnarök) two games for PlayStation Portable (God of War: Chain of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta), and a series of collections, remakes, and remasters (God of War Collection, God of War Trilogy, God of War Collection: Volume II, God of War Collection, God of War III: Remastered).

The first God of War game was released in 2005 on PlayStation 2 and entered the UK's boxed charts at No.5 place. It was followed by 2007's God of War II which was first released for PS2 and topped the UK's retail. In 2010, the series moved to PS3 with God of War III and once again reached the No.1 position.

The fourth mainline game, God of War: Ascension, was released in 2013 but only reached the No.2 place as the first position was held by the Tomb Raider reboot. The series again reached first place with the release of 2018's God of War for PlayStation 4.

According to GfK boss Dorian Bloch, 2018’s God of War was a best-selling game in terms of both sales during the first week of its release and lifetime sales for the franchise. Now, as God of War Ragnarök is released, based on its physical sales alone, the game is set to become the biggest launch in the God of War series in the UK, GfK says.

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