High-definition remakes of classic titles can be popular, but only one particular Collection has managed to hit an impressive sales milestone.
Sony confirmed that the God of War HD Collection has sold one million copies worldwide. Sure, it took a few years, but it got there, right?
The port was done by developer Bluepoint games and featured 720p high-definition visuals for the first two God of War titles, which were late PS2 masterpieces. The Collection also gave us the benefit of 60 frames per second and perhaps best of all, a playable sample of God of War III . If you missed out, you can log on to the PlayStation Network and download the Collection ; it's available in digital format if you don't want the disc hanging around.
All this God of War talk makes us antsy for a GoWIV announcement. Supposedly, that unveiling should come some time later this month…we'll be on pins and needles until then.
Related Game(s): God of War HD Collection
Sweet! I'm glad to see God of War HD sell so well. Great for the series, great for the fans, and great for Bluepoint Games.
I hope Bluepoint continues working on HD collections. They've done amazing work stretching from here to Team Ico to Metal Gear Solid. I keep my fingers crossed Sony hires them for Ratchet & Clank HD collection and/or Square hires them for a Kingdom Hearts HD collection.
Last edited by DrRockso87 on 2/1/2012 11:01:06 AM
phew, good thing, too. how else was Sony going to convince people of " … a world where people felt like I was just trying to sell them things that they've already played." =p
no, for real, Sony's HD remakes are hot sauce, no matter what MS says about it.
Pretty amazing these games sell that well the 2nd time around. Proof enough that these are classics.
When it said "Trophy Support" it was bought and i now have both Plat's…. thank you Sony for the memories in HD
Awesome! Glad I could be a part of it 🙂
Can't wait for some news on the next installment!
"Cool beans", my HD copy's sitting right next to it's siblings, GOW 1, GOW 2 & GOW 3
Hope to hear a lot more HD collections topping the mil' mark too in the future too.
Last edited by BikerSaint on 2/1/2012 11:27:27 AM
I wonder what the profit is on this? Afterall, it is an update of games that sold earlier, so I would imagine that it would be higher then lets say GOW3.
maxpontiac, the God of War Collection made a HUGE profit considering how much it sold and how cheap it was to make, but it made nowhere near the profit of GOW3 lol, that cost about $44 million to make and going by the sales and using maths and a bit of common sense it made in excess of $200 million so about $160+ million profit, HUGE, a.k.a. the reason Sony will make God of War IV.
Thats it? I would have guessed more.
I've bought a couple copies of GOW collection.
Got one of my friends to buy a ps3 just because of GOW. (So I bought a collection for him for Christmas)
I'd really like to see physical sales vs digital sales!
What? According to Vgchartz the God of War Collection has sold around 2.5 million copies at retail… Maybe Sony is talking about the Origins Collection?
Last edited by JustThatGamer on 2/1/2012 11:46:24 AM
"The port was done by developer Bluepoint games and featured 720p high-definition visuals for the first two God of War titles, which were late PS2 masterpieces."
Is this for North America only?
That's a pretty sweet number. Clearly though, it didn't exactly influence sales of III as much as I thought it would have. Well, at least it paid off, and if the other HD collections end up selling the same, well… Great news.
*goes back to waiting for J&D*
I am one of the million. Also got the Ico collection. Those (so far anyway) were the only collections that caught my eye. Never played the Jak and Daxter games though, they could be next
I just picked this upped myself. Already beaten the ps2 versions, I bought this for my brother to experience the excellence that is GOW.
Congrats to SONY for this milestone. Though I tought it had sold more.
I am proud to have contributed to these classics in HD! News on GoWIV is highly anticipated!! Please keep the HD collections coming. This is coming from someone that never owned a PS1 or PS2.
Last edited by CrusaderForever on 2/1/2012 5:38:49 PM
Now they should release a Final Fantasy HD collection.
PSP version of FF 1 & 2
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7
Final Fantasy: Type-0
and a playable demo of FF vs 13
That would be a day one purchase for me 🙂
Whoops, I thought you were talking about the HD PSP ports. Either way, I like my idea 😛
It was great going through GoW 1&2 in HD while I was gearing up for GoW3. I can't wait to get my hands on the GoW origins and ICO/Shadow of the Collosus collections. But they will have to wait until I recover from my Vita spending spree this month.
only if $ony did their HD remakes properly like 343 did with halo anniversary.
imagine how much it would of sold then!
HD collection actually looks worse then GOW1 and 2 running on a BC ps3!