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Neocrisis: Halo 3 outselling Killzone 2 *UK*

Neocrisis.com writes: "Great Britain is the third largest video games market (behind the USA and Japan), and as revealed by the recent hardware sales the Xbox 360 has a strangehold of the market, even outselling the Wii and DS so far in 2009. Although the recent software sales chart shows that Nintendo still have some fight left in them, it seems Sonys massively popular shooter 'Killzone 2'is being outsold by Microsofts equally massive 'Halo 3'. The real kicker, however, is that Halo 3 is nearing it's second birthday, whereas Killzone 2 is barely six months old. Halo Wars aswell, which launched in the same time frame as Killzone 2, is also hanging in at number 40."

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KionicWarlord2222932d ago

How about we all just cut cards .

*cuts cards*

Zedux2932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

this is so pathetic and fanboy stuff I'm pretty sure the article will never get approved! BTW Halo 3 is damn cheap now days!

halo 3 RRP: £19.99
killzone 2 RRP: £49.99
|source: shopto.net

KionicWarlord2222932d ago

Yeah.

That`s why i said lets cut cards .

Syronicus2932d ago

A game you can pick up for half the price on a console with an 8 million console lead is selling better. Wow! Thank god for journalists like this that help point out the obvious. I don't know how we would have all slept tonight not knowing this stuff...

Cwalat2932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

I don't approve of this article, ofcourse a cheaper game that has more marketing than Coca Cola is going to sell better than Killzone 2.

But IMO Sales doesn't equal quality of a game... And i think Killzone 2 is a muuuuuuch better game than Halo 3. Don't call me a fanboy for it.

When Killzone 3 comes out, hopefully they'll focus more on actually marketing it, instead of rapehyping the industry with it for years and seeing a minimal marketing move in TV's.

Killzone 2, great game.. but sadly enough.. not the best sales.

pwnamon2932d ago

Yes Halo 3 is outselling Kilzone2, but Killzone 2 isn't even in the top 40. And Halo Wars came out the same time and is still in the top 40, are you going to put that down to the cheapness of it aswell seeing as it's still £40?

Cold 20002932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

The 360 doesnt have a 8 million lead in the UK

And no matter the price theres no excuse for a 2 year old game outselling the PS3's biggest release this year. Moreover KZ2 is bundled with every PS3 while Halo 3 isnt bundled with every 360.

Anyways Im one of the people who prefer Halo 3 to Killzone 2.

Take away the graphics and KZ2 is kind of dull and boring.

Carl14122932d ago

Um...

I'M pretty sure that Halo Wars went out of the top 40 after not long whereas Killzone 2 stayed in there for a good few months.

IrishRepublicanArmy2932d ago

and there are a lack of other exclusives for them to buy.

Syronicus2932d ago

You make a few points but one I have to disagree with you on. Halo 3 and Killzone 2 have equally decent stories. I for one liked KZ2 and enjoyed Halo 3 a bit. What I liked more was the Killzone 2 online portion more than Halo 3's but that is just me.

Cold 20002932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

I respect yr opinion.

I havent finished Halo 3 single player nor KZ2's one.

@raztad : Ive checked yr comment history, Im not surprised you think that anyone who doesnt like KZ2 is lieing.

HL2 single player is 1000 times better than KZ2's single player in my opinion.

raztad2932d ago

@Cold

KZ2 dull and boring? you couldnt be more wrong dude. That statement makes me think you never played KZ2. I hope you do eventually (if you own/plan to own a PS3). KZ2 is one of a hell game. Just helghast AI its enough to make KZ2 far better and exciting game than anything else out there. Bu bu bu the multiplayer? It's not like K2 is lacking a solid multiplayer, but SP campaign is my main corcern and it is AWESOME. A classical title like Half Life 2 is not even half exciting as playing KZ2 in hard.

Babypuncher2932d ago

@ cold:

KZ2 is not bundled with every PS3.

anh_duong2932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

there are 3.9 million xbox sold in the uk

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

there are 2.0 million ps3 sold in the uk

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

halo 3 sells for around half the price of killzone 3

halo 3 age rating is 15+

killzone 2 age rating is 18

killzone is a franchise without the history of halo 3 so will not have the following and name recognition.. ie. halo 3 has an enormous attachment rate with new and old oxbox owners..

parents draw a line at 18 rating but not so much at 15+ - a bit similar to the R rating in the US for movies rental.

uk is xbox territory, ms is selling more xboxes in the uk than ninty sells wii - this is unique in all the regions in which ms does business

in other words i am not suprised that halo 3 outsales kz2.

above comments are all facts drawn from wikipedia and google shopping etc.

Blaze9292932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

Maybe that's just his opinion and he HAS played Killzone 2. I think Killzone 2 is dull and boring as well, gonna say I dont own a PS3 and Killzone 2? I got the proof to show that I do.

But me personally it was fun for awhile. I got all the way up to general rank to unlock the scout badge for the sniper and once I did that I never really had a motivation to go back to Killzone 2's multiplayer. So from there I finally started the single player campaign and I don't really see how you can call it "awesome" when it was far from so. Again, different opinions though. Once I beat the SP I never went back to KZ2, in fact just sold it the other day.

Killzone 2 is a nice game don't get me wrong, but I was just very dissappointed seeing how KZ2 was the main game I was anticipating since it's E3 06 (?) trailer and one, if not the main reason, I bought the MGS4 PS3 bundle at the time.

Whereas Halo 3, I'm still playing to this day, nearly 2 years after its release and overall it's still able to pull 783,119 unique players in 24 hours.

But saying "Half Life 2 is not even half exciting as playing KZ2 in hard", I dunno guess you must REALLY like Killzone 2...i mean REALLY like it becuase KZ2 doesnt even come close to Half-Life 2's campaign.

raztad2932d ago

@Cold

You spent some time reading my comment history, wow you are a dedicated bunch. Yeah, from day one I've been stating my love for KZ2. It's an awesome game. Very well done, its war perfected.

@Blaze

Yeah, I played HL2 and its just another run and gun shooter with some clever puzzles/physics use. I never was impressed by HL2 gameplay or really hooked by the game. KZ2 was another story, really exciting gameplay it got me from the very beginning.

Let's trance this one. Sorry Cold, I overreacted, everybody has different tastes so I guess you or Blaze just didnt like the game. It's all good.

Mr Marbles2932d ago

saying this is not news and who cares about sales, need to Shut your traps, because we all know if this story was saying Killzone 2 was outselling Halo 3 anywhere you would all be gloating and talking about how 360 will soon be overtaken by PS3, and how Killzone was the greatest thing since sliced bread, Sony FTW live beyond bla bla bla. So just stop already, everyone knows what you people are about.

DarkMantrid2932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

Here in sweden killzone 2 is the best selling console game in 2009. Not including wii games cuz they dont count.

edit: by consoles i actually only mean 360 and ps3.

Rainstorm812932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

But seriously...... Halo is sitting pretty at almost 10 mil units, Killzone 2 wasnt going to sell that reguardless what happened.... marketing ads whatever. So the arguement IS pointless. even if KZ2 was outselling Halo since KZ's release, people would still look at overall numbers

Besides Everyone knows X360 uses are mainly FPS lovers, just look at the top games on live every week......Halo & COD

Killzone is a great game its sad to see people trying to use SALES as a factor to determine a games greatness.

10 mil sold doesnt make Halo 3 any better or worse.

Less than 2 mil Killzone 2 copies sold doesnt make it any worse or better.

Be a Gamer or go be a Sales Analyst

@cyberwaffles below

my sentiments exactly on Halo.....bubbles

but the blood on the wall.....at times online it looks like the cyborg ninja scene from MGS in the halls........ blood everywhere

cyberwaffles2932d ago

can't believe you guys like halo 3 so much. killzone 2 feels fresh to me. i understand if you guys like halo 3 alot more than killzone 2 as it's a different game but how do you call killzone 2 dull and boring but still play halo 3 a lot? that game plays exactly the same as halo 1 aside from some new weapons and gear.

i used to be a huge halo fan but the redundancy after halo 3 finally got to me. to me, that game is dull and boring, especially if you've played the series non stop since 2001. i will say that halo was one of the best experiences i've ever had in my life for an online FPS, but you get tired of it after a while.

as the for the single player, i mainly liked the gun fights and the intensity of the battle in killzone 2. the script was pretty generuic; visari is starting to seem a little over dramatic now after hearing his speeches so much; the scripted events in the game feel very tacked on, not natural at all; music score was kind of weak; voice acting made me laugh (i don't see how you guys hate rico, he cracks me up); and there were only a few parts in the story where i thought it was kind of cool like rescuing your teammates and how garza died. other than that, i wanted more from the story.

killzone 2's story is nowhere near anything of the likes of HL/HL2, bioschock/system shock, deus ex, doom 3, or other top quality FPS campaigns, but GG really nailed the gun fights. the only thing i could ask more from the game is having blood splattered on the wall like in HL2.

Hoolock2932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

KZ2 is a very solid and good game but i wouldn't call it fresh or different. Id say after playing it a reasonable amount of time (finished the game 3 times 1xnormal 2xHard and played the online for close to a full day) i feel that it is very similar to playing a more weighty better looking COD. Its pretty much COD set in the future, which is no bad thing. Halo 3 is part of a trilogy and the games are expected to play the same and feel very similar. If or when I buy MW2 id expect it play like the original and not like rainbow six or Halo. Back on topic I believe a likely reason for the rise in Halo 3 sales is due to the fact that Halo Reach and ODST are soon to come out. i found that with the announcement of Gears 2 many places in the UK sold out of Gears 1. Just my theory as to why Halo is doing so well.
BTW both are great shooters and you should all go out and buy them =)

ShabzS2932d ago

i've played halo 3 man and it rocks .... i loved every second of it ...

and judging from reviews of killzone 2 ... it is rocking on the ps 3 as well ...

both great games and flagship shooters of both consoles .... respect them please

Ravage272932d ago

To me KZ2's intensity is 2nd to none, and the clan system is freaking awesome. It has sold enough to warrant a sequel, which is all i care about since the next FPS i'm getting can only be KZ3

cyberwaffles2932d ago

i get what you're saying, but i say killzone 2 is fresh because no other game plays like it imo. it has it's own unique feel that's not even similar to cod. the weight to the character, the reload animations, the gun sway, the sprinting, jumping, class system, motion control sniping, first person cover; this all feels different to most FPS's that i know. halo on the other hand maybe a great series and there certainly a level of sameness you expect in a sequel, but halo not only plays like any other halo game, but i felt like i played a lot of games almost exactly the same as halo. resistance is a good example, but that's different case.

you definitely got some playing time in killzone 2, but i didn't get bored with it as fast as you did. maybe if i play the killzone franchise after a few iterations, then i might start getting bored with it; but for now, it's a unique FPS.

KingME2932d ago

You're trying to make your story more compelling my quoting RRP at shopto.com. Well guess what people aren't paying RRP. The actual cost for KZ2 and Halo 3 on shopto.com is:

KZ2 - £27.85 Platinum Edition £19.99
Halo 3 - £17.95

So if you're going to try to make a point please tall the whole truth.

nycredude2932d ago

Are we still arguing about this. I played both games and they are both good. However, anyone who say "IF" you take away the graphics, Killzone 2 is just boring and generic please just stfu... Fact is you "CAN'T" take away the graphics cause it's a part of the overal package!

I could say the same thing about Halo. "IF" you take away the gameplay then you have a crappy game with last gen graphics.

BTw not trying to bash here but anyone who thinks Killzone 2 is "boring" either never played it, or played it on easy, which imho is noob all the way.

cmrbe2932d ago

GT5 sells more than Halo 3?.

Kinda stupid you guys are comparing KZ2 to Halo 3 in terms of brand.

If you guys want to compare top console brand games then compare GT5 when it releases to Halo 3. I can assure you at least in UK GT5 will smoke Halo3's ass.

FamilyGuy2932d ago

Is like the 360s defining game, im more surprised that not every 360 owner has the game by now. It might as well be M$s "Wii Sports"

ultimolu2932d ago

Oh dear...Killzone 2 must be a big ass flop then.

/end sarcasm

sGIBMBR2932d ago

How can you compare a racing game to a shooter? Silly statement to make!

Poopface the 2nd2932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

But please dont say halo 3 should be outselling it because of price, taht is a bad argument. By that logic MW 1 should outsell MW 2, and once MW 2 comes out, that will never happen.

EDIT-- also dont say that 360 users are FPS crazy, like the PS3 users arnt. I bet the two most played games on psn are COD and KZ2.

cmrbe2932d ago

Halo is MS highest selling franchise. Its stupid to compare its sales to KZ which is what this article is doing. To be fair if you want to compare sales of halo to a PS game then compare it to GT which is Sony top selling franchise. Believe me GT5 will walk all over Halo 3 sales and rating wise when it releases.

This article is comparing sales and not the games themselves, Get it?.

The Lazy One2932d ago

There's already a GT out, and it's got less than 1/3 the sales of halo 3 in about the same time. Halo wars has been on sale about a third of the time and has almost half the sales, and that's not even that great a game.

In fact, Gran Turismo 4 (the best selling Gran Turismo ever) only has about a couple million sales difference despite being sold on a system that's got almost 4 times the consoles in the world AND being sold at half the price (according to amazon).

cmrbe2932d ago

that is just a prolouge. GT3 eventually sold 14.9 million on the PS2 and it was release in the PS2's first year when PS2 install was around 15 million world wide.

Just because there were 100 million PS2 doesen't mean that more people would have bought GT4. It dosen't work that way. Believe me when i say that even Halo reach will not sell more than Halo 3. The first entry of a big established franchise on a console regardless of installbase normally sells the most.

PS fanbase is always more diverse. No one can dispute that.