There was little doubt that Killzone 2 would become a huge success, but as most of us will agree that Sony's marketing campaign could've been stronger, a few people have wondered if KZ2 would fall shy of expectations.
Well, it certainly seems unlikely if one considers the early sales numbers from the UK. According to MCVUK, Killzone 2 has not only claimed the top spot in the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 this week, but it has also become the 4th-fastest selling Sony-published title in the UK. No, they're not limiting that to the PlayStation 3; they're talking about all Sony-published video games. It's the second-fastest in the PS3 library, as KZ2 didn't quite manage to catch the record set by Gran Turismo 5: Prologue …but does anyone else find it totally bizarre that a demo is the fastest-selling Sony-published title for the PS3? Sure, we don't really even consider it a "demo" 'cuz it's actually bigger than some full games, but even so…can you imagine what's going to happen when the final product – Gran Turismo 5 – releases? The UK is going to explode! As for Guerilla's awesome FPS, it's the first All Formats #1 in the UK in nearly two years; the last was the stellar God of War II in April 2007.
So anyway, those are the early numbers for our friends across the pond; now, we eagerly anticipate the NPD numbers. Sony really needed KZ2 to be gigantic and it most likely will be exactly that. We'd still like to see the results, though.
Related Game(s): Killzone 2