Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Killzone: Shadow Fall Preorders Outpacing Ryse And Forza 5, Analyst Says

Killzone: Shadow Fall Preorders Outpacing Ryse And Forza 5, Analyst Says

Sony’s PS4 exclusive shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall is performing much better than Xbox One’s Ryse, Forza 5 and Dead Rising 3, a report from analyst Cowen & Co. has revealed.

The 2013 Cowen Video Game Odometer is based on an analysis of NPD sales data and best-seller data from past years, which the firm claims to give it 96 to 97 percent accuracy. Data has been monitored since E3 in June and is updated every few weeks.

Out of the top score of 100, Killzone: Shadow Fall is currently 30.3, which is pretty outstanding in terms of next-gen competition, however the same can’t be said for other PS4 exclusives like Knack and DriveClub, lagging behind with 7.7 and 3,0 respectively. To be fair, Sony is offering DriveClub free with a PS Plus purchase, so gamers won’t see the need to buy said title even if the PS Plus offering isn’t a complete version, and that must have played a role in its low preorder numbers.

According to the analyst firm, they are ”very early in the pre-order cycle for most of the games we are tracking”.

Xbox One’s results were split, however none came remotely close to Killzone: Shadow Fall’s numbers. The highest is Forza 5 with a rank of 18.8, followed by Dead Rising 3 with 15 and Ryse 13.2.

But as expected, multiplatform titles are not only leading, but dominating the pack, with the usual suspects claiming top spots, and one big surprise: Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs.

Here’s the breakdown of the top three multiplatform titles:

Call of Duty: Ghosts: 73 – (last year Black Ops 2 stood at 100).

Watch Dogs: 69.6

Battlefield 4: 54.7

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