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News: Sony Schedules Japanese PlayStation Presser for 13th September

Sony Schedules Japanese PlayStation Presser for 13th September

Can you feel the hype?

Brace yourself, because you're getting two PlayStation press conferences next month. In addition to the previously revealed PlayStation Meeting show on 7th September, the platform holder has also confirmed that it will be taking to the stage on 13th September in Japan for its annual pre-Tokyo Game Show event. The presser...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Numbers Drop as New Dynasty Warriors Game Bombs

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Numbers Drop as New Dynasty Warriors Game Bombs

Please save us, Persona 5

Dear oh dear, the latest Japanese sales charts don't make for particularly pleasant reading for PlayStation enthusiasts. For the first time in months, PS4 numbers dropped below the 20,000 mark, with Sony's current-gen console selling through just 16,469 units. Simply put, the likes of Persona 5 and Final Fantasy XV can't...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Toukiden 2 Slays Its Way Into Top 5 on PS4, Vita

Japanese Sales Charts: Toukiden 2 Slays Its Way Into Top 5 on PS4, Vita

Demon hunting sequel has a decent start

Would you believe it - we've actually got something worth writing about when it comes to the latest Japanese sales charts. Toukiden 2 entered the software charts in fourth and fifth place on Vita and PlayStation 4 respectively, but neither version sold especially well, racking up around 100,000 units between...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: If We Were Nintendo Life, We'd Have Something to Write About

Japanese Sales Charts: If We Were Nintendo Life, We'd Have Something to Write About

We're going home

The PlayStation 4 is still selling around the 20k mark. The PlayStation 4 still doesn't have any new games. See you next Wednesday. Hardware sales New 3DS LL – 23,382 (16,505) PlayStation 4 – 20,395 (22,717) PlayStation Vita – 10,991 (11,042) Wii U – 7,601 (15,470) New 3DS – 3,665 (3,284) PlayStation 3 – 1,045...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Ain't Got New Games, But it Keeps Selling Anyway

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Ain't Got New Games, But it Keeps Selling Anyway

The never-ending story

Well this is all a bit familiar, isn't it? Once again, the PlayStation 4 has topped the Japanese hardware charts with 22,717 units sold despite the fact that there's been bugger all releasing on the system. The PS4 "Welcome Price" version of last year's Tales of Zestiria was the only current-gen title to make it into the...

News: PS4 Smashes 3 Million Units Milestone in Japan

PS4 Smashes 3 Million Units Milestone in Japan

Not bad

It's taken a little longer than Sony may have hoped, but the PlayStation 4 has now crossed the three million units milestone in Japan, according to the latest Media Create report. The console launched on 22nd February 2014 in the platform holder's home nation, so it's taken over two years to achieve the target. While that sounds promising...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Refuses to Fall Despite Nintendo Software Dominance

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Refuses to Fall Despite Nintendo Software Dominance

PS4 sales actually increase

The PlayStation 4 is suffering from a real software drought in Japan right now, but Sony's latest console just refuses to budge from the top of the hardware charts. PS4 sales actually increased by around 2000 units despite the fact that the dismal Umbrella Corps was the only current-gen entry in the top ten - and even...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Returns to Top Spot Despite Distinct Lack of New Games

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Returns to Top Spot Despite Distinct Lack of New Games

Here we are again

It's been another incredibly quiet week for PlayStation in Japan as only one new title, Root Letter, released on Sony's latest system - and those sales figures aren't even worth mentioning. As you'd expect, Dragon Quest Heroes II remains the PS4's most popular release for the third week running, while Overwatch also stuck around...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: No Competition for Dragon Quest Heroes II at the Top

Japanese Sales Charts: No Competition for Dragon Quest Heroes II at the Top

Overwatch and Uncharted 4 also stick around

Dragon Quest Heroes II has enjoyed its second successive week at the top of the Japanese software charts, selling through another 43,640 copies on PlayStation 4, while the Vita and PlayStation 3 versions settled in second and third place, respectively. Good stuff for Square Enix's long running property,...

News: Japan Votes for PlayStation's Most Memorable Games

Japan Votes for PlayStation's Most Memorable Games

Long in the memory

Famitsu, the famous Japanese gaming magazine, is celebrating its 30th anniversary – and it's asked readers to vote for their most memorable games per console as a consequence. A whopping 2,921 people responded, with the rules stating that participants could only pen one title per platform. We've included the top ten titles for...

News: PS Vita Passes 5 Million Units Milestone in Japan

PS Vita Passes 5 Million Units Milestone in Japan

Celebrate good times

It may have struggled globally, but the PlayStation Vita is still pretty darn relevant in Japan, with the handheld passing the five million units milestone in the region today. The news comes courtesy of the latest Media Create report, which signalled that the portable sold 14,956 units during the period spanning 23rd May to...