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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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Nintendo Switch hits 1.5m sales in Japan

The Nintendo Switch has hit the 1.5m milestone in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, after the Switch version of Capcom’s Monster Hunter XX knocked Dragon Quest XI off the top of the Japan weekly charts. Nintendo sold another 86,000 consoles in the week ending August 27th, helped …

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Splatoon 2 becomes first Switch game to hit 1m sales in Japan

Splatoon 2 has become the first Switch title to break one million units in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. The title shifted another 38,642 units last week, taking it over the one million mark after just four weeks on sale. This means it’s taken the Switch five …

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Nintendo Switch sales up 10% in Japan

Nintendo Switch sales rose by 10 per cent week-on-week in Japan last week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, showing the appetite for Nintendo’s new console is still as fierce as ever despite a lack of new releases. The console sold another 77,000 units last week, taking its cumulative …

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Dragon Quest XI continues to top Japanese charts, while Crash gets lukewarm reception

For the second week in a row, Square Enix’s Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has claimed both of the top spots in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. Once again, the 3DS version of Square Enix’s successful RPG is proving to be …

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Dragon Quest XI was Japan’s best-selling game in July

Despite being on sale for just two days last month, Square Enix’s Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age was the best-selling game in Japan this July, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. As we reported last week, the 3DS version ofDragon Quest XI sold an incredible 1.1m …

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Dragon Quest XI hits 2m sales in Japan

Splatoon 2 may have shot to the top of the Japanese weekly charts and become the fastest-selling Switch gameat the end of last month, but according to the latest data from Famitsu, even Nintendo’s family friendly shooter compete with the might of Square Enix’s Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an …

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