Xbox One VS PS4 - Killzone: Shadow Fall Hits 1 Million in Sales, Dead Rising 3 at 600,000

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Dec 26, 2013 05:56 PM EST
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Given the excerpt from the NPD report that surfaced earlier this month labeling the PS4 exclusive shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall as the best selling next-gen exclusive title, it should come as no surprise that Guerilla Games' FPS has crossed the one million sales mark.

According to Insiderp, as of December 20, the game has sold over 1 million copies worldwide. The outlet reported, "Yes folks! We have the numbers . Killzone: Shadowfall - Guerilla's PS4 launch title has sold over 1 million copies worldwide*. The number is brought to you courtesy of NPD, GFK, and independent trackers in Asia and Western Europe. We can confirm that around 27% of the sales were from bundles . The game reached the coveted mark after PS4's debut in Korea on December 17th, 2013."

Early reviews for the game were mostly positive, the standout feature being how visually appealing it was, which is apparently a great motivator in terms of sales. The game's campaign was unfortunately less than satisfactory, but Guerilla Games has been working steadily at improving the game as much as possible, adding a patch to fix some of the then unresolved issues earlier this month.

At the time of the original report, the next best-selling exclusive was the Xbox One's zombie melee blood orgy, Dead Rising 3, with 220,000 sales. Since that time, Dead Rising 3 has only gotten more popular, having sold over 600,000 copies, but it's still far behind Shadow Fall. Capcom's open world zombie title was received a tad more favorable early reviews over Guerilla's shooter. It maintains a score of 78 from aggregate score site Metacritic, while Shadow Fall claims a 74.

Under the hood, the PlayStation 4 boasts Supercharged PC architecture, X86 CPU, Enhanced PC GPU, and 8GB Unified Memory according to the official specs.

It supports the same PlayStation Plus service as the Vita and PlayStation 3. However, a Plus subscription is required for online multiplayer games, but not for additional media services like Netflix. Sony has also updated the Dual Shock controllers with a touch screen and improved shoulder triggers, and bundles the console with a headset.

Available titles for the system include Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, Resogun, and more. You can check out a complete list of launch titles' prices and install sizes here. It currently retails for $399.

In the opposite corner, Microsoft's Xbox One claims an 8-core x86 processor and Microsoft hopes it will take the place of the family room cable box by letting you watch Blu-ray movies and TV through the console, in a "seamless transition" that lets players switch from playing games to watching shows and/or movies. It will come fully loaded with 8GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.

The console's exclusives include Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct, Ryse: Son of Rome, and more. You can check out a list of the install sizes for all of the launch games here. The Xbox One retails for $499.

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