Sony: Killzone Shadow Fall sold 2.1 Million Units

onPause writes:

Today Sony PlayStation Europe tweeted that PS4 exclusive Killzone Shadow Fall sold 2.1 Million units worldwide which means about half of the 4.2 million people who picked up a PS4 also grabbed this launch title.

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Nyxus1449d ago

That's actually very impressive.

ZodTheRipper1449d ago

Yes but I think that lots of Killzone Bundles (the big, awesome ones) are included in that number. Still very impressive and I'm glad that Guerilla is successful with it please leave the Killzone franchise for awhile.

guitarded771449d ago

There weren't any official KZ bundles in the US. I would be interested to see how many actual KZ bundles there were before making a claim.

abzdine1449d ago

impressive numbers, bravo Sony for the good marketing!
just too bad the game is boring, especially after 2 amazing killzone games (KZ2 and KZ3).

x2good4u2x1449d ago

There were in Europe. Normal PS4 was all sold out, I had to get the KZ bundle to get my PS4.

pedrof931449d ago

Thats why BF and CoD sold more on Xbox.

In Ps4 they had to go against KZ SF

ZodTheRipper1449d ago

Well this announcement came from the european PS Blog and the bundle sells like hot cakes here. Also, lot's of people are selling their copy of KZ right now for about 30€.

Of course it sold tons of normal copies as well but there's a world outside of the US too.

truefan11449d ago (Edited 1449d ago )

Just because I'm all about objectivity, Does this count as spin by Sony. They know damn well 2.1 million didn't buy that game, they included forced bundles as sales. If they did sell 2.1 million that's impressive, but not more impressive than the twitter conversation on this post lol. Lastly this was like the only big ps4 exclusive people had to buy something, the problem is gamers realized their mistake and probably resold the game.

@Corpser lol only 1500 people online, but they sold 2.1 million hmmmmmmmm.

GTgamer1449d ago

@truefan of xbox
Your mad because no Xone Exclusive sold that much so you come on KZ article hating on GG success :/ when Forza 5 announced they reached a million in sales did you see me screaming omg must of been the bundles -_-.

SpringHeeledJack1449d ago

Amazing game no matter what the haters say, you don't sell over 2 million copies by accident.

The multiplayer is very addictive and the tea time spotlight move is too funny. Just needs a patch for the ridiculous lag.

PoSTedUP1449d ago Show
DigitalRaptor1449d ago (Edited 1449d ago )

@ truefan1

At it again, I see.

You do realise that people CHOOSE to buy bundles. They don't just buy a bundle with a game they don't want to play. There were plenty of non-Killzone bundles to buy. So why would be choose the Killzone bundle? Because they wanted the game. It counts as a sale.

You are the kind of fanboy that believes every lie Microsoft tells you, whilst trying to call out Sony as the liars - when history dictates who the manipulative, deceitful corporation is who consistently lies to their consumers. Your reaction here is what happens when a person becomes insecure about the criticism that their chosen console is getting, so tries to spin it the other way to make themselves feel better about their own purchase. Telling lies yourself, we can see who your inspiration is.

Killzone: SF is a quality game, but you can't deal with the fact that PS4 still has more games available, regardless of them being exclusive or not.

Akuma071449d ago (Edited 1449d ago )

Uhhh no, the Killzone bundles were VERY limited. Also in most countries those bundles weren't released until December.

Also, if that dude above is THAT desperate that he needs to try and downplay KZ:SF's success, then gtfo.

2.1 million KZ:SF sales, if someone bought the bundle, chances are that they chose to. Yeah SOME people may have been forced to because of the normal unit being sold out, but in all honesty how often would that have happened? Not very.

DarkHeroZX1449d ago

Truefan1 is nxtgen720 on YouTube. Go watch any of his videos and hold your nose cause they stink like hot trash.

ITPython1449d ago

@trollfan - You don't think bundles should be included in sales figures? Why not? People obviously bought the bundles that most appealed to them, and people bought the KZ:SF bundle because they wanted KZ:SF + a PS4. If there was no bundle they would have bought KZ:SF separately. Derp much? Maybe Sony shouldn't count the consoles sold in bundles because people really bought the bundle for the games they came with. LOLOL!!

Counting a game sold in a bundle as a sale is perfectly legit. However counting consoles that were given away for free as sales, is not. And we all know MS padded their sales numbers of XB1's from all the dozens of giveaways they had going at nearly every fast food place in the US + nearly every bag of chips and soda had "Win a Xbox One!!" on it.

solidjun51449d ago

"Just because I'm all about objectivity...."

And that's where I'll stop. There's no need to read any further. It's probably just tripe. I doubt you played the game.

scott1821449d ago

Great job Sony! Very good sales numbers for a next gen game. Congrats.

badz1491449d ago (Edited 1449d ago )


wow, your ignorance and jealousy is so obvious, it stinks! so what if they included the bundles in this 2.1 mil sold? you do know that the bundle cost just a little bit cheaper than buying the PS4 and the game separately, right? or are you thinking that when a game is bundled in, they are given for free? I bought the bundle because I want KZSF and buying it separately cost slightly more so I actually save a bit by buying the bundle.

no matter how you see it, hate it if you want (obviously you already are!) 2.1 mil sold with 4+ mil console is one hell of a great achievement, no question ask! it's mind boggling even when you think that Super Mario 3D World only sold over a million copies when it's THE game that people say will save the Wii U!

give credits where it's due please. KZSF is not perfect and a lot of improvement can still be made but the MP is quite addictive and congrats to Sony and GG for this achievement.

JokesOnYou1449d ago (Edited 1449d ago )

Well congrats to sony....2.1 mil KZ SF games sold in just over 2 months is great.

ambientFLIER1449d ago

"Amazing game no matter what the haters say, you don't sell over 2 million copies by accident."

Uh, yeah you do, when it's one of only a few launch games available for the system...

Kind of like bragging that Forza 5 sold a lot. Well, duh...

miyamoto1449d ago (Edited 1449d ago )

Guerilla bet on the right horse to make a launch title and they freaking succeeded!

Having a launch title have its risks and rewards!

This is what I am talking about!

This means moar Killzone to come!

Third party devs should have launched their titles with PS4 launch.

The Future is Now! PS4
Missed opportunity for some but I hope they can catch up real quick like Drive Club and inFamous Second Son

Ju1449d ago

"Thats why BF and CoD sold more on Xbox."

...but they actually didn't (and BF can prove it: )

Also, if those numbers are correct, I have the feeling Sony sells a lot of games online, too. I got only one disk version - and BF was an upgrade - the other games I bought on PSN.

HyFackingDro1449d ago

Killzone Shadow Fall was also the most returned/exchanged game on PS4 as was RYSE to the XBONE. That should bring back the numbers down to like 500k

PoSTedUP1449d ago (Edited 1449d ago )

...and I had the Trolling comment? are you guys on Drugs!? oh wait nvm i see where i may have hurt some feels... my bad.

badz1491449d ago


"That should bring back the numbers down to like 500k"

WHAT? HOW? you do know that GG and Sony only get the money from the 1st hand sales only, right? no matter how many are traded in, the money is already in the bank. the 2nd hand copies are for the likes of Gamestop to worry about, not Sony or GG anymore.

and digital copies are not returnable or trade-able, so there's that too.

Spartan1191449d ago


No different than MS going around defending Kinect and saying Kinect adventures was the biggest selling title on Xbox 360. It was bundled with kinect so shouldnt that take away from those figures.

uso1449d ago

COD and Battlefield sold more on PS4 worldwide

Prime1571449d ago


Because there were no x1 retail bundles, right?

reaperofsouls1449d ago

@ pedro93

"Thats why BF and CoD sold more on Xbox"

well that not true according to vgchartz

- cod ghosts {PS4= 1.63M} and {bone = 1.39M}
- BF4 {ps4= 1.28M} and {bone = 1.05M]

5eriously1448d ago

"""Truefan1 is nxtgen720 on YouTube. Go watch any of his videos and hold your nose cause they stink like hot trash.""

Oh my Goodness what a Buffoon! Now I know thanks!

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Hatsune-Miku1449d ago

Glorious and well deserved. As the best launch fps game I'm happy to hear it sold well. I'm glad to also know that this seals the deal for killzone 5.

Ps4 is the future and the future is ps4

LOGICWINS1449d ago

And I suppose ull still be here in the future as well..


BlackTar1871449d ago

God i hope they don't make killzone 5 anytime soon. Game is very very very very very avg. Sorry for Killzone fans who disagree with me but the game is COD future mode.

TheGreatAndPowerful1449d ago (Edited 1449d ago )


Are you planning something? Hatsune keep your eye on him I don't trust him.


KZ2 was amazing and 3 was ok although a bit short but yeah SF was nowhere near the quality of the previous titles.

johndoe112111449d ago


You really need to explain to me how this game is anything like cod. This game is as far from cod as the east is from the west. I have played cod non stop for the past 6 years and I haven't touched ghosts since I started the killzone multiplayer.
Please explain what exactly makes this like cod other than the fact that it's a FPS?

mediate-this1449d ago

Your opinion, just like my opinion is kz sold well because there is literally nothing to play on ps4, you got multiplsts n two first party,

BlackTar1871449d ago


Would love too. Lets see small maps overpowered weapons. Turrets flying and land based. These things im about to name arn't in COD specifically but they remind me of it. Shields , Medics that revive from across the map. Hence why i said COD future edition.

I also have played KZ2, KZ3, KZSF, COD MW,MW2,WAW,Black ops 1 & 2.

bjmartynhak1449d ago

"overpowered weapons" - I can't tell any. Maybe the Sickle in the Penthouse map, only, maybe.

"Turrets flying and land based" - They are abilities, not killstreaks that make an unbalanced match become even more unbalanced.

Shields - can't see the connection with COD

"Medics that revive from across the map" - There are medics in BF..., hence across the map would be BF future edition at maximum

And I will add one very important difference: damage/health
You die way quicker in COD. Therefore almost everytime you have the chance to fight back.

Prime1571449d ago

God, I agree with you every time until you do that ps4 future Crap... then I grow ashamed that I, somehow, get lumped in the same stigma with you.

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showtimefolks1449d ago

very well deserved a FPS that actually delivered the next gen experience unlike BF4

I think lifetime sales could reach 4-6 million and that is great for the developer and the IP

pedrof931449d ago

Actually 2 mil is already well above profit marge so.

sergons1449d ago

This game is crap, where is the promised 60 fps? The blurry FXAA, the super blurry sides, and the low FOV are really combining to give me a headache and I never gotten headaches playing games ever.

bjmartynhak1449d ago

I actually like the low FOV

ambientFLIER1449d ago (Edited 1449d ago )

I'm sorry, what? Really? You think that THIS game delivered the next-gen experience just because the graphics look good but its story got blasted by a lot of people?

BF4 is the one that delivered the next gen experience. It is far more impressive to see a 64 player battle with destruction and vehicles and levolution than it is watching a killzone match..

showtimefolks1449d ago


yeh i will take a game that works over a game that doesn't

also story in KZ;SF is good not bad unlike COD and BF4. Its about 9-10 plus hours long and is interesting

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LaChance1449d ago (Edited 1449d ago )

If I had a PS4 I wouldn't know what to buy except for KZ. That said I would have traded it in the very second I beat it.

It's the most traded in exclusive too. Funny because its also has competitive FPS online multiplayer.

Dmagic1449d ago

dont know why all the disagrees killzone is nothing but a tech demo gameplay is horrible,unfun, and bland as hell did not have one oh shit moment sure was a pretty game i will say. i sold it the same week i bought it wish i got 2k instead now money wasted.

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Outside_ofthe_Box1449d ago

I guess this news hurts you deep inside huh?

TIER1xWOLFPACKx1449d ago

Ohh guess what ryse was the moat traded in X1 game

Akuma071449d ago

That is probably because both games may have great single player experiences but multiplayer lacks. I don't play KZ:SF multiplayer, haven't even tried it because usually if I want to play competitive FPS, I go for BF4.

I really love KZ's single player content though. Great experience and beautiful visuals. Best looking launch title EASILY.

FamilyGuy1449d ago

"It's the most traded in exclusive"

It's also the highest selling next gen exclusive so that goes par for the course. The higher the number of owners, the higher the number of possible trade-ins, derp.

Keep spinning though, maybe you'll get dizzy, hit you head and leave n4g for like a year again.

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HomerJDog1449d ago

considering it was the only next generation exclusive for ps4 worth getting it makes sense

punisher991449d ago


It was the best exclusive launch next gen game period. So yeah, it does makes sense.

ExitToExisT1449d ago

It's probably because Killzone: SF is the only game to buy on ps4 if you played bf4-ac4-cod-nfs on old gen consoles or pc.

hellzsupernova1449d ago

From what I played of it, I really enjoyed it, the single player was far better then battlefield 4 (that was the only other first person shooter I played at launch), and them graphics were pretty awesome.

Made the battlefield single player look like trash if I'm honest.

GUTZnPAPERCUTZ1449d ago (Edited 1449d ago )

It is for a new system, well not if you look at Halo 3 which sold 8.1 million copies in a few months, Sorry I HAVE to keep the balance on this site, which is hard work!

specialguest1449d ago

When you stated "keep the balance on this site", it would've been funny if your text character was positioned on the center underneath your paragraph to look like it was literally balancing it haha

3-4-51449d ago

Killzone isn't exactly a widely known game, so for it to sell that many is pretty impressive actually.

I mean people know it, but it's not like it's COD.

jc121449d ago

Im sure ill get down-voted by all the sony fanboys on this site...but honestly, this game is pretty crappy. The graphics are good, but the gun play is particularly lackluster, its really as simple as that. Whenever I put this game in my PS4, all I can think of is playing BF4. That is a really bad sign for Killzone.

As with most new consoles, I think people want to get that "flagship" game - especially when its a first person shooter - to show off their new console's capabilities to their friends. More or less, KZ is just a tech demo with minimal substance. There's a reason why its the most traded in game for the PS4 at Gamestop.

jetlian1449d ago

My friend rented for me after not liking it! He was mad I only played an hour. Sp is weak and same with mp

It will sell like alot of early games next we be 1 to 2 million tops

otherZinc1449d ago

That's actually a lie.

It sold less than 500k in the US. So, it's impossible to sell 1.5million more from a fps in other parts of the world.

When SONY post their numbers, I'll believe it then.

Budobear1449d ago

Its impossible to sell 1.5 million for a FPS outside of the US!
Please tell me how you've worked this out?
Just how small do you think the population is outside of the States?

awesomeisjayell1449d ago (Edited 1449d ago )

actually its not seeing thats its basically the only exclusive on PS4 and on top of that its mediocre. Sony step your game up.

Abdou0231449d ago

Unfortunately most people just played the Single player and traded it or put it on a shelf, They missed the great fun which is the Online !

DevilishSix1449d ago

It's a pretty decent shooter to launch a new generation. It diffently had the graphics to back it up. The universe, atmosphere, and gameplay is up to the player to determine if that appeals to them. Same with a game like Halo, believe it or not some don't care for that franchise or universe.

Tzuno1449d ago

That's actually the only mediocre game that PS4 has and a reason to avoid that dust.

dsswoosh1448d ago

Lmao no.

A game as bad as Killzone selling half the amount the actual console sold proves one thing -

There are no decent games to choose from on the PS4.

Magicite1448d ago

For a launch title it really is very good. This means that almost every 2nd PS4 owner bought Killzone Shadow Fall.

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NYC_Gamer1449d ago

I'm happy that KZ is having huge success