Entries in 'Japan' (416)

JAPAN: 360 price cut confirmed

JAPAN: 360 price cut confirmed

As suggested by MCV yesterday, Microsoft has replicated its recent moves in both Europe and the US by dropping the price of Xbox 360 hardware in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2009 at 1:25PM in News
JAPAN: 360 price cut nears

JAPAN: 360 price cut nears

Microsoft is to hold a press conference in Hong Kong tomorrow where it is expected that a price cut for the machine will be announced for key territories across the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2009 at 5:47PM in News
Square publishing COD:MW2 in Japan?

Square publishing COD:MW2 in Japan?

Despite the region’s traditional hostility to first person shooters, it seems as if publisher Square Enix is to publish Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2009 at 2:33PM in News
‘Publisher consortium’ targets Europe

‘Publisher consortium’ targets Europe

Another Japanese firm is looking to Europe in a bid to grow its sales.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 17th 2009 at 12:50PM in News

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No western release for Dragon Quest IX?

No western release for Dragon Quest IX?

Square Enix has yet to decide whether or not it will release Dragon Quest IX in western markets.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 12th 2009 at 11:24AM in News
Wii Sports Resort nears 2m sales

Wii Sports Resort nears 2m sales

Nintendo has confirmed that its high-profile Wii MotionPlus debutant Wii Sports Resort has sold over 600,000 copies in Europe since its High Street debut on July 24th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 7th 2009 at 3:28PM in News
JAPAN: Monster Hunter storms charts

JAPAN: Monster Hunter storms charts

The Monster Hunter success story continues in Japan with the news that Capcom’s latest title in the series, and the first to be released on Wii, sold 520,000 copies on ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 7th 2009 at 12:11PM in News
JAPAN: DSi sales top 3m

JAPAN: DSi sales top 3m

Nintendo’s DSi has sailed past the 3m unit sales mark in Japan, Kotaku reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2009 at 3:55PM in News

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JAPAN: DS pirate jailed

JAPAN: DS pirate jailed

Hot on the heels of Nintendo releasing a brand new piracy-fighting patch for its DSi console, Nintendo’s anti-piracy efforts have been further bolstered by the successful prosecution of a high-profile ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2009 at 5:38PM in News
JAPAN: Dragon Quest boosts DSi sales

JAPAN: Dragon Quest boosts DSi sales

As games markets on both the near and far sides of the Atlantic stutter in the face of barren release schedules and a thinning H2’09 lineup, proof of the positive ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2009 at 1:35PM in News
JAPAN: Warner movies available on Wii

JAPAN: Warner movies available on Wii

Warner Bros. movies are now available to rent through the Nintendo Wii in Japan.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 15th 2009 at 11:34AM in News
JAPAN: Dragon Quest IX sells 2m+

JAPAN: Dragon Quest IX sells 2m+

The latest release in Square Enix’s hugely popular RPG series, Dragon Quest IX, has enjoyed a fantastic debut in Japan racking up sales of 2,343,440 copies in its first two ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2009 at 1:39PM in News

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JAPAN: Monster Hunter ships 3.5m

JAPAN: Monster Hunter ships 3.5m

Publisher Capcom has revealed that over 3.5m copies of its PSP hit Monster Hunter Freedm Unite have now been shipped in Japan – the first PSP title to reach such ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2009 at 6:16PM in News
JAPAN: Chinatown Wars gets Z rating

JAPAN: Chinatown Wars gets Z rating

Following the precedent Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars set in the UK when it became the first 18 rated DS game to hit the shelves, the critically acclaimed title ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2009 at 11:52AM in News
JAPAN: Market declines by 24%

JAPAN: Market declines by 24%

The bad news continues for the troubled Japanese games industry with new stats from Famitsu-owning Enterbrain showing that the total value of the region’s games market is down 24.4 per ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2009 at 10:41AM in News
JAPAN: GTAIV goes budget

JAPAN: GTAIV goes budget

Rockstar’s next-gen opus Grand Theft Auto IV is getting the budget treatment in Japan with news that the Capcom published title is to be ushered in to the PlayStation Best ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2009 at 1:58PM in News

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JAPAN: Black Wii this summer

JAPAN: Black Wii this summer

The release of the first colour variant always marks a significant point in a console’s lifecycle, so considering the Wii’s slowing sales in Japan news of a new look for ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2009 at 12:35PM in News
Sony to halve its 2,500 suppliers

Sony to halve its 2,500 suppliers

Sony is set to terminate partnerships with more than half of its parts and materials suppliers by 2011 in a new extraordinary effort to save the company around 500 billion ...

by Rob Crossley
on May 21st 2009 at 6:13PM in News
Microsoft: We’re happy with 360 in Japan

Microsoft: We’re happy with 360 in Japan

Xbox 360 may have fallen back to the bottom of the Japanese weekly hardware charts after spells of superiority throughout 2008, but Microsoft has stated that it is pleased with ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2009 at 2:59PM in News
JAPAN: PS3 betters Wii for second successive month

JAPAN: PS3 betters Wii for second successive month

PS3’s Japanese resurgence is showing no signs of abating with news that Sony’s console has successfully outsold Nintendo’s Wii for the second month on the trot in the territory.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2009 at 12:53PM in News
Nintendo planning Wii TV beyond Japan

Nintendo planning Wii TV beyond Japan

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata claims that the Wii’s new video service – the Wii-no-Ma Channel – is being considered for overseas countries.

by Rob Crossley
on May 1st 2009 at 9:47AM in News
JAPAN: Killzone 2 debuts in third

JAPAN: Killzone 2 debuts in third

Guerrilla’s PS3-only first person shooter Killzone 2 has enjoyed a strong debut in the Japanese charts, with only the combined forces of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon and Monster Hunter G keeping ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2009 at 1:13PM in News
Square: Japan’s game industry ‘almost xenophobic’

Square: Japan’s game industry ‘almost xenophobic’

As Square Enix expands its presence in the west with the £84.3 million acquisition of Eidos, global president Yoichi Wada has criticised Japan's development culture for being too inwardly-focused.

by Rob Crossley
on Apr 28th 2009 at 9:00AM in News
JAPAN: PS3 sales surge 274%

JAPAN: PS3 sales surge 274%

Never doubt the appetite for all things Final Fantasy in Japan – sales of PS3 rocketed last week after the arrival of a playable demo of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2009 at 4:24PM in News
JAPAN: Wii VOD arriving May 1st

JAPAN: Wii VOD arriving May 1st

Nintendo’s entry into the video on demand service will hit Japan on May 1st, though in typical Nintendo style the ‘Wii no Ma’ channel is set to be far more ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2009 at 12:49PM in News