Entries in 'japanese' (13)

Can Japanese games rule again in the West?

Can Japanese games rule again in the West?

Name a hit games franchise from the 1980s or ‘90s and it’s bound to be a Japanese creation: Mario, Final Fantasy, Zelda, Pokémon, Pac-Man.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 27th 2015 at 10:53AM in News
Yo-Kai Watch is 'the next Pokémon'

Yo-Kai Watch is 'the next Pokémon'

Japanese smash hit 3DS game Yo-Kai Watch will take the UK by storm, predicts Viz Media Europe.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 30th 2015 at 12:18PM in News
Animal Crossing stays strong at top of Japanese charts, sells over 170,000 units in third week

Animal Crossing stays strong at top of Japanese charts, sells over 170,000 units in third week

Zoological lifestyle simulator Animal Crossing has held strong at the top of the Japanese charts in a week dominated by Nintendo.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 19th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Japanese games merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Japanese games merchandise

They might not be as big as Call of Duty or FIFA, but cult Japanese franchises boast a highly passionate audience with a fondness for merchandise. MCV heads East to ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 24th 2015 at 10:42AM in News

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Fire Emblem clings on for a second top spot in Japan as Persona 4: Dancing All Night slips

Fire Emblem clings on for a second top spot in Japan as Persona 4: Dancing All Night slips

The latest Fire Emblem title for 3DS has remained at the number spot in Japan, with returning Top Ten entry Splatoon seeing resilient sales figures.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 8th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
The perfect Storm: why you shouldn't pass over this year's Naruto game

The perfect Storm: why you shouldn't pass over this year's Naruto game

When you peruse the list of games coming out this year, it’s fair to say that a title based on a Japanese comic series probably isn’t the first thing you ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 8:36AM in News
Japanese visual novel Danganronpa sells 200,000 units in the West

Japanese visual novel Danganronpa sells 200,000 units in the West

PlayStation Vita-exclusive franchise Danganronpa has helped to establish a market for Japanese visual novel games in the West.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 29th 2015 at 12:03PM in News
Fashion simulation game Style Savvy 3 doubles Dying Light sales during first week in Japan

Fashion simulation game Style Savvy 3 doubles Dying Light sales during first week in Japan

If there were ever a week to highlight the disparity between the UK and Japanese games software markets, it would be this one.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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Dark Souls II remaster tops Japanese software charts as Bloodborne slips

Dark Souls II remaster tops Japanese software charts as Bloodborne slips

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin was the best-selling game of last week in Japan, but its success couldn’t keep PS4 hardware sales buoyant.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 15th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Koei Tecmo's gaming dynasty

Koei Tecmo's gaming dynasty

Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors has been going for over 18 years now, with eight numbered releases and countless expansions and special editions. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 6th 2015 at 1:30PM in News
Dragon Quest Heroes helps keep PS4 and Vita on top of the Japanese hardware charts for a second week

Dragon Quest Heroes helps keep PS4 and Vita on top of the Japanese hardware charts for a second week

Square Enix’s new Dragon Quest spin-off has helped Sony’s PS4 and Vita place top of Japan’s hardware rankings once again.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 4th 2015 at 4:50PM in News
Japanese games market down 10% in 2014, hits lowest point for 24 years

Japanese games market down 10% in 2014, hits lowest point for 24 years

UPDATE: It has emerged that the Japanese console games market in 2014 had its worst performance for 24 years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 4:05PM in News

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Yokai Watch 2 ends 2014 on top in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 ends 2014 on top in Japan

Level 5's insanely popular Yokai Watch series continues to rule the Japanese charts, according to market data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2015 at 1:00PM in News