Entries in 'Japan' (62)

Bowser

Japan's physical game market slows despite SNES Mini boom

As we reported on Wednesday, the SNES Mini was the main story of Japanese retail this week, out-selling both the Switch and the NES Mini in its first week, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 13th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
SNES Mini sells more than Switch in Week One - Famitsu

SNES Mini sells more than Switch in Week One - Famitsu

Nintendo's Classic Mini SNES has sold over 360,000 units in Japan during its opening week, Famitsu has revealed. While we've yet to receive Famitsu's full hardware charts for last week, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 11th 2017 at 11:30AM in News
Everybody's Golf beat Destiny 2 and PES 2018 to Japanese No.1 in September

Everybody's Golf beat Destiny 2 and PES 2018 to Japanese No.1 in September

Everybody's Golf was the best-selling title in Japan in September, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, beating Destiny 2 and PES 2018 to the top of the monthly charts.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 9th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Switch sales surge in Japan, but PS4's Trails of Cold Steel III takes No.1

Switch sales surge in Japan, but PS4's Trails of Cold Steel III takes No.1

Nihon Falcom's The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III has gone straight in at No1. in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest numbers from Famitsu, out-performing ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 6th 2017 at 2:25PM in News

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New PS VR

Updated PS VR headset arrives in Japan on October 14th

Sony is preparing to launch a new version of its PS VR headset in Japan this month. The updated headset, model number CUH-ZVR2, will arrive on October 14th in its ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 2nd 2017 at 10:35AM in News
Pokemon Gold

Pokemon Gold/Silver hits No.1 in Japan

Pokemon reigned supreme at the top of the Japanese charts last week, with the download card version of Pokemon Gold and Silver taking the top spot and Pokken Tournament DX ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 29th 2017 at 11:45AM in News
PES 2018 beats Metroid and Uncharted to Japanese No.1

PES 2018 beats Metroid and Uncharted to Japanese No.1

Konami's PES 2018 beat a number of new releases to the top of the Japanese charts last week, including Nintendo's Metroid: Samus Returns and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, according to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 2:30PM in News
Destiny 2

Destiny 2 hits No.1 in Japan, but sales are 62% down on its predecessor

Destiny 2 has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest data from Famitsu. The week ending September 10th was light on new releases, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 15th 2017 at 11:19AM in News

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Japan's physical game market up 82.5% YOY in August

Japan's physical game market up 82.5% YOY in August

The Japanese physical video game market was valued at ¥29.8bn in August, up 82.5 per cent year-on-year, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. This is down to a huge ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 13th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Everybody's Golf tops Japan weekly charts

Everybody's Golf tops Japan weekly charts

Sony's PS4 exclusive Everybody's Golf has shot straight to the top of the Japanese weekly charts, according to the latest data from Famitsu. It's the first mainline entry in franchise ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 11th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch hits 1.5m sales in Japan

The Nintendo Switch has hit the 1.5m milestone in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, after the Switch version of Capcom's Monster Hunter XX knocked Dragon Quest XI ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 4th 2017 at 10:02AM in News
Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 becomes first Switch game to hit 1m sales in Japan

Splatoon 2 has become the first Switch title to break one million units in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. The title shifted another 38,642 units last week, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 25th 2017 at 9:00AM in News

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Switch

Nintendo Switch sales up 10% in Japan

Nintendo Switch sales rose by 10 per cent week-on-week in Japan last week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, showing the appetite for Nintendo's new console is still as ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 17th 2017 at 11:15AM in News
Dragon Quest XI continues to top Japanese charts, while Crash gets lukewarm reception

Dragon Quest XI continues to top Japanese charts, while Crash gets lukewarm reception

For the second week in a row, Square Enix's Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has claimed both of the top spots in the Japanese weekly chart, according ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 11th 2017 at 11:35AM in News
Dragon Quest 11

Dragon Quest XI was Japan's best-selling game in July

Despite being on sale for just two days last month, Square Enix's Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age was the best-selling game in Japan this July, according to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 9th 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Dragon Quest XI hits 2m sales in Japan

Dragon Quest XI hits 2m sales in Japan

Splatoon 2 may have shot to the top of the Japanese weekly charts and become the fastest-selling Switch game at the end of last month, but according to the latest ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 4th 2017 at 11:35AM in News

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Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 becomes best-selling Switch title in Japan, prompting 178% rise in hardware sales

Nintendo's Splatoon 2 went straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly charts last week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, prompting a 178 per cent spike in Nintendo ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 27th 2017 at 10:02AM in News
New 2DS XL tops Japan's hardware charts after 30% fall in Switch sales

New 2DS XL tops Japan's hardware charts after 30% fall in Switch sales

Nintendo's New 2DS XL sold over 36,000 units in its first week on sale in Japan, making it the best-selling piece of hardware in last week's charts, according to the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 21st 2017 at 11:22AM in News
New 3DS

UPDATE: Nintendo ends New 3DS production worldwide

Update: After halting production of the New 3DS in Japan, Nintendo has now confirmed that it has also ended production in North America and Europe. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 17th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Switch Joy-Con

Switch sales up 46% in Japan ahead of Splatoon 2 launch

Nintendo Switch sales rose 46 per cent in Japan last week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, suggesting Nintendo's boost to production is finally coming into effect at Japanese ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 14th 2017 at 11:46AM in News
Switch

Switch fuels Japan's physical game market with first YOY growth since H1 2014

Japan's physical video game market was up 14.8 per cent during the first half of 2017 after being valued at ¥153.2bn, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. This makes ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 10th 2017 at 12:15PM in News
Radiant Historia

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology top Japanese charts despite fall in 3DS sales

Atlus' time-travelling RPG Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for the 3DS has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, ending the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 6th 2017 at 10:31AM in News
Switch hits 1m sales in Japan after 17 weeks

Switch hits 1m sales in Japan after 17 weeks

After 17 weeks on shop shelves, the Nintendo Switch has finally hit one million sales in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 30th 2017 at 2:27PM in News
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe claims fifth No.1 in Japanese weekly charts

After a relatively quiet week at Japanese retail, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is back at the top of Japan's weekly charts, according to the latest numbers from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 16th 2017 at 12:10PM in News
Yes, there's a Mario Kart VR game for HTC Vive

Yes, there's a Mario Kart VR game for HTC Vive

Bet this wasn't an announcement you were expecting this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2017 at 10:40AM in News