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Dragon’s Dogma storms Japanese charts, breaks records

Capcom’s open-world Dragon’s Dogma has debuted at the top of the Japanese software charts. It sold a fantastic 302,040 units on PS3 with an additional 29,024 units on Xbox 360. The two SKUs claimed first and fifth in the software charts respectively. Even more impressively, the game becomes the fastest …

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Vita climbs above PSP in Japan

Sony’s PlayStation Vita has overtaken its predecessor the PSp for the first time since its launch week in Japan. Andriasang reports that the handheld sold 18,942 last week – that’s over 3,500 more units than in the week before and almost 3,000 units more than the PSP, which sold 17,181 …

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Japanese market declines 8% in 2011

The Japanese video games market suffered an overall decline of eight per cent year-on-year in 2011, according to the latest Famitsu data. In total the market was worth 454,380m. Andriasang reports that the software sector fell by 14 per cent to 274,640m throughout the period, though the launch of platforms …

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Modern Warfare 3 tops Japanese charts

Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has achieved a rare feat for a Western-developed FPS by debuting at the top of the Japanese software charts. The game is published by Square Enix in the region. Andriasang reports that its week one PS3 sales reached 180,372. Although its predecessor Black …

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Dark Souls debuts at No.1 in Japan

Ahead of its release in the UK this Friday (October 7th) Namco Bandai’s famously hard RPG Dark Souls has debuted at No.1 in the weekly Japanese software charts. The game, which is a PS3 exclusive in Japan, sold 279,567 units according to MediaCreate figures. Sony’s Ico & Shadow of the …

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Japanese Vita launch line-up confirmed

The PlayStation Vita will launch with 20 boxed retail games and six digital PSN games when it arrives in Japan on December 17th. Here’s the complete line-up: (Boxed) * Uncharted (Sony) * F1 2011 (Codemasters) * Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Capcom) * BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend (Arc System Works) …

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Tesco to sell Japanese business

It may have conquered the UK High Street, but Tesco has said enough is enough and called time on its Japanese ambitions. Its Japanese operations are already the smallest of Tesco’s 13 international businesses with a total footprint of 129 stores – half of which remain profitable, the company added. …

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Japanese appetite for Xbox 360 on the wane

Though Xbox 360 continues to perform astonishingly well for its age in the West, its fortunes in Japan are looking increasingly grim. Edge reports that sales of the console are down 46.7 per cent year-to-date in Japan at 72,271 units. By contrast, PS3 has this year sold 735,637 units in …

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3DS back on top in Japan

Having very much taken the back seat to PSP in the weeks that have followed its debut in Japan, Nintendo 3DS is finally back at the top of Media Create’s Japanese hardware charts. The machine sold almost 41k units last week, significantly up on the 25k sold the week before. …

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Square Enix: Japanese decline is ‘almost humiliating’

Despite grabbing lots of the E3 headlines with its impressive showing of the new Tomb Raider game, a senior Square Enix exec has said that this year’s show has painted a grave picture for Japanese games development. As well as Tomb Raider, other stars of Square Enix’s show this week …

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