It's no secret that Killzone 2 is a hot title. It's so hot that I can light my cigarette with it. But if I set it on fire and did that literally, I'd find myself crucified online for showing such irreverence to the PS3 powerhouse. Nah, no way I could do that, not coming from a guy who still has all his games from every gaming platform he ever had with all their boxes intact. Anyway, the sensation that's Killzone 2 is finally waning sales-wise, spending its first month outside NPD's US software sales charts.
On its debut month of February, the Guerrilla Games FPS sold as much as 323,000 copies, of course keeping in mind that it was released at the end of that month. The following month, March, it continued to do well, selling 296,000 more. But in an exclusive chart provided to Gamasutra by the NPD, Killzone 2 experienced a sales slowdown in April, selling only 58,000, not including the 20,000 from its Japanese debut. This is probably why we're seeing Killzone 2 price cuts now.
Still, Killzone 2 has already made SCEA history by being the fastest to break the 500,000 mark in North America, and a million copies sold worldwide.
More on Killzone 2 bringing the bacon home:
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