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Dragon Quest Heroes helps keep PS4 and Vita on top of the Japanese hardware charts for a second week

Square Enix’s new Dragon Quest spin-off has helped Sony’s PS4 and Vita place top of Japan’s hardware rankings once again. Dragon Quest Heroes: Yamiryu to Sekaiju no Shiro, the first action-RPG in the long-running RPG series, debuted at the top of the software chart, with the PS3 edition of the …

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Japanese games market down 10% in 2014, hits lowest point for 24 years

UPDATE: It has emerged that the Japanese console games market in 2014 had its worst performance for 24 years. As translated by NeoGaf, 2014’s 368.55bn total was the sector’s lowest total for nearly a quarter of a century. As recently as 2007 the region’s console games market was worth 688bn. …

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Yokai Watch 2 ends 2014 on top in Japan

Level 5’s insanely popular Yokai Watch series continues to rule the Japanese charts, according to market data provided by Famitsu. A new version of Yokai Watch 2, Shinuchi, topped the charts selling 265,226 units. This is the game’s third week in the charts, and is a considerable reduction on the …

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Pokémon remakes sell 1.5m units and top Japanese charts

Pokmon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were the best-selling games in Japan this week, according to data provided by Famitsu. The remakes of 2003’s Ruby and Sapphire sold a combined total of 1.5 million units, making it one of the biggest launches of the year to date. These titles also …

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Super Smash Bros sells 1m in Japan as Wii U release date seemingly leaks

Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros has had a very strong debut in Japan. The game sold over 1m units in its first week on sale in Japan, spanning both physical and digital sales. It joins Monster Hunter 4 and Pokemon X&Y in the 3DS 1m sales club. The game’s due out …

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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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Sony admits PS4 is a tougher sell in Japan

PS4 has been a smash hit in the West but has struggled to take off in Japan since its arrival in the region in February. The machine had a fantastic launch selling 322,083 units in its first two days, bettering the PS3’s Japanese launch performance by 88,443 units. Since then, …

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Japanese market flat for H1 2014; PS3 sales beating Wii U

An increase in hardware sales and a decrease in software has left the Japanese games market flat for the first half of 2014, according to Famitsu data. Hardware sales grew 6.4 per cent compared to the same period last year while software sales declined 3.8 per cent, leaving the overall …

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Watch Dogs debuts at No.2 in Japan; Wii U maintains PS4 lead

Ubisoft has secured a very respectable No.2 in the Japanese charts with the PS4 version of Watch Dogs. The PS3 SKU charted at No.5, according to the weekly Japanese Famitsu data. In the hardware charts Wii U sales are narrowly back on the up and still tracking ahead of PS4. …

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Xbox One’s Japanese launch line-up revealed

The supposed Xbox One launch line-up has been revealed by Famitsu. Kotaku reports that at least 28 games will be available across Xbox Live and retail including Assassin’s Creed 4, Forza 5, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Wolfenstein, Tomb Raider and Thief. Not in the list is Watch Dogs, …

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