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Grasshopper’s Killer is Dead struggles in Japan

The latest release from cult developer Suda 51 has failed to make an impact on the Japanese market. Videogamer reports that the PS3 version of Killer is Dead, the new game from Suda 51’s studio Grasshopper Manufacture, entered the Media Create charts at No.5 with sales of just 17,709 units. …

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Nintendo not accepting Wii U submissions from Japanese indie developers

Quick – there might be a new indie villain in town! Nintendo has confirmed that, for reasons which remain unclear, it is not currently allowing indie developers from Japan to submit games for possible release on Wii U. "The policy in question is the decision of Nintendo’s department responsible for …

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Decline in boxed software sales is hitting Japanese market hardest

A failure to keep pace with changes to the international games market has hit the Japanese games industry hardest. That’s according to a new report on the Japanese industry in weekly trade magazine Famitsu, as translated by Polygon. "This quarter featured tough earnings reports for companies overall," SMBC Nikko Securities …

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Animal Crossing helps push 3DS sales past 10m in Japan

The popularity of Nintendo’s 3DS in Japan shows no signs of abating with the device having now sold over 10m units in the territory. The release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf helped the handheld to sales of over 400k units in the final week of December alone. The machine hits …

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Wii U sold 307k in its first week in Japan – report

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Wii U sold 307,471 units in its first week on sale in Japan. That’s 70,000 fewer units than the Wii sold in its debut week. It’s also nearly 15,000 fewer than PlayStation Vita sold in its first week. The number comes from French games site …

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Black Ops II debuts at No.2 in the Japanese charts

Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II has debuted in second place in the weekly Japanese software chart. Combined sales across PS3 and Xbox 360 reached 220k units, with the PS3 SKU claiming No.2 with sales of 197,350. The Xbox 360 release charted at No.6 with 22,177 unit sales. Ubisoft’s …

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Resident Evil 6 tops Japanese charts

The PS3 version of resident Evil 6 has debuted at the top of the Japanese charts. The SKU sold an impressive 635k units in its first week, eclipsing everything else in the listings. The Xbox 360 version claimed fifth place with unit sales of 42k. There was also a strong …

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Andriasang has ceased updating

The creator of leading Japanese news portal Andriasang has announced the termination of the site. All content to date will remain published but there will be no more news updates, effective immediately. I’ve decided to take up a new non game-related opportunity that I reckon will keep me super ultra …

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3DS passes 7m in Japan, claims entire software Top Ten

The established Nintendo narrative amongst European journalists seems to be quite negative at the moment, but the story in Japan could hardly be better. The latest Media Create numbers for the region show that Nintendo’s 3DS was once again the best selling hardware of last week, shifting 111,857 units. This …

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Tesco abandons Japanese dream

The significant Japanese aspirations of retail giant Tesco appear to be over. Reuters reports that the supermarket chain has sold 50 per cent of its business to Japan’s second largest retailer Aeon Corp for a nominal sum. Tesco currently operates 117 stores in the country since paying 32.8bn for the …

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