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PS3s problems are being resolved

The president of Famitsu publisher Enterbrain, Hirokazu Hamamura, believes that PS3’s slow penetration” in Japan is improving – but that it could still use a price cut before year end. Speaking exclusively to Famitsu media partner MCV, Hamamura said: The PS3’s penetration pace has been slower than I expected. Its …

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JAPAN: PSP hits 2m this year

PSP has comfortably become the best-selling console in Japan for the first half of the year – shifting just shy of two million units in the region. According to data from MCV’s exclusive media partner Famistu/Enterbrain, Sony’s handheld was lagging behind DS Lite and Wii in January, but overtook both …

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JAPAN: PSP dominates hardware in April

Japanese market authroity Enterbrain has confirmed to MCV that PSP led hardware sales in the territory during April. Sony’s handheld sold a whopping 380, 697 units in the month, over double that of its nearest competitor, Nintendo Wii, which sold 187, 121. In third place was DS Lite with 169,911 …

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‘New DS’ rumour dismissed

Internet speculation has been rife that Nintendo are preparing to announce a new version of the DS at E3 this year, following comments made by Enterbrain boss. Nintendo has denied there is a new DS model in the works and the source of the original rumour Hirokazu Hamamura, Enterbrain president, …

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New DS coming at E3?

The president of Japanese market authority Enterbrain – parent company of Famitsu – has predicted that Nintendo will unveil a new DS model at E3 in July. According to Bloomberg Japan – translated by akayuki.com – Hirokazu Hamamura said Nintendo might be readying to show off the third iteration of …

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Japanese market to peak this year, says Enterbrain

Japanese analyst and publisher of Famitsu Enterbrain has predicted that this year will see the domestic market peak in the current console generation. Japan Today reports that the Enterbrain forecasts combined hardware and software sales will peak at 710.4 billion yen this year, and to fall to 671.1 billion yen …

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Wii outsells PS3 four to one in Japan

Nintendo has sold 331,627 Wii units during the four weeks ending February 24th , according to MCV media partner Enterbrain. In comparison the PlayStation 3 sold 89,131 units. These figures indicate a widening gap between the PS3 and Wii, with the Wii outselling its rival by four to one. The …

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JAPAN: Gaming market declines in January

Japanese software sales were down 21.1 per cent compared to last year, while hardware fell 0.9 per cent, according to Famistu publisher, market analyst and MCV media partner Enterbrain. The decline is blamed on the delay of Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Wii, which fell outside the data collection preiod …

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JAPAN 2007: Nintendo dominates software sales

Nintendo’s stunning performance in the east couldn’t be any clearer, looking at the latest figures from exclusive MCV media partner Enterbrain, publisher of the highly-respected Famitsu magazine. Only Capcom’s PSP title Monster Hunter Portable 2 and Square Enix’s Dragon Quest IV manage to break Nintendo’s hold on the top ten, …

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SPECIAL REPORT: Japans 2007 market stats in full

MCV media partner Enterbrain has released full year Japanese market figures for 2007 – showing a 25 per cent year-on-year leap in the hardware market, while overall software sales have dropped by one per cent compared to 2006. Japan’s total hardware and software market amounted to a whopping 687.66 billion …

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