PS4-exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall pre-orders outpacing Forza 5 and Ryse - Analyst

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Posted 9:50am on Tue 30 July 2013
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PS4-exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall pre-orders outpacing Forza 5 and Ryse - Analyst
Sony's other titles - Knack and driveclub - aren't gaining the same consumer interest, claims analyst report.

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Posted 9:50am on Tue 30 July 2013
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Sony's other titles - Knack and driveclub - aren't gaining the same consumer interest, claims analyst report.

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But Killzone is a shooty game, of course it's going to track higher than those that aren't. Interesting that their system gives them 96-97% accuracy though if they're only using preorder data from the Amazon bestsellers lists.
Posted 9:53am on Tue 30 July 2013
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Sony's other titles - Knack and driveclub - aren't gaining the same consumer interest, claims analyst report.

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Makes sense if we continue with the idea that the PS4 was at first much more in tuned with consumers desires. People wanted to the PS4, and they want a game so they bought the exclusive shooter.

Also we if take into consideration there seem to me more exclusives on the Xbox One within the launch window period then the PS4, then there would be more of a split between what games people want one the XB1 then on the PS4.

I wonder if these figures will even out more, now that Microsoft are doing everything in their power to try and get consumer faith in their product back. The Xbox One at this point just seems to be a similar machine in a much, much larger case.
Posted 10:19am on Tue 30 July 2013
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Sony's other titles - Knack and driveclub - aren't gaining the same consumer interest, claims analyst report.

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A comparison with Dead Rising 3 would be far more appropriate... given the buzz that exclusive is receiving being roughly equal with KZ: SF.
Posted 1:05pm on Tue 30 July 2013
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Killzone has a buzz? Who knew! Wink I pretty much assumed KZ would be more popular on PS4 because there isn't really anything else worth pre-ordering for launch Wink
Posted 3:26pm on Tue 30 July 2013
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This game better be Guerilla's finest yet. Either a worthwhile story or more evolving gameplay, something new is deff needed.

More importantly, why do I have to keep logging in at your site videogamer? I've checked the 'keep me logged on' box a million times now and still I keep getting signed out.
Posted 4:49pm on Tue 30 July 2013
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Sony's other titles - Knack and driveclub - aren't gaining the same consumer interest, claims analyst report.

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It is important to note that DriveClub is being released as free-to-play title to PS Plus members so the push to acquire this game in a bundle would be less than attractive - More than likely early adopters are snatching up the Killzone SF bundles knowing they will be playing DriveClub for free via PSN+. Makes perfect sense.
Posted 7:14pm on Tue 30 July 2013
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Here's an interesting fact, every iteration of Killzone has outsold Forza.

Forza is a critically acclaimed title, but it's not actually a big seller in 1st party AAA terms, in fact Gran Turismo 5 on PS3 has outsold all other iterations of Forza, including horizon, combined.

It always amuses me how US journalists underestimate the selling power of Gran Turismo.

As for Sony being concerned about their other 1st party titles pre-order performances, hardly. Knack, by Mark Cerny's description, is a small title aimed at the family, it's not a bedrock of Sony's software line-up, if it sells, fine, if not, it at least ticks a box and will be a fine PS+ addition in 6-12 months time.

As mentioned, DriveClub is a FTP PS+ title, and you would expect most early adopters are aware of this, and PS+ subscribers.

Then we have the elephant in the room, Sony has not yet shown any PS4 software from their premier developers, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog and Sony Santa Monica.

One final point, I assume all this date is from the US, that's bad news for Microsoft, that was always the market that propped up Xbox almost by itself, if Playstation becomes the US market leader, in addition to Europe (and UK) and Japan, Sony will be quite dominant this gen.
Posted 10:00pm on Tue 30 July 2013
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Here's an interesting fact, every iteration of Killzone has outsold Forza.

Forza is a critically acclaimed title, but it's not actually a big seller in 1st party AAA terms, in fact Gran Turismo 5 on PS3 has outsold all other iterations of Forza, including horizon, combined.

It always amuses me how US journalists underestimate the selling power of Gran Turismo.

As for Sony being concerned about their other 1st party titles pre-order performances, hardly. Knack, by Mark Cerny's description, is a small title aimed at the family, it's not a bedrock of Sony's software line-up, if it sells, fine, if not, it at least ticks a box and will be a fine PS+ addition in 6-12 months time.

As mentioned, DriveClub is a FTP PS+ title, and you would expect most early adopters are aware of this, and PS+ subscribers.

Then we have the elephant in the room, Sony has not yet shown any PS4 software from their premier developers, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog and Sony Santa Monica.

One final point, I assume all this date is from the US, that's bad news for Microsoft, that was always the market that propped up Xbox almost by itself, if Playstation becomes the US market leader, in addition to Europe (and UK) and Japan, Sony will be quite dominant this gen.

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From all the cheeky "but will it be as good as Forza" nudges I've read in articles all over the web this would be a pretty huge slight indeed.
But that's media for you.. It's a real shame that popularity and hype so often get distortedly represented through media.
I don't know how many "meh"s, I've heard about Shadow Fall up to this point by so many cynical games' journalists. There's sure to be people who feel this way, but it's not a notion that needs to be reinforced or popularised by games media, especially not for a pretty decent series.

But +1 to you Stu, you need an upvote button Videogamer.
Posted 10:35pm on Tue 30 July 2013
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From all the cheeky "but will it be as good as Forza" nudges I've read in articles all over the web this would be a pretty huge slight indeed.
But that's media for you.. It's a real shame that popularity and hype so often get distortedly represented through media.
I don't know how many "meh"s, I've heard about Shadow Fall up to this point by so many cynical games' journalists. There's sure to be people who feel this way, but it's not a notion that needs to be reinforced or popularised by games media, especially not for a pretty decent series.

But +1 to you Stu, you need an upvote button Videogamer.

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Like those handy dandy green and red thumbs up and thumbs down buttons? to the top right of every comment? Wink
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