Entries in 'Japan' (416)

Capcom targets 10m sales for Dragon's Dogma

Capcom targets 10m sales for Dragon's Dogma

The pressure is on for action RPG Dragon's Dogma as Capcom aims to make its newest IP a global smash hit.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 22nd 2012 at 11:12AM in News
Vita continues to lack traction in Japan

Vita continues to lack traction in Japan

Sales of Sony’s PlayStation Vita in Japan barely scraped above 10,000 units last week as both Nintendo’s 3DS and its predecessor the PSP outsold it once again.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2012 at 11:46AM in News
Lollipop Chainsaw dated worldwide

Lollipop Chainsaw dated worldwide

Crazy Warner Bros action romp Lollipop Chainsaw will be released in the UK on June 15th, it has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2012 at 4:09PM in News
3DS hits 5m Japanese sales in record time

3DS hits 5m Japanese sales in record time

Forget any preconceptions you have about 3DS not selling as expected – Nintendo’s machine has just smashed an all-important sales record in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2012 at 2:58PM in News

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THQ rumoured to close Japan publishing arm

THQ rumoured to close Japan publishing arm

THQ is set to close its Japan publishing arm at the end of this month, according to reports.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Feb 16th 2012 at 1:03PM in News
Lollipop Chainsaw gets censored edition in Japan

Lollipop Chainsaw gets censored edition in Japan

Looking for the full gory experience of Lollipop Chainsaw? You'll have to buy the premium edition.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 7th 2012 at 4:01PM in News
Vita climbs above PSP in Japan

Vita climbs above PSP in Japan

Sony’s PlayStation Vita has overtaken its predecessor the PSp for the first time since its launch week in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2012 at 1:19PM in News
Want to be big in Japan? Go digital

Want to be big in Japan? Go digital

British publisher System 3 is making waves in Japan – by going digital.

on Feb 2nd 2012 at 10:03AM in News

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Wii was best selling European home console in December

Wii was best selling European home console in December

Think the Wii is dead in the market? Think again.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2012 at 11:01AM in News
3DS performance has "confounded naysayers", says Sony

3DS performance has "confounded naysayers", says Sony

Though the PlayStation Vita is still suffering from low sales in Japan, Sony has been encouraged by the improved fortunes of the 3DS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2012 at 1:03PM in News
Japanese Vita sales flat as 3DS soar

Japanese Vita sales flat as 3DS soar

Sony's new handheld has maintained a steady level of sales in its fourth week on the market, but Nintendo has widened the gap.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 12th 2012 at 12:07PM in News

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Sony dismisses Vita launch fears

Sony dismisses Vita launch fears

PlayStation says it is impossible and dangerous to judge PS Vita’s UK launch on its ‘slow’ start in Japan.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 12th 2012 at 10:32AM in News
3DS sets new Japanese sales record

3DS sets new Japanese sales record

Think the 3DS is a flop? Think Again. Nintendo’s handheld has just set a brand new monthly sales record in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2012 at 3:29PM in News
Vita sales fall below 50k in Japan

Vita sales fall below 50k in Japan

Sales of the PlayStation Vita have fallen below 50k during its third week on the market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2012 at 11:21AM in News
3DS Lite rumoured for 2012

3DS Lite rumoured for 2012

A Japanese magazine has reported that a slimmer version of the Nintendo 3DS could be on shelves by the end of the year.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 5th 2012 at 10:29AM in News

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Japanese market declines 8% in 2011

Japanese market declines 8% in 2011

The Japanese video games market suffered an overall decline of eight per cent year-on-year in 2011, according to the latest Famitsu data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2012 at 10:19AM in News
Retailers discount Vita in Japan

Retailers discount Vita in Japan

Following lower than expected week two sales of Sony’s PlayStation Vita in Japan, some retailers have reportedly discounted the device in an effort to stimulate sales.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2012 at 9:30AM in News
PS Vita plays second fiddle to PSP in second week as 3DS shines

PS Vita plays second fiddle to PSP in second week as 3DS shines

A drop in sales of 78 per cent week-on-week for the PlayStation Vita in its second week of sale in Japan has seen sales fall below that of its predecessor ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 3rd 2012 at 8:25AM in News
Sony apologises for Vita bugs

Sony apologises for Vita bugs

Platform holder Sony has apologised and released a guide to help PlayStation Vita owners fix an early system freeze problem.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 20th 2011 at 10:12AM in News
Vita shifts 321,000 units in Japan

Vita shifts 321,000 units in Japan

PlayStation's new portable console has been out in Japan for a few days now, and the first numbers are in.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 20th 2011 at 9:40AM in News
PS Vita launch shipments upped

PS Vita launch shipments upped

Retailers in Japan will receive 200,000 more units of PlayStation Vita in time for launch, bringing the total shipped to 700,000.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 16th 2011 at 2:52PM in News
Monster Hunter sends 3DS sales skyward in Japan

Monster Hunter sends 3DS sales skyward in Japan

What Call of Duty is the UK and US market, Monster is to Japan – so it’s no surprise to see Capcom’s Monster Hunter 3G shoot straight to the top ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2011 at 2:07PM in News
Nintendo: '3DS is approaching 3m sales in Japan'

Nintendo: '3DS is approaching 3m sales in Japan'

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata believes the 3DS is about to cross the 3m sales mark in Japan and will reach a 4m milestone by April.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 7th 2011 at 10:21AM in News
Gran Turismo 5 Spec II retail release confirmed

Gran Turismo 5 Spec II retail release confirmed

A bonus version of Gran Turismo 5 will zoom to Japan next year but Sony says it has no plans for a UK release at the moment.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 1st 2011 at 10:26AM in News