Killer Is Dead off to slow start in Japan

PS3 version of Grasshopper Manufacture action game at fifth place on Media Create sales chart, just below new and recent 3DS titles from Namco Bandai, Capcom, and Nintendo.

Killer Is Dead

The upcoming action game Killer Is Dead has launched early in Japan with average sales numbers.

Killer Is Dead failed to reach the top in the Japanese sales chart.

According to the Media Create chart update from July 29 to August 4, the PlayStation 3 version of Killer Is Dead sold 17,709 units in its debut week. The Xbox 360 version was at 36th place.

Killer Is Dead was beaten by four 3DS games, one of which was a new title called Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life, which sold 119,154 units. The three others were Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies (40,203), Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (32,537), and Friend Collection: New Life (21,313).

Killer Is Dead will be out in North America for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on August 27. Launch copies of the game will come with an art book, a bonus Gigolo mission, a new story mission, and in-game outfits for supporting characters Vivienne and Mika. The Japanese and Asian versions (with English voice-overs and subtitles) are out now.

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