This Is Why Sony Hasn't Shot the Killzone Franchise in the Orange Eyes
Posted by Sammy Barker
Shadow Fall's sales soar higher than an ISA Cruiser
It’s arguably the most divisive franchise in Sony’s first-party stable, but the Killzone brand has proved itself to be a best-seller time and time again. That’s especially true of PlayStation 4 launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall, which has already exceeded sales in the region of 2.1 million units just a couple of months after its launch.
“I am thrilled that so many users have been enjoying Killzone: Shadow Fall since the launch of the PS4,” beamed a delighted Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida. “This title fully embraces the creativity of the development team at Guerrilla Games based in the Netherlands, and is a great representation of what SCE WWS has to offer.”
The numbers are accurate as of 15th January, and, with approximately 4.2 million next generation consoles in the wild, indicate that roughly half of all early adopters have snapped up the first-person shooter. While its reviews were generally mixed, we enjoyed the sci-fi escapade's meaty gunplay and online multiplayer mode – but did take issue with the poor pacing of the single player campaign.
That’s not going to stop the platform holder from hunting for its next hit, though. “SCE will continue to deliver exciting software titles, and is currently developing more than 30 titles, including DriveClub, inFAMOUS: Second Son, and The Order: 1886, which offer entertainment experiences only possible on the PS4,” added Yoshida.
Have these sales numbers shocked you like the blast from an EMP grenade, or did you always expect a strong response to the gorgeous next-gen escapade? Beat us over the head with the butt of your gun in the comments section below.