Almost half of all PS4 owners have also bought Killzone Shadow Fall

Sony announced that they've sold 2.1 million units of the PlayStation 4 exclusive shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall.

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Sony announced via Twitter today that they “sold 2.1 million units of the PS4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall globally!” According to a press release, the numbers represent sales through January 15, and matching that up with console sales figures from earlier this month (which put the PS4 at 4.2 million units sold), you can surmise that almost half of all PS4 owners have purchased the shooter.

While sales numbers for other titles aren’t available, Killzone was still outsold overall by multiplatform shooters Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4, according to 2013 NPD data (unless Sony sold a ridiculous amount of Killzone in the last couple weeks). There are no breakouts for how many of either competing game sold on Xbox One or PS4, but the fact that Sony hasn't said Killzone is the best-selling game on their system so far speaks for itself. Still, the Sony statistic is impressive because of the fact that the game was not a pack-in title and that it represents such a large portion of the Sony userbase.

Sony did not provide sales numbers for their other exclusive retail title Knack, which received less than favorable review scores.

Discussion

224 comments
Marky360
Marky360

Not surprised KZ Shadowfall looked badass so it selling so well doesn't surpise me. Know that almost half of everyone who bought a PS4 likely also has a copy of Shadowfall is cool though makes me want a PS4 more cause I know when I get one I'll have alot of ppl to play online with although having to pay for online like Xbox makes me sad : (

raziel2kain
raziel2kain

looking to the history of launch titles, you'll notice big sales for just good games, and this kz is not an exception.

locknuts84
locknuts84

Probably because it's a great tech demo. That, and the other FPS offerings were pretty poor. Ghosts is the worst COD since MW3 and BF4 was broken. Even when you include third party games the only game worth playing to me is ACIV.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

Shadow Fall was my bundle game & I really didn't like it much, this is not because its poor. It's likely because I rarely enjoy First Person Shooters. Graphics are a nice touch all the same.


Regarding PlayStation 4. Gamespot, grab yourselves a hands-on with PS4 exclusive 'Shadow of the Beast' After PS3/ Vitas successful hack n' slash/ side scroller 'Dragon's Crown' I'm personally hyped for a next generation game in the same genre :D


Also Shadow has 0% gameplay and is expected to arrive 2014 :S

PJthePlayer2
PJthePlayer2

I wonder how many people like myself were forced to buy this game because all of the non-combo PS4's were sold out at launch.  Didn't bother me since this is like the only decent game on PS4 currently and I probably would have purchased it anyway.

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

I only got it because I was trading in some old stuff against it, and I'm not a huge fan of the series, but although I think it's a better game than some people do...I still haven't finished it and it doesn't really do much to tempt me back. I've played about 80 more hours of Warframe... 


(I did like what little I've played of the MP though).

C_A_G_E
C_A_G_E

Is the mutiplayer any good? I am playing BF 4 right now and really like the game modes that have no vehicles. 


I do not like COD as it is faster paced more heavy handed with Aim assist and uses no teamwork.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Killzone Shadow Fall is decent. I bought this at launch. Sony has done a great job with this game. Sony will eventually green lite a sequel to Shadow Fall in the next 2 or 3 years. 2.1 million copies of Killzone Shadow Fall is great. I hope Sony is happy with that.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

It's not like they had much choice.  It's either this or um, Knack?  No wonder Sony is heavily promoting Now - it's not like they have much coming in terms of 1st party quality.  Rest on past successes - not a good sign, at least in 2014.  I don't think Sony fans care though - they thought Heavy Rain was a great game.


Good luck with your inevitable bankruptcy in 2 years, Sony.  Google it - it's real.

ziproy
ziproy

I feel like the PS4 has already won. M$ is scrambling like a headless chicken, can't wait for all the exclusive TV shows though. Cuz that's why we buy game consoles, to watch TV

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

People need to look at this all with a grain of salt. These are launch titles, they will all be forgotten once the developers get a handle on the systems. I don't see why people are judging anything by launch games. I will admit that I friggin hate Xbox, it drives me nuts seeing people defend the lower resolution and frames per second. I used to get god damn pissed when I was playing a game on my PS3 and would see the 360, being less powerful, running the game far smoother and faster. Thankfully Sony did it right this time and made the PS4 easier to develop for and once again more powerful. Another thing, if any of these games don't look better to you than last gen, you need to upgrade your TV from the black Friday junk you bought at Walmart. Get a high end television, you will be amazed

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

Which looks better?.....this or ryse?

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

I'd probably get this and Resogun personally. I learned how sucky console launches can be with the Xbox 360 though so I put it off this time.

Probably get one when Elder Scrolls Online or Watch Dogs comes out.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Makes sense, it'll be among the first games I get when I buy my PS4 later this year.  Not many other options yet at this early stage of release.

grognard66
grognard66

I guess this game benefits from the fact that there are so few games currently available for a good install base.  Personally, I lost interest in Chapter 6 finding the game incredibly tedious and doubt that I'll bother finishing the campaign.  I enjoyed KZ2 & 3, but this game was a definite step backwards for the series.

virtualskill
virtualskill

I bought it JUST for eye candy. Best-looking game out there imo. It's not a bad play either.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Who cares? It's the only game on PS4, it's not like they have a choice.

Stevo_the_gamer
Stevo_the_gamer moderator moderator

What other exclusive retail game are they going to buy? Knack? Yikes. Tough launch, game wise.

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

I bought almost every game available at launch. The only one I enjoy playing online is Killzone. It has the most enjoyable multiplayer mode out right now, besides the fact the no one turns their damn chat on....Killzone wasn't bundled in here in the U.S. either where most of the PS4s have been sold 

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

That's just because people didn't have many options.I didn't buy killzone.I played the open weekend multiplayer and didn't like it.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@PJthePlayer2  Once I played this for afew hours I went and put it in my pile to trade...

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@Carpetfluff  I think Shadowfall is likely an excellent game for a gamer that plays Battlefield, Call of Duty, and the like. It wasn't my cuppa tea but as bundles go it was this or Knack :/. . .

high_bomb
high_bomb

@C_A_G_E The game is like a mix of cod and bf where it has small maps like cod but has unique classes and game modes like bf. Plus there is no aim assist. 

---Cipher---
---Cipher---

@SevenizzGoogle anything. Google how Sony will be the number 1 company in the world in 2 years and I'm sure you'll find results for that too....doesn't make it real...

KillzoneSnake
KillzoneSnake

Anything else bad you want to say about Sony? Please grow up lol you coming to post hate here doesn't affect sony.

zerooo0
zerooo0

@ziproy I don't know about you, but I'm personally looking forward to Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, Project Spark, and Halo 5 later this year.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

@ziproy And you only use your smartphone to make calls, right?  There's nothing wrong with additional features - it's called value, and customers like it.  You know, since the PS4 does more than games as well.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@Tiger_Ali  I've played Ryse and own Shadowfall, both have different art-styles but overall would probably say Ryse for the soul fact it's hard to make tech-cities look as lush as what you'll see throughout Ryse & its backgrounds. Also character models look amazing in both, but Shadowfall heads look weird.


With that said not regarding graphics but gameplay, I found Ryse a below average slasher game mostly played in slow motion & gets horribly repetitive. Compare it to Ninja Gaiden Black or DMC3 gamelay wise (you can find versions of both these games on 360 & PS3) and it's terrible. I'd even say Heavenly Sword dances around Ryses combat mechanics.

kargion
kargion

@Tiger_Ali this by like 1000,  I enjoyed ryse though fun game, but you can notice its 720p and the graphics quality is just not as high.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@Stevo_the_gamer  Putty Squad remains PS4 only, a nice little platformer. I'd say its better than Knack :P

C_A_G_E
C_A_G_E

@Stevo_the_gamer You don't have to buy exclusives. like my BF4 and AC4 plenty. Have exclusive online games and have put more time into those then i thought i was. Some are really addicting but would play them even if they weren't exclusive...

Tech-head
Tech-head

@Stevo_the_gamer 

Gamespot.

Where mods are fanboys, and make flamebait and trolling comments.

Round of applause folks.

RoyaleWthCheese
RoyaleWthCheese

@Stevo_the_gamer High Steve.

It confirms that even in the infancy stage of optimizing this new generation of games, the PS4 is a powerhouse. An upcoming, and “free exclusive” on the PS4 called “Outlast” is going to run in full HD on the PS4 this year. Good scares comparable to an unplanned pregnancy. 

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Wow, a mom joke in 2014 - did I somehow slip back into 2007 when that was mildly funny?

Your name also must be an indicator of how clever you must be.

kariyanine
kariyanine

@---Cipher--- @Sevenizz  in this case, he isn't far off from the truth though. Sony isn't nearing bankruptcy but they are floundering badly (their games division is their lone bright spot). 

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

@KillzoneSnake Who's hating?  Everything i meantioned is fact.  Does Sony have a higher rated game presently at retail?  Nope.  Was Heavy Rain a 'great game'?  Nada - some reviewers even recanted their initial review.  Will Sony go bankrupt shortly?  Yup - every division is in the toilet except their game department, and Sony still loses money on each unit sold.  1 department can't keep 6 others up forever.

---Cipher---
---Cipher---

@Sevenizz@ziproyThere is nothing wrong with additional features until the primary purpose seems to have been relegated to a secondary focus. So little news about how the Kinect will enhance gaming, but we all know how F'n awesome it is for watching netflix!

NTM23
NTM23

@Tech-head He's right though, certainly when it comes to Knack. That game is extremely dull. Killzone Shadow Fall, while still really good, is pretty standard of a shooter and disappoints in a few other important areas as well. I feel like telling people that hadn't gotten the console yet to not have such high hopes, at least with what's currently out. That being said, I did still enjoy Killzone Shadow Fall, and I'm also enjoying the other games that came with the console as well, which aren't exclusive, like Assassin's Creed 4. I'm happy Tomb Raider's out now; hopefully I'll have that by today.

Silviiwilvii
Silviiwilvii

@Sevenizz  poopohed: ur mom

Sevenizz: [insert cliché sarcasm]


The fact you reacted to the joke that someone with the name poopoohed made actually made it kind of funny for me.

C_A_G_E
C_A_G_E

@Sevenizz @KillzoneSnake You do know nothing you list is a fact right? I'm guessing by how your writing your comments you do know fully understand the definition of fact. 


1. Sony going bankrupt. Not a fact. Now it is a fact to say that there is a formula that predicts which company will go bankrupt. Using that formula Sony has a 79% chance. Key word is PREDICT. nothing has occurred yet. Sony has not filled anything. Even with that there are different levels of bankruptcy.

2. Higher rated game- What do you mean by higher rated? Higher then average of all games between XBOne? If that is the case then yes it does... also not a facts... your list of facts is getting shorter

3. Was Heavy rain a great game - Your subjective opinion does not make it a fact that it was not a great game. Now you can say it's a fact that you or joe your buddy does not think it is a great game... but that has less weight in what others think about your fact. 

4. 1 department cant keep 6 others up forever... Also not a fact but it makes sense so i give this one.   

C_A_G_E
C_A_G_E

@---Cipher--- @Sevenizz @ziproy Not sure how XBOne having a cool tv service constitutes it not working on games anymore. There are more then one development and production team with MS you know?


If anything they upped their complete investment with making their 1st party investment higher then previous years and are doing this strategic licensing with TV. If you happy with what ever system you like be happy but don't try to bash other peoples system because you need to reinforce your purchase. 

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

@---Cipher--- @ziproy Actually, Kinect is annoying with Netflix - I turn it off with that ap.  And every ad I see promoting the One meantions games, so I don't know where you people keep saying they're secondary, especially since MS has a more diverse selection, and higher rated games than Sony presently has.

dysonlu
dysonlu

@Tiger_Ali @kargion 

Why would anyone compare graphics of a FPS with that of a driving game?   Driving game is not texture heavy, relative to other games.  Not that demanding in terms of framerate either. Driving games in general do not push the graphics as much as other games.

Tech-head
Tech-head

@NTM23@Tech-head 

He's not though.  He's just doing what he does, which is make snide comments about Sony systems.

For him to be right you would have to subscribe to the theory that you have to buy either Killzone or Knack, when you don't have to buy either.  3rd party titles count as games last I checked.