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News: Gravity Daze Confirmed For February 9th In Japan

Gravity Daze Confirmed For February 9th In Japan

Sony and Team Siren's achingly gorgeous PlayStation Vita exclusive, Gravity Daze (or Gravity Rush elsewhere), has been given a firm release date of February 9th in Japan

The retail version of the game will ship with a comic, illustrations and other extras for ¥5,980. It'll be available as a download for ¥4,900. Whether the game makes it out in time for the PlayStation Vita's Western release (on..

News: Win a PS Vita and Trip to Tokyo

Win a PS Vita and Trip to Tokyo

Be there for the launch

Don't feel like waiting around until next year for PS Vita? Have you always wanted to visit Tokyo? Are you extremely lucky? If you answered yes to any or all of the questions above, then you'll want to check out the competition Sony's European PS Blog is holding. If you subscribe to their newsletter Inside PS Vita before...

News: Sony Starts Sending Vitas to Japanese Press

Sony Starts Sending Vitas to Japanese Press

What we'd give to be in Japan

In anticipation of Vita's launch across Japan next month, Sony has started sending out review units of the system to members of the country's press, along with launch game Hot Shots Golf Next and February release Gravity Rush (known as Gravity Daze in Japan.) The machine is out in just over a month, giving the Japanese...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Hatsune Miku On PlayStation Portable Takes The Top-Spot

Japanese Sales Charts: Hatsune Miku On PlayStation Portable Takes The Top-Spot

The latest entry in SEGA's Hatsune Miku Project Diva series took the top-spot for the PSP in this week's Japanese sales charts

The title sold 184k units, easily beating out its nearest competitor Sengoku Basara 3 Utage on PS3 which managed 124k units. Sony's remake of classic PlayStation RPG Oreshika occupied the third spot, selling 94k units. Elsehwhere Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition..

News: Japanese Outlets Take Delivery Of PlayStation Vita Review Units

Japanese Outlets Take Delivery Of PlayStation Vita Review Units

With the PlayStation Vita's December 17th Japanese release date nearing, Sony has sent out the first review units to a smattering of press outlets

GetNews decided to send us green with envy by taking a snap of their shiny new system running the next Hot Shots Golf title. Sony also sent the outlet a copy of Gravity Daze (known as Gravity Rush in other territories) which is not due out until February..

News: Sony Kicks Off New Japanese PlayStation Promotions

Sony Kicks Off New Japanese PlayStation Promotions

The PlayStation Vita is not the only platform set to get a promotional push in Japan this holiday

Sony's announced a duo of new campaigns designed to advertise both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable too. The former — which focuses on Sony's new Scarlet Red and Splash Blue PS3 systems — carries the tagline "Yaruzo! Toruzo! PS3!" or, roughly, "Play it! Take it! PS3!"..

News: PlayStation Vita Pre-Orders To Re-Open In Japan Today

PlayStation Vita Pre-Orders To Re-Open In Japan Today

Thousands of Japanese gamers queued outside electronics stores on October 15th to register their demand for Sony's PlayStation Vita

The device promptly sold out, driving up prices on auction websites like eBay. But according to Famitsu, a number of Japanese retailers are set to re-open pre-orders for the PlayStation Vita today. The publication reports that Yodobashi Camera, Bic Camera and Sofmap..

News: Sony To Update Torne With PlayStation Vita Support Next Month

Sony To Update Torne With PlayStation Vita Support Next Month

Using the PlayStation Vita as a remote play device for Sony's uber-popular Torne PlayStation 3 DVR kit is one of the handheld's biggest selling points in Japan

That functionality is due to arrive next month via a new firmware update that will bring the Torne's software up to version 3.50. With the update you'll be able to write video to your PlayStation Vita's memory card, and use the system as a..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Uncharted And Battlefield Get Off To Surprisingly Strong Starts

Japanese Sales Charts: Uncharted And Battlefield Get Off To Surprisingly Strong Starts

When a lot of people criticised the PlayStation Vita's launch line-up for being too Western oriented, we were right there with them

Who in Japan would want to play Uncharted: Golden Abyss? If the sales performance of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is anything to go by, then a lot of people. Media Create's released its weekly sales figures for the Japanese region, showing Naughty Dog's latest..

News: Japanese Survey Claims Gamers Aren't Interested In PlayStation Vita

Japanese Survey Claims Gamers Aren't Interested In PlayStation Vita

Back in October we posted a couple of stories pertaining to Japanese pre-orders for the PlayStation Vita

The region went nuts for the new handheld, with heavy queues outside popular retailers and online allocations scooped up within minutes. It all makes a Japanese survey — conducted by Goo Research — seem a bit flimsy. The firm claims that from a sample of 1083 consumers, just 10% want to buy..

News: Sony Teases 'Surprise Announcement' For Jump Festa

Sony Teases 'Surprise Announcement' For Jump Festa

It's always exciting when Sony teases the words "surprise announcement"

But it nearly always leads to a bunch of wild and unattainable expectations. So let's keep our hype gauge in check, then. Jump Festa, a Japanese games festival, is set to take place in Tokyo later this year. Awkwardly the event will coincide with the launch of PlayStation Vita, with the exposition taking place on December 17th..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Dead Island Batters The Top Ten, While Macross Tops

Japanese Sales Charts: Dead Island Batters The Top Ten, While Macross Tops

Another week, another set of Japanese sales figures

It was another bumper week for 3DS hardware — get this, Nintendo released a pink system — but PlayStation software continued to rule the roost, despite seeing a minor drop-off in console sales. PlayStation software accounted for seven spots in the top-ten, and half of the chart as a whole. Macross F Sayonara no Tsubasa topped, while FIFA 12..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Ace Combat Rules The Skies, Dead Rising Charts

Japanese Sales Charts: Ace Combat Rules The Skies, Dead Rising Charts

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon topped the Japanese sales charts this week, scooping up just shy of 150,000 units sold

It was a pretty uneventful week for PlayStation software elsewhere, with Dead Rising 2: Off The Record the only new entry. PlayStation hardware numbers remained static, with Sony's home system sitting at sales of around 28k and the PSP settling just a little lower on 25k. Nintendo's..

News: Final Fantasy Type-0 Scoops 39/40 In Famitsu

Final Fantasy Type-0 Scoops 39/40 In Famitsu

Expect the PlayStation Portable to do gangbusters in Japan when Final Fantasy Type-0 finally drops onto store shelves

The game's just scooped up an almost-perfect score in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, landing a 39/40 and presumably sending Japanese gamers into a hype frenzy. The game's out next week in Japan. Expect PSP to do some serious numbers to celebrate. [Thanks Andriasang]

News: PlayStation Vita Pre-Orders Scooping Up Huge Sums On eBay

PlayStation Vita Pre-Orders Scooping Up Huge Sums On eBay

The PlayStation Vita is officially in short supply

After selling out at every online Japanese retailer, and then prompting queues of up to 1,000 people outside popular gaming stores, Sony's new handheld is in hot demand. And this is just the pre-order phase. There are still a couple of months to go until the PlayStation Vita's actually released onto store shelves. With hot demand comes ferocious..

News: Report: Japanese Gamers Opting For 3G PlayStation Vita Over The Vanilla System

Report: Japanese Gamers Opting For 3G PlayStation Vita Over The Vanilla System

Here's a turn up for the books: according to retailer Sinobi, more Japanese gamers are plumping up pre-orders for the 3G version of the PlayStation Vita ahead of the vanilla Wi-Fi SKU

The retailer reports that 65 percent of reservations for Sony's new handheld were for the 3G version, while just 35 percent were for the standard model. The retailer added, that 82 percent of buyers decided to order a..

News: Japan Waits In Line For PlayStation Vita Pre-Orders

Japan Waits In Line For PlayStation Vita Pre-Orders

Sony opened pre-orders for the PlayStation Vita overnight, with many Japanese gamers forming lines outside of popular stores in order to register their interest in the device ahead of its December 17th release date

According to Famitsu more than 200 people were in line at the famous Akihabara Yodobashi Camera by midnight, with the queue up to about 500 by 6AM local time. FoxBusiness added that..

News: PlayStation Vita Sells Out At Multiple Japanese Online Retailers

PlayStation Vita Sells Out At Multiple Japanese Online Retailers

If you're in Japan and you're looking to pick up a PlayStation Vita at launch, it looks like you're about to be embroiled in something of a bloodbath

Two major online retailers appear to have sold through their launch allocation of Sony's new system almost immediately after going on sale, suggesting that there's likely to be heavy shortages come launch later in the year. Both

Rumour: PlayStation Vita Unable To Play Downloadable PSone Titles?

PlayStation Vita Unable To Play Downloadable PSone Titles?

No publication's mentioned PSone support on the PlayStation Vita because it was pretty much presumed up until this point

The PSP can play PSone games. The PS3 can play PSone games. Why wouldn't the PlayStation Vita? But in a Japanese FAQ uploaded onto the official PlayStation website this afternoon, Sony has cast doubt over legacy game support. The FAQ mentions that the PlayStation Vita will be..