Killzone: Shadow Fall Sells 2.1 Million Copies For PS4
Well, it's now official: Killzone: Shadow Fall has managed to sell 2.1 million copies for the Sony PlayStation 4 since launching with the system last November.
The game appears to be the first of the PS4's new generation line-up to hit that coveted 2 million mark. This means that out of the 4.2 million PS4 owners, nearly half of all of them own a copy of Killzone: Shadow Fall.
It happened fast and furious enough that VGChartZ hasn't even had time to update their global sales rankings for PS4 titles, almost like the wifey walking in on the hubby while the corner candy is still riding him and he didn't have time to zip up.
The news has come courtesy of the official Sony PlayStation Europe Twitter account, where they detail that the game has shifted the 2.1 million globally. Check out the short, sweet but highly informative tweet below...
Well that's one way to light a fire under the competition's bum hole. I imagine this now forces Microsoft to have to reveal some software numbers for their Xbox One exclusives as well.
By comparison, it looks to be that Call of Duty: Ghosts is the top selling game for both the Xbox One and the PS4 on VGChartz, barring Killzone: Shadow Fall. The charts also appear to indicate that Shadow Fall is nearly approximately 700,000 copies heavier on the PS4 than Ghosts is for the Xbox One. That number does seem to hold some weight when considering that the PS4 is moving close to a million units ahead of the Xbox One in global console sales.
However, according to Digital Spy, the Xbox One still leads the PlayStation 4 as far software attachment rates go at 2.6 compared to 2.1.
It's likely that a lot of Americans bought an 'Murican Ghost and a side order of deep fried Battlefield 4 with their Xbone, and topped it off with a midnight desert that consisted of some frosty Forza with a Killer Instinct cherry on top. For those who don't mind masochistically damaging their eyes with kinky sub-20fps screen-tear, there's that optical S&M exercise known as Dead Rising 3, which has registered an over 700,000 units sold... even though Polygon is reporting that there were a million SKUs shipped.
Nevertheless, these attachment rates are looking at physical retail sales... not digital.
Keep in mind that the PS4 launched with Warframe, Blacklight and DC Universe Online as completely free-to-play titles, and those games required zero fees whatsoever. That's not to mention other digital titles at discounted prices such as Contrast and Resogun, which also wouldn't register on the typical financial sheet counting retail sales.
If I had to hazard a guess, I would imagine most people have anywhere between three to four PS4 titles, just due to the budget-priced digital games and free-to-play titles available to boot. But for now, we won't know the official attachment rate until Sony rolls out some numbers.
What we do know is that Killzone: Shadow Fall is still killing the competition as far as pure retail sales go; and if this generic FPS can move units the way it has, that's a sure sign that Sony is on the right track.
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