Entries in 'Japan' (79)

Xbox One's Japanese launch line-up revealed

Xbox One's Japanese launch line-up revealed

The supposed Xbox One launch line-up has been revealed by Famitsu.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2014 at 2:10PM in News
Wii U sales fall in Japan as Vita sales creep back up

Wii U sales fall in Japan as Vita sales creep back up

The PlayStation Vita has crept ahead of Wii U in Japan as the momentum gained from the release of Mario Kart 8 has started to wear off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Destiny becomes a PlayStation exclusive in Japan

Destiny becomes a PlayStation exclusive in Japan

Bungie’s upcoming multiplayer shooter Destiny will be released exclusively on PS4 and PS3 on September 11th in Japan.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jun 18th 2014 at 10:19AM in News
VIDEO: New Deep Down video arrives, but European release not yet confirmed

VIDEO: New Deep Down video arrives, but European release not yet confirmed

A new trailer for Capcom’s Deep Down suggests the action RPG is coming on very nicely.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2014 at 4:16PM in News

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DS game Brain Training arrives on Wii U

DS game Brain Training arrives on Wii U

Nintendo has released a DS game on the Wii U Virtual Console for the first time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2014 at 2:33PM in News
Wii U sales double in Japan as Mario Kart 8 sells 350k

Wii U sales double in Japan as Mario Kart 8 sells 350k

Mario Kart 8 has topped the weekly Japanese charts and boosted sales of the hardware in Nintendo's home country.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Sony to end PSP shipments this year

Sony to end PSP shipments this year

UPDATE: Yahoo reports that European shipments of the system will end later this year, and that American shipments ended in January.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 3rd 2014 at 3:30PM in News
Wii U outsells PS4 in Infamous' first week in Japan

Wii U outsells PS4 in Infamous' first week in Japan

Nintendo’s Wii U has outsold the PlayStation 4 this week in Japan according to sales data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 28th 2014 at 1:11PM in News

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Two Xbox One SKUs priced in Japan

Two Xbox One SKUs priced in Japan

Japanese gamers will be able to get their hands on a new Xbox One console for just £232 later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 27th 2014 at 9:27AM in News
3DS games dominate Japanese Top Ten

3DS games dominate Japanese Top Ten

Sales of Nintendo’s handheld continue to grow in Japan as the console takes hold of the Top Ten, according to Japanese sales data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 14th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Bandai Namco has shipped 1.2m copies of Dark Souls II

Bandai Namco has shipped 1.2m copies of Dark Souls II

From Software's Dark Souls II has seen more than a million copies shipped on Xbox 360 and PS3 in Europe and America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2014 at 10:11AM in News
New publisher Chorus Worldwide wants to take Western games to the East

New publisher Chorus Worldwide wants to take Western games to the East

Western mobile game devs are being offered a new route into the lucrative Asian digital games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2014 at 3:24PM in News

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Sword Art and Theatrhythm send handheld sales soaring in Japan

Sword Art and Theatrhythm send handheld sales soaring in Japan

Both 3DS and Vita saw decent upturns in unit sales last week thanks to two big new Top Ten releases, the latest Japanese sales data from Famitsu reveals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
So why does Kirby always look angry in the West?

So why does Kirby always look angry in the West?

Ever noticed that Kirby is always the embodiment of happiness and light on Japanese artwork and a right grump on Western game boxes?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2014 at 11:32AM in News
Xbox One gets Japan release date

Xbox One gets Japan release date

Xbox One will be available in Japan in September, according to Famitsu.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 9:39AM in News
Trio of Sony Japan Vita RPGs heading West

Trio of Sony Japan Vita RPGs heading West

Soul Sacrifice Delta is one of three new SCEJ RPG Vita titles confirmed for a Western release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2014 at 3:55PM in News

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Dark Souls II and 3DS win March chart battles in Japan

Dark Souls II and 3DS win March chart battles in Japan

From Software’s Dark Souls II was the best selling game in Japan throughout March, the latest Famitsu data reveals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 9th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Grand Theft Auto V makes annual Japanese best seller list

Grand Theft Auto V makes annual Japanese best seller list

Western made action romp Grand Theft Auto V has achieved the rare honour of featuring in an annual Japanese games chart.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2014 at 3:44PM in News
3DS regains lead as PS4 sales slip in Japan

3DS regains lead as PS4 sales slip in Japan

Nintendo’s 3DS is back in front in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 2:37PM in News
SCEJ opens Chinese strategy department

SCEJ opens Chinese strategy department

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia has opened a new business group specifically to focus on its Chinese console strategy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 4:08PM in News
Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

A new report claims that smartphone gaming now account for around 50 per cent of Japan’s total video games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 11:53AM in News
PS4 sales up but Vita wins weekly hardware race in Japan

PS4 sales up but Vita wins weekly hardware race in Japan

Sales of the PS4 were up 15 per cent but it’s the Vita that has claimed the weekly Japanese hardware sales crown, Famitsu sales data has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Microsoft's Spencer teases Xbox One exclusive from Japanese studio

Microsoft's Spencer teases Xbox One exclusive from Japanese studio

A new Xbox One exclusive from a notable Japanese developer will soon be unveiled, Microsoft's Phil Spencer has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 24th 2014 at 6:41PM in News
Dark Souls II debuts at No.1 in Japan as PS4 retains hardware lead

Dark Souls II debuts at No.1 in Japan as PS4 retains hardware lead

Cult RPG game Dark Souls II has debuted at the top of the Japanese charts, the latest Famitsu sales data has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Xbox One hitting other EU countries and Japan in September

Xbox One hitting other EU countries and Japan in September

There is finally a release date for Xbox One in a number of key territories, including Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2014 at 1:09PM in News