Well, if it weren't for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , we'd say Guerilla's unbelievable shooter was a lock for Game of the Year. But it's taking a little too long to find its way into the hands of PlayStation 3 owners, as far as we're concerned.
A reader has pointed us in the direction of the total sales numbers over at VGChartz and while none of these statistics are official, they're usually relatively close to reality. And the reason it's interesting is because it appears that Killzone 2 has finally sold 2 million copies worldwide, which – in most respects – can be considered to be a great success. But given the immense quality of that game and the fact that it really is the defining FPS of the generation, one would assume it should be closer to 4 million by now. The game has actually sold a little more in the European regions, even though it appears that the Americas are only a few hundred thousand behind. Unfortunately, the Japanese sales are almost non-existent, but that probably shouldn't surprise anyone, as FPSs have never really caught on over there. It should also be mentioned that KZ2 released at a time when everyone was still demanding a price cut for the PS3 hardware, so more people missed out. However, if you're one of the many PS3 owners who haven't yet tried this game, you should know you're passing on one of the most impressive interactive experiences ever…
Well, maybe it'll see more of a resurgence for the holidays; you never know. The PS3 exclusives – also including Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time and inFamous – have really shined in 2009 and next year, well, we've got the likes of God of War III and Gran Turismo 5 . Ah, it just continues.
Related Game(s): Killzone 2