Entries in 'famitsu' (42)

Vita back on top as Titanfall makes Famitsu's Japanese Top Ten

Vita back on top as Titanfall makes Famitsu's Japanese Top Ten

Sony’s PlayStation Vita was the best selling console in Japan last week according to the latest sales data from Famitsu.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 2:45PM in News
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
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
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

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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
'PS4 defied expectations in Japan'

'PS4 defied expectations in Japan'

PS4 launched in Japan, but just how big was it? Marketing and consulting chief Ricky Tanimoto of video game giant Famitsu and Enterbrain explains all to MCV.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 3rd 2014 at 10:49AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V becomes second Western game to grab 40/40 from Famitsu

Grand Theft Auto V becomes second Western game to grab 40/40 from Famitsu

Esteemed Japanese weekly games magazine Famitsu has awarded Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V an esteemed 40/40 review rating.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 3rd 2013 at 3:31PM in News

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Resident Evil 6 gets 39/40 review score in Famitsu

Resident Evil 6 gets 39/40 review score in Famitsu

Capcom’s Resident Evil 6 has been awarded a near-perfect 39/40 from weekly Japanese games bible Famitsu.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 26th 2012 at 2:26PM in News
Enterbrain: New Super Mario Bros 2 flies in Japan

Enterbrain: New Super Mario Bros 2 flies in Japan

It has only been out a week, but already New Super Mario Bros 2 is one of the 3DS' biggest selling video games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 3rd 2012 at 12:39PM in News
ANALYSIS: Famitsu reflects on H1 2012 in Japan

ANALYSIS: Famitsu reflects on H1 2012 in Japan

EXCLUSIVE: During the first half of 2012, Japan’s overall video game market was valued at ¥193.40 billion, up 0.7 percent over the same period last year, based on a 9.4 ...

on Jul 9th 2012 at 1:17PM in News
Kid Icarus scores 40/40 in Famitsu

Kid Icarus scores 40/40 in Famitsu

Ahead of its UK release on March 23rd, Kid Icarus: Uprising has received high praise from Japan’s weekly games mag Famitsu.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2012 at 9:53AM in News

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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
Skyrim claims first Western 40/40 from Famitsu

Skyrim claims first Western 40/40 from Famitsu

Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has become the first game developed in the West to receive a perfect 40/40 score from weekly Japanese consumer games mag Famitsu.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2011 at 9:34AM in News
Skyward Sword achieves perfect score in Famitsu

Skyward Sword achieves perfect score in Famitsu

The latest Legend of Zelda title has been award 40/40 by Japanese gaming bible Famitsu.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 16th 2011 at 10:16AM in News
Famitsu reviews 3DS launch line-up

Famitsu reviews 3DS launch line-up

Weekly Japanese games magazine Famitsu has gone live with its reviews of the 3DS software line-up ahead of the machine's global debut in the territory on February 26th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2011 at 10:33AM in News

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Global games decline measured at 8%

Global games decline measured at 8%

The world's three biggest retail markets for video games saw a combined decline of eight per cent in sales last year according to a new report.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Feb 3rd 2010 at 1:01PM in News
JAPAN: Dragon Quest tops 2009 chart

JAPAN: Dragon Quest tops 2009 chart

Very much in keeping with Japan’s penchant for RPGs, Square Enix’s Dragon Quest IX has emerged as the best selling game of 2009 in the country with sales over 4m ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2010 at 11:31AM in News
Sega ramps up Bayonetta campaign with new demo

Sega ramps up Bayonetta campaign with new demo

Sega is ramping up its PR for the critically acclaimed Bayonetta with a demo, which will hit Xbox Live Marketplace and PSN in Europe and America on December 3rd.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 23rd 2009 at 2:29PM in News
Bayonetta nabs rare Edge 10/10

Bayonetta nabs rare Edge 10/10

Having wowed critics in Japan and winning a noteworthy 40/40 review from weekly Japanese games bible Famitsu, Bayonetta has now made its mark on this side of the globe thanks ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2009 at 12:00PM in News
Moore praises FIFA triumph in Japan

Moore praises FIFA triumph in Japan

Western games may increasingly be making inroads into the Japanese market, but the struggle to penetrate the notoriously inwards-looking region remains – so FIFA 10’s appearance in the Japanese Top ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2009 at 10:50AM in News
Babel expands East

Babel expands East

UK testing and localisation firm Babel has formed a partnership with Japan’s market intelligence company Enterbrain – publisher of Famitsu magazine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2009 at 12:15PM in News
JAPAN: Year-on-year market decline predicted

JAPAN: Year-on-year market decline predicted

Ahead of the release of its official figures next week, Famitsu publisher Enterbrain is predicting a significant decline in the value of the Japanese video games market in 2008.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2009 at 10:16AM in News
JAPAN: GTA IV gets 39/40 in Famitsu

JAPAN: GTA IV gets 39/40 in Famitsu

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV has made a big impression on Japanese games critics by scoring a near-perfect 39/40 in weekly Japanese games bible Famitsu.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2008 at 3:21PM in News
New DS announcement next month?

New DS announcement next month?

Nintendo fans could be celebrating the release of a new DS at the company’s press conference in Japan next month – as the format holder promises information on ‘new products’.

by Ed Fear
on Sep 17th 2008 at 4:11PM in News