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Japanese Sales Charts: Yakuza 5 Conquers the Competition

Yakuza 5 Conquers the Competition

Like a dragon

Yakuza 5 landed a devastating blow on all of the other new releases in Japan this week. The latest title in SEGA’s seedy series registered 356,757 sales, which was enough to score it a spot at the summit of the region's charts. The hotly anticipated sequel sold more than the combined total of the top three Wii U launch games – but...

News: Famitsu Teases Surprising Metal Gear Solid Reveal

Famitsu Teases Surprising Metal Gear Solid Reveal

Phantom pain

Famous Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu is teasing that there will be “something surprising for Metal Gear Solid fans” in its next issue. The timing is obviously intriguing, considering the much discussed Phantom Pain trailer was released last week. Online sleuths managed to uncover a slew o

News: Phantasy Star Online 2 Will Render Fewer Foes on Vita

Phantasy Star Online 2 Will Render Fewer Foes on Vita

Shape shifter

Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to both the PC and PlayStation Vita – but publisher SEGA has had to make some concessions in order to get the MMO running on Sony’s handheld. First and foremost, the portable version will render fewer enemies on screen than its static counterpart. In addition, map sizes will be reduced to...

News: Sony Promotes Western Titles at Japanese Gaming Event

Sony Promotes Western Titles at Japanese Gaming Event

Around the world in 20 games

When it comes to gaming tastes, Japan can be quite introverted. While it laps up franchises such as Dragon Quest and Monster Hunter, it tends to let the most popular Western brands languish on store shelves. That’s something that Sony’s aiming to change with its annual ‘World Game Project’, a consumer event which...

News: Katamari Damacy Is Rolling onto the Japanese PSN Soon

Katamari Damacy Is Rolling onto the Japanese PSN Soon

The King of All Cosmos

Namco Bandai’s oddball PlayStation 2 title Katamari Damacy is rolling onto the Japanese PlayStation Network next week, the publisher has announced. The game – which sees you collecting objects by piloting an ever-expanding ball across a slew of different environments – will be available from 21st November in the land of...

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation 3 Sales Surge

PlayStation 3 Sales Surge

Like a disease

A cavalcade of anticipated software – combined with the release of the new Super Slim hardware model – pushed the PlayStation 3's sales over 42k units in Japan this week. The bump still wasn’t enough to topple the unstoppable Nintendo 3DS, but it came within striking distance. Resident Evil 6 was the platform’s biggest new...

News: We Recommend You Watch This Japanese PS3 Commercial

We Recommend You Watch This Japanese PS3 Commercial

Surprise

Sony’s Japanese branch always releases the best PlayStation commercials – after all, it’s not been that long since the company opted to promote the Vita with the dulcet (and utterly irrelevant) vocal tones of Shigeru Matsuzaki. This brand new PS3 Super Slim spot isn't quite as catchy – but we urge you to stick around for its full...

News: Vita Sales Have a Welcome Boost in Japan

Vita Sales Have a Welcome Boost in Japan

Getting back into the rhythm

There's been a fair share of doom and gloom around Vita recently, with one consistent source of bad news coming from the Japanese charts. Thankfully, this week represents a reverse in the trend, with Sony doing well in the software chart and seeing a revival for its handheld in the hardware stakes. In the software...