Entries in 'famitsu' (60)

Super Robots overthrow animals as Animal Crossing slips to second place in the Japanese charts

Super Robots overthrow animals as Animal Crossing slips to second place in the Japanese charts

A menagerie of robots, animals, ghosts and squid battled it out at the top of the Japanese games charts last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 26th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Yokai Watch Busters retains Japanese charts top spot for a third week as Batman falls

Yokai Watch Busters retains Japanese charts top spot for a third week as Batman falls

Four new releases in the Japanese software Top Ten last week wasn’t enough to dethrone continued phenomenon and chart success Yokai Watch.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 29th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
PlayStation 4 tops Japanese hardware charts as Batman swoops into stores

PlayStation 4 tops Japanese hardware charts as Batman swoops into stores

Japanese PlayStation 4 sales shot up this week as Batman: Arkham Knight launched in the country.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Yo-Kai Watch dominates Japanese charts again as Busters sells almost 700,000

Yo-Kai Watch dominates Japanese charts again as Busters sells almost 700,000

The latest video game craze in Japan is yet to run out of steam.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 15th 2015 at 2:00PM 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
Japanese Vita hardware sales double following Persona 4: Dancing All Night launch

Japanese Vita hardware sales double following Persona 4: Dancing All Night launch

Sales of Sony’s Vita handheld shot up in Japan last week as Atlus’ Persona 4: Dancing All Night hit stores.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 1st 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Media Create pegs weekly Japanese Xbox One sales at 100 units

Media Create pegs weekly Japanese Xbox One sales at 100 units

Numbers from sales monitor Media Create suggest that Xbox One slipped to a saddening new low in Japan earlier this month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 2:40PM in News
New Nintendo 3DS XL back on top in Japan following slew of new releases

New Nintendo 3DS XL back on top in Japan following slew of new releases

The New 3DS XL is once again No.1 in Japan as a number of new 3DS titles make their debut.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 17th 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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Splatoon holds on for a second week in Japanese charts as Wii U sales rise

Splatoon holds on for a second week in Japanese charts as Wii U sales rise

It seems that Nintendo’s latest shooter still has legs (tentacles?) in Japan, as it outdoes a slew of new releases to remain top of the retail charts.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 10th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Final Fantasy X Remaster on PS4 tops Japanese charts as games market slows

Final Fantasy X Remaster on PS4 tops Japanese charts as games market slows

The (re)(re)release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 on PS4 wasn’t enough to stop the Japanese games industry slowing last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 20th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
RPG Bravely Second debuts in the top spot in Japan

RPG Bravely Second debuts in the top spot in Japan

Square Enix's sequel to 2012's Bravely Default goes straight to No.1 in the Japanese charts, according to market data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 30th 2015 at 9:55AM 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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Bloodborne debuts at No.1 in a busy week of releases in Japan

Bloodborne debuts at No.1 in a busy week of releases in Japan

This week was a busy period for the Japanese games market, with every single entry in the Top 10 for the region being a new release.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 1st 2015 at 2:00PM in News
PS4 and Vita remain on top of the Japanese charts, despite spate of new 3DS releases

PS4 and Vita remain on top of the Japanese charts, despite spate of new 3DS releases

Sony’s consoles have topped the Japanese hardware rankings once again, despite a week full of new titles for Nintendo’s 3DS platform.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 11th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
God Eater 2 bursts New 3DS' bubble in Japan, as PS4 and Vita take hardware chart top spots

God Eater 2 bursts New 3DS' bubble in Japan, as PS4 and Vita take hardware chart top spots

The release of the next entry in Bandai Namco’s God Eater franchise has shaken up the Japanese retail charts.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 25th 2015 at 4:01PM in News
New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

Three new entries in the Japanese software charts push down previous top dogs Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi, and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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Yokai Watch: Can Japan's biggest video game conquer the West?

Yokai Watch: Can Japan's biggest video game conquer the West?

Over 6m units of a game you’ve never heard of was sold in Japan last year. And now it’s coming to the rest of the world. What is it? Should ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 10:36AM in News
Yokai Watch 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire continue to be the best-sellers in Japan, according to data from Famitsu. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 21st 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Animal Crossing: New Leaf re-enters Japanese Top Ten, two years after its release

Animal Crossing: New Leaf re-enters Japanese Top Ten, two years after its release

2012 3DS release Animal Crossing: New Leaf broke back into the Japanese Top Ten last week, according to the latest data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 14th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
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
PS4 Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition sees Sony hardware sales rocket in Japan

PS4 Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition sees Sony hardware sales rocket in Japan

A limited edition version of Sony’s PS4 saw the console increase sales by a factor of five week-on-week in Japan last week, Famitsu data reveals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Super Smash Bros doubles weekly Wii U sales in Japan; console outsells New Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros doubles weekly Wii U sales in Japan; console outsells New Nintendo 3DS

The Wii U release of Super Smash Bros has sent Nintendo’s console back up the Japanese hardware charts, according to the latest data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 10th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Phantasy Star can't topple Pokemon from top of Japanese charts

Phantasy Star can't topple Pokemon from top of Japanese charts

107,638 unit sales weren’t enough to see Sega’s new Vita RPG Phantasy Star Nova knock Nintendo’s new Pokemon games from the top of the weekly Japanese charts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 2:29PM in News
Pokémon remakes sell 1.5m units and top Japanese charts

Pokémon remakes sell 1.5m units and top Japanese charts

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were the best-selling games in Japan this week, according to data provided by Famitsu. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 26th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare beats PES 2015 to Japanese No.1

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare beats PES 2015 to Japanese No.1

Western FPS king Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has beaten a firm Japanese favourite to the top of the Japanese weekly charts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 2:24PM in News