Entries in 'Japan' (94)

PS4 Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition sees Sony hardware sales rocket in Japan

PS4 Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition sees Sony hardware sales rocket in Japan

A limited edition version of Sony’s PS4 saw the console increase sales by a factor of five week-on-week in Japan last week, Famitsu data reveals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Super Smash Bros doubles weekly Wii U sales in Japan; console outsells New Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros doubles weekly Wii U sales in Japan; console outsells New Nintendo 3DS

The Wii U release of Super Smash Bros has sent Nintendo’s console back up the Japanese hardware charts, according to the latest data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 10th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Phantasy Star can't topple Pokemon from top of Japanese charts

Phantasy Star can't topple Pokemon from top of Japanese charts

107,638 unit sales weren’t enough to see Sega’s new Vita RPG Phantasy Star Nova knock Nintendo’s new Pokemon games from the top of the weekly Japanese charts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 2:29PM in News
Nintendo is withdrawing the 3DS XL from the Japanese market

Nintendo is withdrawing the 3DS XL from the Japanese market

The 3DS XL is being dropped in Japan before its successor has even been released in the West.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2014 at 10:38AM in News

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Japanese games retail "could vanish in the next five years"

Japanese games retail "could vanish in the next five years"

Specialist game retailers may be dead in Japan by the end of the decade, it has been warned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 28th 2014 at 4:00PM in News
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare beats PES 2015 to Japanese No.1

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare beats PES 2015 to Japanese No.1

Western FPS king Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has beaten a firm Japanese favourite to the top of the Japanese weekly charts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 2:24PM in News
Persona of interest: Atlus CEO Naoto Hiraoka's first European interview

Persona of interest: Atlus CEO Naoto Hiraoka's first European interview

CEO Naoto Hiraoka speaks exclusively to MCV about bringing Japanese sensibility to the West, pairing with Sega, sticking with Vita and remaining unpredictable

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 14th 2014 at 1:28PM in News
PS4 overtakes 3DS XL in Japan as New 3DS continues to top charts

PS4 overtakes 3DS XL in Japan as New 3DS continues to top charts

The 3DS XL has slipped below the PS4 in the Japanese hardware charts, according to the latest data provided by Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 12th 2014 at 1:00PM in News

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New 3DS sells 409k units in first three weeks in Japan

New 3DS sells 409k units in first three weeks in Japan

The latest iterations of Nintendo’s popular handheld console have been big sellers since they launched in Japan in October, according to data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 5th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Monster Hunter 4G and New Nintendo 3DS continue to rule Japanese chart

Monster Hunter 4G and New Nintendo 3DS continue to rule Japanese chart

Monster Hunter 4G has remained top of the Japanese software chart for a second week, according to the latest data provided by Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 22nd 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Monster Hunter 4G shifts 1.6m units in first week in Japan; 230k New 3DS consoles sold in its first two days

Monster Hunter 4G shifts 1.6m units in first week in Japan; 230k New 3DS consoles sold in its first two days

Nintendo’s New 3DS consoles are off to a strong start in Japan, according to data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 15th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
New 3DS sales hit 230k in Japan in first week

New 3DS sales hit 230k in Japan in first week

It looks like Nintendo’s latest handheld has got off to a strong start in its traditional heartland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2014 at 11:41AM in News

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Super Smash Bros spends fourth week at the top of the Japanese charts

Super Smash Bros spends fourth week at the top of the Japanese charts

Nintendo’s 3DS fighting game Super Smash Bros is on top of the Japanese software charts for the fourth week, according to data provided by Famitsu.  

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 8th 2014 at 2:24PM in News
Microsoft 'not satisfied' with current Xbox One sales in Japan

Microsoft 'not satisfied' with current Xbox One sales in Japan

Xbox One has got off to a slow start in Japan, but Microsoft has vowed to continue with its ongoing struggle to achieve success in the region.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2014 at 11:12AM in News
Super Smash Bros 3DS continues to rule Japanese chart for third week

Super Smash Bros 3DS continues to rule Japanese chart for third week

Nintendo’s all-star brawler Super Smash Bros for 3DS remains at the top of the Japanese software charts for a third week running, according to data provided by Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 1st 2014 at 2:00PM in News
3DS Super Smash Bros tops Japan charts for second week

3DS Super Smash Bros tops Japan charts for second week

Super Smash Bros on 3DS is top of the Japanese charts for the second week in a row according to data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 24th 2014 at 2:00PM in News

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Super Smash Bros sells 1m in Japan as Wii U release date seemingly leaks

Super Smash Bros sells 1m in Japan as Wii U release date seemingly leaks

Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros has had a very strong debut in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2014 at 2:46PM in News
Xbox One debuts at top of Japanese hardware chart; Yokai Watch 2 returns to No.1

Xbox One debuts at top of Japanese hardware chart; Yokai Watch 2 returns to No.1

This week the Xbox One finally launched in Japan and was the best-selling hardware for the week according to data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 10th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Xbox One launches to half the sales of Xbox 360 in Japan

Xbox One launches to half the sales of Xbox 360 in Japan

The Japanese launch of Xbox One has failed to match the numbers seen when the Xbox 360 launched back in 2005.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:39AM in News
Yokai Watch 2 finally dethroned in Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2 finally dethroned in Japanese charts

Smash hit 3DS title Yokai Watch 2 has finally been knocked off the Japanese software chart top spot, according to the latest data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 3rd 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Xbox One heading to 28 new countries this month

Xbox One heading to 28 new countries this month

Microsoft’s Xbox One console will arrive in 28 new countries during September, including launches in Japan and China.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 3rd 2014 at 5:52AM in News
'There is no future for Japanese RPGs if video game stories are not respected'

'There is no future for Japanese RPGs if video game stories are not respected'

Japanese story-driven games and visual novels such as 999 and Danganronpa have established a dedicated niche following here in the West.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 1st 2014 at 4:01PM in News
UPDATE: Bloodborne gets Japanese release date

UPDATE: Bloodborne gets Japanese release date

From Software’s gothic action RPG Bloodborne has been dated for PS4 in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2014 at 9:43AM in News
Nintendo unveils new 3DS and 3DS XL

Nintendo unveils new 3DS and 3DS XL

Nintendo has revealed a new design for its handheld 3DS and 3DS XL consoles during its latest Nintendo Direct announcement.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 29th 2014 at 12:42PM in News
The Last of Us Remastered and Diablo III break into Japanese charts

The Last of Us Remastered and Diablo III break into Japanese charts

Two Western releases have broken into the Japanese software charts this week, according to data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 27th 2014 at 2:00PM in News