GameFly Rental Charts Feb. 24-Mar. 2: Killzone 2 victorious

Guerrilla Games' sci-fi shooter prevents Xbox 360's clean sweep of rental service's weekly charts.

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It isn't often that Microsoft's Xbox 360 is ousted from the top of GameFly's weekly console and portable rental charts. Of course, it also isn't often that an exclusive of Killzone 2's caliber is released. Last week, Guerrilla Games' critically lauded PlayStation 3-only sci-fi shooter debuted to avid rental enthusiasm, according to GameFly's rental activity for the week of February 24-March 2.

However, similar to the prior week's Street Fighter IV for the PS3 anomaly, the remainder of the chart belonged to the Xbox 360. Console exclusives Left 4 Dead, Star Ocean: The Last Hope, and Gears of War 2 picked up the second, third, and fifth slots in GameFly's chart, and Call of Duty: World at War placed fourth.

After its debut at number one a week prior, Street Fighter IV slipped to eighth, having been surpassed by F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin in sixth and Fallout 3 in seventh. Prince of Persia and Fable II rounded out the week's rental activity, slipping into the ninth and tenth slots, respectively.

Week of February 24 - March 2, 2009
1) Killzone 2 (PS3)
2) Left 4 Dead (X360)
3) Star Ocean: The Last Hope (X360)
4) Call of Duty: World at War (X360)
5) Gears of War 2 (X360)
6) F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (X360)
7) Fallout 3 (X360)
8) Street Fighter IV (X360)
9) Prince of Persia (X360)
10) Fable II (X360)

Discussion

110 comments
0jack0
0jack0

joke joke do what ya like

0jack0
0jack0

ps3 my axrse load of bummers everyone who posts here bloody hell aint u got mates dont u go out or not

wiimanhere
wiimanhere

Strange how people are making a big deal about the RENTAL charts... and not the sales charts. More people would rather rent these games than own them. So why are the FEW ps3 fans soooo happy? Can't believe this was the only good thing game-spot could report about this game... It's just a Halo wanna be game anyway(It's not even an original idea).Btw Halo is a way way WAY better game.

xbriggs
xbriggs

sweet xbox 360 rules

MrHanky35
MrHanky35

killzone 2 just came out, its not surprising its #1, Gears of War 2 has been out how long? and its still up there. not gunna lie tho, i did wanna play killzone 2 tho :(. kinda funny tho they called ps3 on top an "anomaly"

ps3alldeway
ps3alldeway

To see that one game take over the number 1 spot and dominate the others 9 games from 360. It is a sign n also a message to any loud mouths 360 FB out there that " THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING " better watch your backs cause more are coming.

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

It's surprising how much SF IV has dropped in just one week since its release, especially to games that have been out for a while like L4D, COD WaW, and Gears 2 (all great games too, just have been out for much longer).

kurohubby
kurohubby

first papavico star ocean is NOT a meh game. I've been trying to get left 4 Dead for so long I just whent and had to go buy it. Glad I did because this spring we get free DLC. how awesome is that.

papavicio
papavicio

1.-)great game only on ps3 2.-)also on pc (great game) 3.-)MEH game 4.-)multi console 5.-)also on pc (great game) 6.-)multi console 7.-)multi console 8.-)multi console 9.-)multi console 10.-) good game

LtShade
LtShade

Killzone 2 is AWESOME :) its a champ

monlosez
monlosez

So we have 1 PS3 game no wonder it's in top. 360 is spreading the user base from 2-???. Combine all those and we have 80%+ GameFly users are Xbox 360 owners.

monlosez
monlosez

Suddenly too many KZ2 fanboys are here lol.

wellingtonfo
wellingtonfo

I bought Killzone 2 today, this game is pretty f*** good! And yes, I have and PS3 e xbox360 , I`m not a Sony fanboy. Killzone 2 is just that good!

Cbordi
Cbordi

yeee... something worth mentioning, 360 owners don't really buy their games. they just rent and burn to their modded consoles... only time they are online is in the rental period with the original game. lol. suckers!

Cbordi
Cbordi

sweet frikkin hell, KILLZONE 2 must be nominated for game of the year, it's fu*kin insane :D best game on that list for sure.

orthodox159
orthodox159

look at the top and feel the power of ps3.one game and the perfect one.:)

maverick_76
maverick_76

Pretty impressive, but the 360 still has the hardcore following as can be seen in spots 2-10 (burn games to a modded console hardcore).

DatNinjaThere
DatNinjaThere

@ thenephariouson - You just owned yourself, as there are more 360 exclusives there!

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

"Bradley7777 Posted Mar 4, 2009 6:28 pm GMT Ha PS3 is victorious. Expect this ALOT more often 360 fans" Yeah thats probably about right as most 360 games are actually worth buying!

Bradley7777
Bradley7777

Ha PS3 is victorious. Expect this ALOT more often 360 fans

0jack0
0jack0

dynomitemasta one sentence will be fine mate

conan6980
conan6980

For me, I prefer to rent a game through Gamefly rather than pay full price for a game (given how crappy the economy is and all). I can play the game for as long as I want and if I REALLY like it, I can choose to keep it for a lesser price. Besides, some games (even some of the top games), lose their appeal after a while, and I can send it back to get a new game without the hassle of trying to sell it. If I know a game is going to be great, I will pre-order and shell out the cash for a new game on it's release.

NavIGOtoR25
NavIGOtoR25

You can buy 3 games instead playing all 10 and have a good time for many weeks. As for me, I would choose Killzone 2, Gears of War 2 and Fable 2!!!

TheImporter
TheImporter

Well, as far as I know as an owner of all three consoles, you can't rent a PS3 game and burn it like you can 360 games so you can play it on your modded console, which I don't by the way. Or wasn't I supposed to write that!

dynomitemasta
dynomitemasta

Having only one game up there against 9 others is really a blow to Sony...PS3 owners have got to start supporting their console.... talk will only get you so far. This combined with software (games) retail numbers give you a very accurate number as to which console is Americas number one choice...you can NOT believe a word of the spin that the companies throw at you... man, ... to think that more people are still interested in the 360's older games rather than the PS3's newer games is very telling.

dynomitemasta
dynomitemasta

So you CAN"T mess with these numbers, and I trust that these numbers reflect much more accurately what console OWNS the US.... I don't trust any of the console makers to give honest numbers, so this to me is showing the world what is the relevant console.. The 360 has done it, there is NO way to spin this one.

fairlypriced
fairlypriced

Rental chart just shows the list of games people didnt think were good enough to just go out and buy!

Fed__X
Fed__X

i kinda guess a lot of the Jrpg crowd are on the PS3. waiting on JRPGs

JunkTrap
JunkTrap

Hmm, where are the Wii games with their huge install base? I can only assume...

parhar67
parhar67

@ bigsolid88 youll be lucky if you get maybe 2 of those exclusives before 2012....lmao

Crusader-Z
Crusader-Z

That's pretty surprising up in the charts... It's all X360 games but at the top is KillZone 2...hmmmmmm

darkcloud6
darkcloud6

star ocean at no. 3? :( its a shame more people don't play JRPGs when they're easily the best games out there :(

bigsolid88
bigsolid88

White Knight Chronicles, Infamous, Uncharted 2, Heavy Rain, God of War 3, and new Rachet and Clank vs Halo war and Halo Recon. Hmm.... Who go win? Let me see It PS3!!!!! Halo war little disppointed to xbox360 fan. LOL!!!!! Hail PS3!!!!!

lewser5
lewser5

Could this be PS3 killer app? Let see if it can hold up next week. Then i will give it some props.

devoid27
devoid27

Its time for PS3 to take the lead... so Go Killzone! Go PS3!

Raad78
Raad78

I hope more PS3 games keep coming like this!

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

After Killzone 2 comes; White Knight Chronicles, Infamous, Uncharted 2, Heavy Rain, God of War 3. Of course then, the only ones I will get are White Knight Chronicles and Uncharted 2 and maybe Heavy Rain if its really good.

battlemen
battlemen

Killzone 2 is out... Now what?

deathofaninja
deathofaninja

The only reason 360 games dominate the charts is because people want to take advantage of gamefly's renting system to get as many achievements as they possibly can.

Kane04
Kane04

can't wait to get this game, i agree with Gblazer01, that agrees with devoid27, the only thing the 360 has is a cheaper price tag, but add 60EUR year xbl and bye bye cheap...........................

Gblazer01
Gblazer01

ya i totally agree with devoid27 -the PS3 has the exact same games as 360, but after all this is game rentals after all, which means most of the people dont really want to buy the games. And guess whos on most of the chart?....the 360 lol just think bout it for a sec.....

devoid27
devoid27

Finally ! Piss off Xbox! Why is always xbox on the top? Ps3 has the same games? And gameplay is better and faster! And online is free? What's so great about Xbox? WHy dont they put up both consoles?? did microsoft by the gaming franchise? THis is ridiculous!