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Poll suggests little next-gen interest in Japan

Although there are indications that there’s a decent appetite for Xbox One and PS4 in the West, the same can’t necessarily be said of Japan. Kotaku reports the Japan.Internet.com poll found that only 2.5 per cent of respondents intended to purchase an Xbox One during its launch window, whenever that …

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Late Japan launch part of Xbox One’s "second wave"

Microsoft has designated Japan as a Tier 2 country for the launch of Xbox One, and promises that it won’t be too far behind the US release. The platform holder’s Japanese president and CEO Yasuyuki Higuchi confirmed the next-generation console won’t arrive in the region until next year during an …

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Decline in boxed software sales is hitting Japanese market hardest

A failure to keep pace with changes to the international games market has hit the Japanese games industry hardest. That’s according to a new report on the Japanese industry in weekly trade magazine Famitsu, as translated by Polygon. "This quarter featured tough earnings reports for companies overall," SMBC Nikko Securities …

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Trio of Level-5 developed mobile RPGs in the works for Japan

Professor Layton and Ni No Kuni developer Level-5 is currently developing three role-playing games for mobile platforms in Japan. Polygon passes on a Famitsu report stating the studio will release all three titles before the end of 2013. The announcement comes following Level-5’s registering of a series of trademarks applying …

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