"The 1.1m pre-orders are for Europe only and that's [as] of last week," Sony told CVG after the figure was reported in today's Guardian.
Great and surprising! 1.1 million for Europe alone? That means around 1-2 million for America. Wow...has Sony got a game that'll sell over 2 million at launch?
and its currenly #7 in amazon JP, i know that not a big deal but its ahead of one of the most anticipated JRPG'S Star Ocean, Which i think is big, could be the first FPS to make it pass 50,000 this gen
that is massive a fps game ahead of one of the most anticipated jrpgs is a sensation in japan.
best thing about this theres still like 22 days left to pre order....AND THE COMMERCIALS ARENT EVEN UP YET!!!! just imagine when commercials start rolling in on tv and all the advertisements... easily it will reach 2.5-3 mil in preorders alone
Anticipated for who? The 10 people that own 360's in japan? :P
Looking to be a pretty good launch if they're already counting millions of pre-orders in a single region before the ad campaign even started. Now lets just hope Guerilla didn't add any songs with lyrics from the Qur'an that need to be taken out at the last minute.
Are those numbers really only for Europe? I read the interview with Reese, and I see it mentions 1.1 million pre orders but it doesn't say clearly if it is Europe only. Does someone know, and can confirm it is for Europe only. Thanks (still a few hours and the demo comes out.... can't wait)
Wow, Xiphos. Don't remind me of that song crap... It causes bad things to my brain.
haha LOL at the ppl that think halo wars will outsell this =D!!!
I doubt the US' will be double. Europe almost always sells more PS3 stuff than the US.
Friiiiiiiiicking AWESOME! THIS is THE shooter online on PS3! I cant wait for the demo tonight! PS3 smacks all other consoles in the face late february - Expect it to be an awesome event live from PlayStation Network!
Sony confirmed to CVG that the figure was Europe only. (Check the source)
as Killzone 3 is basically confirmed. Higher sales just means that they'll likely have more resource to dedicate to Killzone 3!! Now close your eyes for a second and imagine what KZ3 would look like??
Well, since nobody else has mentioned it, I guess I will: I guess Hiphopgamer was RIGHT when he said that Killzone 2 had over 1 million pre-orders on his latest show, and when he said it hardly anybody believed him, but I guess it just goes to show that he know things that go on behind the scenes.
Why is anybody surprised ? I mean, this game is constantly in the news since weeks and is still making waves. Sites feel the urge to drag KZ2 into anything just to get hits (like CoD6 will outsell KZ2 - for a use less poll which had nothing to do with KZ2 or CoD6, for that matter). Just mention KZ2 and you get a hit guarantee. Obviously the interest in this game is huge. Even if e.g. the people N4G is not the majority, its a pretty good indicator what to expect, if you see what's going on in here alone.
@Jammy_70 - Lol at the people that are going to buy Halo Wars thinking it's a proper Halo game.
All this with no ads? Amazing. Sony, you could have a monster launch if you only advertised the game.
This does not mean 1-2 million in US. Because there are more PS3's in europe then in the US. So please stop being so US centric, the only reason we have all the PS3 is doomed article is because people only look at the NPD results and nothing else.
Uh? Halo3 already passed 50,000 in JPN and sits at roughly 80,000 right now. Also, R:fom has sold close to 150,000 in JPN too. A better question is, will Killzone II surpass R:fom or the 200,000 zone. Gosh, Feb 27 is going to strain servers in EU & NA like Crazy... JPN already is far ahead with internet services so they'll always be good no matter what.
unlike Microsoft, spending a fortune on advertising. Killzone 2 reached this status without hardly advertisement. Wow this is great, sony really maximize their profits there. Instead of paying money for marketing, why don't they put more money in development and we get greater games instead unlike Halo 2.5. All marketing
Buh Buh Buh wait guys. The world revolves around the USA so this does not count LOLROFLBBQ. /sarcasm
I'm willing to bet that this game will sell HALO numbers. 3 million first week.
Yeah.. a must buy game!
Weee one of those pre-orders is mine :)
That is insane! This game is going to be a massive hit!
will be ps3's best selling game! amazing numbers,should sell more then halo3 did at launch,ps3 has a larger install base then the 360 did when halo 3 launched in 2007
The would drop the price of the PS3 right before the game drops....... imagine how many PS3's hey would sell then!
Sony will not drop the price. They will make more money this way. Once the sales slow down than they are more likely to drop the price. Every company is going for the most profit.
If sony was smart, they would keep the price and push the game through well placed advertisements. Sony needs to become profitable, you cannot just keep dropping the price and losing millions upon millions of dollars. I believe Sony will do a 50$ no frills price drop before christmas with some 2 game bundles stuff like that. Maybe they will do the 100$ drop, but i think they would be better off doing it this time next year. Before FFXIII.
If Sony were smart they would wait for all the sales on PS3s to dry up from Killzone 2, and then drop the price, to maximise profits.
The price has already dropped. Its 320 at Dell.com and if u r in the U.S and have a Circuit City near buy you could also get it for 320. Good luck
They don't need to drop the price. Sony already secure a place in the gaming market and gaming history. After all, the PS3 isn't going anywhere. This is their time to earn some profit, and the best time to drop the price is either sales are slipping bad or a major game drought. Sony also has core competency, so I don't think Sony needs to worry yet.
Congrats to GG :)
Holy crap, I thought that pre-order number was worldwide. I think I'm going to regret not pre-ordering...
Lol i thought the same thing, 1.1m worldwide, 1.1m only for EU is amazing :), 1 of them is also mine ^^
And 1 million in stores in the first week, 3 million total for the first week , that would be great for the PS3.
If EU is 1 mil preorders, I could see NA being about the same. This game will convert a lot of people over to the PS3.
I think it's safe to say it will sell about 2.5M it's first week (at least 1M in pre-orders for both EU & US). But that's b/c the game has met & exceeded the hype that we've all expected from it online. How well the game sells beyond pre-orders though will depend moreso on the ad campaign I think... The game should easily do 2M the first week (which would be good by itself!)... but it's ability to sell to those that don't already know the massive hype around KZ2 will depend on Sony's ability to CREATE hype through their ad campaign.
Yeah man, still 20 days and 1.1 millions in Europe.. And then the fact, that Killzone 2 is first on amazon.com ps3 charts since 2 weeks.. lol.. 5 million record!!!
must be happy that their hard work has been paying off, and the game hasn't even released yet! :D
Good job Sony. You invested the time and money and built up your first party and this is just one of the fruits you bore out of your labor. I expect the Uncharted IP, Resistance IP and hopefully Infamous IP will all bring success. Also, Please let White Knight Story Sell well and AQUIRE THEM!! More In-House JRPG developers is a MUSt!
And to think the 2 week advertising campaign is yet to begin :)
Where did you get 2 weeks from?
Didn't Sony say they were going to start a UK advertising campaign 2 weeks before release (I know this will continue after release but that dosn't effect pre-orders)
Expect that to increase substantially, they don't even start their ad campaign until mid Feb.
I. Can't. Wait. :)
whatsup buddy...man, you know I still have that Killzone 2 Fever... but I'll be alright on February 27th... lol :)
Sony has Ace on their hand. But, it all depends on how heavily they advertise it !! Yesterday, I went to best buy to get myself a new controller and I saw like 5 people on game Aisle checking out games and When I mention about Killzone2, 4 of them didn't even know what it was and one of them had pre-order from gamestop. Then I had sit there and advertise it for Sony. and, One of them was going to pre-order it. If Sony, advertise this heavily, it may surprise us big on number. This game is just so sexxxxxyyyyyyyyyyyy.
Hrmm well I have mine pre order but im in Canada... so :P But I duno I would rather see official numbers of this from Sony or GG.... because to have over 1 million pre orders in general is overly impressive..... but to have over 1 mill in Europe only that seems a little too good to be true... but ya never know but without proof I cant believe it myself.....until I guess the first day passes
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Hahaha...i still cant stop laughing with joy that it hit the 1 million mark on just pre-orders alone!! Imagine the sales tallying up after a month! GG is going to be rightfully rewarded for their huge effort and i hope that they make a better and more beautiful games after this.
So if that goes good , it can sell 1 million in first week and 1 million from pre-orders ( so total of 2 Million + ) In europe only , and the NA also around 2 mill i think so , 4 Million is possible in the first week and offcourse you have other countries ..
5 copies are mine :) 1 for the competition im running of course :)
Europe is Getting KILLZOWNED!!!
and there were people who were negative about the K2 sales , Go GG and Sony , a succes from Amsterdam.
I wish I lived in amsterdam :) lol
2-3 million copies, and i am usually not far off from my predictions EXCEPT if Michael Pachter had the same prediction as me.
heres the xboxfanboys??? lie killzone2flop? :P
cant wait :D
after the demo is release the pre-orders will increase.
the 360 fans are going to move from "not going to sell 35000 copies in one month" to "not reaching Halo 3 sales" I think they've already moved. Man, I totally hate the fact that MS brought sales into the equation of the console war. Sales, sales, sales... who gives a f*ck.
God, is that a million Euro, a million in the states, and thats just pre orders. Could Killzone sell 3 million its first week? And if so 6 million in its life? Wow.
Nice. I'm happy for those who will/did buy a PS3 because of this game. You will not be disappointed, especially with the upcoming line-up!
ok i just played the demo and here are my impressions: *speechless* (@@) ok that's it. that was my impressions.
downloading the demo now
im downloading both demos too see if there different the EU one and the pre-order one