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News: Tales of Zestiria Has Sold Over 400,000 Copies in Japan, and It's Getting Free Post-Game DLC To Celebrate

Tales of Zestiria Has Sold Over 400,000 Copies in Japan, and It's Getting Free Post-Game DLC To Celebrate

Mmm, zesty

Although they've got a sizeable and loyal fan base here in the West, the Tales games have never been as popular as they are in their native Japan. That trend doesn't seem to be stopping any time soon, either, as the latest instalment in the franchise, Tales of Zestiria, has sold over 400,000 copies in its homeland since it launched. It's...

News: You Can't Play Yakuza Zero on PS Vita, But This Skin Should Make Up for That

You Can't Play Yakuza Zero on PS Vita, But This Skin Should Make Up for That

Nifty looking PlayStation TV, too

Yakuza Zero looks awesome. As the title's latest trailer proved, not only will you be able to engage in telephone answering minigames, but you'll also be able to train your own wrestler in the sequel. Of course, the game's currently only confirmed for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, which means that handheld...

News: Could Sony Break Out a New Version of Freedom Wars?

Could Sony Break Out a New Version of Freedom Wars?

The prisoner

Savvy consumers will do well to wait before splashing out on hunting titles like Soul Sacrifice, as the genre tends to demand that an updated version must deploy a year or so after the original. Freedom Wars, which was a gigantic success upon its launch in Japan last year, could well be no different either, as Sony is teasing...

News: Yay! PS4 Passes One Million Units in Japan

Yay! PS4 Passes One Million Units in Japan

Not dead yet

Hot on the heels of yesterday's Japanese doom and gloom, there's some good news for the PlayStation 4 in Japan – as it's passed one million units in the all-important region. The latest Media Create data shows that the system sold a reasonable 42,216 consoles during the week ending 4th January, which was enough to tip its install...

News: Wait, the PS4's Not Dead in Japan After All?

Wait, the PS4's Not Dead in Japan After All?

Signs of life

With smartphones and dedicated handhelds ruling the roost in Japan, it’s been a difficult first year for the PlayStation 4 in its home nation. While the device definitely hasn’t flopped in Sony’s domestic territory, it’s struggled to make its mark, with multiformat titles selling better on the PlayStation 3 – and the next-gen...

News: God Eater 2: Rage Burst Gobbles Up a Custom PS4, Vita, and PlayStation TV

God Eater 2: Rage Burst Gobbles Up a Custom PS4, Vita, and PlayStation TV

Deity delicacy

We hope that you’re hungry, because God Eater 2: Rage Burst will be scoring a sizeable helping of hardware treats. Due out alongside the re-release early next year, Sony has prepared a line of custom PlayStation 4, Vita, and even PlayStation TV consoles, which will be available in limited quantities from its official Japanese store...

News: Killzone: Shadow Fall Fights for Free in Japan's December PlayStation Plus Update

Killzone: Shadow Fall Fights for Free in Japan's December PlayStation Plus Update

Vekta-ory

PlayStation Plus’ selection of "free" software has been underfire for a little while now, with subscribers dissatisfied with the roster of indie games making up each month’s PlayStation 4 lineup. However, the platform holder has already stressed that this will change starting in December, with superhero brawler Injustice: Gods Among...

Talking Point: Is Japan Finally Back in the Game?

Is Japan Finally Back in the Game?

Land of the rising fun

Every year, the Tokyo Game Show causes something of a dilemma at Push Square Towers. As the last high profile game convention in our calendar, we’re obliged to cover it, of course – but it’s always a difficult thing to prepare for. Regional issues make it challenging for us to, for example, put together predictions...

News: PS4 May Not Be At the Foot of the Japanese Hardware Charts for Much Longer

PS4 May Not Be At the Foot of the Japanese Hardware Charts for Much Longer

There's a new flop in town

Japan may still be considered something of a gaming mecca among some, but its importance in the console space is slowly declining. With many of the region’s biggest developers struggling to adapt to the PlayStation 3 era, and handhelds currently ruling the roost, it’s not exactly a surprise to see the recently released...