With God of War 3 less than 2 weeks away, the much anticipated title is expected to give the PS3 a huge push with console sells. But let’s not forget the game that spiked up the PS3 sells in February. With only one week out, Heavy Rain has not only sold well, it has also been a PS3 console seller.
Heavy Rain Released February 23 in North America, and from the time frame of Feb 14 through Feb 23, the PS3 exclusive title helped Sony sell an extra 17,000 (total 188,000) consoles according to the VGchartz’ previous week PS3 sale numbers (171,000). The numbers stack up pretty close to those of Uncharted 2’s (21,500) in the week before its release, and Killzone 2’s 18,500. And if that weren’t enough, The PS3 120GB console has hit the #2 spot in Amazon’s video game products division– only trailing Final Fantasy 13 (PS3) SKU. Coming in behind the PS3 120GB are God of War 3, BF:Bad Company 2, and Heavy Rain.
At this point we can all agree that David Cage CFO and Director and Writer for Quantic Dreams (The Developers of Heavy Rain) was correct when he stated that Heavy Rain would be a console seller. Heavy Rain’s unique style has gamers turning to the PS3 for the ultimate interactive experience. Heavy Rain is expected to sell up to 1.5 million copies by Christmas 2010. Let’s give it up for Heavy Rain–a true console seller.
How may consoles will God of War 3 sell during its first week of release? More than Heavy Rain, more than Uncharted 2?