Entries in 'Japan' (165)

What next for console gaming in Japan as PlayStation moves HQ to California?

What next for console gaming in Japan as PlayStation moves HQ to California?

Sony’s strategic joining of its Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment divisions represents a seismic shift in the gaming landscape.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2016 at 1:24PM in News
JRPG Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts at No.1 in Japan

JRPG Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts at No.1 in Japan

Atlus’ remaster of 2008 JRPG Odin Sphere has shot to the Japanese top spot according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Monster Hunter X holds the No.1 spot in Japan

Monster Hunter X holds the No.1 spot in Japan

The latest entry in Capcom’s Monster Hunter series is manages to hold on to the top spot in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Monster Hunter X starts 2016 on top in Japan

Monster Hunter X starts 2016 on top in Japan

The best-selling game of 2015 in Japan is also its first No.1 of this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2016 at 1:00PM in News

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Japanese games market falls to lowest point in 26 years, declines 13 per cent year-on-year

Japanese games market falls to lowest point in 26 years, declines 13 per cent year-on-year

Things continue to look exceptionally bleak for the Japanese console games market, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2016 at 10:59AM in News
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
Star Wars Battlefront stays on target at top of Japanese charts

Star Wars Battlefront stays on target at top of Japanese charts

The latest Star Wars game has unsurprisingly shot to the top of the Japanese retail rankings in its debut week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 25th 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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Black Ops III holds the top spot in Japan

Black Ops III holds the top spot in Japan

The PS4 SKU of Call of Duty: Black Ops III is still No.1 in Japan.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 18th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Valkyria Chronicles IV and remaster headed to PS4

Valkyria Chronicles IV and remaster headed to PS4

Sega’s cult hit RPG Valkyria Chronicles is getting a brand new instalment on PS4 – as well as a remake of the first game in the series.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 17th 2015 at 10:37AM in News
Can Yo-Kai Watch repeat Pokémon's success in the West?

Can Yo-Kai Watch repeat Pokémon's success in the West?

A kids game for handhelds that involves capturing fantastical creatures, then battling them against rival monsters. Stop us if you’ve heard this one before.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 16th 2015 at 11:56AM in News
VIDEO: Star Fox Zero launches in April

VIDEO: Star Fox Zero launches in April

Nintendo has revealed Star Fox Zero will launch on Wii U this April.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 13th 2015 at 8:22AM in News

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Black Ops 3 tops Japanese charts in debut week

Black Ops 3 tops Japanese charts in debut week

Blockbuster shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops III has shot to number one in the Japanese retail charts, fighting off a number of home-grown titles.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 11th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
God Eater rules Japanese charts in Top Ten free of Halo 5

God Eater rules Japanese charts in Top Ten free of Halo 5

In a contrast to the UK’s Halo-ruled rankings, Japan’s retail charts were last week dominated by home-grown titles from the territory.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 4th 2015 at 1:00PM 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
Mario Maker down to second in Japanese charts as FIFA vanishes from Top Ten

Mario Maker down to second in Japanese charts as FIFA vanishes from Top Ten

RPG 7th Dragon III Code: VFD has shot to the top of the Japanese software charts in its first week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 21st 2015 at 2:34PM in News

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FIFA 16 debuts in third in Japanese retail charts as Mario Maker returns to top

FIFA 16 debuts in third in Japanese retail charts as Mario Maker returns to top

Wii U exclusive Super Mario Maker is riding high once again in Japan, as it fought off competition from Uncharted and FIFA to take the chart top spot.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 14th 2015 at 2:09PM in News
PS3 version of PES 2016 outsells PS4 in Japan during debut week

PS3 version of PES 2016 outsells PS4 in Japan during debut week

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016’s Japanese launch has highlighted the huge number of gamers still playing on older consoles.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 7th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, Everybody's Golf and Danganronpa 3 all PlayStation bound

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, Everybody's Golf and Danganronpa 3 all PlayStation bound

Among the news to emerge from Sony’s pre-TGS press briefing yesterday was confirmation of three new games heading to PlayStation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2015 at 4:11PM in News
Super Mario Maker dethrones Metal Gear Solid 5 in Japanese retail charts

Super Mario Maker dethrones Metal Gear Solid 5 in Japanese retail charts

Super Mario Maker has made quite the impression during its first week on sale in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 16th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
PS4 gets a price cut in Japan

PS4 gets a price cut in Japan

Sony has cut ¥5,000 (£30) off the price of the PS4 in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2015 at 11:12AM in News
Xbox One is getting two exclusive JRPGs

Xbox One is getting two exclusive JRPGs

Japanese publisher Experience has announced its intention to release two JRPGs on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2015 at 3:37PM in News
Dark Souls III has a Japanese release date

Dark Souls III has a Japanese release date

Bandai Namco has confirmed an exact release date for Dark Souls III in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2015 at 10:48AM in News
Metal Gear Solid V sells nearly 500,000 units in Japan

Metal Gear Solid V sells nearly 500,000 units in Japan

Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid swansong sold almost half a million copies across PS3 and PS4 in its debut week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 9th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Until Dawn has been censored in Japan

Until Dawn has been censored in Japan

A particularly gory scene in new PS4 title Until Dawn has been omitted from the Japanese version of the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2015 at 10:34AM in News