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Xbox One launches to half the sales of Xbox 360 in Japan

The Japanese launch of Xbox One has failed to match the numbers seen when the Xbox 360 launched back in 2005. Famitsu numbers reveal that the console sold 23,562 units in its first four days on sale. That’s actually less than half the 60k the Xbox 360 sold in its …

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Yokai Watch 2 finally dethroned in Japanese charts

Smash hit 3DS title Yokai Watch 2 has finally been knocked off the Japanese software chart top spot, according to the latest data from Famitsu. The multi-million-selling title fell to fourth in the rankings last week, as a flood of new releases took the top three. Coming in first was …

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Xbox One heading to 28 new countries this month

Microsoft’s Xbox One console will arrive in 28 new countries during September, including launches in Japan and China. Xbox Wire details the myriad of launch dates over the next few weeks, which starts today in Chile and Columbia, and continues later this week with Japan on September 4th. September 5th …

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‘There is no future for Japanese RPGs if video game stories are not respected’

Japanese story-driven games and visual novels such as 999 and Danganronpa have established a dedicated niche following here in the West. The games, which often depart from traditional gameplay in favour of compelling storylines and complex characters, have particularly found a following on handheld devices such as the 3DS and …

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UPDATE: Bloodborne gets Japanese release date

From Software’s gothic action RPG Bloodborne has been dated for PS4 in Japan. The game will be released on Sony’s system on February 5th. Whether or not the same can be said for the West is of course the big question. From’s most recent release Dark Souls II was released …

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Nintendo unveils new 3DS and 3DS XL

Nintendo has revealed a new design for its handheld 3DS and 3DS XL consoles during its latest Nintendo Direct announcement. The ‘New Nintendo 3DS’ and ‘New Nintendo 3DS XL’ both feature coloured face buttons, as well as a new camera control nub above the face buttons. ZR and LR buttons, …

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The Last of Us Remastered and Diablo III break into Japanese charts

Two Western releases have broken into the Japanese software charts this week, according to data from Famitsu. Sony’s Remastered edition of hit title The Last of Us debuted in third place in the Top Ten, while the release of Blizzard’s gothic RPG Diablo III on consoles as Reaper of Souls …

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Yokai Watch 2 remains top of Japanese charts despite slew of new releases

Yokai Watch 2 has remained at the top of the weekly Japanese software charts, despite five new entries in the Top Ten, according to the latest sales data from Famitsu. The highly successful 3DS title, which is available in ‘Ganso’ and ‘Honke’ editions, has now sold over two million units …

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3DS dominates Japanese charts

Nintendo’s 3DS is still on top in Japan according to the latest sales data provided by Famitsu. This week the platform holder’s handheld sold a combined total of 41,183 units. This was helped by the fact that seven out of the Top Ten games were for the 3DS. Yokai Watch …

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Japanese console market down as mobile gaming takes over

Japan’s console market saw a significant dip in earnings last year, a new annual report on the region finds. Analyst Dr. Serkan Toto posted a copy of the Japanese Computer Entetainment Supplier’s Association’s release, showing console-related sales were down 16 per cent – a drop from $4.8bn in 2012 to …

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