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News: These Hyperdimension Neptunia VII PS4s Are an Otaku's Dream

These Hyperdimension Neptunia VII PS4s Are an Otaku's Dream

Noire way

There are no shortage of custom PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan, but that's not stopping Sony from preparing another trio of personalised platforms in order to tie in to the forthcoming Hyperdimension Neptunia VII. Due out on 23rd April in the Land of the Rising Sun, the Purple, Noire, and Goddess options will cost ¥41,980 ($352) apiece,...

News: Female Dating Sim Klap!! Kind Love and Punish Has Unconventional Tastes

Female Dating Sim Klap!! Kind Love and Punish Has Unconventional Tastes

Fifty Shades of Demon

People's tastes can be unconventional, and Japan is proof of that alone. Part of Otomate, Japan's leading female dating sim brand, KLAP!! ~Kind Love and Punish~ is following the trend that love hurts. Set to be released domestically on the PlayStation Vita later this year, you'll play as a teacher in a school of demons where...

News: This Yakuza Walkman Is for the Franchise's Biggest Fans

This Yakuza Walkman Is for the Franchise's Biggest Fans

Sounds of the Sunshine Orphanage

We know what you've been thinking: "I need a Yakuza Walkman to highlight my franchise fandom." Fortunately, manufacturer Sony is on the same wavelength as you, and has crafted this nifty looking music player to celebrate the series' 10th Anniversary. We were secretly hoping that this would include a tape deck in...

News: Japan's PS4 Games Lineup Is Absolutely Ridiculous 

Japan's PS4 Games Lineup Is Absolutely Ridiculous 

Rising sun

Many would argue that it's about darn time, but the PlayStation 4 finally looks poised to rack up some significant sales in Japan, thanks to its upcoming selection of releases. And we're not sure that we can argue. The above picture shows the console's lineup for the coming weeks, and it's a stellar one at that. Resident Evil:...

News: This One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 PS4 Is One of Sony's Better Custom Consoles

This One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 PS4 Is One of Sony's Better Custom Consoles

We absolutely Luffy it

Well, this is different, isn't it? Robert Ramsey's typically your host for any sort of Japanese gaming news, but with him busy tucking into his Sunday Dinner – sans parsnips, we suspect – it's down to this editor to report on One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3's custom PlayStation 4. Announced in Japan overnight, the model –...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Dragon Ball Xenoverse PS4, PS3 Eases Past 9,000 Units

Japanese Sales Charts: Dragon Ball Xenoverse PS4, PS3 Eases Past 9,000 Units

Just Saiyan

These next few weeks are going to be massively important for the PlayStation 4 in Japan. For the first time since launch, Sony has actually amassed a decent software lineup for Eastern gamers, and it'll be hoping to see its hardware sales increase as a result. And improve they already have, but only marginally; according to Media...

Feature: 10 Japanese Games That Have Us Hyped in 2015

10 Japanese Games That Have Us Hyped in 2015

Dreams of the East

2015 is looking like a pretty good year for games from the East, especially with Japanese developers now turning their attention to the PlayStation 4. Whether you're a fan of manga and anime adaptations or role-playing games, there's quite a bit of excitement to go around, although we do need to point out one thing before we...

News: Far Cry 4 Drives PlayStation 4 Sales Forward in Japan

Far Cry 4 Drives PlayStation 4 Sales Forward in Japan

Min-t

It's been a bit of a slow start to the year for the PlayStation 4 in Japan, but Sony's got an impressive slate of software lined up, and it's kickstarted things this week with the overseas release of Far Cry 4. According to Media Create numbers, Ajay Ghale's adventure sold 36,239 units on the next-gen console last week, almost double what it...

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...