Entries in 'Japan' (84)

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

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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

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Uncharted 4 debuts at No.1 in Japan

Uncharted 4 debuts at No.1 in Japan

The latest entry in Sony’s Uncharted franchise has been a smash hit in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 19th 2016 at 11:19AM in News
New Dragon Quest title beats Dark Souls III to No.1 in Japan

New Dragon Quest title beats Dark Souls III to No.1 in Japan

The latest entry in Square Enix’s Dragon Quest series – Monsters: Joker 3 – was this week’s best-performing game in Japan, according to data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 31st 2016 at 2:52PM in News
The Division outsells Zelda Twilight Princess in Japan

The Division outsells Zelda Twilight Princess in Japan

Ubisoft’s record-breaking shooter can’t be stopped.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2016 at 1:42PM in News
Amazon Japan opens doors to international game importing

Amazon Japan opens doors to international game importing

The Japanese arm of Amazon has begun allowing international customers to buy video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2016 at 10:18AM in News

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New Shin Megami Tensei title debuts at No.1 in Japan

New Shin Megami Tensei title debuts at No.1 in Japan

The latest game in Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei series of RPGs has gone straight to the top spot in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 17th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
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

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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
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
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