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Killzone 3 Beats Bulletstorm In UK Charts

Jonathan Lester
Bulletstorm, FPS games, Games news, Killzone 3, UK chart
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Yet Fails To Beat Its Predecessor

Killzone 3 Beats Bulletstorm In UK Charts

Bulletstorm and Killzone 3 have gone head to head in their first week on UK shelves, and you might have expected the controversy surrounding Bulletstorm's content to propel it into a mighty lead. However, the numbers tell a very different story. Does either franchise have what it takes to unseat Black Ops from its mighty throne?

In short, yes. Both of them have. As it stands, Killzone 3 is the best-selling game in the United Kingdom; edging out Bulletstorm for the top spot. They're both astoundingly solid games- and we're delighted to see them selling like hot cakes. Violent, bloody cakes.

Brendan awarded Killzone 3's singleplayer 9/10 in his recent review, praising its enormous scope, excellent Playstation Move functionality and simple fun factor compared to many other games. The story's a bit pants, mind. However, it's interesting to note that Guerrilla Games' latest hit hasn't managed to beat Killzone 2 in terms of first week sales and average critical reception. Maybe gaming's moved on since then- or we've got more picky?

We also had a good look at Bulletstorm over the weekend... and you'll be glad to know that we haven't raped or murdered anyone yet (despite anything Fox 'News' has to say on the subject). It's still only Monday, though. We gave it a solid 8 out of 10; revelling in its hilarious mechanics whilst worrying about its multiplayer longevity. It will be interesting to see whether the audacious shooter can take the top spot over the coming weeks.

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Gunn  Feb. 28, 2011 at 12:08

Is that a first to have a PS3 exclusive game beat a multi platform game? If not it must be few and far between.

Foolery  Feb. 28, 2011 at 14:37

No, LBP2 and Gran Turismo 5 plus others iirc.

Jonathan Lester  Feb. 28, 2011 at 14:53

Thanks Foolery, I was just going to mention that. Nice one!

Yep, it's actually fairly common for PS3 first-party exclusives to take first place on the UK charts due to the enormous (and completely justifiable) amount of hype that surrounds them.

Harry  Feb. 28, 2011 at 14:57

I think that even though the userbase for the PS3 is much larger since the launch of Killzone 2, the competition was not as fierce, it appears that every other game is a fps, and with Crysis 2 out next months, Killzone 3 would have had to be a killer app to beat the sales of the last game.

Also this one wasn't hyped anywhere near as much as Killzone 2, and the fact that game didn't fully deliver on it's promise probably lost the franchise some fans.

Rubisco  Mar. 1, 2011 at 06:08

The debut game in a series can get the most glittering reviews ever but until you've played it yourself you don't know for certain that you will like it. Whereas if you enjoyed the last game and its sequel gets good reviews, you're probably guaranteed to like that too. Therefore more people will queue up on launch night for a sequel. Bulletstorm's sales will have a longer tail as people try it round their mates before they buy.

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