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God of War has reportedly sold at least 1 million copies on PC

Sales will probably taper out around 23m LTD not bad for a franchise people once considered dead.

Sonys pc strategy is working. Let sales peter out on consoles and release them later for the extra 2+ mil on pc. Ragnarok will likely be hitting pc sometime in 2025-2026
 
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strange headache

Fluctuat nec mergitur
I absolutely love this game on PC, but I don't care about simultaneous releases. I can wait a year or so, it's fine. If SONY keeps treating PC players well, they will see that we are very loyal and supportive consumers.

Many PC gamers don't buy games on release anyway, which is why GOW will see continued sales over the next few years.
It will sell way more than a million copies, that's for sure.

Now let's see that Ghost of Tsushima port ;)
 
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MrA

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Well regarded game. Good port, not everyone owns a ps4
 

N1tr0sOx1d3

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So all things considered it's most likely between 2-3M in like a week. And people wonder why Sony ports their games to PC...



But console gamers have been telling Sony for decades that 30FPS is more than enough and they want better graphics instead, no?
Why not the option of both!?
More and more games are are letting gamers chose their experience. 👍
 

Lognor

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The ROI for this game on PC will be very VERY good.

Sony will undoubtedly be happy with it.

I always laugh when I see people say look... 1M on PC and 20M on consoles.. why even bother!?

lol.. this game was ported by a 4-5 team port studio... for 2 years. Even with modest estimates this cost them fuck all to make compared to what they will make from it. Sony are not stupid... they're not expecting "console level" sales from this game.. They also understand that this is opening up new markets to them and that it's going to take time to build up a rapport with PC gamers and these new communities.. before their numbers will really start to grow.
Didn't I read that it took two years to port it? So not so easy as clicking the "port to pc" button (/s). But yeah, I'm sure Sony is very happy about this. And hopefully that means they launch games a bit sooner on PC too!
 

N1tr0sOx1d3

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They should should let Bluepoint do a remaster just like DS to be honest, 60FPS AND updated visuals, what's not to like?
I genuinely believe that’s exactly what’s happening. They’ve already got the engine nailed down and Sony have been wayyyyy to quiet over this.
I hope Bluepoint are doing exactly this. 🍻
 

tmlDan

Member
The more money they can bring in the more studios they can open, the future of gaming from a consumer perspective looks bright
 

Neofire

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What defines port begging? Wanting to play a game is now considered port begging? I'm dying to play dying light 2 for instance, does that mean I'm port begging? PlayStation owners hoping to play future COD games are port begging?


This needs to be defined.
You know exactly what dude meant man no need to play dumb. Let's me pretend that there are plenty of people banned as we speak for running into pc only game threads wishing it was on Playstation or Xbox and got canned.

Nothing wrong with wanting to Play a game on a certain platform that it's not available for but people need to keep this same energy for Xbox exclusives and PC exclusives that aren't on Playstation that people ask for.
 
You know exactly what dude meant man no need to play dumb. Let's me pretend that there are plenty of people banned as we speak for running into pc only game threads wishing it was on Playstation or Xbox and got canned.

Nothing wrong with wanting to Play a game on a certain platform that it's not available for but people need to keep this same energy for Xbox exclusives and PC exclusives that aren't on Playstation that people ask for.
So, let me understand. You need to have the appropriate console to want a game? People with ps5 are port begging for HFW? No? People with a ps4 are port begging for HFW? It's not out yet, yet people want it. Port begging? Switch players are port begging for CP2077? I just want to make sure what constitutes for "port begging".
 
Didn't I read that it took two years to port it? So not so easy as clicking the "port to pc" button (/s). But yeah, I'm sure Sony is very happy about this. And hopefully that means they launch games a bit sooner on PC too!

Yea, fanboys will be quick to jump on that and overlook the fact that this was a TINY core team working on this for the most part. Probably didn't cost much at all to port this game, considering that. They're probably going to make a 30-40x ROI on this game for this game over the life of the product.

Sony knows full well that this is a different platform and that they are going to have to build a solid rapport with PC gamers to build up their franchises on the platform. What they will be looking for is continued growth for sequels to games being released.. ie Horizon 2 and Ragnarok.. and it seems to me that they are putting in the work now to ensure that porting is as easy as possible for future games. It's important to remember that games like Horizon ZD, and God of War were completely created and authored around the specific console hardware. These ports and Sony's new push into PC gaming means that games like Horizon 2 and God of War Ragnarok will likely have introduced pipeline changes in how they build and approach different development issues. Thus making it easier for the teams porting the games in the future.

I think it's fairly clear right now with the information out there, that Jetpack Interactive is quite ingrained with Sony Santa Monica now, and that they have simultaneously been doing a lot of the initial work alongside SSM on Ragnarok to help make the porting process easier in the future.
 

KungFucius

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This success will eventually have them releasing on Ps5 and PC together.
Why? They farmed out the port to another studio after the game was finished and it sold well, what motivation do they have to change the process? They could certainly do sooner, but simultaneous is a whole different thing.
 
Why? They farmed out the port to another studio after the game was finished and it sold well, what motivation do they have to change the process? They could certainly do sooner, but simultaneous is a whole different thing.
Ps5 shortage. They aren't really making anything on hardware. Might as well sell games same time and date. Otherwise, keep making ps4 games with ps5 upgrades. Ps4 can't play games with ps5 fidelity, while the majority of pc gamers can make use of their older/newer hardware.
 

Brofist

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You know exactly what dude meant man no need to play dumb. Let's me pretend that there are plenty of people banned as we speak for running into pc only game threads wishing it was on Playstation or Xbox and got canned.

Nothing wrong with wanting to Play a game on a certain platform that it's not available for but people need to keep this same energy for Xbox exclusives and PC exclusives that aren't on Playstation that people ask for.
Well this has become a bit of a gray area now that any and all Sony games are open season on the PC. Also this topic is pretty much centered on a Sony game coming to PC, so it's not really off topic here.
 
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Droxcy

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Doing my 3rd play through with a mod engine and it’s making it insanely fun.


Infinite rage, The boy infinite arrows and full maxed everything helping me enjoy the story of it again so well done.
 

dvdvideo

Member
Another log in the fire towards day and date pc releases. If I'm a sony exec I drool at the notion of sales increases for very little return, sooner rather than later. (Regardless of how it potentially hurts console sales long term)
 
People think this will cause them to fast track PC releases. I see it the opposite. They now know they can sell a 4 year old game at virtually the same price and it will still be successful.
This is how I see it. Give it 2 years minimum. Soak up all the console sales first. Then once console sales bottom out revitalize it with a good PC port and profit.in the case of GoW it was wonderful timing too, with Ragnarok right around the corner.
 

3liteDragon

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People think this will cause them to fast track PC releases. I see it the opposite. They now know they can sell a 4 year old game at virtually the same price and it will still be successful.
This is how I see it. Give it 2 years minimum. Soak up all the console sales first. Then once console sales bottom out revitalize it with a good PC port and profit.in the case of GoW it was wonderful timing too, with Ragnarok right around the corner.
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People keep talking about D&D on PC when this pretty much indicates the complete opposite happening in the future when it comes to their single-player games, I still think we'll see D&D for their multiplayer GaaS titles this gen.
 
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Three

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So, let me understand. You need to have the appropriate console to want a game? People with ps5 are port begging for HFW? No? People with a ps4 are port begging for HFW? It's not out yet, yet people want it. Port begging? Switch players are port begging for CP2077? I just want to make sure what constitutes for "port begging".
What does this even mean? People with PS4/PS5 are port begging Horizon Forbidden West? How could they be when it's officially releasing only on those consoles? If a game is confirmed to be coming out what exactly would they be begging for.

This is like saying looking forward to pay day makes you a poor beggar. You're being ridiculous.

Ragnorok is not coming to PC, there has been no indication or official announcement and you go into threads asking for a port you're port begging. In this thread however you can speculate all you want about how these PC sales may persuade them that's fine. I personally think they will use it to introduce people to the franchises and make the sequels exclusive for PS5 for years and years.
 
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