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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...

News: This Tacky The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Is Exclusive to Japan

This Tacky The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Is Exclusive to Japan

Probably for the best

Y’know how The Last of Us Remastered tween Ellie laughs hysterically at bad jokes in Naughty Dog’s survival horror opus? Well, we’re having a similar impulse in regards to this Japan exclusive custom PlayStation 4 hardware bundle. Much like the Frozen unit, it sports a laser printed hard drive face plate rather than any...

News: You'll Be Able to Cool Off with This Fashionable Frozen PS4

You'll Be Able to Cool Off with This Fashionable Frozen PS4

Well chill

Sony's custom Glacier White PlayStation 4 may be ice cold, but Japan's latest hardware option is Frozen. This special shell sports Anna and Elsa artwork from the popular Disney movie, as well as lots of pretty snowflakes. Much like the Yakuza and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes units from launch, this is not a completely unique console...

News: The PlayStation 4 Just Can't Catch A Break In Japan

The PlayStation 4 Just Can't Catch A Break In Japan

Outsold by the PlayStation 3, again

The PlayStation 4 is selling like cakes which are exceedingly hot in pretty much every region right now — with the notable exception of Japan, where it launched in February this year. According to the latest figures from Famitsu, Sony's latest home console is being outsold not only by the rival Nintendo Wii U,...

Matters of Import: Becoming the Ace Pilot of Your Dreams in Gundam: Extreme VS Full Boost

Becoming the Ace Pilot of Your Dreams in Gundam: Extreme VS Full Boost

Well that's just fan-Feddie-tastic

Over the course of its opening five hours, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Full Boost had this particular Gundam-crazed author shouting and swearing worse than a generic Zeon pilot who's about to be blown to bits by an opposing Feddie protagonist. In layman's terms, this ridiculously named title plays host to an...

News: This PS4 Game Will Allow You to Expose the Underwear of Strangers

This PS4 Game Will Allow You to Expose the Underwear of Strangers

Sounds pants

Sexual assault isn’t a crime when you’re saving the world, so thank heavens for Akiba’s Trip 2. The curious underwear obsessed escapade – which was recently announced for release on the PlayStation 3 and Vita in Western territories – is receiving a PlayStation 4 port in Japan, complete with added swimwear content, enhanced...