Entries in 'Japan' (55)

Destiny 2

Destiny 2 hits No.1 in Japan, but sales are 62% down on its predecessor

Destiny 2 has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest data from Famitsu. The week ending September 10th was light on new releases, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 15th 2017 at 11:19AM in News
Japan's physical game market up 82.5% YOY in August

Japan's physical game market up 82.5% YOY in August

The Japanese physical video game market was valued at ¥29.8bn in August, up 82.5 per cent year-on-year, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. This is down to a huge ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 13th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Everybody's Golf tops Japan weekly charts

Everybody's Golf tops Japan weekly charts

Sony's PS4 exclusive Everybody's Golf has shot straight to the top of the Japanese weekly charts, according to the latest data from Famitsu. It's the first mainline entry in franchise ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 11th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch hits 1.5m sales in Japan

The Nintendo Switch has hit the 1.5m milestone in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, after the Switch version of Capcom's Monster Hunter XX knocked Dragon Quest XI ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 4th 2017 at 10:02AM in News

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Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 becomes first Switch game to hit 1m sales in Japan

Splatoon 2 has become the first Switch title to break one million units in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. The title shifted another 38,642 units last week, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 25th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
Switch

Nintendo Switch sales up 10% in Japan

Nintendo Switch sales rose by 10 per cent week-on-week in Japan last week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, showing the appetite for Nintendo's new console is still as ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 17th 2017 at 11:15AM in News
Dragon Quest XI continues to top Japanese charts, while Crash gets lukewarm reception

Dragon Quest XI continues to top Japanese charts, while Crash gets lukewarm reception

For the second week in a row, Square Enix's Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has claimed both of the top spots in the Japanese weekly chart, according ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 11th 2017 at 11:35AM in News
Dragon Quest 11

Dragon Quest XI was Japan's best-selling game in July

Despite being on sale for just two days last month, Square Enix's Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age was the best-selling game in Japan this July, according to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 9th 2017 at 10:25AM in News

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Dragon Quest XI hits 2m sales in Japan

Dragon Quest XI hits 2m sales in Japan

Splatoon 2 may have shot to the top of the Japanese weekly charts and become the fastest-selling Switch game at the end of last month, but according to the latest ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 4th 2017 at 11:35AM in News
Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 becomes best-selling Switch title in Japan, prompting 178% rise in hardware sales

Nintendo's Splatoon 2 went straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly charts last week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, prompting a 178 per cent spike in Nintendo ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 27th 2017 at 10:02AM in News
New 2DS XL tops Japan's hardware charts after 30% fall in Switch sales

New 2DS XL tops Japan's hardware charts after 30% fall in Switch sales

Nintendo's New 2DS XL sold over 36,000 units in its first week on sale in Japan, making it the best-selling piece of hardware in last week's charts, according to the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 21st 2017 at 11:22AM in News
New 3DS

UPDATE: Nintendo ends New 3DS production worldwide

Update: After halting production of the New 3DS in Japan, Nintendo has now confirmed that it has also ended production in North America and Europe. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 17th 2017 at 10:40AM in News

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Switch Joy-Con

Switch sales up 46% in Japan ahead of Splatoon 2 launch

Nintendo Switch sales rose 46 per cent in Japan last week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, suggesting Nintendo's boost to production is finally coming into effect at Japanese ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 14th 2017 at 11:46AM in News
Switch

Switch fuels Japan's physical game market with first YOY growth since H1 2014

Japan's physical video game market was up 14.8 per cent during the first half of 2017 after being valued at ¥153.2bn, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. This makes ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 10th 2017 at 12:15PM in News
Radiant Historia

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology top Japanese charts despite fall in 3DS sales

Atlus' time-travelling RPG Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for the 3DS has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, ending the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 6th 2017 at 10:31AM in News
Switch hits 1m sales in Japan after 17 weeks

Switch hits 1m sales in Japan after 17 weeks

After 17 weeks on shop shelves, the Nintendo Switch has finally hit one million sales in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 30th 2017 at 2:27PM in News

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe claims fifth No.1 in Japanese weekly charts

After a relatively quiet week at Japanese retail, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is back at the top of Japan's weekly charts, according to the latest numbers from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 16th 2017 at 12:10PM in News
Yes, there's a Mario Kart VR game for HTC Vive

Yes, there's a Mario Kart VR game for HTC Vive

Bet this wasn't an announcement you were expecting this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Tekken 7

Tekken 7 claims No.1 in Japan, prompting 6% rise in PS4 sales

Tekken 7 has punched straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, selling 54,319 copies in its first four days on sale.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 9th 2017 at 2:15PM in News
Ys VIII

PS4 sales rise 17% in Japan after Falcom's Ys VIII dethrones Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has finally been knocked off the top spot in Japan by Falcom's Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana for the PS4, according to the latest data from ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 1st 2017 at 9:50AM in News
Switch sales hit 500k in Japan

Switch sales hit 500k in Japan

The latest figures from Media Create show that Nintendo’s new Switch console has hit an important milestone in the company’s homeland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Nioh a 'triumphant return' for Koei Tecmo as it eyes the western market

Nioh a 'triumphant return' for Koei Tecmo as it eyes the western market

Nioh’s success was never set in stone. The title’s chaotic development started back in 2004, but it only hit shelves this February. An even bigger surprise was director Fumihiko Yasuda’s ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 24th 2017 at 11:35AM in News
Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Nintendo has said that its new Switch console has sold more in its first two days in the US than any other machine in the platform holder’s history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Japanese boxed games revenue dropped seven per cent in 2016

Japanese boxed games revenue dropped seven per cent in 2016

The Japanese boxed games market continues to fall in value, with revenue generated from boxed sales dipping seven per cent year-on-year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2017 at 12:34PM in News
Yakuza 6

Yakuza 6 debuts at No.1 in Japan, Final Fantasy XV drops 90%

Yakuza 6 has gone straight in at No.1 in Japan this week, according to data from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 15th 2016 at 10:00AM in News