The data doesn’t lie: God of War is doing very well on PC. A few days after the official launch, the porting of the Santa Monica Studio action recorded a peak of 73,529 players connected simultaneously on Steam, a figure much higher than that marked by its closest relatives, Horizon with 49,000 and Days Gone with 27 thousand.
Further proof of its success comes to us today from Steam Spy, a tool developed by Sergey Galyonkin that helps us keep track of video game sales on the Valve platform. Well, Steam Spy estimates they speak of sales within a range of between 1,000,000 and 2,000,000 units, in other words we can say that God of War has been purchased at least 1 million times on Steam. The margin of error is very high indeed, since Steam Spy is no longer as accurate as it once was – all “fault” of Valve, which has decided to make player profiles private by default. Although these data cannot be considered completely reliable, it must also be considered that the Galyonkin algorithm has repeatedly proved that it does not provide far-fetched numbers.
Staying within the scope of Steam Spy, we cannot help but notice that God of War took a few days to reach data comparable to those of Horizon Zero Dawn, Days Gone and Death Stranding, games released long before, already protagonists of promotional periods and all characterized by estimated sales between 1,000,000 and 2,000,000 copies on Steam.
God of War, remember, can also be purchased on the Epic Games Store, just like all the other titles mentioned, so their sales on PC are certainly higher. The Spartan, for his part, sees his tally grow further, which already included 19.5 million copies sold on PlayStation.