Killzone 2 and Halo 3 win sales awards in UK

Killzone 2 has sold over 200,000 copies in the UK, with Halo 3 finally reaching 1 million sold for Microsoft's Xbox 360.

In the latest ESPLA sales awards (March 2009, April's results have yet to be announced), the PlayStation 3 exclusive Killzone 2 has been awarded the Gold Award. This means that as of the end of March, the game has sold over 200,000 copies in the country.

All the results, including MGS4 and GTA4 are after the link.

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Djeeaz3518d ago (Edited 3518d ago )

Happy to see that Killzone is selling well :P

Doctor_Doom3518d ago (Edited 3518d ago )


Good work GG

Mindboggle3518d ago (Edited 3518d ago )

So Killzone in the UK sold 200,000 in 1 month...

Thats amazing really...But I doubt it will reach Halo's sales...

Why the disagrees ? I dont care what anyone says, I love Killzone 2 but we all know it will never sell 9 million copies..

pixelsword3518d ago

in less than a fifth of the time, so it might just make it, so who knows?

But nonetheless it is great news for Halo and Killzone fans. I like both, so it's great news on two fronts for me.

IdleLeeSiuLung3518d ago

Even with long sales leg, most games especially the hardcore variety like KZ2 usually sell the most upon release and then quickly diminishes.

Selling another 800k is unlikely, but not impossible. None the less, it sold extremely well in the UK for it's almost 2 month existence.

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Anon19743518d ago

While that certainly is the case a lot of the time (and especially with the 360) this isn't quite as prominent on the PS3. If you look at sales of Resistance, Resistance 2, Motorstorm, LBP, etc... none of them were particularly strong right out of the gate but they've all been steady sellers since. Keep moving 10k-30k a week and those sales certainly add up over time. You wouldn't look at a game like Motorstorm and guess that it's over 3 million, but that's what steady sales will do.

Marquis_de_Sade3518d ago

Darkride66, I think it had more to do with the fact that Motorstorm was one of two decent games that released with the PS3.

gaffyh3518d ago

probably get about 500k after 3 or 4 months

CaseyRyback_CPO3518d ago

Halo3 did. Stop forgetting that.

Do you expect a game without 30 million dollars worth of advertising to sell by just word of mouth more? Should all companies spend 30 million dollars to advertise their 1 game?

What exactly is your point?

GiantEnemyCrab3518d ago

3mil Dark but it was bundled and please don't tell me Sony didn't use those numbers to come to the 3mil.

dantesparda3517d ago

I actually agree with Crab. Same goes for RFOM

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Droid Smasha3518d ago

and did a mil there. What happen?

SoapShoes3518d ago

If that Island is the continent of Europe, what is that other huge land mass below it? Asia? Africa?

remanutd553518d ago

if you take a look at a world map you would most likely find out that the UK is just a part of europe , i dont know how much the game have sold in europe as a continent but they said it has sold 200,000 in the UK alone not bad but it could be better , now lets see if someone else can post france, spain, germany, holland, portugal, russia , sweden etc etc to add those numbers and see if they can get bigger

Kratos193518d ago (Edited 3518d ago )

The UK isn't the whole of Europe, you......imbecile.

panasonic233518d ago

lol you know you can't trust a play slaves soon MS is gonna take over Euro now that the battle for USA is over with ahahahahahahh.

SoapShoes3518d ago

That they are "going" to take over as you claim, given the year and 4 month lead it had at half the price, but so far it has been selling less annually if it is neck and neck with PS3(which it is).

panasonic233518d ago

lol Diamond Award [> 1.000.000]

360 - HALO 3

no pos3 game.

techie3518d ago

Halo 3 was released in 2007. Just thought you'd like to know.

ezcex3518d ago

oh wow do you have that award on your wall? if not stfu. bickering over this sh!t is pointless

iDystopia3518d ago

Killzone 2 will never come remotely close. Just thought you'd like to know.

iDystopia3518d ago (Edited 3518d ago )

Halo 3 = getting ready to pass 10 million

Killzone 2= hasn't even passed 2 million worldwide, has been released well over a month.

I bet you Sony fanboys love this article's title though. You want to tell yourself Halo and Killzone are in the same league hahahaha so funny

Kufi-3518d ago

you idiot, GTA4 is multiplatform thats why that sold 1millions copy.

panasonic233518d ago

lol my bad guys i meant to say 360 version of gta 4 lol

Dacapn3518d ago

Saying Halo3 is in the same league as KZ2 is like saying you're in the same league as a retarded child. That's just insulting to the child.

iDystopia3518d ago (Edited 3518d ago )

I take it you don't like the facts? :/

Killzone isn't, nor will ever be, in the same league as Halo. Sorry.

It's still a good game I've enjoyed.

Dacapn3518d ago

If you're talking about the quality of the game when you say "league" then you're dead wrong. Halo3 is just old dude. Compared to other games that came out last year and have come out this year, the game looks like a trial for the real Halo3.

If you're talking sales, yeah halo dominates for basically two reasons.

1. Marketing. It's everywhere.

2. The Xbox label simply doesn't have many faces. Let's not sugarcoat things. It has one...Master Chief. Without Halo, there would be no Gears. No Mass Effect. No 360. So when you have a console with a large install base, and basically one game that represents the entire label, it's gonna sell like hotcakes.

redsquad3518d ago

Considering your "league" seems to consist solely of sales then no, I don't think KILLZONE 2 will ever be in the same "league" as HALO 3.

But, as other, more rational people's "league's" actually involve some measure of game quality as opposed to just 'sales' then it can be said that, for many, KZ2 surpassed HALO 3's 'league' some time ago.

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