Entries in 'Japan' (64)

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
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

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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
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

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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

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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

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Sony to end PSP shipments this year

Sony to end PSP shipments this year

UPDATE: Yahoo reports that European shipments of the system will end later this year, and that American shipments ended in January.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 3rd 2014 at 3:30PM in News
Wii U outsells PS4 in Infamous' first week in Japan

Wii U outsells PS4 in Infamous' first week in Japan

Nintendo’s Wii U has outsold the PlayStation 4 this week in Japan according to sales data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 28th 2014 at 1:11PM in News
Two Xbox One SKUs priced in Japan

Two Xbox One SKUs priced in Japan

Japanese gamers will be able to get their hands on a new Xbox One console for just £232 later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 27th 2014 at 9:27AM in News
3DS games dominate Japanese Top Ten

3DS games dominate Japanese Top Ten

Sales of Nintendo’s handheld continue to grow in Japan as the console takes hold of the Top Ten, according to Japanese sales data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 14th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Bandai Namco has shipped 1.2m copies of Dark Souls II

Bandai Namco has shipped 1.2m copies of Dark Souls II

From Software's Dark Souls II has seen more than a million copies shipped on Xbox 360 and PS3 in Europe and America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2014 at 10:11AM in News
New publisher Chorus Worldwide wants to take Western games to the East

New publisher Chorus Worldwide wants to take Western games to the East

Western mobile game devs are being offered a new route into the lucrative Asian digital games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2014 at 3:24PM in News
Sword Art and Theatrhythm send handheld sales soaring in Japan

Sword Art and Theatrhythm send handheld sales soaring in Japan

Both 3DS and Vita saw decent upturns in unit sales last week thanks to two big new Top Ten releases, the latest Japanese sales data from Famitsu reveals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
So why does Kirby always look angry in the West?

So why does Kirby always look angry in the West?

Ever noticed that Kirby is always the embodiment of happiness and light on Japanese artwork and a right grump on Western game boxes?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2014 at 11:32AM in News
Xbox One gets Japan release date

Xbox One gets Japan release date

Xbox One will be available in Japan in September, according to Famitsu.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 9:39AM in News