Entries in 'Japan' (67)

Sword Art and Theatrhythm send handheld sales soaring in Japan

Sword Art and Theatrhythm send handheld sales soaring in Japan

Both 3DS and Vita saw decent upturns in unit sales last week thanks to two big new Top Ten releases, the latest Japanese sales data from Famitsu reveals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
So why does Kirby always look angry in the West?

So why does Kirby always look angry in the West?

Ever noticed that Kirby is always the embodiment of happiness and light on Japanese artwork and a right grump on Western game boxes?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2014 at 11:32AM in News
Xbox One gets Japan release date

Xbox One gets Japan release date

Xbox One will be available in Japan in September, according to Famitsu.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 9:39AM in News
Trio of Sony Japan Vita RPGs heading West

Trio of Sony Japan Vita RPGs heading West

Soul Sacrifice Delta is one of three new SCEJ RPG Vita titles confirmed for a Western release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2014 at 3:55PM in News

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Dark Souls II and 3DS win March chart battles in Japan

Dark Souls II and 3DS win March chart battles in Japan

From Software’s Dark Souls II was the best selling game in Japan throughout March, the latest Famitsu data reveals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 9th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Grand Theft Auto V makes annual Japanese best seller list

Grand Theft Auto V makes annual Japanese best seller list

Western made action romp Grand Theft Auto V has achieved the rare honour of featuring in an annual Japanese games chart.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2014 at 3:44PM in News
3DS regains lead as PS4 sales slip in Japan

3DS regains lead as PS4 sales slip in Japan

Nintendo’s 3DS is back in front in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 2:37PM in News
SCEJ opens Chinese strategy department

SCEJ opens Chinese strategy department

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia has opened a new business group specifically to focus on its Chinese console strategy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 4:08PM in News

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Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

A new report claims that smartphone gaming now account for around 50 per cent of Japan’s total video games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 11:53AM in News
PS4 sales up but Vita wins weekly hardware race in Japan

PS4 sales up but Vita wins weekly hardware race in Japan

Sales of the PS4 were up 15 per cent but it’s the Vita that has claimed the weekly Japanese hardware sales crown, Famitsu sales data has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Microsoft's Spencer teases Xbox One exclusive from Japanese studio

Microsoft's Spencer teases Xbox One exclusive from Japanese studio

A new Xbox One exclusive from a notable Japanese developer will soon be unveiled, Microsoft's Phil Spencer has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 24th 2014 at 6:41PM in News
Dark Souls II debuts at No.1 in Japan as PS4 retains hardware lead

Dark Souls II debuts at No.1 in Japan as PS4 retains hardware lead

Cult RPG game Dark Souls II has debuted at the top of the Japanese charts, the latest Famitsu sales data has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2014 at 1:00PM in News

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Xbox One hitting other EU countries and Japan in September

Xbox One hitting other EU countries and Japan in September

There is finally a release date for Xbox One in a number of key territories, including Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2014 at 1:09PM in News
Pikachu is Japan's World Cup mascot

Pikachu is Japan's World Cup mascot

The Pokemon Company has secured am amazing branding coup by placing Pikachu as Japan's official World Cup 2014 mascot.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2014 at 10:13AM in News
PS4 passes 400k sales in Japan, pips Vita in charts

PS4 passes 400k sales in Japan, pips Vita in charts

PlayStation 4 is still the best-selling games console in Japan.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 12th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Japanese hardware market up 179.1% as PS4 arrives

Japanese hardware market up 179.1% as PS4 arrives

The games console hardware market enjoyed a sharp year-on-year increase in Japan thanks to the launch of PS4, Famitsu has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2014 at 12:08PM in News

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Wii U finally overtakes Xbox 360 in Japan

Wii U finally overtakes Xbox 360 in Japan

Almost 15 months after it was released in the territory, Nintendo’s Wii U has finally overtaken Xbox 360 in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2014 at 2:55PM in News
PS4 dominates Japan charts

PS4 dominates Japan charts

PS4 games made up half of the Top 20 in Japan last week.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 26th 2014 at 2:29PM in News
PS4 sells 322k in opening weekend in Japan

PS4 sells 322k in opening weekend in Japan

The PS4 arrived in Japan on Saturday and has already sold in excess of a quarter of a million units.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2014 at 9:59AM in News
The PS4 has arrived in Japan

The PS4 has arrived in Japan

Sony has at long last launched the PS4 in its homeland of Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2014 at 2:52PM in News
Japanese Dark Souls 2 Collector's Edition includes weapon replicas

Japanese Dark Souls 2 Collector's Edition includes weapon replicas

From Software has revealed what Japanese gamers will be receiving with the Collector’s Edition of Dark Souls 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2014 at 12:44PM in News
PS4 racer DriveClub will miss console's February Japanese launch

PS4 racer DriveClub will miss console's February Japanese launch

Former PS4 launch title DriveClub has been delayed for a second time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2014 at 9:35AM in News
Nintendo dominates Japan's Christmas software sales

Nintendo dominates Japan's Christmas software sales

It was certainly a Merry Christmas for Nintendo in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2014 at 1:33PM in News
Puzzle & Dragons enjoys strong console debut in Japan

Puzzle & Dragons enjoys strong console debut in Japan

GungHo’s console debut for its popular smartphone IP Puzzle & Dragons has enjoyed a tremendous first week in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 19th 2013 at 9:42AM in News
Japanese sales point to serious declines for Final Fantasy and 3D Mario

Japanese sales point to serious declines for Final Fantasy and 3D Mario

It’s not often that a pair of games topping the charts brings bad news for their respective publishers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2013 at 2:55PM in News