Category Archives: Japan
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 | 22:50 BST
Pokemon X & Y moved over 1.8 million units in Japan in one day, according to Media Create, topping the charts for the week of October 7-13. Yesterday, Nintendo announced the games had moved over 4 million units combined worldwide within two days. Another new entry on the charts, Grand Theft Auto 5, didn’t do too shabby considering it had to go up against Pokemon: the PS3 version debuted at number two with 360,115 units moved and the Xbox 360 version moved 26,612 units for a combined total of 386,727 units.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 | 09:06 BST
Monster Hunter 4 is getting its very own blue 3DS model in Japan. Get your first glimpse of the new design here.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 | 08:21 BST
Monster Hunter 4 developer Capcom has announced it has shipped three million copies of the RPG in Japan, setting a new third-party record on Nintendo 3DS.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 | 08:31 BST
Wii Sports Club and Wii Fit U have received new TV spots in Japan, showing off new features and modes of play. Watch them here.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 | 11:14 BST
Final Fantasy producer Yoshinori Kitase has suggested that European games are confined to an American style, and would like to see games from different regions defined by their own culture and styles.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 | 01:40 BST
Dragon’s Crown has been updated in Japan with Cross-Play between the PlayStation 3 and Vita versions. The game’s fourth update, it also patches in some balances and tweaks along with the ability to lock your items so you don’t ditch them mistake. Skill effects have been adjusted along with NPC behavior as well as the ability to have NPCs join under Game Settings 2. The update is heading west “very, very soon” Atlus told IGN. Thanks, Siliconera.
Wed, Oct 09, 2013 | 15:59 BST
Monster Hunter 4 was once again the top selling software title in Japan for the week ending October 6. It was a rather uneventful period, actually, with the only debut was Namco Bandai’s SPEC: Ten for 3DS and the only hardware to show growth over the prior week was Wii with 914 units compared 866 units previously. A Wii title didn’t crack the top 20 in software so we’re unsure what causes the slight spike.
Get the full software and hardware charts below.
Wed, Oct 09, 2013 | 14:00 BST
Harvest Moon: Linking the New World has been announced in the latest Weekly Famitsu for Japan.
Wed, Oct 09, 2013 | 09:30 BST
Sony Japan Studio’s internal team – dubbed ‘Japan Studio External Development Department’ – is said to be working on a new PS4 title.
Tue, Oct 08, 2013 | 11:36 BST
Dragon Quest 1-8 will be ported to iOS & Android by Square Enix, the developer has confirmed. The first instalment is due to hit Japanese smartphones this winter.
Tue, Oct 08, 2013 | 08:52 BST
Ran Ran Hero could be the sequel to Marvelous AQL’s Half-Minute Hero, if this newly-unearthed logo and trademark filing is anything to go by.
Fri, Oct 04, 2013 | 12:34 BST
Escape from Zombie City is the top-down undead title from Japanese studio Tom Create. It’s coming to Nintendo 3DS next week.
Mon, Oct 07, 2013 | 07:54 BST
The Xbox brand’s performance in Japan is often painted as disastrous by analysts and critics, but what’s it really like? VG247′s Dave Cook asks two Japanese indie devs for their thoughts at grassroots level.
Thu, Oct 03, 2013 | 18:58 BST
Pokémon X & Y pre-orders in Japan have exceeded 1.26 million, according to Media Create, making the titles the highest pre-ordered 3DS games in Japan, ever.
Wed, Oct 02, 2013 | 14:58 BST
Monster Hunter 4 was once again the clear winner on the Media Create charts, with 213,078 units moved, bringing its current lifetime total to 2,402,077. Armored Core: Verdict Day debuted during the period and moved a total of 64,272 units on both PS3 and Xbox 360 combined, while The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD moved 30,264 units on Wii U during it’s three days on the market.
Full thing is below.
Wed, Oct 02, 2013 | 08:54 BST
Soul Calibur: Unbreakable Soul has been trademarked in Europe, suggesting that another project is in the works at Project Soul, besides Soul Calibur: Lost Swords and the HD port of Soul Calibur 2.
Tue, Oct 01, 2013 | 12:02 BST
Nintendo has announced it will cease production of Wii consoles in Japan, after selling a reported 12.7 million of the consoles across the country since 2006.
Tue, Oct 01, 2013 | 09:29 BST
Kadokawa Games and Dengeki Bunko have launched a mysterious new countdown teaser site that favours a traditional time-piece over today’s new-fangled digital watches. Traditional. I like it.
Tue, Oct 01, 2013 | 08:24 BST
Idea Factory, owner of Hyperdimension Neptunia developer Compile Heart, has opened a new California office. Say hello to Idea Factory International.
Tue, Oct 01, 2013 | 10:00 BST
Tales of Phantasia is Namco’s free-to-play iOS JRPG, and from the looks of it, the game’s doing pretty well so far.