Entries in 'Japan' (98)
PlayStation Vita-exclusive franchise Danganronpa has helped to establish a market for Japanese visual novel games in the West.
If there were ever a week to highlight the disparity between the UK and Japanese games software markets, it would be this one.
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin was the best-selling game of last week in Japan, but its success couldn’t keep PS4 hardware sales buoyant.
Sony’s latest PS4 exclusive has been unseated during its second week in Japan as another new Bandai Namco release shot to the top.
Level-5 has announced that two of its big upcoming titles will be heading to smartphones instead of portable consoles.
This week was a busy period for the Japanese games market, with every single entry in the Top 10 for the region being a new release.
Last week’s Japanese retail charts resembled a bygone era, as the latest Final Fantasy and Resident Evil instalments topped the rankings.
Nintendo’s new all-star outing for Mario Party hasn’t been enough to outdo Sega’s latest virtual gangster offering in Japan.
Sony’s consoles have topped the Japanese hardware rankings once again, despite a week full of new titles for Nintendo’s 3DS platform.
Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors has been going for over 18 years now, with eight numbered releases and countless expansions and special editions.
Dragon Quest Heroes helps keep PS4 and Vita on top of the Japanese hardware charts for a second week
Square Enix’s new Dragon Quest spin-off has helped Sony’s PS4 and Vita place top of Japan’s hardware rankings once again.
The release of the next entry in Bandai Namco’s God Eater franchise has shaken up the Japanese retail charts.
Nintendo’s handheld RPG re-make The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D has entered the Japanese charts at No.1, Famitsu data reveals.
Japan continues to be one of the most lucrative games market in the world, despite the falling presence of console gaming in the region.
Dead or Alive producer on female representation: 'There is a cultural barrier between Japan and the West'
The producer for Dead or Alive has told MCV that controversy over the series’ approach to female representation may be the result of a cultural clash.
Six brand new releases resulted in a brand-new chart-topping title in Japan last week.
Japanese publisher and developer Idea Factory has set up shop in Europe.
Three new entries in the Japanese software charts push down previous top dogs Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi, and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
A free-to-play entry in Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma series has been unveiled for release in Japan later this year.
Xbox One sales hit a new low in Japan last week, selling just 300 units within the time frame.
2012 3DS release Animal Crossing: New Leaf broke back into the Japanese Top Ten last week, according to the latest data from Famitsu.
UPDATE: It has emerged that the Japanese console games market in 2014 had its worst performance for 24 years.
Level 5's insanely popular Yokai Watch series continues to rule the Japanese charts, according to market data provided by Famitsu.