Sure, there weren’t many great games released alongside either of the new consoles late last year, but we weren’t expecting this. Nearly half of all PlayStation 4 gamers also grabbed a copy of platform exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall to go with their new gaming machine.
Sony recently confirmed that 4.2 million PS4 consoles have been sold since launch, and today announced 2.1 million copies of Killzone: Shadow Fall (both figures are global, and to customers, not retailers).
Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios explains:
I am thrilled that so many users have been enjoying KILLZONE SHADOW FALL since the launch of PS4. This title fully embraces the creativity of the development team at Guerrilla Games*2 based in the Netherlands, and is a great representation of what SCE WWS has to offer. 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 PS4.
It’s not surprising that the game sold well – Killzone: Shadow Fall was one of the most hyped releases of the PS4 launch window, and it’s certainly a great demonstration of just what the console is capable of.
But really? Is it good enough for one in every two gamers to snap it up?