Entries in 'Japan' (45)

New 2DS XL tops Japan's hardware charts after 30% fall in Switch sales

New 2DS XL tops Japan's hardware charts after 30% fall in Switch sales

Nintendo's New 2DS XL sold over 36,000 units in its first week on sale in Japan, making it the best-selling piece of hardware in last week's charts, according to the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 21st 2017 at 11:22AM in News
New 3DS

UPDATE: Nintendo ends New 3DS production worldwide

Update: After halting production of the New 3DS in Japan, Nintendo has now confirmed that it has also ended production in North America and Europe. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 17th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
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Switch sales up 46% in Japan ahead of Splatoon 2 launch

Nintendo Switch sales rose 46 per cent in Japan last week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, suggesting Nintendo's boost to production is finally coming into effect at Japanese ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 14th 2017 at 11:46AM in News
Switch

Switch fuels Japan's physical game market with first YOY growth since H1 2014

Japan's physical video game market was up 14.8 per cent during the first half of 2017 after being valued at ¥153.2bn, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. This makes ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 10th 2017 at 12:15PM in News

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Radiant Historia

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology top Japanese charts despite fall in 3DS sales

Atlus' time-travelling RPG Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for the 3DS has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, ending the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 6th 2017 at 10:31AM in News
Switch hits 1m sales in Japan after 17 weeks

Switch hits 1m sales in Japan after 17 weeks

After 17 weeks on shop shelves, the Nintendo Switch has finally hit one million sales in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 30th 2017 at 2:27PM in News
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe claims fifth No.1 in Japanese weekly charts

After a relatively quiet week at Japanese retail, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is back at the top of Japan's weekly charts, according to the latest numbers from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 16th 2017 at 12:10PM in News
Yes, there's a Mario Kart VR game for HTC Vive

Yes, there's a Mario Kart VR game for HTC Vive

Bet this wasn't an announcement you were expecting this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2017 at 10:40AM in News

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Tekken 7

Tekken 7 claims No.1 in Japan, prompting 6% rise in PS4 sales

Tekken 7 has punched straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, selling 54,319 copies in its first four days on sale.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 9th 2017 at 2:15PM in News
Ys VIII

PS4 sales rise 17% in Japan after Falcom's Ys VIII dethrones Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has finally been knocked off the top spot in Japan by Falcom's Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana for the PS4, according to the latest data from ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 1st 2017 at 9:50AM in News
Switch sales hit 500k in Japan

Switch sales hit 500k in Japan

The latest figures from Media Create show that Nintendo’s new Switch console has hit an important milestone in the company’s homeland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Nioh a 'triumphant return' for Koei Tecmo as it eyes the western market

Nioh a 'triumphant return' for Koei Tecmo as it eyes the western market

Nioh’s success was never set in stone. The title’s chaotic development started back in 2004, but it only hit shelves this February. An even bigger surprise was director Fumihiko Yasuda’s ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 24th 2017 at 11:35AM in News

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Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Nintendo has said that its new Switch console has sold more in its first two days in the US than any other machine in the platform holder’s history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Japanese boxed games revenue dropped seven per cent in 2016

Japanese boxed games revenue dropped seven per cent in 2016

The Japanese boxed games market continues to fall in value, with revenue generated from boxed sales dipping seven per cent year-on-year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2017 at 12:34PM in News
Yakuza 6

Yakuza 6 debuts at No.1 in Japan, Final Fantasy XV drops 90%

Yakuza 6 has gone straight in at No.1 in Japan this week, according to data from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 15th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
PS4 sales up 227% in Japan as Final Fantasy XV launches

PS4 sales up 227% in Japan as Final Fantasy XV launches

To no-one’s surprise, this week’s No.1 in Japan is Final Fantasy XV, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 8th 2016 at 10:21AM in News

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Pokémon Sun and Moon hit 2.3m units in Japan

Pokémon Sun and Moon hit 2.3m units in Japan

The latest entries in the Pokémon franchise, Sun and Moon are once again the best-selling games in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 1st 2016 at 9:55AM in News
Atlus talks Persona 5 and the declining Japanese console market

Atlus talks Persona 5 and the declining Japanese console market

Giant publisher and developer Atlus is behind some of the biggest titles coming out of Japan at present.  

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 25th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
New 3DS XL sales up 361% in Japan as Pokémon Sun and Moon launch

New 3DS XL sales up 361% in Japan as Pokémon Sun and Moon launch

In news that will come as no surprise, Pokemon Sun and Moon were the best-selling titles in Japan for the week ending November 20th, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 24th 2016 at 11:50AM in News
Pokemon Sun and Moon sell 1.9m copies in Japan

Pokemon Sun and Moon sell 1.9m copies in Japan

New 3DS titles Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have failed to match the sales of the series’ 2013 releases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 22nd 2016 at 10:46AM in News
NES Classic Mini sold 263k units in first four days in Japan

NES Classic Mini sold 263k units in first four days in Japan

Nintendo’s new NES Classic Mini has hit shelves in Japan and has had a rather good start to its life.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 16th 2016 at 10:09AM in News
Japanese Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Week One sales down 42% compared with Black Ops III

Japanese Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Week One sales down 42% compared with Black Ops III

Week One sales of Call of Duty have also taken a dive in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 9th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
FIFA 17 takes No.1 spot in Japan

FIFA 17 takes No.1 spot in Japan

EA’s latest football title has shot to the top of the Japanese games charts, according to data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 6th 2016 at 11:54AM in News
Japan gets its own version of the NES Mini

Japan gets its own version of the NES Mini

A Famicom-themed version of the NES Mini has been announced for Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2016 at 1:27PM in News
Persona 5 falls to second place in Japan

Persona 5 falls to second place in Japan

The latest entry in Atlus’ Persona RPG series has fallen to the No.2 spot in Japan according to date provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 29th 2016 at 10:41AM in News