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Yokai Watch 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchiand Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire continue to be the best-sellers in Japan, according to data from Famitsu. The former shifted over 49,000 units, a decline of 34 per cent week-on-week, while combined sales of the latter dipped by 38 per cent. In total, all …

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf re-enters Japanese Top Ten, two years after its release

2012 3DS release Animal Crossing: New Leaf broke back into the Japanese Top Ten last week, according to the latest data from Famitsu. The zoological life-simulation title, which came out in Japan on November 8th 2012, made the number 10 spot in the software chart, with sales likely boosted by …

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Yokai Watch 2 ends 2014 on top in Japan

Level 5’s insanely popular Yokai Watch series continues to rule the Japanese charts, according to market data provided by Famitsu. A new version of Yokai Watch 2, Shinuchi, topped the charts selling 265,226 units. This is the game’s third week in the charts, and is a considerable reduction on the …

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PS4 Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition sees Sony hardware sales rocket in Japan

A limited edition version of Sony’s PS4 saw the console increase sales by a factor of five week-on-week in Japan last week, Famitsu data reveals. Sales of the machine climbed from 13,040 to 64,017 units in the week ending December 14th following the launch of the Dragon Quest Metal Slime …

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Super Smash Bros doubles weekly Wii U sales in Japan; console outsells New Nintendo 3DS

The Wii U release of Super Smash Bros has sent Nintendo’s console back up the Japanese hardware charts, according to the latest data from Famitsu. Nintendo’s all-star fighting title, which was released for 3DS in Japan back in September, topped the software rankings in its debut week, knocking fellow Nintendo …

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Phantasy Star can’t topple Pokemon from top of Japanese charts

107,638 unit sales weren’t enough to see Sega’s new Vita RPG Phantasy Star Nova knock Nintendo’s new Pokemon games from the top of the weekly Japanese charts. Famitsu sales data for the week ending November 30th show that the Top 10 welcomed a number of new titles including Kadokawa’s Vita …

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Pokémon remakes sell 1.5m units and top Japanese charts

Pokmon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were the best-selling games in Japan this week, according to data provided by Famitsu. The remakes of 2003’s Ruby and Sapphire sold a combined total of 1.5 million units, making it one of the biggest launches of the year to date. These titles also …

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare beats PES 2015 to Japanese No.1

Western FPS king Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has beaten a firm Japanese favourite to the top of the Japanese weekly charts. Famitsu data reveals that the shooter, published by Square Enix in the region, sold 100,996 copies on PS3 to claim No.1, beating the 76,407 units PES 2015 sold …

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PS4 overtakes 3DS XL in Japan as New 3DS continues to top charts

The 3DS XL has slipped below the PS4 in the Japanese hardware charts, according to the latest data provided by Famitsu. Nintendo’s larger handheld long ruled the rankings in Japan, but has seen its sales dropdue to the continuing success of the New Nintendo 3DS and New 3DS XL, which …

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New 3DS sells 409k units in first three weeks in Japan

The latest iterations of Nintendo’s popular handheld console have been big sellers since they launched in Japan in October, according to data provided by Famitsu. The New 3DS and New 3DS LL shipped 408,719 units since they launched in Japan on October 11th. Of that figure, 299,995 consoles were the …

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