Killer is Dead screenshot
Killer is Dead screenshot

Killer Is Dead has gotten off to a poor start in Japan, selling just over 17,000 copies during its first week on sale.

The PS3 version of Suda 51's latest hack & slash debuted at no.5 in the Media Create Charts (via GameSpot) selling 17,709 units, with the Xbox 360 version following at no.36. Xbox 360 sales figures have not been revealed but are expected to be significantly less.

In comparison to Suda's last release, Lollipop Chainsaw, Killer Is Dead appears to have flopped considerably.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Lollipop Chainsaw sold 53,347 and 14,422 units respectively in Japan during the game's opening week, pinning reported Killer Is Dead sales at less than a third of Suda's previous title.

Killer Is Dead launches in the UK on August 30.

Source: m-create.com

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Bloodstorm

Is there any reviews of it up?
Posted 14:09 on 12 August 2013
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DragonGuard666

I actually enjoyed Lollipop Chainsaw for what it was. A wacky game you can just mess around on and just have fun instead of something serious. It wasn't a top notch game by any means, I'd give it a 7/10, but I keep going back to it for some wacky fun. It's one of 2 games I've got a platinum on. I'd buy a sequel if one was to come along.
Posted 13:42 on 12 August 2013
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MJTH

I get the feeling a lot of people bought into Lollipop Chainsaw for premise, rather then the game itself. It was so absurd, it was funny. But then they played the game, felt it was a bit shoddy in terms of gameplay, and then were put off suda 51.

Then when it comes to "Killer is Dead", in my case I was very interested in the game itself, it looked like a cool stylish hack'n'slash, and then when I found out about the gigolo mode and that fairly put me off on the game. I can see many people and reviewers potentially liking the game itself, but then being put off by those uncomfortable moments.
Posted 13:04 on 12 August 2013
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Weasel_Pants

well thats odd, i guess they never market these things.
im personally looking forward to it, but am going to consciously try and remove knowledge of gigolo mode from my brain while playing -.-
Posted 12:57 on 12 August 2013

Game Stats

Release Date: 30/08/2013
Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture
Publisher: Deep Silver
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 1,886
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