Entries in 'Japan' (416)

The end of an era - Nintendo stops Wii production in Japan

The end of an era - Nintendo stops Wii production in Japan

Nintendo of Japan has confirmed that it has ceased production of the Wii.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2013 at 3:07PM in News
Grand Theft Auto V enjoys strong debut in Japan

Grand Theft Auto V enjoys strong debut in Japan

Pokemon may have beaten it to the top of the Japanese charts, but Grand Theft Auto V has redefined what a Western game can achieve in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2013 at 3:01PM in News
Monster Hunter 4 ships 3m in first month

Monster Hunter 4 ships 3m in first month

Monster Hunter 4 has surpassed 3m copies shipped in its first month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 15th 2013 at 11:40PM in News
3DS lifetime sales surpass Wii in Japan

3DS lifetime sales surpass Wii in Japan

Lifetime sales for Nintendo’s 3DS handheld have overtaken the company’s Wii console in Japan.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 26th 2013 at 7:00AM in News

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Monster Hunter 4 sales exceed 1.7m units two days out from launch

Monster Hunter 4 sales exceed 1.7m units two days out from launch

Capcom’s Monster Hunter 4 has sold a ton of copies out of the gate and, according to the latest charts in Japan, 3DS sales are benefiting because of it.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 19th 2013 at 5:35AM in News
PS Vita TV sold out on Amazon Japan

PS Vita TV sold out on Amazon Japan

The early indications for Sony’s PS Vita TV are very promising.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2013 at 11:40AM in News
Sony confirms 19 games for PS4's Japanese launch

Sony confirms 19 games for PS4's Japanese launch

19 games will be available alongside PS4 when it launches in Japan on February 22nd 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2013 at 11:47AM in News
2014 release date confirmed for PS4 in Japan

2014 release date confirmed for PS4 in Japan

Sony has surprised gamers from its homeland with news of a significant wait for the console to be released in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 9th 2013 at 8:43AM in News

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Japanese PS4 release date to be announced next week

Japanese PS4 release date to be announced next week

It’s been easy to forget amongst the launch excitement that PS4 has yet to be dated in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 6th 2013 at 3:05PM in News
No more PlayStation Home updates in Japan - is the end nigh?

No more PlayStation Home updates in Japan - is the end nigh?

The future of Sony’s ambitious virtual world PlayStation Home looks very uncertain.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 30th 2013 at 10:06AM in News
Grasshopper's Killer is Dead struggles in Japan

Grasshopper's Killer is Dead struggles in Japan

The latest release from cult developer Suda 51 has failed to make an impact on the Japanese market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2013 at 3:23PM in News
Nintendo not accepting Wii U submissions from Japanese indie developers

Nintendo not accepting Wii U submissions from Japanese indie developers

Quick – there might be a new indie villain in town!

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2013 at 11:02AM in News

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Poll suggests little next-gen interest in Japan

Poll suggests little next-gen interest in Japan

Although there are indications that there’s a decent appetite for Xbox One and PS4 in the West, the same can’t necessarily be said of Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2013 at 10:41AM in News
Late Japan launch part of Xbox One's "second wave"

Late Japan launch part of Xbox One's "second wave"

Microsoft has designated Japan as a Tier 2 country for the launch of Xbox One, and promises that it won't be too far behind the US release.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 3rd 2013 at 10:19AM in News
Decline in boxed software sales is hitting Japanese market hardest

Decline in boxed software sales is hitting Japanese market hardest

A failure to keep pace with changes to the international games market has hit the Japanese games industry hardest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2013 at 2:04PM in News
Trio of Level-5 developed mobile RPGs in the works for Japan

Trio of Level-5 developed mobile RPGs in the works for Japan

Professor Layton and Ni No Kuni developer Level-5 is currently developing three role-playing games for mobile platforms in Japan.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 30th 2013 at 7:20AM in News

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Microsoft reasserts its commitment to Japan

Microsoft reasserts its commitment to Japan

Despite two generations of failure in the Far East, Xbox One will be launched in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2013 at 1:03PM in News
Nexon reports positive quarter, poor performance in North America

Nexon reports positive quarter, poor performance in North America

Nexon saw solid revenue and profit increases for the first quarter of its fiscal year, thanks to a major sales spike in Japan.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 12th 2013 at 11:10PM in News
Man Utd signs social games deal with mobile publisher Gloops

Man Utd signs social games deal with mobile publisher Gloops

Premier League football club Manchester United has struck a deal that will see official social games launch in Japan.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 26th 2013 at 11:12AM in News
Japanese gamers face RRP hike for Tomb Raider language support

Japanese gamers face RRP hike for Tomb Raider language support

Tomb Raider fans in Japan are being asked to buy $30 worth of additional content if purchasing the game on Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2013 at 11:56AM in News
The Japanese video games market actually GREW in the last 12 months

The Japanese video games market actually GREW in the last 12 months

The Japanese video games market grew by 1.2 per cent year-on-year for the 12 months ending March 31st.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 9th 2013 at 1:54PM in News
Inafune: Japanese devs "don't know what to do or how to do it"

Inafune: Japanese devs "don't know what to do or how to do it"

Former Capcom developer Keiji Inafune has once again lashed out at Japanese games developers and the state of games development in the region.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2013 at 12:03PM in News
Codemasters owners buys Asian mobile firms

Codemasters owners buys Asian mobile firms

Codemasters parent company Reliance Big Entertainment has acquired new studios in Korea and Japan with a view to increase its footprint in the two markets.

Will Freeman
by Will Freeman
on Mar 11th 2013 at 3:38PM in News
Vita sales quadruple in Japan

Vita sales quadruple in Japan

Sony Japan’s president Hiroshi Kawano has revealed that sales for Playstation Vita are up 400 per cent in Japan.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 5th 2013 at 7:41AM in News
Japanese Wii U sales fall behind PlayStation Vita

Japanese Wii U sales fall behind PlayStation Vita

Nintendo’s Wii U failed to outsell Sony’s struggling PlayStation Vita in Japan last week.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Feb 27th 2013 at 2:55PM in News