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Japan’s physical game market slows despite SNES Mini boom

As we reported on Wednesday, the SNES Mini was the main story of Japanese retail this week, out-selling both the Switch and the NES Mini in its first week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. The NES Mini, by comparison, sold just 263,000 units in its first week on sale, …

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SNES Mini sells more than Switch in Week One – Famitsu

Nintendo’s Classic Mini SNES has sold over 360,000 units in Japan during its opening week, Famitsu has revealed. While we’ve yet to receive Famitsu’s full hardware charts for last week, the publication took to its own website this morning to state the highly-sought after micro console shifted 368,913 in its first four …

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Everybody’s Golf beat Destiny 2 and PES 2018 to Japanese No.1 in September

Everybody’s Golf was the best-selling title in Japan in September, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, beating Destiny 2 and PES 2018 to the top of the monthly charts. Splatoon 2 put in another good performance last month despite a 48 per cent decline in sales month-on-month, rising one …

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Switch sales surge in Japan, but PS4’s Trails of Cold Steel III takes No.1

Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III has gone straight in at No1. in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest numbers from Famitsu, out-performing both FIFA 18 and Fire Emblem Warriors. Trails of Cold Steel III sold over 104,000 copies in just four days …

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Updated PS VR headset arrives in Japan on October 14th

Sony is preparing to launch a new version of its PS VR headset in Japan this month. The updated headset, model number CUH-ZVR2, will arrive on October 14th in its home market, according to Gematsu, as part of a PlayStation VR with PlayStation Camera bundle for 44,980, but a North …

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Pokemon Gold/Silver hits No.1 in Japan

Pokemon reigned supreme at the top of the Japanese charts last week, with the download card version of Pokemon Gold and Silver taking the top spot and Pokken Tournament DX taking No.2, giving Nintendo titles four spots in the Top Ten for the week ending September 24th. The download card …

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PES 2018 beats Metroid and Uncharted to Japanese No.1

Konami’s PES 2018 beat a number of new releases to the top of the Japanese charts last week, including Nintendo’s Metroid: Samus Returns and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. The PS4 version of the game shifted over 69,000 units in its first week on …

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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, Famitsu notes, but Activision’s shooter (published by Sony in Japan) managed to shift 51,629 units in its first five days …

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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 206.8 per cent spike in hardware sales, prompted mainly by the Nintendo Switch, as well as a 21.3 per cent …

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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 in nearly five years, and its Week One sales of almost 101,000 soared straight past its PS3 predecessor, Hot Shots …

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