Entries in 'Japan' (116)

Fashion simulation game Style Savvy 3 doubles Dying Light sales during first week in Japan

Fashion simulation game Style Savvy 3 doubles Dying Light sales during first week in Japan

If there were ever a week to highlight the disparity between the UK and Japanese games software markets, it would be this one.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Dark Souls II remaster tops Japanese software charts as Bloodborne slips

Dark Souls II remaster tops Japanese software charts as Bloodborne slips

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin was the best-selling game of last week in Japan, but its success couldn’t keep PS4 hardware sales buoyant.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 15th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Bloodborne falls to fifth in Japanese charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D debuts in third

Bloodborne falls to fifth in Japanese charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D debuts in third

Sony’s latest PS4 exclusive has been unseated during its second week in Japan as another new Bandai Namco release shot to the top.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 8th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Professor Layton 7 and Fantasy Life 2 ditch 3DS, head to smartphone

Professor Layton 7 and Fantasy Life 2 ditch 3DS, head to smartphone

Level-5 has announced that two of its big upcoming titles will be heading to smartphones instead of portable consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2015 at 12:12PM in News

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Bloodborne debuts at No.1 in a busy week of releases in Japan

Bloodborne debuts at No.1 in a busy week of releases in Japan

This week was a busy period for the Japanese games market, with every single entry in the Top 10 for the region being a new release.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 1st 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Japan heads back to the '90s as Final Fantasy and Resident Evil top the charts

Japan heads back to the '90s as Final Fantasy and Resident Evil top the charts

Last week’s Japanese retail charts resembled a bygone era, as the latest Final Fantasy and Resident Evil instalments topped the rankings.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 25th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Yakuza keeps PS4 and Vita on top in Japan for a third week, as Mario Party 10 debuts at No.4

Yakuza keeps PS4 and Vita on top in Japan for a third week, as Mario Party 10 debuts at No.4

Nintendo’s new all-star outing for Mario Party hasn’t been enough to outdo Sega’s latest virtual gangster offering in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 18th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
PS4 and Vita remain on top of the Japanese charts, despite spate of new 3DS releases

PS4 and Vita remain on top of the Japanese charts, despite spate of new 3DS releases

Sony’s consoles have topped the Japanese hardware rankings once again, despite a week full of new titles for Nintendo’s 3DS platform.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 11th 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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Koei Tecmo's gaming dynasty

Koei Tecmo's gaming dynasty

Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors has been going for over 18 years now, with eight numbered releases and countless expansions and special editions. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 6th 2015 at 1:30PM in News
Dragon Quest Heroes helps keep PS4 and Vita on top of the Japanese hardware charts for a second week

Dragon Quest Heroes helps keep PS4 and Vita on top of the Japanese hardware charts for a second week

Square Enix’s new Dragon Quest spin-off has helped Sony’s PS4 and Vita place top of Japan’s hardware rankings once again.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 4th 2015 at 4:50PM in News
God Eater 2 bursts New 3DS' bubble in Japan, as PS4 and Vita take hardware chart top spots

God Eater 2 bursts New 3DS' bubble in Japan, as PS4 and Vita take hardware chart top spots

The release of the next entry in Bandai Namco’s God Eater franchise has shaken up the Japanese retail charts.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 25th 2015 at 4:01PM in News
Majora's Mask 3D debuts at No.1 in Japan

Majora's Mask 3D debuts at No.1 in Japan

Nintendo’s handheld RPG re-make The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D has entered the Japanese charts at No.1, Famitsu data reveals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 2:02PM in News

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International Factfile 2015: Japan

International Factfile 2015: Japan

Japan continues to be one of the most lucrative games market in the world, despite the falling presence of console gaming in the region.

on Feb 16th 2015 at 3:55PM in News
Dead or Alive producer on female representation: 'There is a cultural barrier between Japan and the West'

Dead or Alive producer on female representation: 'There is a cultural barrier between Japan and the West'

The producer for Dead or Alive has told MCV that controversy over the series’ approach to female representation may be the result of a cultural clash.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 5th 2015 at 10:52AM in News
Spate of fresh releases shake up Japanese software charts

Spate of fresh releases shake up Japanese software charts

Six brand new releases resulted in a brand-new chart-topping title in Japan last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Japanese publisher Idea Factory enters European games market

Japanese publisher Idea Factory enters European games market

Japanese publisher and developer Idea Factory has set up shop in Europe. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 30th 2015 at 10:15AM in News

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New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

Three new entries in the Japanese software charts push down previous top dogs Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi, and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Dragon's Dogma Online announced for PC, PS4 and PS3

Dragon's Dogma Online announced for PC, PS4 and PS3

A free-to-play entry in Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma series has been unveiled for release in Japan later this year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 27th 2015 at 3:11PM in News
Xbox One Japan sales slump to 300 units over past week

Xbox One Japan sales slump to 300 units over past week

Xbox One sales hit a new low in Japan last week, selling just 300 units within the time frame.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 6:50PM in News
Animal Crossing: New Leaf re-enters Japanese Top Ten, two years after its release

Animal Crossing: New Leaf re-enters Japanese Top Ten, two years after its release

2012 3DS release Animal Crossing: New Leaf broke back into the Japanese Top Ten last week, according to the latest data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 14th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Japanese games market down 10% in 2014, hits lowest point for 24 years

Japanese games market down 10% in 2014, hits lowest point for 24 years

UPDATE: It has emerged that the Japanese console games market in 2014 had its worst performance for 24 years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 4:05PM in News
Yokai Watch 2 ends 2014 on top in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 ends 2014 on top in Japan

Level 5's insanely popular Yokai Watch series continues to rule the Japanese charts, according to market data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
PS4 Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition sees Sony hardware sales rocket in Japan

PS4 Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition sees Sony hardware sales rocket in Japan

A limited edition version of Sony’s PS4 saw the console increase sales by a factor of five week-on-week in Japan last week, Famitsu data reveals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Super Smash Bros doubles weekly Wii U sales in Japan; console outsells New Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros doubles weekly Wii U sales in Japan; console outsells New Nintendo 3DS

The Wii U release of Super Smash Bros has sent Nintendo’s console back up the Japanese hardware charts, according to the latest data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 10th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Phantasy Star can't topple Pokemon from top of Japanese charts

Phantasy Star can't topple Pokemon from top of Japanese charts

107,638 unit sales weren’t enough to see Sega’s new Vita RPG Phantasy Star Nova knock Nintendo’s new Pokemon games from the top of the weekly Japanese charts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 2:29PM in News