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Killzone 2 fastest moving title for Sony, has sold 500,000 units

Thursday, 9 April 2009 19:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Killzone 2 has sold 500,000 units, making it the fastest selling first-party title for PS3.

That’s a record according to SCEA’s VP of marketing, Scott Steinberg.

Saying that Sony is “extremely happy with the results,” the exec revealed that Killzone 2 was the highest-selling SCEA PS3 title for the first 30 days out of launch.

Full thing over on Game Daily.

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44 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    I ain’t knocking this game or whatever, but that’s pretty underwhelming compared to how I thought it would do…

    It’s supposed to have had a million pre-orders in Europe, so why the relatively slow sales in the US??

    #1 6 years ago
  2. theevilaires

    sony did a bad job marketing

    #2 6 years ago
  3. reask

    theevilaires said:
    sony did a bad job marketing

    Excuse Excuses. ;)

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    Sony did an even worst job in Europe, wonder what the sales here are like…

    #4 6 years ago
  5. reask

    Gekidami said:
    Sony did an even worst job in Europe, wonder what the sales here are like…

    What do you mean, I saw billboards everywhere advertising it.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    I’ve never seen a single KZ2 ad (TV, billboard, poster…) other then on internet, i think SCEE put all their money in the UK and forgot Central Europe.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. FeaturePreacher

    They should have used the ballet of death commercial or perhaps had vehicles in multiplayer. Maybe allow custom configuration for the controller instead of being stubborn and not. Or perhaps the ps3 is an overpriced, underwhelming console.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. lelik

    Honestly i’m upset that it didn’t sell over a million. I do wish xbox fanboys would stfu up about it though. We all know you’re jealous and you all know your system peaked.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. reask

    @ gek
    Yes I live in Ireland and it was well advertised here.
    Still is in fact.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. reask

    @ lelik
    LMAO :D

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Cort

    Er, isn’t this supposed to be “fastest to 500k” not “has sold 500k”? That’s how it’s being reported elsewhere.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Gamoc

    It means ‘has sold 500k SO FAR’, Cort.

    It was pretty well advertised, I saw a couple of ads on TV. I got it on launch and haven’t traded it in, that’s how damn good it is.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Cort

    But others should note this is US only…..

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Cort

    @Gamoc,

    “It means ‘has sold 500k SO FAR’, Cort.”

    What does? If you mean this article, I know it does. My point was that it’s wrong. Here are Steinbergs own words:

    “Killzone 2 has been the fastest SCEA PS3 title to break the 500,000 unit mark and it’s also the highest selling SCEA PS3 title for the first 30 days out of launch,” detailed Steinberg. “So far, we are extremely happy with the results.”

    That’s the only reference made to 500k by Steinberg. It’s not a “500k so far” statement at all but “fastest to 500k”.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Hunam

    Isn’t US still heavily 360 where Europe is more an even split?

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Seraphemz

    @ GAMOC
    Yeah… it means FASTEST to 500k. Not total.

    From the actually article ( they might need to re-word it here)

    ” 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”

    I see commercials for it everyday, but I watch Spike and G4…where i think the target market is.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Cort

    @Hunam,

    I think there are nearly twice as many 360s in the US as there are PS3s, whereas in Europe they are pretty evenly matched – probably a lead of a few 100k for the MS console. (360 has a bigger lead over the PS3 in the UK than in the rest of Europe though, so possible that the Sony console is ahead on the continent.)

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Cort

    Typical of the internet. Now the gaming sites and boards are full of “FAIL! It’s only managed 500k in six weeks!” comments.

    It probably did 500k at the end of it’s second full week. I’m guessing of course.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Seraphemz

    Cort – people are idiots. Common sense isn’t so common
    Cant they can see that he said ” FASTEST to 500k ” not total…

    I mean look at gamoc.. he didnt even get it, everyone is just quick to talk smack about a PS3 exclusive because 360 doenst have any.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Seraphemz

    Steph – you dont think that you need to re-word your article a little so people dont get the impression its only sold 500k ??

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Gamoc

    You know, my previous comment made sense in my head before I posted it. Now it just looks stupid.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Seraphemz

    LOL… at least you admit it…

    Its really not your fault Gamoc, the way that Steph worded it…

    ( also.. theres a cool thing called “edit” check it out… its fun..lol)

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Cort

    @Gamoc,

    We’ve all been there, dude. :0)

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Psychotext

    We’ll know in a week or so what it did total in the US. NPD results are released soon.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Johnny Cullen

    I still see it advertised on C4 :S

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Cort

    Seriously, SOMEONE REWRITE THAT TITLE AND FIRST PARAGRAPH.

    @Psychotext, I’m going to guess 750-800k so far in the US (6 weeks).

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Seraphemz

    Yeah i been looking at other sites, and they all have it wrong, and exactly what you said Cort, people are writing “fail” …

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Seraphemz

    Cort – if it was the fastest to 500k, sold 300k in the first two days.. its got to be at a million already.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Cort

    I’m not so certain. It certainly did good numbers in its first couple or three weeks, clearly, but I reckon it would have tailed off quickly in the US. The PS3 demographic is less shooter-oriented in the US than everywhere else, not that it is particularly so in any other region.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Psychotext

    I can’t remember exactly, but I reckoned it would be at around 800k by the end of March’s sales.

    So 300k in Feb (2 days) and 500k in March.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. The Benny

    If it was a million already then SCEA probably would have mentioned that in the interview, being another milestone figure. Back in February I predicted a fairly safe (and broad) 600-800k, which still seems on track.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Seraphemz

    PT – its didnt sell only 500k in March. We dont know how much yet.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Seraphemz

    STEPHANY – you dont feel the need to re-word the article?

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Cort

    Oh well, at least the correction is featured heavily in the comments for future readers to see.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Psychotext

    @Seraphemz – My number is a prediction.

    On the topic in general, I do notice that in the PR they specifically say:

    “Killzone 2 has been the fastest SCEA PS3 title to break the 500,000 unit mark and it’s also the highest selling SCEA PS3 title for the first 30 days out of launch,” detailed Steinberg.

    What other big SCEA titles might it have beaten?

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Cort

    “What other big SCEA titles might it have beaten?”

    All of them! ;o)

    #36 6 years ago
  37. Psychotext

    :P

    I was thinking more specific… as I don’t have a clue which group is responsible for which game (SCEA, SCEI, SCEE for instance).

    #37 6 years ago
  38. The Benny

    I had a look the other day and I think it must be Resistance 2 as the previous record-holder. 385,000 in its first month (24 days of sales), 213,000 in the second. I couldn’t find another SCEA game that sold as well either in its first month or in the first and second combined.

    There were a lot that dropped out of the top ten quickly though, so it isn’t easy to get full figures for them.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Gekidami

    Every Sony game is a SCEA game in the US because they publish them all, just like SCEE publish every Sony-owned IP in Europe, in otherwords its the fastest selling first party PS3 game in the US no matter where it was made.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Psychotext

    That’s interesting. Didn’t know it worked that way.

    So obviously it’s beaten the previous biggest Sony games of GT5:P / Resistance 2 / LBP. We’ll have to wait for NPD numbers to see how it did against non Sony published games like MGS4, COD and GTAIV.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Cort

    Is that really the case Gekidami? Konami published MGS4 for example, surely? And if all PS3 games in the US are published by SCEA, why did he feel the need to say “SCEA” if not to refer to a dichotomy?

    EDIT: Ignore me; just properly picked up on “Sony-owned IP”. If it did beat GT5P, that’s great news.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. Psychotext

    Just for the hell of it (yeah, I’m that bored)… here’s the best first month numbers for PS3 games so far:

    GTA IV – 1000k (5 days of sales)
    MGS4 – 775k (24 days of sales)
    Madden 09 – 643k (19 days of sales)
    COD WaW – 597k (19 days of sales)
    Assassin’s Creed – ~450k (18 days of sales)
    COD4 – 444k (26 days of sales)
    SFIV – 403k (12 days of sales)
    Star Wars TFU – 325k (19 days of sales)
    Killzone 2 – 323k (2 days of sales)
    Devil May Cry 4 – 233k (26 days of sales)
    Socom Confrontation – 231k (19 days of sales)
    GT5 Prologue – 224k (19 days of sales)
    Little Big Planet – 215k (6 days of sales)
    Motorstorm – 199k (33 days of sales)

    Now for those games that made it onto the charts in their second month:

    GTA IV – ~1440k (33 days of sales)
    COD WaW – ~1130k (54 days of sales)
    COD4 – ~1000k (61 days of sales)

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Cort

    Wow, I would have thought GT5P did much better early numbers. Guess it was PAL wot done it.

    #43 6 years ago
  44. Gekidami

    @Cort: Scott Steinberg works for SCEA so he’s only going to mention that department, i doubt he knows how it sold in Europe.

    #44 6 years ago

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    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]