VGCharts has come out and released some preliminary sales data for the first week of Killzone 2 sakes. Now before we go any further remember these are only preliminary figures which are then used to guess the first weeks sales figures.
As we stand at the moment Killzone 2 is well placed to be the third fastest selling title in the PS3’s paddock behind GTAIV and MGS4.
However the sales figures themselves are not as impressive with only 750 000 being sold so far. Granted it is easily going to break a million units but with a PS3 install base of over 20 million units and this being one of the biggest names on the platform I was expecting to hear first day sales figures of well over a million, never mind the first weeks sales figures.
There has also been a minimal impact on hardware sales so yet again we see a much hyped title not turning into a hardware mover for the PS3.
From my perspective this is still simply down to the price of the PS3, people cannot justify the price of the console for a single game and would rather wait until a bundle is released with the titles they really want.
Now a bundle with LBP, Killzone 2, Motorstorm 2 and SingStar would go down well in most families..
I’ll be keeping an eye out for the official Killzone 2 sales figures to let you know if VGChartz estimates were even close to being on target as well.
Last Updated: March 4, 2009