Entries in 'Japan' (86)

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
Black Ops 3 tops Japanese charts in debut week

Black Ops 3 tops Japanese charts in debut week

Blockbuster shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops III has shot to number one in the Japanese retail charts, fighting off a number of home-grown titles.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 11th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
God Eater rules Japanese charts in Top Ten free of Halo 5

God Eater rules Japanese charts in Top Ten free of Halo 5

In a contrast to the UK’s Halo-ruled rankings, Japan’s retail charts were last week dominated by home-grown titles from the territory.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 4th 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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Yo-Kai Watch is 'the next Pokémon'

Yo-Kai Watch is 'the next Pokémon'

Japanese smash hit 3DS game Yo-Kai Watch will take the UK by storm, predicts Viz Media Europe.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 30th 2015 at 12:18PM in News
Mario Maker down to second in Japanese charts as FIFA vanishes from Top Ten

Mario Maker down to second in Japanese charts as FIFA vanishes from Top Ten

RPG 7th Dragon III Code: VFD has shot to the top of the Japanese software charts in its first week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 21st 2015 at 2:34PM in News
FIFA 16 debuts in third in Japanese retail charts as Mario Maker returns to top

FIFA 16 debuts in third in Japanese retail charts as Mario Maker returns to top

Wii U exclusive Super Mario Maker is riding high once again in Japan, as it fought off competition from Uncharted and FIFA to take the chart top spot.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 14th 2015 at 2:09PM in News
PS3 version of PES 2016 outsells PS4 in Japan during debut week

PS3 version of PES 2016 outsells PS4 in Japan during debut week

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016’s Japanese launch has highlighted the huge number of gamers still playing on older consoles.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 7th 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, Everybody's Golf and Danganronpa 3 all PlayStation bound

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, Everybody's Golf and Danganronpa 3 all PlayStation bound

Among the news to emerge from Sony’s pre-TGS press briefing yesterday was confirmation of three new games heading to PlayStation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2015 at 4:11PM in News
Super Mario Maker dethrones Metal Gear Solid 5 in Japanese retail charts

Super Mario Maker dethrones Metal Gear Solid 5 in Japanese retail charts

Super Mario Maker has made quite the impression during its first week on sale in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 16th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
PS4 gets a price cut in Japan

PS4 gets a price cut in Japan

Sony has cut ¥5,000 (£30) off the price of the PS4 in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2015 at 11:12AM in News
Xbox One is getting two exclusive JRPGs

Xbox One is getting two exclusive JRPGs

Japanese publisher Experience has announced its intention to release two JRPGs on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2015 at 3:37PM in News

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Dark Souls III has a Japanese release date

Dark Souls III has a Japanese release date

Bandai Namco has confirmed an exact release date for Dark Souls III in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2015 at 10:48AM in News
Metal Gear Solid V sells nearly 500,000 units in Japan

Metal Gear Solid V sells nearly 500,000 units in Japan

Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid swansong sold almost half a million copies across PS3 and PS4 in its debut week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 9th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Until Dawn has been censored in Japan

Until Dawn has been censored in Japan

A particularly gory scene in new PS4 title Until Dawn has been omitted from the Japanese version of the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2015 at 10:34AM in News
Super Robots overthrow animals as Animal Crossing slips to second place in the Japanese charts

Super Robots overthrow animals as Animal Crossing slips to second place in the Japanese charts

A menagerie of robots, animals, ghosts and squid battled it out at the top of the Japanese games charts last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 26th 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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Animal Crossing stays strong at top of Japanese charts, sells over 170,000 units in third week

Animal Crossing stays strong at top of Japanese charts, sells over 170,000 units in third week

Zoological lifestyle simulator Animal Crossing has held strong at the top of the Japanese charts in a week dominated by Nintendo.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 19th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Platform holders pick up Japanese Call of Duty publishing duties

Platform holders pick up Japanese Call of Duty publishing duties

Square Enix is no longer the publisher of Call of Duty in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2015 at 11:19AM in News
Square Enix to shut down its game streaming service after less than a year

Square Enix to shut down its game streaming service after less than a year

Square Enix’s Dive In game streaming service is to come to an end before its first birthday.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 14th 2015 at 10:44AM in News
Yokai Watch Busters retains Japanese charts top spot for a third week as Batman falls

Yokai Watch Busters retains Japanese charts top spot for a third week as Batman falls

Four new releases in the Japanese software Top Ten last week wasn’t enough to dethrone continued phenomenon and chart success Yokai Watch.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 29th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Japanese games merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Japanese games merchandise

They might not be as big as Call of Duty or FIFA, but cult Japanese franchises boast a highly passionate audience with a fondness for merchandise. MCV heads East to ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 24th 2015 at 10:42AM in News
PlayStation 4 tops Japanese hardware charts as Batman swoops into stores

PlayStation 4 tops Japanese hardware charts as Batman swoops into stores

Japanese PlayStation 4 sales shot up this week as Batman: Arkham Knight launched in the country.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Yo-Kai Watch dominates Japanese charts again as Busters sells almost 700,000

Yo-Kai Watch dominates Japanese charts again as Busters sells almost 700,000

The latest video game craze in Japan is yet to run out of steam.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 15th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Fire Emblem clings on for a second top spot in Japan as Persona 4: Dancing All Night slips

Fire Emblem clings on for a second top spot in Japan as Persona 4: Dancing All Night slips

The latest Fire Emblem title for 3DS has remained at the number spot in Japan, with returning Top Ten entry Splatoon seeing resilient sales figures.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 8th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Dragon Quest 'does a Minecraft' with Builders spin-off

Dragon Quest 'does a Minecraft' with Builders spin-off

It’s pretty easy to surmise what game may have proved the inspiration for the latest Dragon Quest title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2015 at 11:13AM in News