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