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KZ3 Going Up Against Socom 4 = Sony Shooter Suicide or Delays Inbound?

DS writes, "With such titanic first and third shooters coming up next year for PlayStation 3 exclusively (Socom 4 and Killzone 3) and both touting PlayStation Move support, it’s really quite astonishing that both of these titles are expected to be going for release within the same 30 day period. This type of overlapping release seems extremely risky at best in my opinion and possibly an indicator that Sony Computer Entertainment is not confident in the benchmark of sales of one or the other. Many will argue that these games are not the same at all, and they would be right. Socom 4 is set to be a more heavily squad-based experience with a third person camera and it is not a sci-fi title like Killzone 3..."

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pwnd_of_lol2643d ago (Edited 2643d ago )

didn't expect it to come out early next year..

Well lets be real…. crysis 2 its going to out sell killzone 3 ( same release date of killzone 3). I do believe though that KZ3 will beat it out every other way.

If this releases anywhere near crysis 2, I won’t be buying it until it hits the discount bin. crysis 2 is my most anticipated game of early 2011.

dangert122643d ago

They should just stick socom in the summer is that q3?
not sure but its normally dead around then socom will eat away sales

sinncross2643d ago (Edited 2643d ago )

Firstly, let me get this out of the way:
Killzone 3 is a February release, Crysis 2 is a March release.
So no... they aren't going head-to-head same day.

As for Socom 4, Sony should go for a January release, or push back to April post Crysis.
I say January to put a PS3 exclusive first month and not April cause Infamous 2 could easily hit that month.

I also wouldn't say further then that cause its long delay may cause some to lose interest.

That said, if people are interested in both S4 and KZ3, they'll buy both.

UnwanteDreamz2643d ago (Edited 2643d ago )

"Crysis 2 its going to out sell killzone 3."

I agree since Crysis is going to be sold on 3 different platforms.

I will play all three of these shooters but probably not at the same time.

Emmettcelticfan2643d ago

I'll just buy both problem solved

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JoelT2643d ago

Is what prevented Resistance 2 from selling as well as it should have.I thought insomniac is headed that same path if they launch anywhere near these two juggernauts.

Pennywise2643d ago

Resistance2 released 4 months before Killzone2.

raztad2643d ago

I guess what Joe means is that KZ2 hype stoled R2 thunder way too fast.

On the topic of the article. Socom release date is not set, but I dont think it will be coming anytime close to KZ2. It has to be summer release.

FAGOL2643d ago

Sony may delay 1 of them but then again they are very different fps games. So some gamers might go buy kz3 and the others may go buy socom. Some will buy both.

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