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  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii top-selling Japanese game this year

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii has nudged out Dragon Quest VI and Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 to become the biggest-selling Japanese game in the first half of 2010, according to Famitsu.

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  • White Knight Chronicles coming to PSP

    According to the latest issue of Famitsu, White Knight Chronicles is making its way to PSP.

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  • MGS: Peace Walker nabs 40/40 in Famitsu

    Stop the presses! Famitsu’s given top marks to the latest entry in a big-name videogame franchise! What’s that? The sky is blue? Woah. No way.

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  • PS3 sales pass 5 million units LtD in Japan, says Famitsu

    Enterbrain, the parent company of Famitsu, has revealed that PlayStation 3 has sold 5 million units Lifetime-to-Date in Japan.

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  • DQX, FF Versus XIII most wanted games in Japan, says Famitsu

    Despite not knowing a single peep out of it since its reveal back in December 2008, other than it’s on Wii, Dragon Quest X is Japan’s most wanted game, according to Famitsu.

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  • Famitsu gives Heavy Rain 37/40 ahead of today's review deluge

    The latest Famitsu has given Heavy Rain a 37/40.

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  • Kingdom Hearts: BBS gets 37/40 in Famitsu

    Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep has scored an impressive 37/40 in the latest issue of Famitsu, just released today in Japan.

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  • PS3 Slim biggest news story of 2009, say Famitsu readers

    According to a Famitsu poll, PS3 Slim’s announcement at GamesCom last summer was the biggest news story of 2009.

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  • Japanese FFXIII sells over 1.5 million in week one

    Famitsu’s confirmed a Japanese week one sales figure of 1,516,532 units for Final Fantasy XIII. This is for the week ending December 20. The game launched on December 17. According to this report, the RPG has resulted in almost 250,000 PS3 hardware sales. The Media Create hardware figures should be awesome. Watch for those next […]

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  • PS3 passes 4 million in Japan, Wii breaks 9 million

    According to Famitsu, PS3 has passed 4 million hardware sales in Japan, with life-to-date figures now standing at 4,020,563. Wii has also broken a major milestone, in addition, beating 9 million units at 9,048,012. PS3 launched on November 11, 2006 in Japan; Wii appeared on December 2 of the same year. Thanks, Kotaku.

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  • FFXIII gets 39/40 in Famitsu

    Famitsu’s given Final Fantasy XIII 39/40, as you can see in this scan on FinalFantasy-XIII.net. Not as good as Bayonetta, then. The RPG’s out later this month in Japan. Europe and the US get it in March. Thanks, Galathor.

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  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii takes 40/40 from Famitsu

    The latest Famitsu’s given New Mario Bros. Wii a perfect score of 40/40, as you can see on Kotaku. It’s the thirteenth game in the mag’s history to take top marks. The rest are: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) Soulcalibur (1999) Vagrant Story (2000) The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2003)
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  • First day Japanese PSPgo sales come in at 28k

    According to Famitsu, the PSPgo has sold over 28k since it on sale yesterday in Japan. The exact figures were 28,275 units. Sunday was the last day in Famitsu’s parent company Enterbrain weekly tracking period, although as the site points, the DSi and PSP-3000 both launched in a two day period, and sold extremely well […]

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  • Rumour: Bayonetta gets 40/40 from Famitsu [Update]

    Update – Looks like it’s confirmed. Sega’s tweeted it. Thanks, Gamoc. Kotaku‘s chalking this up as rumour, but word is Famitsu’s awarded Bayonetta top marks, making it only the twelth game in the magazine’s entire history to get 40/40. And the others are: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) Soulcalibur (1999) Vagrant Story […]

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  • Famitsu: White Knight Chronicles sequel slated for reveal at TGS 09

    Famitsu has reported that a White Knight Chronicles sequel is currently in development, and will be revealed at TGS 09 this week. The mag’s exhibitor preview lists Shirokishi Monogatari: Hikari to Yami no Kakusei which, according to Siliconera, translates into White Knight Chronicles: Awakening of Light and Darkness. The first White Knight Chronicles has yet […]

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  • Square teases Nier Replicant in latest issue of Famitsu

    The new issue of Famitsu has a two-page advert for Nier Replicant with the tagline “Beyond revenge lies crazed desperation.” This is a Square Enix thing, which promises to reveal what it’s all about next week. If the “Neir” part sounds familiar to you, 1UP has you covered. Nier’s the Cavia-developed action game slated for […]

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  • Report - PS3 Slim sells over 150K in Japan

    According to early reports from Famitsu, the PS3 Slim has sold over a staggering 150k in Japan within the first three days of it’s launch from Friday. The exact number is actually 152,252, which is still actually incredible considering only 88,000 were sold within the first two days of going on sale. The figures also […]

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  • New FFXIII screens show up

    Famitsu‘s put live new screens of Final Fantasy XIII, mostly consisting of the recently announced characters, Yaag and Jill. Though the link. Your FFXIII side will be filled with seven delicious screens. It’s out in spring 10 in the US and EU. Date for the Japanese release could be coming next week.

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  • Dragon Quest IX music composer gets angry when games are pirated

    The music composer for Dragon Quest IX, Koichi Sugiyama, has told Famitsu that stealing games is the same as breaking and entering. “The way I see it, it’s like selling a set of thieves’ tools,” he told the mag. “If you make off with a physical item, everybody knows that’s a crime. If you stole […]

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  • Dragon Quest IX sells 2.3 million in first two days

    Famitsu is reporting that Dragon Quest IX has sold over 2.3 million units in its first two days on sale in Japan. The game released over the weekend. Pre-orders for the hugely anticipated DS RPG had topped 2 million. The title appears to have beaten the launch of its predecessor: Dragon Quest VIII sold 2,237,000 […]

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