Infamous: Second Son preorders beating The Last of Us

Sony says Second Son is benefiting from the good buzz around the PS4.

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Preorders for Infamous: Second Son in the UK have exceeded the preorder numbers The Last of Us had at this point in the run up to its launch, Sony has confirmed.

Sony Computer Entertainment UK product manager Josh Walker told MCV that Infamous: Second Son is “benefiting from the goodwill and buzz surrounding the PlayStation 4 and expect Second Son to be the biggest game in the Infamous series to date.”

We don’t know the exact numbers, but we do know that Sony sold more than 3.4 million copies of The Last of Us in less than a month after it launched.

Infamous: Second Son, which requires a 24GB install, launches exclusively for the PS4 on March 21.

For more on the game, check out our recent preview, and our breakdown of the different preorder bonuses you’ll get from different retailers.

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Discussion

364 comments
sorrowsrevenge
sorrowsrevenge

It's got more preorders because there aren't any other games

xjoystix
xjoystix

This game looks cheesy and quite frankly boring. The enemies look cookie cutter like every other enemie game, but surprisingly more generic. I'll think i'll pass, but i'm curious to see the reviews. The only PS4 exclusive that looks interesting so

far this year would be "The Order 1888"(whater the name is) and MLB14. That's pretty lame SONY!! I've been stuck playing

Battlefield 4 all day!! Boy is B4 great!! Obliteration has taken over Conquest as my favorite mode.

snugglebear
snugglebear

SS was one of the first things I preordered when I put my money up for the PS4 after the Sony E3 stage show. More than anything, this is the game Ive been waiting for. 

hellzicke
hellzicke

you had me at "no multiplayer"

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

Preordered the inFamous SS bundle. This aquatic mammal is stoked for the 21st!!!

Moun7ainMan
Moun7ainMan

As much as I loved the first two, I will be surprised if this gets good reviews. It honestly doesn't look that good. :( 

grenadehh
grenadehh

Well yea, because it's more of a game than TLOU was.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Infamous is one of a few Playstation exclusives that I as a PC-exclusive gamer would like to play, but at least I got Prototype.

Someone sure likes screwing with chronology and numbers, what with the *third* game in the series called Second Son, which is also the first one for PS4. So you've got first, second and third - all in one game.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Now they are trying to start a war among Playstation fanboys. LOL. Nah, I doubt that's their point, but what other point is there to this besides Infamous is going  to outsell TLOU which means absolutely nothing. With that, Infamous will be my first game purchased for the PS4 whenever I get one. Still got 5 unopened games and still got South Park and  Dark Souls II to get knowing the latter is going to take up at least 2 months on my first fill.

Tommi88
Tommi88

This game looks disappointing 

insloanwetrust
insloanwetrust

The well established franchise has more pre orders than the new IP did who is surprised? When ( and if ) The Lat Of Us 2 comes out expect pre orders for that game to destroy these it's how it works for the most part.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

The initial sales will only get better. Many like me who are highly anticipating Dark Souls II (GameSpot's review of the original was dead accurate) will be excitedly getting this around May or June. The freedom, destructable environment, voice acting and story look great.

stickybun
stickybun

Well there's 6million people out there with a PS4 and nothing worth while to play… so this comes as no shock.

This game looks amazing and I can't wait.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

Another title that brings way too much hype to the clueless/ignorant market that will end up being as shallow as a puddle with some of the most generic and dull gameplay. Pretty much like Crap of Us and Titanfailure,all the ''AAA'' trash  this sell-out website is paid to advertise.  No articles about Renegade X, South Park: SoT, Dark Souls 2. IGN is such a superior website to the video-gaming disgrace that GS is.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

Sony/MS drones on this website are truly pathetic.

boogie25
boogie25

one of the reasons i pre-ordered this game, so i can finally have something i can play on my ps4. And that i liked other infamous games. Other thing is, for me it looks better graphically then what they did with WD lately. And i have both on preorder...but WD for pc.

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

Now if only they made him look not like a hipster.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

I'd imagine they're starving for another game to play.  That's all.  This isn't coming from an 'Xbot', just a gamer.

natalieyan
natalieyan

the first real PS4 exclusive game, hope it does well

console_war_vet
console_war_vet

PS4 owners are hungry for something to play other than PS3 ports...completely understandable. The Infamous series has never sold gangbusters, but this one is definitely going to benefit from releasing in a drought.

3dmatrixgamer
3dmatrixgamer

PS community is so childish ND should port TLOU on PC where it will have a ton of sales.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

I think the reason is, there are hardly enough games at the moment for the PS4 and infamous 2nd son is the first good triple a game being offered, KZ shadowfall in my opinion was a tech demo and nothing more.

sampson3121
sampson3121

@xjoystix i hope you live alone, cause you sound depressing. looks cheesy and boring? what an idiot!

M413FIK-E
M413FIK-E

Because the devs want to surprise you, what is the fun in showing everything the game has to offer. By the time everyone gets Titanfall people will be disappointed because they saw almost everything the game has to offer.

darriannelson
darriannelson

@insloanwetrust the last of us preorders had more than the resistance 3... that was a well developed franchise, wouldn't you say

t-16
t-16

@gameroutlawzz  You are a moron, saying last of us is crap is the most ridiculous thing I ever read. Even suggesting that Dark Souls is better is laughable, I couldn't think of many franchises more mind numbingly boring than Dark Souls if I tried. You are clearly just one of those guys that likes go against the grain of society just for the sake of it even if it spites you, that's fine, whatever.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@gameroutlawzz There has been lots of articles about South Park and Dark Souls 2, you're just too lazy to look around the news section.

suprsolider
suprsolider

@gameroutlawzz  

Yeah because the Last of Us was total crap. Get real. It is easily one of the best games ever made.

Don't give me I fall for the hype crap either. I am one of the few people on this Earth that HATE RESIDENT EVIL 4. I hate that game so damn much that I want to find every copy ever made and destroy them, I want to erase people's hard drives of that game and I want to go to Capcom and destroy the source code to that game. That is how much I hate that game. SO when I say the Last of Us is good, then it is good.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Sl4cka If anything, he looks like a punk or trying to imitate the punk/rock era look and rebellious attitude.

TheLazyClown
TheLazyClown

@Sl4cka  he looks nothing like a hipster. Do you even know what a hipster looks like???

sampson3121
sampson3121

@jinzo9988yeah the free games from the ps+ are just great. ps4 is this gen and x1 is last gen, in a couple yrs the x1 will be left behind.

bulletprooff14
bulletprooff14

I and many others actually don't have a lot of time. Playstation plus gave us so many free games that we don't have enough time to play them all. I'm actually going to post pone all those games and play infamous second son first. There are actually people that are busy and can't spend most of their free time on games. Unless it's your job. This is coming from a playstation gamer at lvl 21 and a PC gamer with over 19k achieves in WoW. I wish I was in high school again :( so much free time....

meedokicky
meedokicky

@natalieyan I hope people give it a chance when they play, because infamous games start a bit slow, but then gets really fun when you have gained most of the powers :)

sampson3121
sampson3121

@console_war_vet been playing black light, war thunder, contrast , resogun, outlast, war frame, dead nation, don't starve and DC universe...and those are just the free games :)

uchihasilver
uchihasilver

@3dmatrixgamer  why the hell is the playstation community childish because of a few outspoken morons? it's always been known that idiots are more outspoken 

bulletprooff14
bulletprooff14

Mail Sony a personal letter just like the other marvel fans do to have Spiderman movie rights back to original owner.

Moun7ainMan
Moun7ainMan

Xbot? Lol. I was just giving my opinion on gameplay that I have seen. Not sure how that makes me an xbot. I don't own a ps4 or xbone. I played both last gen. Fanboy.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

@suprsolider @gameroutlawzz  RE4 was the downfall of the serie and how can you hate on a  game that is basically the same trash as Crap of Us, Same monotonous over-the-shoulder gameplay,linear settings where all you do is move forward killing enemies for the next cut-scene to jump in. No depth to the game play,devs focused more on the fucking story and plot-twists than actually making a fucking game. RE4,5,6 ,Crap of Us and mostly every overrated 3rd person shooters like Tomb Raider,Uncharted and wtv the fuck else released last gen are all garbage that should never be mentioned as a game.

insloanwetrust
insloanwetrust

@gameroutlawzz  Either you seriously don't know what good games are or you're just a hater/hipster. You don't like TLOU, TR, Infamous and Uncharted well good for you. Please list you best games I bet I could rip them a new one also.