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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.

  • White Knight Chronicles coming to PSP

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • FFXIII gets 39/40 in Famitsu

    Famitsu’s given Final Fantasy XIII 39/40, as you can see in this scan on 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.

  • 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)

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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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  • Lost Planet 2 demo “coming soon, I guess,” says Takeuchi

    Lost Planet 2 producer Jun Takeuchi has revealed at Famitsu’s Midnight Live 360 event that a four player co-op demo for the monster-shooter is “coming soon, I guess.” Whether this means he’s simply speculating that it’s imminent, or the suffix is simply a throwaway comment, remains to be seen. Lost Planet 2 has no release […]

  • Famitsu – Awesome Bayonetta scans

    The latest Famitsu’s thrown up some lovely Bayonetta images, as scanned by GoOnl!ne. It’s a hardcore must for the end of the year. Unless you hated Devil May Cry, in which case it probably isn’t. Check it out.

  • Metal Gear Arcade gets detailed in latest Famitsu

    The latest issue of Famitsu has an interview with Yoshikazu Matsuhara and Metal Gear Arcade producer Satoshi Uchiyama chatting about the new arcade game from Konami. Featuring 5.1 surround sound, the cabinet has a special controller allowing separate movement and viewpoint controls, 3D goggles, and the ability to participate in 16-player matches against other players […]

  • Advert in Famitsu suggests the return of Tingle

    Everyone’s favorite fairy from the Zelda series – sorry, Navi – may be back if a full-page ad in Famitsu is any indication. It’s a bright pink,  shows Tingle with his trusty balloon, the headline “Fairy?”, and a URL to the Japanese Nintendo site. The last major release starring the lovable weirdo was Freshly-Picked Tingle’s […]

  • Metal Gear 5 – Famitsu interview translated

    Kotaku’s posted a translation of the Famitsu interview with Kojima on the subject of MGS5, or whatever it’s called. The mag’s blanked out a lot of the pertinent info, but at least now you know that emblems on hats are important. The Metal Gearness of Kojima’s next project was confirmed last night when Big Boss […]

  • Report: New Yakuza game in the works [Update]

    Apparently, the cover of the latest Famitsu claims there’s a new Yakuza game in development. It’s a prequel, supposedly, uncliding a younger Kazuma Kiryu. Toshihiro Nagoshi is reportedly back as producer. We’ll have to take PS3Center‘s word for it at the moment. Expect more soon. Update: It’s true. There’s more on Kotaku.

  • Dead Rising 2′s main character is called “Chuck”

    According to this latest issue of Famitsu, Dead Rising 2′s lead character is called “Chuck”. Sensational. The game’s being shown this week at CAPTIVATE in Monte Carlo, so you don’t have too long to see Chuck going mental with a chainsaw in a casino, all being well. More on Kotaku.

  • Killzone 2 gets 32/40 in latest Famitsu, as does HAWX

    Famitsu thinks Killzone 2′s worth 32/40, according to the game’s review in the magazine’s latest issue. The Guerrilla shooter was given 8/8/8/8 by the mag’s panel. Tom Clancy’s HAWX got exactly the same score, meaning that either Killzone 2 is as good as HAWX, or HAWX is as good as Killzone 2. The obvious question: […]

  • Capcom shoots down Devil May Cry for PSP

    Famitsu’s latest issue says that Capcom will not be releasing Devil May Cry on PSP, despite announcing it four years ago, reports IGN. This information was derived from the weekly release schedule, which no longer has the game listed. A note was included saying the game has been canceled. Capcom announced the PSP version of […]

  • Metal Gear Solid Touch to have 20 levels, 8 via DLC

    Speaking in a Famitsu iPhone special, Hideo Kojima’s confirmed Metal Gear Solid Touch will have an initial launch, topped up with more free levels afterwards. The game will have, according to this AndriaSang summary of the interview, “20 stages. Of these, 12 stages will be available initially. After a while, Konami will distribute a full […]

  • Biohazard: Darkside Chronicles announced for Wii

    As you can see on Unity, Biohazard: Darkside Chronicles has been announced for Wii. There’s an image of a Famitsu page through there. Looks like a lightgun game with Leon and Claire, kids. Expect more detail to pop up this morning.

  • Famistu gives Resident Evil 5 38/40

    Resident Evil 5 has been given a whopping 38/40 in this week’s premiere Japanese gaming rag, Famitsu. There’s not long to wait now: it releases on March 13. The Famitsu score joins OXM’s 9/10 and Official PlayStation Magazine’s perfect 10. Thanks, GAF.

  • Yakuza 3 gets PSN demo tomorrow, 38/40 in Famitsu

    Famitsu’s gievn Sega open-worlder Yakuza 3 a 38/40 review score. To celebrate, Sega will release a demo on the Japanese PSN tomorrow, which will weigh in at 1.22Gb. Sega has already told us that there are no plans for Yakuza 3 hitting the West any time soon. Other notable scores in this week’s mag include […]

  • Blue Dragon bestseller for 360 in Japan

    A member of NeoGaf has collated the top 50 best selling 360 titles in Japan according to Famitsu number as per 28/12/2008. Unsurprisingly, the top 5 is made up of RPG’s with Blue Dragon leading the way. Top ten below, the full top 50 through the link (numbers on the right indicated total units sold […]

  • Monster Hunter was most-sold game in Japan last year

    Surprising precisely no one, Famitsu figures have shown Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G was the most-bought game in Japan last year, with 2,452,111 copies of Capcom’s PSP adventure moved. Eight out of the top ten games for the year were first-party Nintendo products, the only other third-party publisher game making the big leagues being Dragon […]

  • PSP to get new .hack//Link title

    According to the latest issue of Famitsu, Bandai Namco and CyberConnect2 are preparing Manga RPG .hack//Link for PSP. The game will be called .hack//Link: Knights of Twilight and will tell “an all-new story set ten years after the first .hack, which Famitsu speculates might be the finale for the series,” writes 1UP. Release is TBA. […]

  • Kojima: 2009 important year, hopes to have at least one game out

    In the latest copy of Famitsu, Hideo Kojima has revealed in a developer chat with Yakuza’s Toshihiro Nagoshi, that he thinks 2009 is a very important year for him, and he hopes to at least have one new game out before it ends. According to the IGN piece, Kojima also appears to be working on […]

  • White Knight Chronicles gets 29/40 in Famitsu

    Famitsu’s given up a meagre 29/40 score for White Knight Chronicles, as relayed by NeoGAF. The review summary through there doesn’t make it sound like the most thrilling thing in the world. Apparently is has patch-worthy chat issues and is “the same” a every other Level-5 RPG in that “sadness befalls the land”. Still. It […]

  • Famitsu RE5 ad shows Jill Valentine’s hot new character design

    Resident Evil 3’s leading lady, Jill Valentine, is back for Resident Evil 5! Kinda. However, her new look is pretty shocking – a tad scandalous, even, we think. So give your heart a good pat on the back and collect your resolve; you’re going to need it. Then jump past the break for pics. Just […]

  • DSi breaks 500,000 in Japan

    DSi sold 535,379 units in its first month on sale in Japan, according to Enterbrain figures, only slightly less than DS’s 550,000 in its first four weeks. DSi’s impressive launched has pushed the DS platform’s total sales to 24,239,590 units — a figure which includes DS, DS Lite and DSi. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Resident Evil 5 demo coming West, but later

    Capcom’s confirmed that the December 5 Resident Evil 5 demo announced for Japan yesterday will make it west, but it’s going to take longer. “What does this mean to you, Joe Sixpack, denizen of the Land of the Free and the Home of the Collapsing Economy? Not much,” said Capcom on its blog. “Resident Evil […]

  • Resident Evil 5 co-op demo next month (Update)

    Update: It’s true. See here. According to this PSU piece, the latest Famitsu brings word that a co-op-enabled Resident Evil 5 demo will release on December 5. The story’s tagged as “rumour,” so we’re assuming this has come from a third party, although there’s no link. There’s no word on whether or not this is […]

  • Japanese market drops by more than 20% simce 2007

    Famitsu figures quoted by MCV show that the Japanese games market has fallen by 21.6 percent in October compared to the same month in 2007. Hardware sales dropped by 29.1 percent, and software by 14.9 percent. PSP was the strongest performer, thanks to the release of the redesigned PSP 3000 on October 16, selling 267,000 […]

  • New White Knight Chronicles info reveals flying character, magic, attacks

    According to Famistsu, the black knight in Level-5s RPG, White Knight Chronicles can transform into this rather impressive flying character (pictured above). Also, players have one-handed swords, which will be ideal for short, close fighting. There are also large, two-handed swords that cause massive damage to enemies with a single blow, but mostly likely due […]

  • Demon’s Souls detailed ahead of TGS

    1UP’s posted some translated text from this week’s Famitsu which gives a fair amount of detail on From Software’s PS3 RPG Demon’s Soul, which was announced this morning. “I am a fan of From Software, but naturally that also means there are parts of their games I’m not satisfied with, too,” SCE Japan producer Takeshi […]

  • New Animal Crossing Wii shots scanned from Famitsu

    Famitsu’s published tons of new Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City screens in its latest issue, as scanned by Gamekyo. There’s a ruck of stuff through there, including a first look at the game’s map. The latest in the Animal Crossing series has been confirmed for a UK release in December, and will be […]

  • Famitsu grabs new RE5 character details

    As reported by IGN, the latest issue of Famitsu’s thrown up some new information on Resident Evil 5′s characters, with two new confirmations being made. From the piece: The magazine got the word on a couple of new characters. Joining the growing cast are Albert Wesker and Excella Gionne. Wesker should be recognized by any […]

  • Famitsu scares up first details on Level-5’s PSP horror RPG, Ushiro

    This week’s issue of Japanese game rag Famitsu brings word that Level-5 is developing a brand new RPG. Oh, and it’s on the PSP. Neat! Titled “Ushiro,” which roughly translates to “behind,” the game will slip you into the oh-too-trendy garb of a shinigami (Japanese grim reaper), who will “cling on behind people that have […]

  • White Knight Story out on Christmas Day in Japan?

    This Famitsu scan has apparently confirmed that Level-5 RPG White Knight Story will release for PS3 on December 25 in Japan. We’re putting a question mark after this considering what happened last time the game was supposedly dated by Famitsu. Once bitten, etc. See for yourself.

  • First direct-feed Yakuza 3 shots posted

    On Famitsu. All looking suitably gangstery and Japanese. No date for the PS3 game as yet.