Guerrilla Games and Sony must be thinking a few things at the moment. Firstly, ‘what went wrong’, and secondly, ‘what should we do with the Killzone franchise’. That’s because after being dubbed PS3′s best shooter, generating hype more than any other, Killzone 3 is still the franchise’s poorest selling title on PS3, failing to crack the 2 million sold mark after being on the market for five months.
Killzone 2 sold a satisfying 2,660,415 units worldwide, prompting Sony to order a sequel immediately, after it was apparent the shooter had become a success. There was a loyal fanbase of gamers who played the game’s mp faithfully for years, a very vocal crowd, I might add. But Killzone 2 received a lot of heat for its “weighty” controls, and other complaints, so in an effort to appease the masses, the developer took a new route with the game.
Many things were changed. Guerrilla Games even promised a better story than the first, but the full result was disappointing to many fans. I love Killzone 3 and play it everyday. I think the MP is the best out there, but many fans are displeased with what GG’s done to the shooter, and the numbers don’t lie.
Killzone 3′s sold just over 1.6 million copies worldwide after being on the market for five months. And although the numbers are decent, for a title like Killzone 3, it’s rather poor. Will Guerrilla Games do yet another sequel? because signs are pointing elsewhere, and why didn’t more people buy the game? Was it because of the so many changes? Bulletstorm was also released on the same day, did that matter? Lots of questions, but bottom line is, Killzone 3 remains the poorest selling title on PS3 in the franchise’s history.
See our Killzone 3 review here.