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News: Japanese Game Sales Hit a Whole New Low Last Week

Japanese Game Sales Hit a Whole New Low Last Week

The beginning of the end

Japan may be responsible for our love affair with video games, but the country is quickly going off the consoles that it helped to popularise. You may remember the dire Media Create figures that we posted earlier in the week – well, they are worse than you think. Much worse. According to the organisation, last week's...

News: PS Vita Exclusive Net High Makes Flame Wars a Mechanic

PS Vita Exclusive Net High Makes Flame Wars a Mechanic

You, sir, are a liar

There's a good chance that while you've never been in a real fight, you've probably engaged in the odd flame war from time to time. As we move into an age of introversion and social network skirmishes, it's strange that it's taken this long for the industry to parody it in a game. Fortunately, the intriguing Net High is all...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Vita Overtakes PS4 as Not a Single New-Gen Title Enters Top 20

Japanese Sales Charts: Vita Overtakes PS4 as Not a Single New-Gen Title Enters Top 20

Ouch

The PlayStation 4's steadily slipping down the Japanese charts, as it suffered another sales drop last week. Sony's latest console shifted 15,992 units as it fell into third place, behind the New 3DS LL and the PS Vita. The latter continues to escape store shelves at a solid rate, though, selling through 17,273 units. You can compare the...

News: Gal Gun: Double Peace Fights with Pheromones in August on PS4, Vita

Gal Gun: Double Peace Fights with Pheromones in August on PS4, Vita

Only in Japan

Ah, good ol' Gal Gun: the series that sees you play as the ultimate alpha male, as you ward off dozens of besotted damsels with your trusted pheromone pistol. Already a weeaboo favourite on the PlayStation 3, its Unreal Engine-powered sequel, Gal Gun: Double Peace, is set to fling itself at the PlayStation 4 and Vita on 6th August in...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Manages to Cling to the Top Spot Despite Another Drop

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Manages to Cling to the Top Spot Despite Another Drop

Hangin' on in there

Despite the fact that we thought the PlayStation 4 would finally be knocked from its perch at the top last week, Sony's sleek home console actually managed to seize another victory, even though sales have slipped again, this time by around 2000 units. Of course, this is still only possible because of the fact that New 3DS...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Endures Another Hefty Slip, But Still Comes Out on Top

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Endures Another Hefty Slip, But Still Comes Out on Top

Technically, at least

Yep, it's really happening: the PlayStation 4's recent dominance of the Japanese hardware charts is without doubt coming to a close, but even a weighty drop of about 10,000 sales hasn't been enough to knock Sony's home console off the top spot. You can compare last week's Japanese charts through here Selling through 17,855...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation 4 and Bloodborne Slaughter the Competition 

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation 4 and Bloodborne Slaughter the Competition 

The hunt is over

The PlayStation 4 is basking in the blood of its enemies right now, as it's managed to top the Japanese hardware charts for the fifth week in a row. A slew of big software releases have kept Sony's system in first place, although that momentum could be slowing down soon now that the big hitters have passed by. Still, Bloodborne...

News: Japan Gets All the Best PlayStation 4 Faceplates, Doesn't It?

Japan Gets All the Best PlayStation 4 Faceplates, Doesn't It?

Style and grace

Gosh darn it, Japan, you get all the luck when it comes to customising consoles, don't you? Back since gaming began, the Land of the Rising Sun has always enjoyed freedom of choice, whether it's with varied console colours, or cool looking accessories. And for the vast majority of the time, these variations never make it West...

News: PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne Is Selling Out in Some Tokyo Stores

PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne Is Selling Out in Some Tokyo Stores

Fast mover

Sony's exceptional PlayStation 4 lineup in Japan is now wrapping up, but it sounds like Bloodborne's sending it out with a bang. The next-gen system's been top-dog in the Land of the Rising Sun for several weeks now, due to a staggering lineup which has included Yakuza Zero, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and Dragon Quest Heroes. Things start...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Dominates as Final Fantasy Type-0 Schools Software

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Dominates as Final Fantasy Type-0 Schools Software

Class dismissed

The PlayStation 4's showing no signs of slowing down in its native Japan, as a slew of new releases are keeping the console at the top of the charts. Sony's newest black box sold through 46,395 units last week – a relatively hefty increase from its tally of 33,862 units the week before. Helping it reach that impressive number...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Steadies Its Stance as Yakuza Zero Lashes Out

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Steadies Its Stance as Yakuza Zero Lashes Out

Sony's console on top again

Sony needed the PlayStation 4 to perform spectacularly throughout March in Japan, and while it's not exactly posting vintage numbers, it's definitely doing decently. The console's sales actually increased marginally over the last week following the release of Yakuza Zero, posting around 33,826 units as per the latest...