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Soapbox: How a Niche PS Vita Exclusive Made Me Feel Wanted

How a Niche PS Vita Exclusive Made Me Feel Wanted

Kerry Brunskill has been wooed

This sort of topic tends to get emotions running high and insults flying faster than you can shout “Burn the witch”, so I thought that it would be a good idea to lay a few points on the table first. To begin, this is not an anti-male article or even a pro-feminist one; this is just a collection of my own personal...

News: Persona 4 Arena Sequel Delivers a Suplex to Importers

Persona 4 Arena Sequel Delivers a Suplex to Importers

And it hurts

The Japanese language barrier can get in the way of a lengthy JRPG, but it's less problematic if you merely want to smash someone's head in. However, it seems that importers will have to wait a little longer for the uniquely named Persona 4 The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold, as fans eagerly awaiting the sequel to Arc System Works' fighting...

News: Devil May Cry's Dante and Virgil Return in Sengoku Basara 4

Devil May Cry's Dante and Virgil Return in Sengoku Basara 4

Back from the dead

With the recent reboot of Devil May Cry, many franchise fans worried that the old Dante design may be left to rot in a gaming graveyard. However, footage of a DLC add-on for the upcoming PlayStation 3 title Sengoku Basara 4 shows that the silver-headed hero's time isn't up just yet, with Dante and Virgil costumes available for two...

News: Japan May Be Handheld Land, But It Still Wants the PS4

Japan May Be Handheld Land, But It Still Wants the PS4

Greatness awaits

There’s a reason that Sony is using plenty of ammunition to promote the PlayStation Vita in Japan, and that’s because the region can’t get enough of handhelds. The astronomical sales of the Nintendo 3DS compared to the muted numbers attached to the Wii U and PlayStation 3 show how trends have changed – but there may yet be...

News: Sony: PlayStation 4 to Become Our Main Focus in Japan

Sony: PlayStation 4 to Become Our Main Focus in Japan

Firm to turn its attention to its freshest flagship format

Sony is well known for supporting its older systems long after their successors arrive – after all, it only ceased production on the PlayStation 2 this time last year. However, judging by comments made by SCEJ executive Hiroshi Kawano, it may be planning a much swifter transition from...

Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita Keeps Plodding Along

PS Vita Keeps Plodding Along

Handheld keeping its head above water

The holidays have come to a conclusion in Japan, but the PlayStation Vita has held on fairly well. Naturally, it couldn’t sustain its stellar performance from the week prior, but the portable platform still managed to shift just shy of 30,000 units – and that’s without any major software releases to back...

News: Wait, Japan Almost Got the PlayStation 4 First?

Wait, Japan Almost Got the PlayStation 4 First?

Missed it by that much

A few days ago, we reported on a decidedly average Japanese advertisement for Sony's next-gen marvel. Apart from its patently ho-hum premise, the biggest problem with the commercial was that it almost seemed to antagonise the long suffering Japanese public over the fact that they won't be getting the shiny black box until...