Entries in 'Japan' (141)

Until Dawn has been censored in Japan

Until Dawn has been censored in Japan

A particularly gory scene in new PS4 title Until Dawn has been omitted from the Japanese version of the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2015 at 10:34AM in News
Super Robots overthrow animals as Animal Crossing slips to second place in the Japanese charts

Super Robots overthrow animals as Animal Crossing slips to second place in the Japanese charts

A menagerie of robots, animals, ghosts and squid battled it out at the top of the Japanese games charts last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 26th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Animal Crossing stays strong at top of Japanese charts, sells over 170,000 units in third week

Animal Crossing stays strong at top of Japanese charts, sells over 170,000 units in third week

Zoological lifestyle simulator Animal Crossing has held strong at the top of the Japanese charts in a week dominated by Nintendo.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 19th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Platform holders pick up Japanese Call of Duty publishing duties

Platform holders pick up Japanese Call of Duty publishing duties

Square Enix is no longer the publisher of Call of Duty in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2015 at 11:19AM in News

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Square Enix to shut down its game streaming service after less than a year

Square Enix to shut down its game streaming service after less than a year

Square Enix’s Dive In game streaming service is to come to an end before its first birthday.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 14th 2015 at 10:44AM in News
Yokai Watch Busters retains Japanese charts top spot for a third week as Batman falls

Yokai Watch Busters retains Japanese charts top spot for a third week as Batman falls

Four new releases in the Japanese software Top Ten last week wasn’t enough to dethrone continued phenomenon and chart success Yokai Watch.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 29th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Japanese games merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Japanese games merchandise

They might not be as big as Call of Duty or FIFA, but cult Japanese franchises boast a highly passionate audience with a fondness for merchandise. MCV heads East to ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 24th 2015 at 10:42AM in News
PlayStation 4 tops Japanese hardware charts as Batman swoops into stores

PlayStation 4 tops Japanese hardware charts as Batman swoops into stores

Japanese PlayStation 4 sales shot up this week as Batman: Arkham Knight launched in the country.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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Yo-Kai Watch dominates Japanese charts again as Busters sells almost 700,000

Yo-Kai Watch dominates Japanese charts again as Busters sells almost 700,000

The latest video game craze in Japan is yet to run out of steam.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 15th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Fire Emblem clings on for a second top spot in Japan as Persona 4: Dancing All Night slips

Fire Emblem clings on for a second top spot in Japan as Persona 4: Dancing All Night slips

The latest Fire Emblem title for 3DS has remained at the number spot in Japan, with returning Top Ten entry Splatoon seeing resilient sales figures.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 8th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Dragon Quest 'does a Minecraft' with Builders spin-off

Dragon Quest 'does a Minecraft' with Builders spin-off

It’s pretty easy to surmise what game may have proved the inspiration for the latest Dragon Quest title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2015 at 11:13AM in News
Japanese Vita hardware sales double following Persona 4: Dancing All Night launch

Japanese Vita hardware sales double following Persona 4: Dancing All Night launch

Sales of Sony’s Vita handheld shot up in Japan last week as Atlus’ Persona 4: Dancing All Night hit stores.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 1st 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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Persona 4 rhythm game spin-off Dancing All Night coming to Europe in 2015

Persona 4 rhythm game spin-off Dancing All Night coming to Europe in 2015

The next instalment in the ever-widening Persona 4 universe is coming to Europe this year, in line with its North American launch.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 11:55AM in News
The perfect Storm: why you shouldn't pass over this year's Naruto game

The perfect Storm: why you shouldn't pass over this year's Naruto game

When you peruse the list of games coming out this year, it’s fair to say that a title based on a Japanese comic series probably isn’t the first thing you ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 8:36AM in News
PS Vita sells 4m units in Japan

PS Vita sells 4m units in Japan

Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld has surpassed 4m sales in Japan.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 26th 2015 at 6:35AM in News
Media Create pegs weekly Japanese Xbox One sales at 100 units

Media Create pegs weekly Japanese Xbox One sales at 100 units

Numbers from sales monitor Media Create suggest that Xbox One slipped to a saddening new low in Japan earlier this month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 2:40PM in News

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New Nintendo 3DS XL back on top in Japan following slew of new releases

New Nintendo 3DS XL back on top in Japan following slew of new releases

The New 3DS XL is once again No.1 in Japan as a number of new 3DS titles make their debut.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 17th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Splatoon holds on for a second week in Japanese charts as Wii U sales rise

Splatoon holds on for a second week in Japanese charts as Wii U sales rise

It seems that Nintendo’s latest shooter still has legs (tentacles?) in Japan, as it outdoes a slew of new releases to remain top of the retail charts.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 10th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Splatoon mania in Japan pulls Wii U back to top of hardware charts

Splatoon mania in Japan pulls Wii U back to top of hardware charts

Nintendo’s inky shooter has topped the software charts in Japan, helping Wii U become the best-selling console in the country.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 3rd 2015 at 2:00PM in News
8GB Wii U Basic to be discontinued in Japan

8GB Wii U Basic to be discontinued in Japan

Nintendo’s lowest-tier Wii U offering is to be halted in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 9:07AM in News
Final Fantasy X Remaster on PS4 tops Japanese charts as games market slows

Final Fantasy X Remaster on PS4 tops Japanese charts as games market slows

The (re)(re)release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 on PS4 wasn’t enough to stop the Japanese games industry slowing last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 20th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Dragon Quest VIII is being ported to 3DS

Dragon Quest VIII is being ported to 3DS

Square Enix is bringing one of its RPG cult classics to Nintendo’s current handheld.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 2:45PM in News
Super Mario Bros Puzzle and Dragons spin-off tops Japanese charts

Super Mario Bros Puzzle and Dragons spin-off tops Japanese charts

The cross-over between casual phenomenon Puzzle and Dragons and Nintendo’s Mario IP is, unsurprisingly, a chart-topping combination in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 13th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
RPG Bravely Second debuts in the top spot in Japan

RPG Bravely Second debuts in the top spot in Japan

Square Enix's sequel to 2012's Bravely Default goes straight to No.1 in the Japanese charts, according to market data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 30th 2015 at 9:55AM in News
Japanese visual novel Danganronpa sells 200,000 units in the West

Japanese visual novel Danganronpa sells 200,000 units in the West

PlayStation Vita-exclusive franchise Danganronpa has helped to establish a market for Japanese visual novel games in the West.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 29th 2015 at 12:03PM in News