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Enterbrain: New Super Mario Bros 2 flies in Japan

It has only been out a week, but already New Super Mario Bros 2 is one of the 3DS’ biggest selling video games. The game has sold 430,185 copies in Japan according to data from Enterbrain. It follows the release of the 3DS XL (or 3DS LL as it is …

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White Vita boosts Japanese sales

The launch of the Crystal White Vita has nearly doubled the handheld’s weekly sales in Japan. Enterbrain reports that Vita sales for the week ending July 1st reached 22,638 – a massive improvement over the 12,000-13,000 units shifted the week before, according to VG247. However, software sales remain slow. There …

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Vita shifts 321,000 units in Japan

PlayStation’s new portable console has been out in Japan for a few days now, and the first numbers are in. Famitsu (citing Enterbrain) says 321,407 Vita machines were sold in its first two days on sale. It’s a decent figure, higher than what the original PSP managed. But it is …

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Babel expands East

UK testing and localisation firm Babel has formed a partnership with Japan’s market intelligence company Enterbrain – publisher of Famitsu magazine. Under terms of the partnership Babel will supply focus testing and localisation services to Enterbrain’s customer base. The hot topic for Japanese developers is how to make successful games …

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JAPAN: Year-on-year market decline predicted

Ahead of the release of its official figures next week, Famitsu publisher Enterbrain is predicting a significant decline in the value of the Japanese video games market in 2008. Enterbrain states that in 2007 the market was worth YEN 687.95 billion, whereas it expects the 2008 figure to be around …

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Global games market growth goes flat in Q3

Combined video game software unit sales across the world’s three largest games markets experienced growth of just one percent during the third quarter of 2008. The flat performance can largely be attributed to a weakening in the Japanese software market, where sales declined 21 per cent from Q2. However, the …

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Full global sales reports planned

Frustrated global sales analysts, rejoice; the leading charts authorities in the world are close to agreeing a new monthly report that will offer definitive sales data for ‘the whole planet’. The news comes after GFK-ChartTrack, NPD and Enterbrain launched the Top Global Markets Report last month – bringing together monthly …

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JAPAN: DS wins in August as market declines

Data from Enterbrain, the publisher and analyst firm behind Japanese games bible and MCV media partner Famitsu, has shown that Japan’s games market in August was down 17 per cent compared to the same month last year. The decline was lead by a 29 per cent drop in hardware sales …

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JAPAN: PSP shifts 10m

Sony has sold 10 million units of PSP in Japan, according to new sales data from Famitsu/Enterbrain. The monitor has also release figures for the top selling PSP software in the region. The top five are: 1. Monster Hunter 2nd G (Capcom) March 27, 2008 Release: 2,396,642 copies sold2. Monster …

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Global sales supergroup formed

The might of territory sales monitors GFK (Europe), Chart-Track (UK), NPD (US) and Enterbrain (Japan) have joined forces to form a new global sales monitoring ‘supergroup’. The new coalition will release the Top Global Markets Report, which will integrate point-of-sale (POS) data for video game software sales in the world’s …

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