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Japanese boxed games revenue dropped seven per cent in 2016

The Japanese boxed games market continues to fall in value, with revenue generated from boxed sales dipping seven per cent year-on-year. According to sales data provided by Famitsu, in 2016, hardware and software revenue dropped to 299.48bn from 2015’s 320.97bn. This is one of the lowest year for the Japanese …

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Yakuza 6 debuts at No.1 in Japan, Final Fantasy XV drops 90%

Yakuza 6 has gone straight in at No.1 in Japan this week, according to data from Famitsu. The PS4 exclusive isn’t due in Europe until 2018, but Sega’s highly anticipated open world game sold 201,211 units in its first week. Naturally, PS4 hardware sales continued its lead from last week, …

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PS4 sales up 227% in Japan as Final Fantasy XV launches

To no-one’s surprise, this week’s No.1 in Japan is Final Fantasy XV, according to data from Famitsu. The long-in-development and much-anticipated JRPG sold 716,649 units in its first week on shelves. Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XV had sold 5m units in its first day on sale worldwide. The …

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Pokémon Sun and Moon hit 2.3m units in Japan

The latest entries in the Pokmon franchise, Sun and Moon are once again the best-selling games in Japan, according to data from Famitsu. The duo sold 442,346 copies in their second week on shelves, a drop of 78 per cent week-on-week. Combined with its launch sales of 1.9m, that brings …

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Atlus talks Persona 5 and the declining Japanese console market

Giant publisher and developer Atlus is behind some of the biggest titles coming out of Japan at present. With a strong performance from titles such as Persona 5, Atlus boss Naoto Hiraoka chalks 2016 up as a win: 2016 has been a great year for Atlus,” he says. Though we’ve …

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New 3DS XL sales up 361% in Japan as Pokémon Sun and Moon launch

In news that will come as no surprise, Pokemon Sun and Moon were the best-selling titles in Japan for the week ending November 20th, according to data from Famitsu. As previously reported, the duo sold 1.9m units between them in their first week on shelves in the region. While impressive, …

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Pokemon Sun and Moon sell 1.9m copies in Japan

New 3DS titles Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have failed to match the sales of the series’ 2013 releases. Kotaku reports that Famitsu figures form the pair’s opening weekend in Japan pin unit sales at 1.905m. That’s a little short of the 2.096m sold by 2013’s Pokemon X and Y. …

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NES Classic Mini sold 263k units in first four days in Japan

Nintendo’s new NES Classic Mini has hit shelves in Japan and has had a rather good start to its life. According to data provided to MCV by Famitsu, the hardware sold 262,961 units during its first four days on shelves. The machine launched in the region on November 10th; the …

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