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Monster Hunter X holds the No.1 spot in Japan

The latest entry in Capcom’s Monster Hunter series is manages to hold on to the top spot in Japan, according to data from Famitsu. The title’s sales dipped 54 per cent to 69,102 units this week, but 3DS game maintains a 9,000 unit lead on No.2, Mixi’s Monster Strike. With …

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Monster Hunter X starts 2016 on top in Japan

The best-selling game of 2015 in Japan is also its first No.1 of this year. According to data from our friends over at Famitsu, Capcom’s Monster Hunter X takes the top spot, selling 149,587 units, 9,000 units ahead of second place, Monster Strike from Mixi. Both of those titles are …

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Japanese games market falls to lowest point in 26 years, declines 13 per cent year-on-year

Things continue to look exceptionally bleak for the Japanese console games market, according to data from Famitsu. In 2015 the sector’s games market generated 321bn, a 13 per cent decline year-on-year. Meanwhile, software sales dropped 16 per cent to 191bn, and console sales dipped to 130bn – a 8.5 per …

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Digital PSP sales to end in 2016

The end for the PSP is nigh. The PlayStation Store is being removed from Sony’s first handheld in Japan on March 31st 2016, the platform holder has announced. The UMD Passport service, which allowed players to pay a small fee to convert their physical games into a digital version, is …

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Can Japanese games rule again in the West?

Name a hit games franchise from the 1980s or ‘90s and it’s bound to be a Japanese creation: Mario, Final Fantasy, Zelda, Pokmon, Pac-Man. Recall one from after 2000 and it’s instead likely to be a product of the West: Halo, Call of Duty, Angry Birds, Minecraft, Assassin’s Creed. It’s …

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Star Wars Battlefront stays on target at top of Japanese charts

The latest Star Wars game has unsurprisingly shot to the top of the Japanese retail rankings in its debut week. EA’s return to the Battlefront series sold in excess of 100,000 units on PS4 during its first week on sale, outpacing the combined efforts of fellow newcomer Atelier Sophie: Fushigi …

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