Need for Speed: Shift

Global Total as of 28th Oct 2017 (units): 2.65m
Platform: PlayStation 3Also on: PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, iOS, Microsoft Windows
Developer: EA Bright Light Genre: Racing

Comments (58)

Cold Light (on 13 May 2010)
2 million copies! Well done NFS! :D
radiantshadow92 (on 10 May 2010)
wow 2 million next week for sure.
Cold Light (on 30 April 2010)
Come on, you are so close! :D
headshot91 (on 10 April 2010)
50k more!
pslee (on 08 April 2010)
got this for $20. it is on sale on with promotion code
PLayMySTatioN (on 04 April 2010)
This is much harder then the GT5 demo i played..
Cold Light (on 11 March 2010)
Good, this game needs only 100K in a long run ;)
Miss piggy (on 10 March 2010)
Exotic Racing Series for Need for Speed SHIFT, available March 18 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation
Miss piggy (on 12 February 2010)
February 16 : the Ferrari Racing Series is coming !
Miss piggy (on 29 January 2010)
it's time to discount the price,sales are falling...
sabby_e17 (on 10 January 2010)
EA must be very happy with these sales.
Aj_habfan (on 30 December 2009)
Nice comeback for the series, it's nowhere near the PS2 versions, but is still doing well.
Munkeh111 (on 24 December 2009)
1.7m this year, so will definitely become the top selling PS3 NfS
Cold Light (on 14 December 2009)
Bought it, finally, great! It sells very well on PS.
puffy (on 13 December 2009)
Bought it this week :)
Munkeh111 (on 12 December 2009)
This should beat NFS Pro Street (at 1.75m) to become the best selling PS3 NFS. To become best selling NFS of this gen it certainly needs to overtake the 360 Pro Streets 2.05m as well as the PS2 Pro Street's 2.27m, certainly both doable

It won't get anywhere near the 6.49 on Underground on the PS2, but with Criterion making the next Need for Speed, this series is going to continue to strengthen through this gen
kopstudent89 (on 07 December 2009)
Wow EU sales!!! shockingly high
Cold Light (on 07 December 2009)
Awesome game, awesome sales. Simply.
Munkeh111 (on 06 December 2009)
Remarkably good sales in Europe
Cold Light (on 30 November 2009)
I'll buy it soon. Demo pretty awesome!
Munkeh111 (on 27 November 2009)
Shocking! Another 1m from an NFS game on PS3, legs are holding up very well
Dark Odin (on 27 November 2009)
45th million seller!
hunter_alien (on 19 November 2009)
Could hit a million next week o_0
Mohasus (on 10 November 2009)
@pslee try turning off the auto-brake assist.
sepisfu (on 10 November 2009)
this game is great much better than the need for speed undercover
metalgearmatt (on 17 October 2009)
I just didnt like this game
pslee (on 17 October 2009)
played the demo and this game is a joke. the game brakes for you if you go in the corner too fast. you dont need brake at all lol.
Aj_habfan (on 10 October 2009)
Wow Europe lol, EA must love you.
sabby_e17 (on 10 October 2009)
Wow, I'm impressed with the numbers.

With these kind of legs and the holidays coming up, the game should be able to reach 2 million+
NicholasCage (on 09 October 2009)
EU loves racing
Munkeh111 (on 09 October 2009)
Fantastic legs in others, will reach 1m easily
headshot91 (on 09 October 2009)
I cant begin to explain that most of your arguement is wrong, cowboy has done it for me already ;)
snyperdud (on 07 October 2009)
Awesome game.

It's no GT, but, it'll do.
HelloMotto (on 05 October 2009)

Cowboys4u86 (on 02 October 2009)
The attach rates for the multi-plats are about the same in most instances, so while the totals are normally higher for 360 software, it's normally because of the userbase difference.

I doubt the number of non working 360's in that 8 million difference is a substantial enough number to support your argument.
Cowboys4u86 (on 02 October 2009)
@ Boneitis

Yes those games to have much bigger margins, but you have to remember it's been more frequent that PS3 versions have started selling better. You also have to remember that it's doing this with 8 million less consoles in homes, the 360 by all rights should be blasting PS3 software sales for every multi-plat game. But it's not, the only time you see a big disparity in teh software sales if it's a game that caters heavily to the NA audience. Like CoD or other shooters as an example.
Boneitis (on 02 October 2009)
@ headshot91
Sure there is a lead of 8 million in sales, but I doubt its an 8 million lead of working consoles thanks to the RROD and E74 errors.

What ever the lead is in working 360 consoles, its not a huge enough lead to be expected to win software sales every time.

Bear in mind there is still a huge difference in overall software sales. That isn't going to change because an occasional PS3 game sells better.
headshot91 (on 02 October 2009)
Well football games, nfs etc usually have pretty big differences between the ps3 and 360. fifa09 sold almost 20 percent better on ps3, bu you seem to forget, even if the ps3 only just beats the 360 for a games sales thats still a big thing as the 360 has 8 million more consoles!
oh and btw the attach ratio on gta4 for europe and america is better on ps3 than 360....
Boneitis (on 01 October 2009)
@ Cowboys4u86
Seriously, how often does a PS3 release outsell a 360 game? Perhaps 1 in 8?

Also lets not forget when the PS3 has a lead its usually by a small amount. On occasion 360 games will have a huge lead for example Call of Duty series, Fallout 3, GTA4, Guitar Hero, etc.
Cowboys4u86 (on 01 October 2009)
@ Boneitis

Lately it's been a trend that PS3 games have been at about teh same numbers or higher than 360 games.

Street Fighter IV, Resident Evil 5, Batman Arkham Asylum and now this, and that's jsut a few that I can think of off the top of my head. It's not cherry picking. Racing games are bigger in Europe and PS3 versions tend to sell marginally better in the EU.
zibeddy (on 01 October 2009)
really good game, cars feels nice to drive, not to mention the graphics which are very pretty.
MontanaHatchet (on 01 October 2009)
Hmm, if 360 owners are just waiting for Forza 3, how come NFS: Undercover sold better on the PS3?
Boneitis (on 01 October 2009)
@ chinmoku
Clearly 2.2 million people purchasing the same game will effect the sales of other games.

You cherry picked a couple games that sold better on the PS3, but the fact is a majority of games still sell better on the 360.

And of course Forza 3 is coming very soon. That has already gone Gold according to gaming news websites.
Shadowfest3 (on 01 October 2009)
Downloaded the demo last night. This is a pretty sweet game in my opinion.
snyperdud (on 30 September 2009)
Probably going to pick this up.

I need a racing fix and no GT5 until March.
chinmoku (on 30 September 2009)
To assume the PS3 version sold better just because of ODST is quite poor. There were other games that sold on PS3 better. Arkham Asylum, TR Underworld...
flanker22 (on 30 September 2009)
The reason the PS3 version sold better is because most 360 owners are just waiting for forza3. logically most people will want 1 racing.

i could imagine had GT5 came out around this time shift would have sold much more poorly on ps3.
Boneitis (on 29 September 2009)
@ TheConduit
I think the release of ODST is actually responsible for some PS3 games selling better. Clearly people had another game in mind to drop $60 on.
puffy (on 29 September 2009)
I want this game!
Shadowfest3 (on 27 September 2009)
A friend at work has the 360 version and he tells me that it's really good. I might have to pick this up for the PS3 when I get the money.
Vergis (on 27 September 2009)
This game is one of the best racing games ive played in a while, very fun stuff.

and yeah rofl @rafichamp sucks cause it got 7/10 lol.

Ignore reviews, judge the game yourself
TheConduit (on 26 September 2009)
PS3 is really starting to overtake the Xbox360.

Sure there are less PS3 than 360 but the early people to pick up a PS3 had lots of money or really like Platstation.
C_Hollomon (on 25 September 2009)

Just because it got a 7/10 don't mean it sucks. Give it a try 1st then judge it.
321tttrini4everz (on 25 September 2009)
i fckn luv the nfs games but sady, i' may not pick up this game soon due to GTP and GT5
i would definitely pick it upsometime next year though

good sales btw
Munkeh111 (on 25 September 2009)
Fantastic opening, I probably get this when I get time
geddesmond2 (on 25 September 2009)
Rafichamp. are you saying this game sucks after playing it or are you saying it sucks because it got a 7/10 on some review?

This isn't a bad game. I'm liking a lot of stuff they have done with the game
rafichamp (on 24 September 2009)
the game sucks, got 7 out of 10
*~Onna76~* (on 19 September 2009)
I've put this game on my wishlist. Reviews say that the game is great! Hope for a demo to come out.

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Cold Light (on 13 May 2010)
2 million copies! Well done NFS! :D
radiantshadow92 (on 10 May 2010)
wow 2 million next week for sure.
Cold Light (on 30 April 2010)
Come on, you are so close! :D
headshot91 (on 10 April 2010)
50k more!
pslee (on 08 April 2010)
got this for $20. it is on sale on with promotion code
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