Ever since E3 2005, gamers have been patiently awaiting the release of PlayStation 3 exclusive Killzone 2. Now it’s out and has received incredibly positive reviews from critics (amassing a 91 on Metacritic). But how is it selling compared to say, Halo 3? And more importantly, is it giving PS3 hardware sales a much needed boost?
I was curious, so I reach out to some retail managers around the country for a highly unscientific poll. The general consensus is that the game is doing well at retail, but isn’t necessarily moving PS3s — at least not yet.
Here’s what I heard:
“Killzone 2 did very well. Probably not Halo 3 well, but one of the best selling PS3 games I have seen.”
“Without checking I bet I sold less than 2 dozen. Only had a handful of pre-orders, Metal Gear 4 sold 50 copies on pre-order, 2 dozen day one, and 2 people bought PS3s just for the game.”
“Killzone sold ALOT. Normal earnings for the past few days saw an increase of 3-5 thousand.”
“10 pick ups @ midnight in AZ, needs a little more marketing push from Sony.”
“We sold through 90 percent of our reserves in the first 48 hours.”
The real tale of the tape, of course, will come in March when we see the February NPD data.