Japanese Sales Charts: Killer is Dead is Deadish on Arrival, Dragon’s Crown on PS Vita Beats the PS3 Version by 58 Copies

August 7, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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Okay, it isn’t that bad when it comes to the sales of Killer is Dead in Japan, but when a PS3 game that clearly isn’t aimed at a Western audience only manages to garner 17,700 in sales during its first week on the market, it is disappointing. On the flip side, Killer is Dead was the #1 PlayStation game in Japan, followed closely by The Witch and the Hundred Knights and Mind/Zero.

For systems, the PlayStation Vita dropped to 17,702, with the PS3 at 11,743, and the PSP rising slightly with 6,314.

Here’s the top 20 selling games in Japan between July 29th and August 4th, according to Media Create:

  1. Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (3DS) – 119,154 (New Release)
  2. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (3DS) – 40,203
  3. Mario & Luigi: Dream Tream (3DS) – 32,537
  4. Friend Collection: New Life (3DS) – 21,313
  5. Killer is Dead (PS3) – 17,709 (New Release)
  6. The Witch and the Hundred Knights (PS3) – 16,131
  7. Mind/Zero (PS Vita) – 15,575 (New Release)
  8. Youkai Watch (3DS) – 13,819
  9. Dragon’s Crown (PS Vita) – 13,772
  10. Dragon’s Crown (PS3) – 13,714
  11. Fantasy Life: Link! (3DS) – 10,487
  12. Pikmin 3 (Wii U) – 10,342
  13. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 9,620
  14. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS) – 8,481
  15. LEGO City Undercover (Wii U) – 7,772
  16. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) – 7,595
  17. Earth Defense Force 2025 (PS3) – 7,445
  18. Little Battlers eXperience W: Ultra Custom (3DS) – 7,287
  19. Shiratsuyu no Kai (PSP) – 6,187 (New Release)
  20. Hoppechan: Tsukutte! Asonde! Punipuni Town!! (3DS) – 6,016

How do you think Killer is Dead will perform in North America and Europe when it launches later this month? Let us know in the comments below.

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