GameDaily: "Killzone 2 has become the fastest first-party PS3 title to reach 500K unit sales, SCEA tells us. If Sony can continue to produce big hits like this, PS3's business should see some uptick."
If Sony should have actually advertise the fricken game. I watch a lot of sports games, partially NBA games, and I have yet to see a Killzone 2 commercial.
Its still a bit unclear, yes it does say 30 days but does it cover the full 30 days? Or could it been something like selling 500k in a week with time left over?
It`s from an official statement released by Sony america stating that it is the highest and fastest selling PS3 first party title for a period of 30 days. Good games deserve good sales, gj Sony, KZ 2 is a solid shooter with great commercials playing everynight, still to this day on channels like comedy central and spike.
Does it include pre-orders? i thought pre-orders 4 the game alone where nearin 1 million
I have seen the commercials on SpikeTV, military channel, and sci-fi channel.
Not as big as I expected. I was thinking in the realm of like 1 million in the first week or two. 500k is good I guess. It'll get better from here.
First off, I would assume he's talking US sales only. The game opened with 323k in the February NPD, so I think we can all agree that in 30 days the game has probably sold more than 177k in Pal regions. So, I'm guessing he's probably talking US sales only. But I wish he would of been clear on that. Anyway, it opened with 323k in the US, and in 30 days has 500k. So I guess when the March NPD comes out, we can expect that Killzone 2 sold close to another 200k copies in March. To me, sales are bit disappointing, I expected Killzone 2 to sell 3 million copies worldwide, now it looks like it will struggle to reach 2 million, so the game is easily 1 million under what I expected. I can't blame anyone other than PS3 owners,the game is brilliant. It's just stupid PS3 owners, I don't know what their problem is. They still think it's the PS2 era, all they want is Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear solid, Final Fantasy, Resident Evil. It's a shame that people only want known franchises, even if it's rehashed junk.
@1.6 - Yeah KZ2's "Opening" was only the last 2 days of February, and it still managed to come number 5 in the top 10. I'd expect more than 500k sales, but I'll wait and see what the actual numbers were. Will be interesting to see how it did in Europe as well.
I saw the 'war perfected' tv spot at least once a night through late february/early march on various channels later in the evening... it is definitely a matter of the playstation 3's current owner base...and a little less on advertising than a lot of people make it out to be...and its not just advertising; but largely word of mouth...something that killzone as a franchise simply doesn't have yet... but in the end I simply don't know why anyone would care...the game is still brilliant, easily the best looking game of this generation so far...with a multiplayer component that implemented new mechanics that will become standard across the board...and with plans of tons of future DLC, some free, some not...the game will only get better from here... damn it though I just want GG to get the server lobby right...nothing has been delivered yet on what that douche bag producer kyle guy told us would be there...playing with 2 or 3 friends is easy...playing with 8 non clan members in a full 32 player server is as easy as chewing on your own elbow...
I have seen plenty of advertisement for KZ2 on Tv. I think it was either or both Sci-Fi and/or Spike. Both with heavy male demographic I imagine.
I'm with you on that. And Sony wanted this game to do MGS4 numbers...
he didnt say it sold 500k in 30-days...he said it was the fastest game to reach 500k and is the highest selling title just in the first 30-days of the game on the street... So he is saying out of all the games released on the PS3...KZ2 reached the 500k milestone faster than any other PS3 title and that it is still selling impressive numbers for the first 30-days...higher than any other game... at least that is what I saw when i read the comment...and this was for NA...
You do realize that with the pre-orders that is the number RETAILERS ordered NOT the number that consumers plunked $5 down to hold it.
you see more ads for MLB 09: The Show then you do for Killzone 2...strange huh?
Clearly explains just why these articles and the statements in them are more geared towards investors and thos who like to hear about sales numbers. For those who did not catch the gist of it... These were units sold in North America and in a period of only 30 days. This does not mean that only 500k of them were sold entirely. But then again, who cares, it's a great game and sales do not make games great.
I have seen the commercial countless times on cable TV, G4, Military Channel, Sci-Fi, Spike, I think I saw it on MTV or VH1 too not sure on that one though.
So where are the PS3 Fanboys now?! Yelling "KILLZONE 2 WILL OUTSELL GEARS 2!!" B*tch please. The game was average with a horrible ending. Resident Evil destroyed it in the "EPIC" department. The grainy graphics sucked and the online got boring as hell. You ranked up to general within 4 days and had nothing left to do but gain meaningless perksfor characters you didn't care to use. Most of theperks depended on the computer instead of actual skill like "kill 5 enemies with a sentry." Delayed hits and kills are also an issue as well as spawning in the middle of a fire fight. COD4 is still the top online game and will take a miracle to dethrone at this point. I like my PS3, but KZ2 was nothing near what I expected and the sales show me I wasn't the only one.
Sales don't mean the greatness of a game, granted. BUT this game NEEDED to sell a lot more. People are dulling the fact that this was THE pivotal game for the PS3 to either start selling more or fall further behind the 360 and Wii. People like to name their lists of all of these future games coming out, but besides KZ2, the only other REAL potential system sellers are God of War 3 and Gran Turismo 5. Unfortunately for GT, there are a ton of racing games out there now - which means a ton of competetion. I can't say that I think that GT5 is going to sell anywhere near as much as its PS1 and PS2 counterparts. As for Kratos, who knows?
They had multiple commercials every week for one of the highest rated cable tv shows, especially in the 18-35 demographic. So they obviously targeted there marketing on channells and shows that fit their game demographic. They didn't blanket market over all of the channels.
So... even after --> ALL <-- the hype the game garnered over the initial E3 '05 video up to the final release... You're claiming that the NORTH AMERICAN PS3 owners weren't aware of Killzone 2? C'mon now... However - being the FASTEST selling PS3 game --> in North America in a 30 day period is interesting. You'd think the sales number would be much higher than 500,000 copies... without any advertising. Compared to many --> OTHER AAA-titles previously released on Sony or competitors platforms... that 500,000+ figure is quite low actually --> isn't it? Many thought that Killzone 2 would be a system-seller... doesn't look like it... but I enjoyed playing through my pre-ordered copy.
US only or Worldwide?
"Scott Steinberg, VP of Product Marketing at SCEA" US I guess.
Since it was SCEA I guess it only includes America (North America?), but don't quote me on that.
The game passed the million mark a while back for worldwide sales, so this is most likely just US sales. I am basing that off VG Chartz however, but I am sure it is reliable to a certain extent.
for us only, so this is pretty good since it broke a ps3 sales record
1st party record... the call of duty franchise still has the record for ps3 but still, it's an extremely good showing!
Breaking a PS3 record is not hard to do since they lack stellar exclusives and proper marketing for their games.
I disagree with u about everything except the part about proper marketing.
'Dead'-'Space' confused with 'Kill'-'Zone'... That's actually quite clever when you think about it! 500,000 sales the fastest in the PS3's 'weakest' region? Not too shabby in my view.
It may be the weakest but the region still has enough PS3 owners to warrant good sales if publishers attempt to appeal to them.
Not, it is not. KZ2 should be 2+ million worldwide. It is clear that it sold much better in EU. And then the asian market (including Japan) is yet to see this game released. It only can go up. Enough to warrant the next installment and encourage GG to support the game.
Good job I included the caveat "in my view". Not that it made a difference, apparently... The fact that it broke the first-party record is enough for me to stand by the "not too shabby" part too.
What do you mean "should be" ? What is there some sort of rule that every game must sale higher than what YOU say......Killzone wont sale very well in Japan, end of story so its just US and EU that will contribute decent sales, and if its not above 2 million...who cares.
@Mind I suppose you are replaying to me so, read my should be as a "could be". I was making a guess. This 500K (fastest among SCEA titles) is only NA, I repeat NA. Then Im guessing than NA+EU could be around 2million. BECAUSE KZ2 sold better there. BTW, it is not like KZ2 sold 500K TOTAL in NA, probably is 800+K copies sold.
its us only. not bad for no adds!! well almost
The sales are good. I applaud Sony for their persistance, it's paying off. I wasn't a huge fan of Killzone 2 (liked R2, COD4 and Halo 3 much better), but it was solid and the presentation alone deserves a pay-off for GG.
There were ads.
awesome! sony delivers badass AAA ONLY on PLAYSTATION titles :) 500k in US alone is sweeeet SCEA said it so its US only as they cant speak for Euro territories since david reeves and SCEE control tho's parts.
There are AAA games to be found on all consoles. Don't turn this into a fanboy flamewar, just be happy that a game you liked is experiencing success. EDIT: "sony delivers badass AAA ONLY on PLAYSTATION titles" Nope, no fanboy in that statement...jeez... That said, what about my comment was as blatant as that fanboyism above? hmmm... I was sure I was discouraging fanboyism...IDIOT
@N4sony dude wtf are you even talking about? did you accually take IN my comment insted of putting in your stupid fanboy comment. read it again idiot.. this article also has nothing to do with M$ or any other console so why would i make a non-sony related comment?
500K USA is enough to warrant a sequel to be made and at the end of the day that's all I care about as a consumer. That enough people buy a game I enjoyed so that a sequel is made or that company can make new IPs. I never expected Killzone 2 or the majority of games I get hyped over to reach giant sales amounts worldwide. I'm sure though the xbox fanboys will be here soon to call the game a failure because Halo3 sold millions upon millions muahahahahaahahaha. Sales mean squat to me past the point I made in the first paragraph. That's like Army of Two fans bragging about sales nonstop, because at the end of the day that game blows. Sales doesn't prove quality of a product, just proves that marketing + blind consumer = win.
Ohh yea, I can't wait.
Who believed the hype? And this advertising thing, why would people buy a system and not know when games come out for it? They know about KillZone 2. The Gaming World has spoken aqgain.
***the best fps this generation imo***
Definately a major contender, at the very least!
Lol. Killzone is garbage compared to COD4. Will be even worse compared to COD6. But hey, you have a reference to killzone in your name...what else can you be BUT a douchebag?
You mean Mordern Warfare 2, right?? No more call of duty name.
It's Sony's biggest game this year, touted to show of the PS3's potential and got great reviews, but only sells 500K. That's borderline flop/pathetic. But that's the PS3 owner base fault, they don't buy games, even if they're good. Instead you buy resistance or heavenly sword.
It DIDN'T just sell 500,000. It sold 500,000 FASTER than any other first party game. What, you think sales just stopped when it hit that mark??? This is just for the US too, apparently. EDIT: A disagree (surprise surprise!!). So someone thinks it DID stop selling when it hit the 500,000 mark. Hmmmmm.....
"It's Sony's biggest game this year, touted to show of the PS3's potential and got great reviews, but only sells 500K" So it gets great reviews It gets critical acclaim in the industry Is arguably the best looking game out on consoles But because it doesn't sell well in 360s territory it's a flop? Are you serious? Huh, i guess 360 fanboys play sales more then they play games.
"Huh, i guess 360 fanboys play sales more then they play games." They play the role of Dip-Sh*t more than they play games.
You do realize this article is about sales...correct? Regardless of how you want to label north America these sales are incredibly low, this is fps territory and it only pushes 500k. But go ahead and spin, that's the norm for Sony fanboys.
Obviously the articles about sales, i just find it fascinating how you contradict yourself in your own comment. By it getting great reviews it proves its a great game. Sales =/= Quality By your logic Brittany spears would be the best singer on earth. *Sigh* 360 fanboys..so damn delusional..
You do realise the article is about one sales RECORD? Oh, apaprently not. You saw "sales" and "500,000" and went into 'attack mode' too quickly.
Icewake, back to the cave. pp is getting lonely. Kz2 hit 500k faster than any game on PS3 in AMERICA. How is this not impressive? Only the most ignorant 360 fanboy would say PS3 is in trouble after reading this. Highly touted game breaking a speedy sales record is exactly what was intended. And I hate to have to say it, but the game will keep selling past 30 days unlike you children believe…. You think a game should sell all of its copies on DAY 1. That is not how it works in the real world. How about you stop being such a dope and buy a PS3 and Kz2 to play a good game instead of being a little boy.
I have a PS3, I played the game, I enjoyed it and still need to finish it. It is easily one of the best shooters I have played in a while, and the PS3 is clearly not in trouble because of the decent Killzone 2 sales. However I am not a baby, I am not a kid, and I am certainly not a circle jerk twat like most here and I was expecting at least a million in Na in one month and I am suprised it is not the case. If Halo 3 or Gears of war had only sold 500k in its first month of sales I would be asking myself the same question and be just as suprised. These are questions that are very valid and it is not to bash the PS3. And before you remind me, I am well aware that MS has microwave signals set to (brainwash) when that actually market their games and it is clearly a factor for them. Then again, why don`t sony market there good games more and stop expecting people to just buy their games and realize there is acctually some competition this time around.
500k? For a game that was under development for five years and had a budget of $60 million? Do some of you honestly think that this is an impressive feat? The denial is strong, oh so strong.
Killzone 2 is an awesome game, after 4 years in the making. Good job.
It doesn't say it sold 500,000 copies total, it says it sold 500,000 in the fastest time. It has already sold more than 1.5 million units.
Second, proof? If you can linky NA sales data at 1.5 million, HUGE props to Sony.
This is from VGchartz, I know it isn't reliable, but here. http://vgchartz.com/games/g... It's 1.35 now, but they forgot to count the 6th week in US
if this is worldwide sales THAT IS BAD! but if its NA only then its a great figure to say its 360 territory
Who in the hell would think that Killzone 2 was Dead Space? Edit: Someone is going around disagreeing with almost every comment. SHOW YOUSELF Phantom Disagreer.
I think he was attempting a bit of witty word play there (KILL similar to DEAD, ZONE similar to SPACE) and wasn't referring to game styles or anything. I may be wrong though! And it's a KZ2 article with a positive outlook, so the Phantom Disagreer always appears!
Oh, i didn't realise the play on words there. I thought people had actually gotten confused by the titles. It does kinda make sense though.
Thats not bad considering millions of americans lost their jobs this year. Im sure the Recession is the main reason why the game didn't sell so well. God bless america. edit,, wtf would someone disagree with me? Maybe its cause your from a third world country and you hate us? Like I care. LOL.
Nobody hates NORTH America, that is a ridiculous myth. February-march saw 3 big titles released and KZ2 was the unknown one among them, and besides that I dont expect the PS3 shooter fanbase be very big. Im sure that 1 million sold in USA would make SCEA extremely happy.
you're so dim