Entries in 'Japan' (73)

'There is no future for Japanese RPGs if video game stories are not respected'

'There is no future for Japanese RPGs if video game stories are not respected'

Japanese story-driven games and visual novels such as 999 and Danganronpa have established a dedicated niche following here in the West.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 1st 2014 at 4:01PM in News
UPDATE: Bloodborne gets Japanese release date

UPDATE: Bloodborne gets Japanese release date

From Software’s gothic action RPG Bloodborne has been dated for PS4 in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2014 at 9:43AM in News
Nintendo unveils new 3DS and 3DS XL

Nintendo unveils new 3DS and 3DS XL

Nintendo has revealed a new design for its handheld 3DS and 3DS XL consoles during its latest Nintendo Direct announcement.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 29th 2014 at 12:42PM in News
The Last of Us Remastered and Diablo III break into Japanese charts

The Last of Us Remastered and Diablo III break into Japanese charts

Two Western releases have broken into the Japanese software charts this week, according to data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 27th 2014 at 2:00PM in News

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Yokai Watch 2 remains top of Japanese charts despite slew of new releases

Yokai Watch 2 remains top of Japanese charts despite slew of new releases

Yokai Watch 2 has remained at the top of the weekly Japanese software charts, despite five new entries in the Top Ten, according to the latest sales data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 14th 2014 at 12:49PM in News
3DS dominates Japanese charts

3DS dominates Japanese charts

Nintendo’s 3DS is still on top in Japan according to the latest sales data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 6th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Japanese console market down as mobile gaming takes over

Japanese console market down as mobile gaming takes over

Japan’s console market saw a significant dip in earnings last year, a new annual report on the region finds.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 30th 2014 at 5:13PM in News
Bravely Default ships 1m copies worldwide

Bravely Default ships 1m copies worldwide

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy has shipped 1m units worldwide, Square Enix has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 29th 2014 at 12:16AM in News

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PS3 overtakes Wii U in Japan to become top-selling home console again

PS3 overtakes Wii U in Japan to become top-selling home console again

The PS3 has once again become the top-selling home console in Japan, according to the latest sales data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 3:35PM in News
Google Play downloads now outnumber iOS downloads by 60%

Google Play downloads now outnumber iOS downloads by 60%

Global Google Play downloads exceeded iOS App Store downloads by around 60 per cent last quarter, according to a new report.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
3DS sales spike in Japan thanks to Yokai Watch 2 release

3DS sales spike in Japan thanks to Yokai Watch 2 release

The original Nintendo 3DS has seen sales sharply rise this week in Japan, according to the latest sales data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Vita IS a triple-A machine in Japan but Western future remain unclear, Sony says

Vita IS a triple-A machine in Japan but Western future remain unclear, Sony says

Sony is confident about the Vita’s future prospects in Japan, but is less certain about its place in the Western market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2014 at 1:47PM in News

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Sony confirms Frozen-themed PS4 for Japan

Sony confirms Frozen-themed PS4 for Japan

Disney's hit movie Frozen is to be emblazoned onto the side of Sony's PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 4:08PM in News
Sony admits PS4 is a tougher sell in Japan

Sony admits PS4 is a tougher sell in Japan

PS4 has been a smash hit in the West but has struggled to take off in Japan since its arrival in the region in February.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 3:00PM in News
PS4 slips behind PS3 in Japan

PS4 slips behind PS3 in Japan

The PlayStation 3 trumped the PS4 this week in Japan according weekly chart data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 10th 2014 at 10:00AM in News
Japanese gamers must download 'Gore Mode' DLC to play The Evil Within uncensored

Japanese gamers must download 'Gore Mode' DLC to play The Evil Within uncensored

The Japanese release of The Evil Within will have an uncensored edition – but only if gamers pre-order.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 9th 2014 at 3:43PM in News

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Japanese market flat for H1 2014; PS3 sales beating Wii U

Japanese market flat for H1 2014; PS3 sales beating Wii U

An increase in hardware sales and a decrease in software has left the Japanese games market flat for the first half of 2014, according to Famitsu data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2014 at 10:37AM in News
Watch Dogs debuts at No.2 in Japan; Wii U maintains PS4 lead

Watch Dogs debuts at No.2 in Japan; Wii U maintains PS4 lead

Ubisoft has secured a very respectable No.2 in the Japanese charts with the PS4 version of Watch Dogs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Wii U sales back to pre-Mario Kart 8 levels in Japan

Wii U sales back to pre-Mario Kart 8 levels in Japan

The Mario Kart 8 effect on Wii U sales appears to be over in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2014 at 10:14AM in News
Xbox One's Japanese launch line-up revealed

Xbox One's Japanese launch line-up revealed

The supposed Xbox One launch line-up has been revealed by Famitsu.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2014 at 2:10PM in News
Wii U sales fall in Japan as Vita sales creep back up

Wii U sales fall in Japan as Vita sales creep back up

The PlayStation Vita has crept ahead of Wii U in Japan as the momentum gained from the release of Mario Kart 8 has started to wear off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Destiny becomes a PlayStation exclusive in Japan

Destiny becomes a PlayStation exclusive in Japan

Bungie’s upcoming multiplayer shooter Destiny will be released exclusively on PS4 and PS3 on September 11th in Japan.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jun 18th 2014 at 10:19AM in News
VIDEO: New Deep Down video arrives, but European release not yet confirmed

VIDEO: New Deep Down video arrives, but European release not yet confirmed

A new trailer for Capcom’s Deep Down suggests the action RPG is coming on very nicely.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2014 at 4:16PM in News
DS game Brain Training arrives on Wii U

DS game Brain Training arrives on Wii U

Nintendo has released a DS game on the Wii U Virtual Console for the first time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2014 at 2:33PM in News
Wii U sales double in Japan as Mario Kart 8 sells 350k

Wii U sales double in Japan as Mario Kart 8 sells 350k

Mario Kart 8 has topped the weekly Japanese charts and boosted sales of the hardware in Nintendo's home country.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2014 at 2:00PM in News