Killzone 3 may have been forgotten media wise with recent games like Homefront and Crysis 2 making headlines but it hasn't stopped Killzone 3 from selling consistently over the few weeks it has been out.
I'm very skeptical of this considering VG was off by 2.5m on GT5's sales but it is strange that KZ3 hasn't sold as much as KZ2 and R2 in the same time frame. Could be a lack of marketing or it could be because of all the big games that were released around its release date.
well KZ2 turned a tone of people off and the media didn't help either but i think it could get to 2 million by years end which is great.
let's be real....i bet half of these kids who bought killzone only got it for socom beta access. That is what my friend was gonna do. Killzone is just horrible. People just try to use it as a "good AAA title" to bash against the 360 because it has DECENT graphics. Idk what the huge fuss is about that either...it looks nice, but not as amazing as everyone made it sound. I think it would feel better to play if the playstation controller wasn't made for those small japanese hands that built it. PS3 has so much potential, and they make you guys get your hopes up for another fail. This is why I am glad I am a real gamer and have a ps360. I am going to play socom until elder scrolls skyrim cmes out :). OR - battlefield 3 for PC!!
bigc072004 congratulations, you have just shown how to be the worst type of gamer, and you made it look easy. your bait is shit, go back to black ops
Killzone isn't as well as recognized of a franchise as Halo. The casual PS3 owner may know about Killzone, but more 360 owners know of Halo that's for sure. Lack of marketing imo.
They were right about 250k first week in NA, NPD confirmed. They were right about HomeFront, THQ confirmed. They were 2.5 million below gt5 shipped numbers, no way to tell since SONY never release sold numbers
Polyphony digital released the sales figures http://www.polyphony.co.jp/...
Do you ever give up?
yeah im surprised KZ3 isnt getting more of a fan base. One of my first ps3 games was KZ2 and i was really impressed. I just got kz3 last week and its been great. Online MP really shines.
not great sales figures. I am not a private auditor. All the anti-KillZone/Anti-PS3 fanboys here on N4G who try to discredit anything Killzone, I would wager $10,000 RIGHT F'N NOW that you blind idiot fanboys do not even have any holdings in Microsoft or Bungie. Sh*t, let alone know what the hell a "Stock Option" is.
hmm by having stock option means they would work for one of these companies i would actually bet a few people that spin shit here do have stock options for the opposing side
The game is great, and quite satisfying.
They were off by 2.5 million? Can you PM me some details about that?
1. Maybe Killzone 3 isn't as good as people think and consumers wont buy mediocrity.
hahahahahaha cod says hi... piles and piles of shite wii games say hi...
The open beta was really bad marketing for this game, as it was plagued by connection/server problems. The retail version got off to a very rocky start too. It's quite a bit better now (map rotation is still broken a month after launch though), but game developers need to realize that poorly-supported betas and demos can hurt sales.
betas and demos seem to be hurting all games that use them lately. unless the beta plays more like the finished product, which is few and far between. Crysis 2 also may have lost sales due to poor demos
I quote " VGChartz are as fake as a porn stars tits." LOL!
People can rip on this game all they want but all i know is i'm having a blast killing isa scum lol.
Sit down HIG! I'll gouge out your red eyes any day of the week!
congrats Sony and Gurilla Games you guys deserve it and much more i am sure killzone 3 will sell more then killzone 2 life time for sure
The best fps I've ever played. End of discussion.
How can people disagree with you? Its the best FPS HE's ever played, my god people.
The disagrees could just be people who don't think KZ3 is THEIR favourite game....disagrees don't have to be a direct contradictions to the comment. I'm actually surprised by the amount of agrees it got...I thought the majority of people would have a different favourite FPS?
Balt is a troll. He does nothing but bash Sony. Check his history. He has never played it, nor owns a PS3. He should be banned for being a lying worthless human.
NukaCola is right dude! Read the guys profile before you run to his defense. He hates games and gamers and is here trolling ie: "stirring the shit" and laughing at you all. Bubble down ALL his post.
Exactly! I asked many of my PSN buddies if they were going to buy Killzone 3 and many who were saying NO, told me it was because of Killzone 2's multiplayer. I had an ambivalent opinion on Killzone 2's multiplayer. I think it was one of the best things that happened to fps games but it suffered from the input lag. I can only hope that many gamers buy Killzone 3 in the months to come because it's really an extremely immersive game and easily the best first person shooter for the PS3.
Half-Life. Buy it for like £1 on Steam.
Probably go for Half Life 2 myself, the first one was great but the second was amazing. Can't wait for the 3rd, whenever they get round to it!
Oh you have to play them in order.
Surprised that it does not sell well. Story line sucks. But other than that it is a great game. Best looking fps on consoles by far.
It was alright. It was fun at least. I thought the decline was very similar to Modern Warfare's story down the MW2's story.
It's a FPS, that genre never shine when it comes to story, by not judging it for the plot I think the game is really Great
ehm... never played half-life I see.
WOW!!! that's a HUGE list right there XD I recognize that I shouldn't say "never" ever, but damn, that's all? XD
You should try Bioshock and The Darkness. Resistance: FOM also had quite a good long story
vg chartz? nope. waiting for real numbers.
Real numbers? Don't integers suffice? =/
Pretty impressive, considering Homefront only sold one million copies worldwide on three platforms.
I believe believe the Homefront million is one week sales, so no it's not impressive and KZ3 is not selling as well as KZ2. They screwed the mulitiplayer up. KZ2's online gaming was a helluva a lot better. They turned KZ3 call of duty like and it's disappointing. I played KZ2 for a couple months, I was done with KZ3 in a couple weeks.
It's allways the same. Killzone 2 fans say they turned the game CoD like and Killzone 3 fans say they've fixed the controls. For me it's just perfect now and I can assure you, I have not played CoD since [email protected], but nothing with Killzone 3 ist CoD like. When Killzone 3's sales numbers are not good now it might be because of the input lag of Killzone 2.
killzone isnt call of duty like. resembles battlefield more than COD. to everyone who says it plays like COD care to explain how?
This website should be banned from N4G. Seriously these numbers are always fail and they cause nothing but arguments.
I blame marketing. Kevin Butler is cheesy. To gamers like us he's a saint but to the average consumer he comes off as lame.
Every Kevin Butler Commercial is a slap in the face to Americans and people with common sense. The Japanese went to the lowest common denominator with that slap shtick over the top presentation and I quite honestly find it offensive. I've never liked the actor in shows I've seen him in, pretty much third rate and I don't like him in commercials about games or gaming because he's probably not gamed a day in his life. As for marketing, I saw commercials and lots of hype for the game, but it's just not the "Killer App" Sony wants it to be.
I agree because sony are not selling the game but KB. people still don't believe me when i say that the price drop was what helped sony not KB. KB soften the media view of sony and i do love most of the KB ads but they don't sell games because KB is the main focus of the ads. I thought they should release the KZ3 15 second trailer now to see if it helps sales with a small bump. watching the Kb ad you only see a tv playing KZ3 with KB in front of most of the screen. KB is more internet than TV for me.
Exactlly we should make a story/topic about this
he sold me a ps3 cause i bought it before the price drip after watching some of his adds on youtube lol. that and uncharted 2 got game of the year, plus free online
Marketing is indeed a major problem, but not Kevin Butler. I think the sales would probably be worse if it wasn't for him. Sony's marketing strategy, at least here in the states has been a little bit off. But, I think they know what they are doing(hopefully) I have seen some definite improvement, which I predicted. But, they are going to have to step their game up even further if they want to prevent further titles from being swept under the rug. When PS3 gets down to a mass market price point, it will make more sense to have a massively effective marketing program. They seem to be turning their marketing up as the price goes down. Some of their partnerships(like the Subway one) seem laughable though. Things are coming together nicely for SCE worldwide and I hope they continue to build momentum. As they have stated, they have a 10 year plan for the PS3. People like to overlook this, as if Sony was joking. But, their moves seem to show that they were really serious.
I would agree that Kevin Bulter should market games like KZ3 because there's nothing humorous about the games atmosphere. They should have had a more epic commercial.
I think he relates to average consumer more actually. Considering that most of his jokes are not just for gamers, but so all people can get a laugh. It works well. You dont have to know anything about GT5 but still laugh at the car commercial. The MAG commercial with a kid interviewing with his job works for a wider audience, and the commercials advertising new system price worked flawlessly. Everyone knew the ps3 was cheaper. also brand recognition is very huge in commercials, seeing him you know immediately its a ps3 commercial. Its like having a salesman you know selling you ps3 games, while also being entertaining.
I clicked to see the source only to be vgchartz. since I haven't seen any reliable sources and guess it isn't gonna be any time soon.
I originally said Killzone 3 would sell around 1.5 to 2 million lifetime and I might be right on the money. When you look at it, Killzone 1 was one of the most awful and broken titles ever, then came the hype of Killzone 2, which it never lived up to, now comes the third game and a lot of people who felt scorned by the last one aren't going to buy this one. Killer App it's not.
killer troll you are
Again Raven, I find your take on the money. I wonder if this is why it was reported Sony was looking into making another FPS game? Could it be they are losing faith in Killzone being their flag ship shooter?
That was exactly my point in that article. Sony is clearly looking for that Killer App FPS, they see a game Like Black Ops with all it's flaws become the best selling game on their console, it has to make you think. I'm not saying Killzone is a horrid series, it's just not the Halo of the PS3.
i fully agree Raven it isnt the halo. i think resistence 3 could be though that online look pretty awesome etc. but to be fair do we need another "halo killer" we have had Haze that was hyped up by media to be a halo killer, killzone series and im sure resistence has been put in that same boat.
I think by "halo killer" the ps3 wants to beat the sales of one of the best exclusive series of this generation. Love it or hate it Halo is huge. I think Uncharted has the ability to be that for PS3. We all know Gran Turismo is probably the best selling exclusive, but the games are very few and far between. Uncharted already kills all the halos when it comes to single player, but its the multi that made halo a huge hit. obviously multi plat games are no slouch either, but for xbox and ps3 its the exclusives that sell systems.
that kz2 has same meta score as ur precious halo reach and how in hell u have 4 bubbles? u troll every ps3,pc article
'that kz2 has same meta score as ur precious halo reach' Yes but it's not as high as halo 3's ^.^
Piss off dumb troll. The Killzone series is one of the best FPS series ever. Killzone 1, 2, and 3 are all killer apps. Not that you would know what a true killer app is anyway, since you probably own the wrong system, which is as much a stranger to killer apps as a hooker is to soap...
I own a PS3 as well, I just don't enjoy Killzone. I find it funny my bubbles have been mentioned yet again simply because I bring valid points into a thread. Since I've been gaming for so long, pretty sure I know what a killer App is. I guess I'll expect to hear "Sales don't equal quality" argument again..... Funny it's always the PS3 fans that bring that up.
One of the best FPS series ever? Come off it, KZ1 was mediocre at best, 2 was good if a little formulaic and 3 showed no significant innovations other than Move and 3D, which are optional extras. Obviously it comes down to personal opinion but I doubt you will find many people who believe it is one of the best FPS series ever. Oh and minus bubble for that personal attack, totally uncalled for.
i think kz3 is a good game. Having said that i think they need to kill off either resistance series or killzone series. They have 2 scifi shooters but no regular shooters like black ops. Thats a mistake.
resistence will probably end with resistence 3. they have socom thats a "normal" shooter. and i think they shoul end both franchises with KZ3 and R3. start something new.
that are selling pretty well, what else is there to talk about.
The name scares moms. "Halo" sounds angelic, and hence the 8-12 year-olds get it purchased for them, for almost every occasion. Hence, the differences between Halo and KZ3 players online. I wish I was joking.
Killzone 3 is just so action packed and polished! You can DENY DENY DENY like Ronnie says on Jersey Shore all you want... lol :)
It is a very polished game.... add in the move/sharpshooter capability and its like a whole new world..... then add in the 3D aspect and its a whole other world...sorry but there's alot in there that just makes you want to keep playing. Very few games make me want to start over right after I finish, but KZ3 was one of them...
It is action packed and fun but it was definately rushed. 5 hour campain with bugs and glitches. Broken multiplayer (now its getting better with patches). The best thing is the co-op to me. Its the ps3s best exclusive fps but not even in the same league as halo. Reach has 4 player co-op campain and in firefight mode, a map editor, open environments with vehicles to steal exc not to mention its got a layer of polish no kz has. I liked kz2 best because the campain was great, long, and i like it both have bots but its features are severly lacking if it wants to compete with halo and cod. Thats the truth, great franchise but not top tier. BTW kz3 is not polished at all, it had so much bugs, frezes, and popins and unfinished graphics. I could see through walls and into white oblivion at parts. Kz3 also had no collectibls, hidden symbols to shoot exc. Great fun but you have to be blind not to see kz3 is a massive step back from kz2 in all areas.