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Submitted by Columbo 1981d ago | news

SCEA responds to February NPD, heralds Killzone 2 sales

Sony sold 276K PS3 units, 199K PSP units and 131K PS2 units in February. Sales went up across the board since January 2009, but are still down from 2008 levels. Killzone 2 sold 323K copies, becoming the fifth best-selling game of the month. Depending on your fanboy bias, this is either a disaster considering the incredible hype surrounding the title, or this is a terrific accomplishment, considering the game's two-day availability in February.

SCEA's Peter Dille, Senior Vice President of Marketing and the PlayStation Network, responded to this month's NPD numbers. "In February, we had a tremendous kickstart to what promises to be another record year for the PlayStation brand with the launch of mega blockbuster hit Killzone 2, which ranked in the top 5 with only two days of sales in February and has been garnering extraordinary reviews, and a noteworthy 92 Metacritic score. We have no doubt this game will deliver a next gen experience and will be responsible for driving hardware sales throughout the year." (Industry, Killzone 2, PS3, PSP)

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crazy-eyez-killah  +   1981d ago
Great game and they deserve great sales but I wont lose sleep over the sales either way..

I'm a gamer not a Sony/Microsoft employee.
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table  +   1981d ago
too right
and as a gamer, i'm happy i chose the ps3 as it has the best exclusives so far and the best in the making. 360 fanboys can keep playing their sales all they like. hehe, i pitty them really.

Amazing that the ps2 is still selling well even with all the used consoles in circulation.
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ultimolu  +   1981d ago
Amen.

This game kicks ass. I'm getting back to it tonight because whew...there are some really intense battles in it! :O
Aaron Greenterd  +   1981d ago
Don't believe the numbers.

Believe ME....Killzone 2 flopped!

Sony is bleeding customers at retail!!

Even though ps3 sales + ps2 sales > Xbox 360 sales, they are losing customers to us!!!!! I promise!!!!

I am your master, you shall bow before ME!!!!
DixieNormS  +   1981d ago
lol at stewgart
calls himself a gamer and only owns the PS3. I pitty this fool.
ultimolu  +   1981d ago
Dixie, you can own one console and still be a gamer.
table  +   1981d ago
lol at me
i dont need a 360 when i can get most 360 games on PC and the ones i cant get I play at my mates house. maybe when the price cheap enough i shall go for a 360 but there is just no need at the moment as the 360 doesnt have that many good exclusive games.

Edit @ below: I dont pity 360 owners i pitty the 360 fanboys for constantly playing their sales. must be a great laugh.
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Silellak  +   1981d ago
@1.1
There is no reason to pity 360 owners. They own a great system. Same can be said for PS3 owners, really.

Plenty of gaming love to go around this generation, no matter how many people don't want to see it that way.
Pennywise  +   1981d ago
Dixie, I own a PS3 and a PC.... Why would owning a 360 make me more of a gamer?

What it would make me is REDUNDANT. Look it up if you dont know what it means.
ChampIDC  +   1981d ago
Stewgart
The only problem is that 360 fanboys aren't the only ones that play sales. All fanboys do it. Fanboys just need to try to pick out every little thing to argue about.
darkride66  +   1981d ago
Huh. So that's how you respond to NPD numbers without making an ass of yourself.
Greenberg should take notes.

Focus on what you've got, don't make up stuff about how your competitors are "hemorrhaging at retail."

Unless you really don't have anything positive to point out other than "Look at our increased sales that we bought and paid for with a 60% reduction in our own profits last quarter! Sure we're losing money on the hardware again and don't have an exlusive lineup to speak of..Netflix is only available in one region, we haven't fixed RROD yet and warranties are expiring en masse, the PS3 is catching on way faster than the 360 ever did, we lost the format war, Avatars are lame and just sit there looking like members of WHAM and all of last year before the price drop sales were below 2007 levels..but it'll pay off in the end! It has to!"
Montrealien  +   1981d ago
I guess the main idea is that a gamer does not care about sales, just that all consoles are doing great and driving eachother to make great games and stay competitive. Grats to Sony, playing the numbers like they should, grats to MS, who do the samething, grats to all of us, for having a console market that can support 3 thriving consoles, which was though to be impossible 10 years ago.

And I pitty fanboys on either side of the fence. They mean nothing in the real world, and just exist in this make believe world of comments sections and forums.
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Mindboggle  +   1981d ago
@ N4PS3G
Great game, deserves all the sales it gets....
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John Hendry Eden  +   1981d ago
Sony PRs are embarrassing.
N4PS3G  +   1981d ago
@Mindboggle

I know its hard for you...but don't cry
Danja  +   1981d ago
I dont see what the big fuss about KZ2 sales are , everyone is acting like this is a huge freakin Franchise , comparing it ot Halo or Gears , yeh there's alot of Hype surrounding it but that was mostly internet based , still sold good for 2 days , im enjoying the game so are many others..

That Aaron guy needs to take note before all there trash talking comes back to bite them in the rear.
Lifendz  +   1981d ago
It makes for good conversation
if you don't care then kudos to you. I like to see the numbers and compare/contrast what's going on in gaming sales. Gives me a good barometer of where the industry is and what the public wants.

I do the same thing for movies. I look at the box office numbers to see if a movie I enjoyed did well. If it does you're almost guaranteed a sequel.

And KZ2 had soooooo much hype around it that you almost had to look and see what it did at retail. Granted, the numbers only represent 2 days, but to sell that much in 2 days is pretty darn good. If you extrapolate those numbers to have the game out just as long as SF4, it looks like KZ2 would've been a monster.

Either way, I'm enjoying the hell outta the game. I just got my medic badge and I can't wait to get some other badges.
Jager  +   1980d ago
"1.11 -
I guess the main idea is that a gamer does not care about sales, just that all consoles are doing great and driving eachother to make great games and stay competitive. Grats to Sony, playing the numbers like they should, grats to MS, who do the samething, grats to all of us, for having a console market that can support 3 thriving consoles, which was though to be impossible 10 years ago.

And I pitty fanboys on either side of the fence. They mean nothing in the real world, and just exist in this make believe world of comments sections and forums"

Too true, bubbles.
cayal  +   1980d ago
for God's sake, it's PITY not PITTY.

Stop being so called "gamers" and start being friggin intelligent.
Hallucinate  +   1981d ago
in b4 'nice spin sony'
ultimolu  +   1981d ago
Lol, you know it'll happen.

Only on N4G. xD
eagle21  +   1981d ago
So selling 600k+ systems to consumers and more top 10 software units than greenturd is bad?
Sony's brand gets more gamers in the store every month of EVERY year in any region than microsoft.

Microsoft is wacky, and their fans are delusional.
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ActionBastard  +   1981d ago
Agreed x 17

Bubbles!
militant07  +   1981d ago
do you remember "Killzone 2 going to sell better than MGS4" article !

do you remember "millions of preorder"

do you remember "its going to push hardware sales"
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gdguide  +   1981d ago
Do you remember 2 days of KZ sales? Do you remember the other 26 days of the month it didn't have a chance to sell? LOL
Pennywise  +   1981d ago
millitant, I know it might be hard for someone like you to understand... but I will spell it out for you SLLLLOOOWLY.

T-W-O
D-A-Y-S
A-T
R-E-T-A-I-L
W-I-L-L
N-O-T
H-A-V-E
A
B-I-G
I-M-P-A-C-T
R2D2   1981d ago | Offensive
militant07  +   1981d ago
most of games sell best and most in first 3 days
mboojigga  +   1981d ago
Do you remember that Sony made the stupid decision to release it on the 27th? But if excuses helps you get through the month of March then so be it.
Dacapn  +   1981d ago
There's a lot of MS and Sony shareholders on this site.

...back to playing KZ2 XD
morganfell  +   1981d ago
NPD's wiki page says they only tally 60-65% of retail sales. Places like Toys R Us are not even reported. Do the math and you will see that KZ2 likely pushed over 500K in two days in the US alone.
R2D2   1981d ago | Offensive
N4PS3G  +   1981d ago
2 days at retail? SO WHAT????

Halo 3 Reports $170 Million in First 24 hours Revenue Sales and by 2007 ..xbox 360 console's install base was smaller than the ps3 install base right now

Gears of war 2 sold like 4-5 times more in 1 day

I'm not saying 300k for 2 days is bad... is actually pretty good...but this is KILLZONE 2 we are talking about!!

-Hyped to death!
-It was supposed to move consoles!!
-To make 360 owners try a ps3!
-It was going to break sales records!!
-it haves a 92 meta.
-it has a ridiculous 102000° on N4G!!
- It was the so called HALO KILLER!
-Best FPS EVER!!

and thats it? 300k for 2 days? and a YoY decline in ps3 sales? The first day is when the majority of the blockbuster titles get the most sales!

Its not bad...its good...but not for a killzone 2 type of game.

but since this site is flooded with playstation fans ..they will deny this to death!
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Marceles  +   1981d ago
do you remember "millions of preorder"
you DO know that had to do with Europe only right?

http://www.gamesindustry.bi...
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XxRoosterxX  +   1981d ago
@ Marceles
Thank you for putting it into perceptive for everyone else.

People tend to forget that NPD's are for North America only!!!

I live in America, but at least I realize that video games are sold elsewhere in the world.

North American (NPD) sale don't equal Worldwide Sales!1
coookiie   1981d ago | Spam
Rainstorm81  +   1981d ago
@n4ps3
-It was supposed to move consoles!!
-To make 360 owners try a ps3!
-It was going to break sales records!!
-It was the so called HALO KILLER!!!

It arguably met all of those expectations IMHO its better than Halo. Halo's gameplay wasnt groundbreaking but neither is KZ2 that dosent stop them from being good games.

The Difference is M$ bought public opinion with a 10 million dollar marketing campaign.(halo nascar,halo Mt. Dew, Halo on sale at 7-11, Paid actors to appear in halo commercials) Killzone is selling well and it wont ever have that type of exposure. Sony likes good games to speak for themselves even MGS4 didnt put up those numbers overnight. MGS has history on it side.

Edit: Depending on your definition of halo killer if its a FPS that sells more than halo tthen there will never be one. but gameplay then halo is dead
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table  +   1981d ago
"Places like Toys R Us are not even reported"
lol cause thats where killzone2 will get it sales from.

lol how can you disagree with me?
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cmrbe  +   1981d ago
@militant07
KZ2 is not Sony's biggest exclsuive. That goes to GT which is Sony's halo in terms of big franchise.

As for Game selling the most on first few days. That is true for x360 games but not for PS games. Gears 2 sold about 60% of its total sales sofar on launchday. None of PS games are like that. Even MGS4. PS games sells consistently in their life time.

The reason for the difference is the marketing strategies between Sony and MS. MS goes all out before launch day which garuntees great first day sales but there are only x number of customers you can sell a game to. So after selling a x360 game to a huge chunk of x360 owners in the first week. It leaves much less people to sell the game to later on. Sony on the otherhand still market their games in small dosage through a longer period of time. This is why in the end most PS games sells at least a million copies.

First days sales and all the hoopla about it is a MS manufactured marketing tool. It has worked a charm on you folks. Never before have i seen gamers put so much emphisis on first day sales to gauge weather a game is a sales flop or not. I have been around since the Atari days and it was only when MS entered the market that i have seen this starting with Halo. LBP like most other PS games didn't sell a million on firstday but eventually sold a million like most other x360 games and yet you x360 fans deemed it to be a flop just from first day sales.

I guess. It really does show the difference between MS and Sony as well as their fans.

MS and their fans is all about the now but Sony and their fans is about long term.
nycredude  +   1981d ago
Rd2d
There is no need to atack Morganfell. It only makes you look like a fanboy fool. Obviously you haven't been on N4g long enough if you think he is bad. He is only stating facts. In his defense I actually pity fools like you who think their shiat smells better than others when in fact it's all the same. I could easily name countless people on n4g that takes it way beyond Morganfell but what do I know.

Either way that is your opinion, as this is mine. Just remember that opinions are like asholes, everyone has one, and they all stink!
baodeus  +   1981d ago
Both M$ and $ony fans are delusional. Fix
N4PS3G  +   1981d ago
Their biggest exclusive blockbuster didn't move a single console in the whole month and most likely won't reach Metal Gear Solid 4 Numbers..spin it sony

At least the game is good..intense single payer..playing it right now
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Gun_Senshi  +   1981d ago
Are you a stock holder? If not why should you care.
N4PS3G  +   1981d ago
are you one? Why should you care what i write :)
mboojigga  +   1981d ago
Why do you even care if he cares?
creeture  +   1981d ago
do you play sales or do you play games?
green  +   1981d ago
Why can't you play both?
SoapShoes  +   1981d ago
Um
It didn't move consoles? February is higher than January. I just love it how people compare this to established franchises pointing out how they've done better in two days.

Everyone was calling LBP a failure and a flop because it didn't sell huge on the first week. Oh, but apparently the game has legs because it sits at over 600+k in the US and continues to sell.

Since when did first week sells determine the success of a game? It's like people don't have patience and everything has to be DAY 1 or it sucks. :|
darkride66  +   1981d ago
Didn't move a single console?
Did you see the same NPD numbers as I did? Because it looked to me that in the US alone the PS3 moved almost 80,000 consoles more than the previous month. To put that into context, the month over month increase in 360 sales worldwide after the release of Halo 3 was just over 100,000. And we all know KZ2 came right at the end of the month.

And who on earth said that Killzone 2 would move more units than MGS4? It over one million in 3 weeks it's already cracked into the top 10% of all games. The vast majority of titles don't make 1 million in their entire run.
cmrbe  +   1981d ago
Crab
bought a PS3 because of KZ2. Thats 1 sale because of KZ2.
nycredude  +   1981d ago
n4ps3g
Just the fact that you name Killzone 2 to be Ps3's biggest blockbuster shows how blind you are. Get the tissues ready because teh best is yet to come.

@cmrbe and it seems like Crab is alot less biased recently... Hmmm could it be that he is softening up and warming to the Ps3? Only time will tell.
cayal  +   1980d ago
Moved more in less days.

360 fanboys are funny. They are also very stupid.

Once again all I am hearing is Halo, Halo, Halo. Thank Bungie for Halo, what else would you play?

Now little boys go play Halo before mummy puts you to bed.
floppyfeet  +   1981d ago
oh my god they had to use metacritic to damage control the poor sales
LOL

60 million dollars down the drain sony
KionicWarlord222  +   1981d ago
come on man. atleast they pleased there fanbase. killzone will sell 2.3 end of year or more.
mboojigga  +   1981d ago
You do know that sales predictions for haven't panned out for any of the exclusives in the last 6 months right. So please don't predict 2-3 by the end of the year.
solidjun5  +   1981d ago
I think KionicWarlord222 is one of the best commenters on N4G.
You're cool in my book.

As for the other two pieces of breads you're sandwhich between, they are market analysts working on Wallstreet and here on N4G perfecting their fanboyism. :)
ravinshield  +   1981d ago
black hawk down i got a black hawk down
xXKingofStingXx  +   1981d ago
As i been saying...
320,000+ in 2 days 1,000,000 within the week. Bad launch? Right...You keep telling yourself that Greenburg (Smug Bastard), whatever it takes to put you at ease...
SonyRulz  +   1981d ago
That's it?
Compared to REAL blockbusters, like Halo 2, Halo 3, Gears and Gears 2...that's PATHETIC.
coookiie   1981d ago | Spam
redsquad  +   1981d ago
Sonyrulz
I hope you don't apply the "blockbuster" logic to movies. If so, you must like some godawful crap when it comes to films.
XDF  +   1981d ago
YOU ARE DELUSIONAL MAN....
So what you are saying it will sell the same amount each day for 7 days. I just can't type anymore I am laughing so hard. LMFAO
cayal  +   1980d ago
"Compared to REAL blockbusters, like Halo 2, Halo 3, Gears and Gears 2...that's PATHETIC."

Lol, your "real blockbusters" consist of two franchises. The 360 line-up is simply pathetic.
KionicWarlord222  +   1981d ago
wow this is the first time ive seen sony respond this quick. killzone must be a big hit.well congrats on sony and guerilla games.
Sangria  +   1981d ago
Strange, NPD sales for Street Fighter, Call Of Duty and Guitar Hero includes collector and bundle editions, but not for Killzone 2. So how much sold Killzone 2, including collector and bundle sales?
mboojigga  +   1981d ago
It will push consoles througout the rest of the year huh? PR, you gotta love em.
cayal  +   1980d ago
Yep, that's why Greenturd is out of his cave again.

Soon he will take you fanboys back into the cave. At least you have your broken 360s to throw on the fire, never run out of them.
militant07  +   1981d ago
double post
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Dacapn  +   1981d ago
Postamanjaro...
darkside  +   1981d ago
WOW!!
Does anyone see the differences in the PR this month between MS and sony? GreenTurd should be fired! and peter should come back!
Droid Smasha  +   1981d ago
Wow
No mention of ltd or yoy talk. He really is grasping for straws. And he actually metioned metacritic when just yesterday ps fans said meta was a joke. Maybe you guys should forward him that memo.
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dustgavin  +   1980d ago
Maybe you should spend a little less time worrying about Ps3 games. Especially, when it is obvious that you are a 360 troll.

As far as 360 games and Metacritic....let's not go there(Star Ocean, Halo Wars, Race Pro).
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Sir Ken_Kutaragi  +   1981d ago
Didn't think '2 days of Sales' = A MONTH of Sales??? (KZ2)
+ Didn't think the USA was the Whole of the World to???
Hmm...is Google Earth FAKE then??? Strange that!!! ;-D

+ Shame the xBox 360 couldn't beat the Wii again last Month at it's lower price???
Must be EMBARRASSING for Micro$luts and their ChavPondLifeFanBoyz!!! ;-D
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floppyfeet  +   1981d ago
gears sold some 1.3 million copies in the US in 1 day and it wasnt even the most popular game on the system , halo was.....

So what is killzone's excuse since it is by far the biggest hyped playstation 3 game in history and cant even break half of what gears did?

BTW what happened to those 1 million + pre orders ?
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TheColbertinator  +   1981d ago
I disagree with you floppyfeet.The most hyped game of all time for the PS3 was MGS4.Killzone 2 is still unknown to many gamers due to weak marketing.
solidjun5  +   1981d ago
geez floppyfeet, you just don't quit yapping.
"BTW what happened to those 1 million + pre orders ?"
Did you happened to hear that for NA or for Europe? mmmmm....? Also do you have any idea what KZ2 sold for until now? Cause as far as I know, it was for only 2 days. So if you do, enlighten me cause I sure like to be informed.
lord_of_balrogs  +   1981d ago
Buddy KZ2 had a lot of marketing, I saw the bullet ad on TSN, CBC, Spike, CW11, and Comedy Central.

Fact is Halo 3 sold 5 times more than KZ2 first day when it had the same installbase in the U.S. that the Playstation 3 has now.

But this doesn't take away from the fact that KZ2 is a good game.
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solidjun5  +   1981d ago
"...Buddy KZ2 had a lot of marketing..."
Uh buddy, it did not. Sony is notoriously known in this generation, to not market their game effectively.
Sir Ken_Kutaragi  +   1980d ago
Dumb and Dumber ;-D
Er look up Google Earth 'pp' and you will see there are more countries than the USA!!! ;-D FUNK ME, some people are just plain...well i can't say or i'd get banned...
Narutone66  +   1980d ago
Sure, Ken you can say it. You're in the Open Zone.
Some people are like a rusted gear in a well-oiled machine.
Pennywise  +   1981d ago
Last night while playing the blockbuster game release called SALES - I was having so much fun!

Me and all of my friends met up in SALES lobby and started a game, and let me tell you... SALES has the best online experience EVER!

I can not wait for SALES DLC to release... I heard they will be releasing playable stocks and coupons will be shareable between friends!!!
N4PS3G  +   1981d ago
lol..when the sales are not what fans expected ..suddenly they don't care about them at all

here's an example
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Pennywise  +   1981d ago
Listen, I have never cared about sales. This site makes a main topic out of it. Dont confuse me with the multi-account spammers.

I've always said who cares about sales - I WANT QUALITY HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE. End of the story. Check my comment history before you go around owning yourself.
Montrealien  +   1981d ago
Or maybe you will be able to go to the SALES comments sections or forums and discuss how important, or non important SALES are.

uh wait...

I`m confused myself!

*runs into wall*

Edit: And penny is right, he always says sales or what console you own does not matter, as long as you have games you enjoy, its all good. He is fair and balanced like that and respects everyones choices, even though he does not agree with them. Its true look it up in his comments history.
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Narutone66  +   1980d ago
Those terms were popularized by MS
and their hardcore fans, including "attach rate ratio" and all that market speak BS.
cayal  +   1980d ago
"lol..when the sales are not what fans expected ..suddenly they don't care about them at all

here's an example "

Sales are the only thing 360 fanboys have...since good games are running scarce.

You are classed as Exhibit A.
mirroredderorrim  +   1981d ago
R2D2
That was not appropriate. I'm not one to tell anyone, but you sir, need to be told.

You win...
-Negative feedback
-Offtopic report
-Disagree

Lower the caps and learn to get along socially...
and, if you can... cut back on being an a$$hole.
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killzone2ownsallfps  +   1981d ago
wow much bots troling here....
halo wars sell 0.83

Total Sales 0.02m 0.55m 0.26m 0.83m
Week 1 13,005 435,206 153,840 602,0 51
Week 2 4,098 114,551 72,416 191,065
Week 3 2,467 n/a 30,272 32,739

kill zone 2 sell 1.16

Total Sales 0.00m 0.60m 0.56m 1.16m
Week 1 n/a 359,354 354,321 713,675
Week 2 n/a 168,700 142,664 311,364
Week 3 n/a 66,700 65,205 131,905

sony wins the npd numbers in feb...... walo wars is flpo considering the fanbase of halo 3 imo....

http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...
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KionicWarlord222  +   1981d ago
no rts has ever sold that much in that amount of time.its hardly not a flop it sold over 1 mill.
Droid Smasha  +   1981d ago
you quoted vgchartz you failed already
lord_of_balrogs  +   1981d ago
Uhhh hey dumbass!

Halo Wars isn't in NPD numbers because it came out March 3 in the U.S. Maybe we should hold your tongue until NPD March numbers come out.
mirroredderorrim  +   1981d ago
Gears 2 also had an estimated 8 million dollar budget to help market the game.

KZ2 had a pathetic budget in comparison to Gears 2, and manages to sell.
Sony are in this for the long haul while Microsoft is in it for the burst sales.

To be honest, both have good strategies... and.
the 1 million+ pre orders in Europe?

That is an estimate... the crappy thing about KZ2 sales is that it was released at the end of the month, in a month were there are only 28 days... with only 1 day or so to garner sales.

Retailers breaking street dates

Moron Noobs who can't learn a controlscheme for the life of me

MS payroll media downplaying the game at any given chance

Sony's pathetic marketing strategy this gen

Sony's restructuring

Edit: And Fanboys

All this and more pay contribution to why KZ does not sell as well as Halo, yet trumps it in where the real comparison lies... The Games themselves.
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Droid Smasha  +   1981d ago
Wait a minute
Metacritic: KZ2 = 92 Halo 3 = 94
Opening weekend sales: KZ2 = 323k Halo 3 = 3 mil

So whether youre talking game reviews OR sales where does kz "TRUMP" halo?

Other than in your opinion you like kz more it doesn't trump ANYTHING
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Sibs  +   1981d ago
Methinks people don't care what other people think about things they think are awesome.

Try to wrap your mind around that.
360RRODFIX  +   1981d ago
360 is for lame people.
Montrealien  +   1981d ago
oh no you didnt! you so bad! no really, you so bad!
Shbzshar  +   1981d ago
Congrats
to gg... five years is a big deal ... 60 mil spent is even bigger... their hard work payed off
testerg35  +   1981d ago
I still don't understand the "sales don't matter" mentality. It does matter if you want to see KZ3. You can bet there will be an MGS5 because MGS4 sold GREAT. Do you think Sony/GG will fund a KZ3 if KZ2 ends up at a loss?
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cayal  +   1980d ago
If Sony/GG get $60 a game sold worldwide, they would have already reclaimed the $60 million already.
food86  +   1981d ago
sales matter and play a big part in r and d for the next console. to all the people that say sales don't equal into enjoying games and consoles then you all are just delusional. Its not worth flaming or being fanboyish about sales, but we as gamers should care about how a game sales or consoles, because this way we learn of new ips or sequels being developed thus prolonging our enjoyment. And seriously people kz2 only sold 2 days. Wether it met halo numbers or not is none of our concern. As long as a game sold good enough to warrant a sequel we should be happy for it.
testerg35  +   1981d ago
Exactly... everyone seemed to have loved the Dreamcast, but obviously it didn't sell enough cause I don't see a Dreamcast 2.
DNAgent  +   1981d ago
I'd like to talk about sales with all of you xbots
But it seems like I will have a lot of games to play this year. I think talking about sales all year (considering the 360 has no games this year, so the only thing to do is sit around and talk about sales until 2010) will get kind of old so I will save the sales talk until around E3. You know, right around the time the xbots get excited for Lips 2 & You're in the movies 2.
KionicWarlord222  +   1981d ago
xbox 360 will have "exclusive" games if thats what your trying to say.sony announces there games earlier microsoft doesnt . com on guys its true look at previous years.
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dustgavin  +   1980d ago
Microsoft is not shy about tooting their own horn. If they had killer exclusive games, we would have heard about them months ago.
kewlkat007  +   1981d ago
You know I could sit here and congrats Sony but I will not. CONGRATS to GG.
Sony still have not showed me they know how to market the Big ones, regardless, whatever PR they come up with.

KZ2 mostly sold on word of the mouth/reviews and web media.

Market your games like MS does, then you can play with the big boys and maximize a developers hard work.
Shbzshar  +   1981d ago
YOU're DAmn RIGHT
GG deserves the praise ... sony did a sh*t job marketting the game... dont tell me about articles on n4g .. those articles are for the core gamers... sony should hav gone all ms on big games like this ... publicize on TV.. only way to get casual gamer to by products .. coz if a gamer surfs through n4g or any other gaming site.. chances are he's already buying it... MS knows how to market their load... sony shud take pointers
Nemo88  +   1980d ago
Agreed
As posted before, I will say that it looks the game had decent sales when you look at Worldwide, though it could habe done better. Marketing not enough, and think one crucial mistake they made from a business perspective, with a game this hyped up, is to release a demo. Like epic with Gears series just let the hype build and let the masses buy it. This serves two purposes, A: it makes sure that people dont have time to playtest and any bugs that get a lot of mention can just be patched, eg. Gear 1+2 and you dont lose sales, esp with a game this hyped. Also, many tend to stock up on demos and not buy the real thing, lack of demo eliminates that and also, the novelty can wear off in the time that people play the demo until release. At most maybe release a demo after a month or something.

A game this well reviewed, with this good visuals and the hype should have sold more....
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Spike47  +   1981d ago
N4PS3G, Yeah Killzone 2 was hyped to death, on the internet. But in the outside world where it counts 10x more it wasn't even noticed.
Funny how you compare it with two xbox360 games that are advertised as the second coming both on the internet and in the outside world and didn't meet the hype imo.
Pennywise  +   1981d ago
But to these guys the internet is their whole world, so everyone must know the internetz!!!

If you mention to someone on the street Killzone, they will have no idea. If you mention halo or gear... I am sure most know its at least a game.
Shbzshar  +   1981d ago
thats why tv ads are a good thing... when ur developer hauls ass for 5 years ... u atleast owe him a good marketing strategy... the more the ppl know the better for ur games
Pennywise  +   1981d ago
shb, sony's advertising is horrible this gen. I dont think anyone with a brain will argue that.
Arsenal4Ever  +   1981d ago
Sony said the right thing. I believe K2 did boost the PS3 numbers a little bit. If there was no KZ2, then PS3's sales wouldn't have been 276k I can assure you that.
MaximusPrime  +   1981d ago
all i can say is that this shows that Sony is on the verge of reclaiming the console crown.

whereas MS keeps "FAIL" crown.
Arsenal4Ever  +   1981d ago
I wouldn't say on the verge, infact they are far from it however if your talking about the quality of games then they took that crown after June 12th 2008.
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arabiensoldier  +   1981d ago
Killzone 2
- First it's 2 day sales
- halo wars sucks ( i have all 3 halo games)
- Killzone 2 came out from killzone 1 which sucked compared 2 halo3 which had halo and halo 2 to get people to buy the 3rd.
- to me 323k in america only is amazing.
- that 1.1 million pre-orders were 4 europe, people just assumed is was for here.
guesswhat5543  +   1981d ago
For 2 days thats really good in my opinion. Its just these dumb fanboys who ONLY care about sales, and who always bash games that arent on their console just cuz they're jealous. 326,000 in 2 days is very good
no-spin  +   1981d ago
N4G feels like board meetings
discussions of price, sales of consoles or games, who is making money and who is gaining market share. meanwhile i prefer to discuss why a game is good, great, or bad. I guess to talk about games we need articles about them, too much sales reports and crap
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