Entries in 'Japan' (78)

PS4 passes 400k sales in Japan, pips Vita in charts

PS4 passes 400k sales in Japan, pips Vita in charts

PlayStation 4 is still the best-selling games console in Japan.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 12th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Japanese hardware market up 179.1% as PS4 arrives

Japanese hardware market up 179.1% as PS4 arrives

The games console hardware market enjoyed a sharp year-on-year increase in Japan thanks to the launch of PS4, Famitsu has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2014 at 12:08PM in News
Wii U finally overtakes Xbox 360 in Japan

Wii U finally overtakes Xbox 360 in Japan

Almost 15 months after it was released in the territory, Nintendo’s Wii U has finally overtaken Xbox 360 in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2014 at 2:55PM in News
PS4 dominates Japan charts

PS4 dominates Japan charts

PS4 games made up half of the Top 20 in Japan last week.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 26th 2014 at 2:29PM in News

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PS4 sells 322k in opening weekend in Japan

PS4 sells 322k in opening weekend in Japan

The PS4 arrived in Japan on Saturday and has already sold in excess of a quarter of a million units.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2014 at 9:59AM in News
The PS4 has arrived in Japan

The PS4 has arrived in Japan

Sony has at long last launched the PS4 in its homeland of Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2014 at 2:52PM in News
Japanese Dark Souls 2 Collector's Edition includes weapon replicas

Japanese Dark Souls 2 Collector's Edition includes weapon replicas

From Software has revealed what Japanese gamers will be receiving with the Collector’s Edition of Dark Souls 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2014 at 12:44PM in News
PS4 racer DriveClub will miss console's February Japanese launch

PS4 racer DriveClub will miss console's February Japanese launch

Former PS4 launch title DriveClub has been delayed for a second time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2014 at 9:35AM in News

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Nintendo dominates Japan's Christmas software sales

Nintendo dominates Japan's Christmas software sales

It was certainly a Merry Christmas for Nintendo in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2014 at 1:33PM in News
Puzzle & Dragons enjoys strong console debut in Japan

Puzzle & Dragons enjoys strong console debut in Japan

GungHo’s console debut for its popular smartphone IP Puzzle & Dragons has enjoyed a tremendous first week in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 19th 2013 at 9:42AM in News
Japanese sales point to serious declines for Final Fantasy and 3D Mario

Japanese sales point to serious declines for Final Fantasy and 3D Mario

It’s not often that a pair of games topping the charts brings bad news for their respective publishers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2013 at 2:55PM in News
Microsoft strikes Xbox One agreements with Japanese developers

Microsoft strikes Xbox One agreements with Japanese developers

Xbox One has signed on multiple Japanese development studios to make full retail releases for Xbox One.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 27th 2013 at 7:40AM in News

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More Western success in Japan as Battlefield 4 knocks Pokemon from No.1

More Western success in Japan as Battlefield 4 knocks Pokemon from No.1

EA’s military shooter Battlefield 4 has become the surprise game to knock Nintendo’s Pokemon X & Y from the top of the Media Create charts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2013 at 3:32PM in News
The Wii lives on in America

The Wii lives on in America

Nintendo has confirmed that American retail will continue to be supplied with Wii consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 24th 2013 at 3:15PM in News
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

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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
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
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