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Killzone 2 Japanese Launch: Around 20,000 Sold

Historically, FPSs simply don't fare well in Japan but recent evidence has hinted at a definite shift in Eastern gaming tastes. Take Guerilla's Killzone 2, for example.

According to PS3Center, the stellar shooter sold about 20,000 copies on its first day of availability in the Land of the Rising Sun, which means it's currently on track to outsell the last big FPS, Resistance 2. That number may not be all that impressive, but it's significant for Japan and furthermore, some retailers are apparently reporting they're already sold out of the game. Of course, Killzone 2 didn't top the charts as Monster Hunter G for the Wii sold 92,000 copies, but the PlayStation is enjoying a very big week. After outstripping the Wii yet again - due in part to the release of "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children" - more and more Japanese gamers are definitely starting to notice the PS3. The question is whether or not something like KZ2 will be an extended success throughout 2009; based on what we've seen in the past year, there's a darn good chance the title should do relatively well. Japanese developers have been saying for quite some time now they need to expand Westward, so it should stand to reason that gaming tastes amongst the public will alter a bit.

Thus far, we say Killzone 2 is the best game of 2009 so it would behoove our fellow gamers across the Pacific to partake of this shooter's awesome quality. It's for everyone to enjoy!

Related Game(s): Killzone 2

4/24/2009 John Shepard

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Comments (15 posts)

Hexen
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 9:51:14 PM
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I didn't think KZ2 would be release in Japan at all.I don't know if those numbers are impressive or not but at least some of them knew of it's existence which is always good.

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Oyashiro
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 10:01:36 PM
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What is the average amount that FPS sell in Japan?

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Jalex
Saturday, April 25, 2009 @ 1:55:26 AM

I don't know much in the way of specifics, but I'm pretty sure that even the best/most popular first-person shooters this generation haven't broken past 200k in Japan (maybe 'Modern Warfare'...maybe), most of them selling a little below 100k or WELL below 100k.

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Scarecrow
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 10:29:33 PM
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Awesome stuff

Killzone is the right kind of FPS(tactical and more life-like in terms of speed and such).

Go Japan!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 10:48:28 PM
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What if there was a Japanese FPS?

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Hexen
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 11:08:34 PM

I tried imagining it but I just get silly images maybe if Squeenix made a Final Fantasy FPS just maybe.

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Alienange
Saturday, April 25, 2009 @ 7:16:44 AM

There'd be gunblades everywhere.

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Banky A
Saturday, April 25, 2009 @ 3:45:14 PM

Damn right.

And kill streak bonuses & Berserks would be like Thundaga or Flare.

=D

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Zemus101
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 11:50:26 PM
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Final Fantasy FPS? Hmmm... nope, can't imagine it no matter how hard I try

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The Stig
Saturday, April 25, 2009 @ 4:21:46 AM
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I have noticed quite a few Japanese players online the last couple of days, and not just on the Japanese servers.

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Snaaaake
Saturday, April 25, 2009 @ 5:19:00 AM
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No wonder Japs suck when it comes to the WCG.
All they do is play RPG at home even though Japs are the best when it comes to developing games.
But then again, there's no denying they are the best.
But they really should play other genre, they're like sleeping under a rock for centuries.

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Fane1024
Saturday, April 25, 2009 @ 4:56:06 PM

Speaking of sleeping under a rock...

"Japs" isn't really a respectful way to refer to the Japanese; it makes you sound like a WWII G.I.

You should really use "Nips" (JUST KIDDING).

I'm no believer in political correctness (see preceding joke), but there's no point in being offensive unless that's your intent.

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Jizmack
Saturday, April 25, 2009 @ 8:26:05 AM
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they made Dirge of Cirberous, and i believe it had some first person shooting, so that'd be what its like, enjoyable but very bad level up and upgrade systems.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, April 26, 2009 @ 5:39:58 AM
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Is that so?
Please forgive me, I didn't know.

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booze925
Sunday, April 26, 2009 @ 7:15:25 PM
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killzone 2= overrated in my opinion. will not b a GOTY winner. MW2 will b.

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