Entries in 'Japan' (101)

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
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

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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
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

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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

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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
Yo-Kai Watch back on top in Japan, No Man's Sky debuts at No.6

Yo-Kai Watch back on top in Japan, No Man's Sky debuts at No.6

The latest entries in the wildly popular Yo-Kai Watch series, Sushi/Tempura, were the best-selling titles in Japan this week, according to market data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 1st 2016 at 9:54AM in News

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Bandai Namco's Tales of Berseria tops Japanese charts

Bandai Namco's Tales of Berseria tops Japanese charts

A new entry in Bandai Namco’s popular Tales of RPG series was the best-selling game in Japan last week, according to market data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 25th 2016 at 11:13AM in News
Yo-Kai Watch 3 is No.1 in Japan, Pokémon games return to the Top Ten

Yo-Kai Watch 3 is No.1 in Japan, Pokémon games return to the Top Ten

A new entry in the blockbuster Yo-Kai Watch series was the best-selling game in Japan last week, according to market data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 28th 2016 at 12:06PM in News
Pokemon Go arrives in Japan, ushers in global server meltdown

Pokemon Go arrives in Japan, ushers in global server meltdown

At long last Japanese players are finally able to download Pokemon Go. Whether they can play it is another question entirely, however.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 10:04AM in News
McDonalds leak delays Pokemon Go's Japanese launch, report claims

McDonalds leak delays Pokemon Go's Japanese launch, report claims

Yesterday it was reported that Pokemon Go would arrive in Japan today. Today the reports suggest that is no longer the case.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2016 at 12:37PM in News
Pokemon Go hits Japan tomorrow, along with McDonalds partnership - report

Pokemon Go hits Japan tomorrow, along with McDonalds partnership - report

The wait for the Japanese launch of Pokemon Go is going to be a lot shorter than feared, if new reports are correct.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2016 at 11:58AM in News
Pokemon Go sets Tokyo stock record, gobbles up mobile revenue share

Pokemon Go sets Tokyo stock record, gobbles up mobile revenue share

The unexpected scale of the success of Pokemon Go has claimed another record.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2016 at 11:34AM in News
Server issues hold off Pokemon Go's Japanese launch

Server issues hold off Pokemon Go's Japanese launch

The birthplace of Pokemon is still waiting for the biggest release in the series to arrive at its homeland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 18th 2016 at 2:06PM in News
New Bandai Namco title Taiko Drum Master takes No.1 in Japan

New Bandai Namco title Taiko Drum Master takes No.1 in Japan

A brand new entry in the Taiko Drum Master series was the best-selling game in Japan last week, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Uncharted 4 holds Japanese top spot for second week

Uncharted 4 holds Japanese top spot for second week

The latest version of Sony’s Uncharted franchise is No.1 once again in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 26th 2016 at 10:29AM in News