Entries in 'Japan' (172)

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

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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

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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
Japanese Vita hardware sales double following Persona 4: Dancing All Night launch

Japanese Vita hardware sales double following Persona 4: Dancing All Night launch

Sales of Sony’s Vita handheld shot up in Japan last week as Atlus’ Persona 4: Dancing All Night hit stores.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 1st 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Persona 4 rhythm game spin-off Dancing All Night coming to Europe in 2015

Persona 4 rhythm game spin-off Dancing All Night coming to Europe in 2015

The next instalment in the ever-widening Persona 4 universe is coming to Europe this year, in line with its North American launch.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 11:55AM in News
The perfect Storm: why you shouldn't pass over this year's Naruto game

The perfect Storm: why you shouldn't pass over this year's Naruto game

When you peruse the list of games coming out this year, it’s fair to say that a title based on a Japanese comic series probably isn’t the first thing you ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 8:36AM in News
PS Vita sells 4m units in Japan

PS Vita sells 4m units in Japan

Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld has surpassed 4m sales in Japan.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 26th 2015 at 6:35AM in News
Media Create pegs weekly Japanese Xbox One sales at 100 units

Media Create pegs weekly Japanese Xbox One sales at 100 units

Numbers from sales monitor Media Create suggest that Xbox One slipped to a saddening new low in Japan earlier this month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 2:40PM in News
New Nintendo 3DS XL back on top in Japan following slew of new releases

New Nintendo 3DS XL back on top in Japan following slew of new releases

The New 3DS XL is once again No.1 in Japan as a number of new 3DS titles make their debut.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 17th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Splatoon holds on for a second week in Japanese charts as Wii U sales rise

Splatoon holds on for a second week in Japanese charts as Wii U sales rise

It seems that Nintendo’s latest shooter still has legs (tentacles?) in Japan, as it outdoes a slew of new releases to remain top of the retail charts.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 10th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Splatoon mania in Japan pulls Wii U back to top of hardware charts

Splatoon mania in Japan pulls Wii U back to top of hardware charts

Nintendo’s inky shooter has topped the software charts in Japan, helping Wii U become the best-selling console in the country.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 3rd 2015 at 2:00PM in News