Killzone 3 Guns its Way to the Top


It’s ‘First Person Shooter Week’ for half-term as Sony’s Netherlands-based Guerrilla Games’ ‘Killzone 3’ on PS3 (3D compatible, Move enabled) drops straight in at No1 exactly 2 years after ‘Killzone 2’ (the first PS3 version) –which remains the highlight of this series in terms of week 1 sell-through.

Original ‘Killzone’ debuted way back in week 48, 2004 on PS2.  The current version is the 14th fastest-selling Sony title (in terms of week 1 CT panel units), compared to ‘Killzone 2’, currently Sony’s 5th week 1 best-seller.   This is Sony’s 2nd All Formats No1 this year, after ‘LittleBigPlanet 2’ on PS3 back in week 3, which showed similar week 1 sell-through to ‘Killzone 3’.  It will be interesting to compare these 2 as the weeks go by in order to see how overall cumulative UK sales compare.   EA’s ‘Bulletstorm’ (360/PS3/PC) gives ‘Killzone 3’ a good run for its money, debuting right behind at No2 although admittedly over 3 formats.  The game is by the teams that developed ‘Gears of War’ (Epic Games) and ‘Painkiller’ (People Can Fly) and marks a 3rd No1 so far this year for EA (FIFA 11 in week 1, Dead Space 2 in weeks 4&5).

Elsewhere in the charts, half-term promotional activity sees Activision Blizzard’s ‘World of Warcraft: Battle Chest’ re-enter at No24, also affecting other titles, but notably Sega’s ‘Sonic Colours’, re-entering at No31.

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