SCEA: Killzone 2 Setting Sales Records
Many are wondering just how well Killzone 2 is faring on the sales charts since its release in late February. Well, according to Sony, it's doing quite well.
As far as they're concerned, KZ2 is already a success; according to GameDaily, around 500,000 copies have been sold in the U.S. alone. And as SCEA vice president of marketing, Scott Steinberg, said, the game has "set the record as the most pre-ordered SCEA PS3 title to date." After it managed to explode onto the market, it then became "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." The good news is that the game continues to sell; after selling around 323,000 copies in February, it was able to rack up more significant sales in the month of March. We'll have to wait until the NPD Group reveals their software sales numbers for the month, but if Sony's half-million estimate is accurate, it's definitely a good sign for continued KZ2 popularity. We still say they could've done a better job on the marketing campaign end of things, but at the very least, it's good to see great sales for one of the generation's most impressive titles to date.
Now, all we need is the announcement of Killzone 3! ...okay, we might have to wait a while for that, but KZ2 was such an intense experience, we wouldn't mind going through it a few more times before that seemingly inevitable announcement arrives.
Related Game(s): Killzone 2
4/9/2009 John Shepard