Entries in 'japanese' (32)
Name a hit games franchise from the 1980s or ‘90s and it’s bound to be a Japanese creation: Mario, Final Fantasy, Zelda, Pokémon, Pac-Man.
Japanese smash hit 3DS game Yo-Kai Watch will take the UK by storm, predicts Viz Media Europe.
Zoological lifestyle simulator Animal Crossing has held strong at the top of the Japanese charts in a week dominated by Nintendo.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were the best-selling games in Japan this week, according to data provided by Famitsu.
Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros has had a very strong debut in Japan.
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.
PS4 has been a smash hit in the West but has struggled to take off in Japan since its arrival in the region in February.
An increase in hardware sales and a decrease in software has left the Japanese games market flat for the first half of 2014, according to Famitsu data.
Ubisoft has secured a very respectable No.2 in the Japanese charts with the PS4 version of Watch Dogs.
The supposed Xbox One launch line-up has been revealed by Famitsu.
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.
Sony’s PlayStation Vita was the best selling console in Japan last week according to the latest sales data from Famitsu.
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.
Almost 15 months after it was released in the territory, Nintendo’s Wii U has finally overtaken Xbox 360 in Japan.
The first TV spot for PS4 has gone live in Japan.