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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...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation 4 Stays on Top for Second Week Running

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation 4 Stays on Top for Second Week Running

Dragon Quest Heroes still dominating software

It's still a tiny bit too early to say, but it's looking like the PlayStation 4 has managed to get something of a foothold in its native Japan. The sleek home console has got a heck of a lineup over the next few weeks, but it's already kicked things off with Dragon Quest Heroes. Dragon Quest Heroes...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: As Expected, Dragon Quest Heroes Dominates While PS4 Tops Hardware

Japanese Sales Charts: As Expected, Dragon Quest Heroes Dominates While PS4 Tops Hardware

Slime money money

Dragon Quest Heroes is off to a fine start in Japan, as sales figures for its first week on the market have been revealed. Square Enix's action role-playing game sold a rather staggering 594,749 copies across both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 3. Although it's worth noting that the colourful release sold best on Sony's...

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...