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Sword Art and Theatrhythm send handheld sales soaring in Japan

Both 3DS and Vita saw decent upturns in unit sales last week thanks to two big new Top Ten releases, the latest Japanese sales data from Famitsu reveals. Bandai Namco’s new Vita title Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment debuted at No.1 in the Top Ten for the week ending April …

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Vita back on top as Titanfall makes Famitsu’s Japanese Top Ten

Sony’s PlayStation Vita was the best selling console in Japan last week according to the latest sales data from Famitsu. The machine relegated last week’s chart-topper 3DS LL into second place with PS4 in third, although all hardware suffered week-on-week declines. The Wii U slipped one place to sixth, having …

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PS4 sales up but Vita wins weekly hardware race in Japan

Sales of the PS4 were up 15 per cent but it’s the Vita that has claimed the weekly Japanese hardware sales crown, Famitsu sales data has revealed. PS4 sales climbed from 28,864 to 33,341, thanks in no small part to Konami’s Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Interestingly, the stealth …

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Wii U finally overtakes Xbox 360 in Japan

Almost 15 months after it was released in the territory, Nintendo’s Wii U has finally overtaken Xbox 360 in Japan. Wii U arrived in Japan on December 8th 2012 and as of last week has sold 1,643,095 units, according to Eurogamer. Xbox 360 has since its release in the territory …

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VIDEO: Sony begins Japanese PS4 marketing with new TV spot

The first TV spot for PS4 has gone live in Japan. The short, which can be seen below, somewhat cruelly includes highlights from the console’s many overseas launches. Sony unusually chose to roll out its machine in Europe and America before launching it in its homeland. PS4 won’t arrive in …

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Puzzle & Dragons enjoys strong console debut in Japan

GungHo’s console debut for its popular smartphone IP Puzzle & Dragons has enjoyed a tremendous first week in Japan. The 3DS title debuted to week one sales of 543,630 units according to Media Create. On the hardware front it was another week of growth for Wii U which seems to …

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More Western success in Japan as Battlefield 4 knocks Pokemon from No.1

EA’s military shooter Battlefield 4 has become the surprise game to knock Nintendo’s Pokemon X & Y from the top of the Media Create charts. The 3DS RPG pair had been in the top spot for four weeks. However, 121,699 sales of the PS3 version of EA’s game was enough …

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Sony confirms 19 games for PS4’s Japanese launch

19 games will be available alongside PS4 when it launches in Japan on February 22nd 2014. Note that one of the ‘games’ is actually a beta for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Square Enix yesterday confirmed that PS3 owners of the game will be able to upgrade to the …

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2014 release date confirmed for PS4 in Japan

Sony has surprised gamers from its homeland with news of a significant wait for the console to be released in Japan. PS4 will arrive in Japan on February 22nd priced at 39,980 (256) or for 43,980 (282) for those who also want a PlayStation Camera. A free digital copy of …

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Japanese PS4 release date to be announced next week

It’s been easy to forget amongst the launch excitement that PS4 has yet to be dated in Japan. That will all change next week, with confirmation that SCE Japan will host a press conference on Monday September 9th at 7am UK time. It is expected that the console’s launch date …

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