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Switch fuels Japan’s physical game market with first YOY growth since H1 2014

Japan’s physical video game market was up 14.8 per cent during the first half of 2017 after being valued at 153.2bn, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. This makes H1 2017 the biggest era of growth year-on-year in Japan for the first time since H1 2014. Unsurprisingly, the launch …

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Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology top Japanese charts despite fall in 3DS sales

Atlus’ time-travelling RPG Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for the 3DS has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, ending the reign of Nintendo’s ARMS after its two week run at the top. The 3DS remake of the DS original shifted …

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Switch hits 1m sales in Japan after 17 weeks

After 17 weeks on shop shelves, the Nintendo Switch has finally hit one million sales in Japan,according to the latest figures from Famitsu. That’s not as fast as the Wii or 3DS, which took six and 13 weeks respectively to hit the same milestone, but it’s certainly much quicker than …

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe claims fifth No.1 in Japanese weekly charts

After a relatively quiet week at Japanese retail, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is back at the top of Japan’s weekly charts, according to the latest numbers from Famitsu. The title had been inched out of the number one spot for a couple of weeks following the launch of Nihon Falcom’s …

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Yes, there’s a Mario Kart VR game for HTC Vive

Bet this wasn’t an announcement you were expecting this week. Bandai Namco has announced plans to open a large virtual reality arcade called VR Zone in Japan in Shinjuku, expanding upon the company’s previous installation. And curiously, among the games confirmed for the new venue is Mario Kart VR. Although …

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Tekken 7 claims No.1 in Japan, prompting 6% rise in PS4 sales

Tekken 7 has punched straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, selling 54,319 copies in its first four days on sale. While not quite as successful as the PS3 launch of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (which sold around 69,000, says Famitsu), …

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Switch sales hit 500k in Japan

The latest figures from Media Create show that Nintendo’s new Switch console has hit an important milestone in the company’s homeland. DualShockers reports that as of March 26th Switch unit sales in Japan have hit just sky of 520,000. This figure was hit in under four weeks. Crucially, this puts …

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Nioh a ‘triumphant return’ for Koei Tecmo as it eyes the western market

Nioh’s success was never set in stone. The title’s chaotic development started back in 2004, but it only hit shelves this February. An even bigger surprise was director Fumihiko Yasuda’s assertion that the concept of the game had “remained the same throughout development.”  So how could a game whose life …

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Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Nintendo has said that its new Switch console has sold more in its first two days in the US than any other machine in the platform holder’s history. New York Times reporter Nick Wingfield has word from Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime that Switch has beaten the US record …

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