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News: Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Dips To 15k As Hardware Sales Plunge

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Dips To 15k As Hardware Sales Plunge

The PlayStation Vita hit its lowest point yet in this week's Japanese sales update -- though hardware was down all around

The newly released Sony portable sold just 15k units, while the Nintendo 3DS managed a whopping 80k. It was a disappointing week for all non-3DS hardware though, with the PSP and PS3 both managing just 21k and 17k respectively — knocking the PS Vita down into fourth. A lack of..

News: Super Stardust Delta Demo Explodes Onto Japanese PlayStation Network

Super Stardust Delta Demo Explodes Onto Japanese PlayStation Network

It's about time the PlayStation Vita got some new content in Japan

Despite a stacked launch line-up, the system's been something of a barren wasteland for almost a month. That's all starting to change now, though. The release of WipEout 2048 this week has kick-started the system into life — with a demo for Super Stardust Delta the latest content to drop onto the device's native store. The demo..

News: Japanese Retailer Outs Chunky Resident Evil Bundle

Japanese Retailer Outs Chunky Resident Evil Bundle

Resident Evil is certainly in the spotlight right now

A Japanese retailer has supposedly outed a bundle featuring Resident Evil 5 and the Resident Evil: Revival Selection. For those that don't know, the Revival Selection bundles the recent HD releases of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica. According to the retailer, the bundle is due out in Japan on March 15th for ¥5,490. Capcom's..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: New Year Lull Brings PlayStation Vita Sales Below 20,000

Japanese Sales Charts: New Year Lull Brings PlayStation Vita Sales Below 20,000

Before we start rushing for the doomed boat, it's worth pointing out that, while PlayStation Vita's Japanese sales are disappointing once again this week, they are not entirely out of whack with the other trends in the market

Still, the recently released system suffered an almighty dip, selling approximately 50% of last week's tally, a number which is, triumphantly for the doomed brigade, less than..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Holds Steady As 3DS Dominates

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Holds Steady As 3DS Dominates

At this point in time, there's no chance of any system catching up to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan, so there's no point in even discussing it

Nintendo might have seemed "doomed" after a disappointing 3DS launch last year, but it's now conjured up a triple threat of unstoppable software releases. There's nothing anyone can do. As a result, a quick glimpse at this week's Japanese hardware..

News: Andrew House Reflects On PlayStation's Tough 2011

Andrew House Reflects On PlayStation's Tough 2011

Andrew House, Sony Computer Entertainment's new gaffer, has admitted that 2011 was a rough year for the electronics manufacturer

In an interview with The Guardian, House admitted that the hacking incident and Japanese earthquake took its toll on the company — but also resulted in a strong sense of unity between employees. "Yes, it has been a pretty tough year, no question," House..

News: Japanese Games Market Declines In 2011 Despite New Hardware

Japanese Games Market Declines In 2011 Despite New Hardware

The Japanese games market declined in 2011, according to reports published by Enterbrain via Famitsu

That was despite a 2.4 percent increase in hardware sales — up to ¥179,740 million ($2.3 billion) — spurred by the releases of the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. Indeed, while the hardware bump was significant, it wasn't enough to stave off a whopping 14 percent drop in software sales,..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita Sells 42K, 3DS Unstoppable

Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita Sells 42K, 3DS Unstoppable

Considering all the doom and gloom around the Internet regarding the PlayStation Vita's unspectacular second week sales, the system actually held relatively well in its third week

Given some armchair analysts were expecting the sytem to drop as low as 10k units, its actual sell through of 42k units looks mightily impressive in comparison. Of course, it's still a long way away from where a newly..

News: Sumioni Demo Hits Japanese PlayStation Vitas On January 25th

Sumioni Demo Hits Japanese PlayStation Vitas On January 25th

Acquire's quirky ink-based PS Vita platformer, Sumioni, is to get a demo in Japan on January 25th

The contents of the demo are unknown at this point, but expect enough content to get a taste for the game's mix of touch and platforming mechanics ahead of its domestic release on February 9th. The game was confirmed for Western release late last year, with XSEED pledging publishing duties to the..

News: Wave The White Flag: Japanese Retailer Cuts The Price Of 3G PlayStation Vita

Wave The White Flag: Japanese Retailer Cuts The Price Of 3G PlayStation Vita

When we saw headlines popping up around the web this afternoon regarding the price of the 3G PlayStation Vita, we wondered for a split-second if Sony had done the unthinkable -- prematurely slashed the price of the PlayStation Vita

After all, there's a lot of headlines filling our Twitter feed right now that run with the words, "Japanese retailers cutting the price of 3G PlayStation..

News: Hideo Kojima Unsure If Japan Can Compete In Current Gaming Market

Hideo Kojima Unsure If Japan Can Compete In Current Gaming Market

One of the saddest thing to emerge this generation has been the decline in diversity

With development budgets spiralling, pushed publishers are stuck to working with what they know in order to avoid facing commercial disaster. That's meant that outside of the emerging download platforms, there's been very little experimentation in the retail space. We can point to a handful of imaginative titles..

News: Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II Officially Announced For Japan

Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II Officially Announced For Japan

SEGA's kicked off the new year with a bang, officially announcing Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II for Japan

The sequel to the two-dimensional noscon will arrive on PlayStation 3 in 2012. SEGA promised that the title would boast improved physics and visuals in an interview with GameSpot last week. The game's also set to host the return of Metal Sonic and Tails. There's a teaser trailer embedded a

News: Don't Worry: There Were PlayStation Vita Titles In The Media Create Top 50

Don't Worry: There Were PlayStation Vita Titles In The Media Create Top 50

The PlayStation Vita didn't enjoy the best second week at retail

The system only managed to sell 70,000 units, and had no software releases in the top 20. Nor did it have any software releases in the top 30. But the top 50 — worry not, valued reader, because the PlayStation Vita was out in force. According to Andriasang, launch titles Hot Shots Golf 6 and Uncharted: Golden Abyss charted in 37th..

News: Japan Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita's Second Week Sales Disappoint

Japan Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita's Second Week Sales Disappoint

The PlayStation Vita got off to a reasonable, if unspectacular, debut in Japan -- but its second week sales paint a troubling picture for the platform in the near future

The well equipped handheld was outsold by the 3DS, PSP, Wii and PS3 during its first full week on the market, recording sales of just over 70,000 units. For comparison, Nintendo's newly re-surged handheld platform scooped up..

News: PlayStation Vita Goes Fishing In March

PlayStation Vita Goes Fishing In March

It's no secret that Japan has an unhealthy obsession with fishing games

While we're partial to the odd round of SEGA Bass Fishing, we don't fully understand the appeal of the genre. But that's not stopped Japanese gamers from getting a little hot under the collar over Kadokawa Games' wonderfully named Let's Try Bass Fishing: Fish On Next for PlayStation Vita. The game's confirmed for a March 22nd..

News: Vita Downloads Exceeding Sony's Expectations

Vita Downloads Exceeding Sony's Expectations

CEO pleased

Sales of boxed Vita software so far may not be stunning, but according to Sony Computer Entertainment Japan CEO Hiroshi Kawano the download service is going better than expected. The sales figures released by Media Create don't include download sales, but Kawano said: Games and peripherals are selling extremely well. Sales of the...

News: PlayStation Vita Sold 300,000 Games In Just Two Days

PlayStation Vita Sold 300,000 Games In Just Two Days

Sales tracking firm Media Create has revealed that the PlayStation Vita pushed 300,000 units of software during its first couple of days on sale in Japan

As previously reported, Sony's sassy new piece of hardware shifted just under 325k units during the same period, giving the system a software attach rate of 0.92 titles per PS Vita. Despite the PS Vita's strong software line-up, it failed to..

News: Vita Software Attach Rate Below 1:1 at Japanese Launch

Vita Software Attach Rate Below 1:1 at Japanese Launch

Why buy a console but no games?

The PlayStation Vita Japanese launch sales figures analysis continues with word from Media Create that not everyone who bought a Vita actually bought a game to go with it. Media Create's data states the Vita's launch games combined for a total of 300,000 units sold during the launch weekend. Considering Sony sold...

Rumour: PlayStation Vita Glitch Leads To... Dolphins?

PlayStation Vita Glitch Leads To... Dolphins?

So much for Sony denying any awareness of widespread PlayStation Vita glitches

A new video spotted by Andriasang shows a brand new PlayStation Vita running a bizarre underwater debug mode. The screen shows four swimming dolphins, a floating oyster and a pearl, all from different perspectives. The debug mode would be cool if it could be exited, but unfortunately for this new PlayStation Vita owner..