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Killzone 2 Sets First-Party Pre-Order Record For PS3

Have you pre-ordered Killzone 2? If you have, you're one of many that has made Guerilla's awesome shooter the most pre-ordered title in first-party PlayStation 3 history.

It seems that VGChartz received a confirmation from SCEA that Killzone 2 is one hell of a hot item: SCEA compared the pre-order data to the other major first-party titles (LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2, Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, etc.), and KZ2 has the edge. Mind you, they're not using finalized numbers; rather, they compared all the pre-order tallies across the board for when a first-party game was two weeks from launch. At that time period, Killzone 2 definitely has scored more pre-orders than any other first-party PS3 game, and even with some super popular titles already, this shouldn't surprise anyone. It may be the most massively hyped game of the generation, and even when the hype isn't warranted (in this case, it was), hype alone can still manage to sell copies. And some of you may have gotten lucky yesterday when Target and some Wal-Mart stores broke the February 27 street date; no pre-orders in those places, but why wait? It's there on the shelf, so nab it!

We're assuming it helped that GameStop was giving away a demo code to anyone who pre-ordered Killzone 2, but we won't dwell on that fact. Just be ready to head down to the store tomorrow (or Saturday, if your store doesn't receive the game until the 28th). The only question left is, how excited are you?

Related Game(s): Killzone 2

2/26/2009 Ben Dutka

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Lord carlos
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 10:49:40 AM
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very!! :)

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djjake
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 4:31:15 PM

ello everyone, pre ordered from play.com and got it today :D

but must say single player is good and graphics are amazing
but the games loading and saving is really glitchie :(

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Tommmm0858
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 10:58:05 AM
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Hey guys. I've been coming to this site for quite a while now and I only just decided to make an account. And I gotta say, Ben you are a fantastic writer. Anyways it's no surprise that Killzone 2 broke the record for most pre-orders on ps3. But I'd like to see how the number holds up to heavily hyped games on other platforms. I know I pre-ordered my copy :D. Just gotta come up with 60 bucks by friday. lol.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 11:14:04 AM

Thanks. But I'm really not. :)

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Banky A
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 12:07:03 PM

Hah, telling some truth and being modest at the same time.

;)

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Craigo
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 10:59:19 AM
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I got the game today. I'm from the UK btw. All the servers are down again. Sony must be having problems.

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coverton341
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 11:03:10 AM
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Target and Best Buy are both across the street from where I live and unfortunately my Target had not broken street date the jerks but then again everyone in California is petrified of being sued. But I digress and I cannot wait until tomorrow because I know at least one of those stores is going to have it

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Troy Powers
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 11:09:20 AM
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GOD I hope Gamestop has this tomorrow and not Friday.

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Cpt_Geez
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 12:07:32 PM

Tommorrow is friday lol gamestop got there shipment of k2 last friday btw they just can't sell them til tommorow.

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Troy Powers
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 6:00:10 PM

HELL YOU SAY?!!? Tomorrow IS Friday!??!

lol, I meant I hope they have it tomorrow and not Saturday. The wait is finally making my brain melt and I no longer know the days of the week.

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tanner1
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 11:23:36 AM
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If you Americans have to pay 60 bucks then i think thats expensive. Dont get me wrong im sure the game is well worth it but i only coughed up £29.99/50 bucks

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wano
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 3:43:41 PM

50 quid, where was that from tanner. I was gona grab a copy tomorrow from a store (if i can get hold of one) or was that ordered on line?

banging head on the table, why didnt i preorder...god dam #@$ .

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wano
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 5:10:56 PM

sorry, ment to say 30 quid

same question though ;-)

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 11:36:13 AM
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Tonight at midnight! Gamesmut is midnight releasing this bad boy, PSX Clan! @ tanner, it is a bit expensive but apparently publishers are having a much needed price drop come into affect soon. I hope.

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PANICinc
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 11:45:07 AM
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Got mine reserved at Gamestop! Gonna be sweet, saw the opening cutscene and nearly crapped myself! The hype was spot on!

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Fabi
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 11:57:57 AM
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My friend called me from Wal-Mart saying they have it and he could try to sell it to me...

But I remember how he crushed my dreams when he told me the same thing about LBP, but then it got recalled and I was left with nothing

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ThePS3Guy
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 11:58:59 AM
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I'll be at Gamestop at Midnight! YES!!

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Cpt_Geez
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 12:09:51 PM
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Ill see all of you guys online tommorrow there is money out there and II gotta get it.

PSN ID: V-Dizzo-F

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Shatterday
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 12:14:28 PM
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The demo was pretty cool. I expected more though, it was short.

I like the looks of everything. Can't way to play the whole thing and tackle those trophies. Just finished off the Deadspace trophies because I'm awesome.

Anywho, we should all get online tomorrow and rage on some Killzone 2 all night long!!

PSN ID: Shatterdays

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isaya85
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 12:23:03 PM
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I'm getting up early so I can be at Gstp when they open then I'm going to head straight home and play some SP campaign

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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fundando
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 12:48:46 PM
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Exciting news. I'll be picking my copy up tomorrow at Gamestop.

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Arvis
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 12:58:03 PM
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I guess I'll be the only one here still playing Street Fighter after today... T_T

-Arvis

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 1:03:14 PM
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I'm not leaving the house this weekend :)

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maxpontiac
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 1:06:58 PM
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Looking forward to this game, and so is a friend of mine who recently bought a PS3 AFTER he played the demo at my house.

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Robochic
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 1:16:08 PM
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Looking forward to it but unfortantly it was a do we pre-order this game or resident evil 5 only have $ for one and i love resident evil so i chose that, but i can't wait to try this game.

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Cuetes
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 1:52:26 PM
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I've had this payed in full for several weeks, the only disappointing thing was gameslut decided against a midnight launch. That's pretty wierd considering it's so highly pre-ordered. I would go get my money but my girl preordered it for valentines and she wants to pick it up.

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DGo8
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 1:57:30 PM
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I got mine today!!! and im loving it i havent tryed online yet tho...im from UK btw

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xnonsuchx
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 2:04:58 PM
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X-Play is really calling K2 a must-have game...not just their usual understated "It's good for PS3" drivel.

Mr. Sark's top 5 about KILLZONE 2 online play:

1. Running (dunno why this is a big deal)
2. Snipering (and cloaking, which I'd not seen before)
3. Shotgun (it totally obliterates opponents)
4. 'The Chirp' (when you kill someone)
5. The awesome cheat code reviewers were given (which only worked on the Beta site)

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pavlovic
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 2:05:08 PM
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I preordered from Sony Style in Mexico, and I have to wait for it to be delivered... no store pick up.

I really hope that it arrives tomorrow and not on MOnday.

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baseballdude_ [Administrator]
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 2:19:37 PM
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I preordered it...don't think I've ever preordered a game before.

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MirrorSoul
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 3:04:39 PM

Thats when you know a game is going to be Epic, when it has you doing things you NEVER DO lol.

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Troy Powers
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 7:38:37 PM

Wow, come to think of it, this is also the first game I've pre-ordered. Even though someone pre-ordered it for me, I'm sure I would have done it myself otherwise. Anything else, I'm just like, "Well, I'm sure I'll be able to find it somewhere on the day it comes out."

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JPBooch
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 2:54:47 PM
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I got a call from Gamestop yesterday saying that they are having a special opening tonight at 10pm just for Killzone. I can pick up my copy tonight.

I'm going to go and check it out.

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shindelion
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 3:16:11 PM
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I GOT NO MONEYYYYYY!!!, so you guys play it for me and enjoy till i join the killing.

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big6
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 3:24:00 PM
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I'm about to pick up a new 120hz 67" TV soon... Hoping KZ2 will look sweet on it! =)

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rell
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 3:56:14 PM
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@wassup isaya85 its hustleman24, I haven't been on a few days because of work overtime, friday night will be a warzone. lol

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Hexen
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 4:05:48 PM
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Hope I can find a copy tomorrow without preorder.

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ShamRock
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 4:11:26 PM
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I ordered mine through amazon.com hope it comes in the mail tommorrow. This is just a sidenote but i quit going out and drinking for a couple of days to get this game .

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ZubraZap
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 6:00:30 PM
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Lamestop just called me with their message about Killzone 2 coming tommorow morning! I'm glad I didn't prepay in full because a late night Wal-mart trip is in order to see if they will sell it to me. IT WILL BE THE 27TH after all!

Oh if I get Killzone 2 at Wal-mart, then that pre-order credit is going straight to RE5!

Last edited by ZubraZap on 2/26/2009 6:00:49 PM

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ray taylor
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 6:43:07 PM
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Can't wait. I have a half a case of Fat Tire in the fridge and a long night of killing Helgast planned for tomorrow. Sore thumbs here I come.

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ZubraZap
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 7:23:38 PM
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No sore thumbs mate! No ****in' half circles or back-forwards here(SF IV)! Pure Dual Shock Joysticks love \m/

I'm getting Becks ;)

Last edited by ZubraZap on 2/26/2009 7:25:12 PM

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ps92117
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 7:42:54 PM
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Gona have a nice selling game, but what matters is quality which we all know it doesn't lack.

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bxshotboi
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 7:50:33 PM
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well y pre order wen u can just get it before hand for cheaper than retail price like i did yay me been playin for a couple days n i want to start a clan so let me know my id is BXSHOTBOI

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RISE_13
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 8:35:21 PM
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woah were did u get K2 that early, even Europe got it released Wednesday. Gonna pick up mine at midnight payed 4 already got my bro 1 2, hard x's. Man I just saw how u can morph into the enemy like T-1000 crazy gonna make things intresting. KillZonE2 Wooh!!!

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Fabi
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 10:29:41 PM
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Using the cloak while sniping looks awesome.

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Zorigo
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 10:18:06 AM

indeed

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pyrobomber70
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 11:33:03 PM
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Anybody interested in a 60GB PS3? I have 1 for sale with your choice of 1 game and 5 Blu-ray movies.

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Zorigo
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 10:17:55 AM

this isn't for advertising, but i'm sure someone is interested. give them an email link instead of discussing it here.

anyways, wow. i preordered it.

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shaydey77
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 11:48:02 AM
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Hope all you guys enjoy it. im in last year of school now so Im not allowed get it until June 16th! Besides youll need the practice!!..im a very fast learner!!ha

oh I heard the first ad ever for Killzone 2 today on the radio albeit through xtravision. Still at least its out there!!

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