We know it: Kratos is not only strong physically, he is also strong when it comes to talking about him. And when the Greek God decides to announce the release date of his next adventure, the whole internet gets seriously carried away.
God of Stats
The God of War franchise is definitely one of the most prestigious in Sony’s portfolio and with each new release there is huge general buzz. Suffice to say that the arrival of God of War: Ragnarok should not derogate from the rule and as a size indexthe release date announcement made earlier this week has achieved stratospheric numbers on social media.
For example, in less than twenty-four hours, the mere thirty-second, commercial-like CGI trailer has been viewed almost… four million times. The unboxing of the official collector’s edition was viewed by nearly 1.5 million people, landing in YouTube’s Top 15 Trending Videos.
On the Twitter side, it’s also madness with, for the announcement of the release date and hold on tight, almost 160 000 likes et 35 000 retweets. Do you want more ? On Instagram, the dedicated post has crossed one million likes, downright. Stunning statistics for a release date and among the highest scores ever recorded for a video game.
Giant social media metrics for God of War Ragnarok release date announcement today
• PlayStation Instagram – 970k Likes
• PlayStation Twitter – 145k Likes
• Santa Monica Studio Twitter – 80k Likes (most ever)
• YouTube CG Trailer – 4+ Million Combined Views
HUGE numbers pic.twitter.com/t1h23txnmp
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See you in November
The mass is said: God of War Ragnarok therefore risks hitting everything when it is released. As much as an Elden Ring? Only time will tell, but we remember that yesterday an analyst predicted the victory of FromSoftware’s game on American soil in 2022 (in terms of sales, we mean), ahead of Kratos, but also Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (2022) and Pokémon Scarlet/Purple.
However, when you see the totally crazy media fallout from God of War Ragnarok, you might wonder if the PS4/PS5 exclusive wouldn’t be able to break Sony’s records. We meet on November 9 to see the damage.