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News: Japanese Sales Charts: Odin Sphere Claims the Top Spots on PS4 and Vita

Japanese Sales Charts: Odin Sphere Claims the Top Spots on PS4 and Vita

Sphere of influence

Atlus should be reasonably happy with Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir's initial performance in Japan, as the gorgeous action role-playing game took first and second place on the software charts. The Vita version climbed highest, selling through 43,394 copies, while the PlayStation 4 release barely missed out on the top spot, selling...

News: Sony Boasts About the PS4's Japanese Lineup with Sick Beats

Sony Boasts About the PS4's Japanese Lineup with Sick Beats

That's a rap

Sony started last year with a deluge of PlayStation 4 releases in Japan, and it looks like it's adopting the exact same strategy in 2016. The marketing tactics have changed, however: the platform holder has just uploaded a video featuring a handful of the device's upcoming titles set to some crunk beats. It's probably the dumbest thing

News: Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Packs Up Its Swimsuit Until 24th March

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Packs Up Its Swimsuit Until 24th March

Put on ice

Koei Tecmo seemingly needs just a little more time to touch up Dead or Alive Xtreme 3's tan lines, as the summer holiday simulator has been delayed on the PlayStation 4 and Vita from 25th February to 24th March in Japan. Remember, there's no Western release date confirmed just yet as the publisher has stressed that it feels the game is...

News: You Can Try Gorgeous RPG Odin Sphere on PS4 Tomorrow

You Can Try Gorgeous RPG Odin Sphere on PS4 Tomorrow

Japanese demo is out on the 8th

If you're eager to get an early look at upcoming action role-playing game remake Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, then you may be happy to know that a demo for the release will be available tomorrow on the Japanese PlayStation Store. Naturally, those of you who have a Japanese PSN account will be able to nab it. The...

News: PS4 Sells Over 1 Million Units in Japan in 2015

PS4 Sells Over 1 Million Units in Japan in 2015

Could be worse

Okay, okay, we get that the Japanese console market is in decline - we just posted a story about it, in fact - but Sony will at least feel that something positive has been achieved with the PlayStation 4 in 2015. The company's newest system sold 1.2 million units in Japan last year according to Famitsu's annual hardware and software...

News: Japan's Console Market Wasn't Too Hot in 2015

Japan's Console Market Wasn't Too Hot in 2015

Lowest figures in 26 years

We all know at this point that Japan's console market has shrunk. We could go on and on about the factors that have lead to such a decline, but let's just cut straight to the chase: 2015 saw the market hit a 26 year low. What this means is that the overall value of the market continued to fall, with it being worth ¥321...

Feature: 20 Japanese PS4 Games to Watch in 2016

20 Japanese PS4 Games to Watch in 2016

Beasts from the East

At this point in the PlayStation 3's life, many disgruntled gamers would have told you that Japan's software outlook was bleak. Sony's homeland was struggling to adapt to the new high definition era, with developers seemingly unable to get a firm grip on working with fresh hardware. It was a tough time to be a fan of Japanese...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Gravity Rush Features as PS4 and Vita Enjoy Holiday Bump

Japanese Sales Charts: Gravity Rush Features as PS4 and Vita Enjoy Holiday Bump

Mixed up world

Nintendo enjoyed its usual seasonal boost in the latest Media Create report, with both the Wii U and 3DS dominating the Japanese hardware and software charts. Despite this, it was a good week for the PlayStation 4 and Vita, with both systems selling over 35,000 units apiece. Gravity Rush Remastered was the headline new release,...

News: PS4's Latest Japanese Commercial Beggars Belief

PS4's Latest Japanese Commercial Beggars Belief

Get chance

You can't beat crazy Japanese commercials. This latest marketing campaign for the PlayStation 4 is built around the tagline 'Get Chance', and appears to be all about finding excuses to buy Sony's new system. In the first clip, the lady mentions that she'd like to watch foreign dramas, and the Netflix functionality on the PlayStation...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Star Wars Battlefront Explodes onto the Scene and Boosts PS4

Japanese Sales Charts: Star Wars Battlefront Explodes onto the Scene and Boosts PS4

The force is strong, etc.

The PlayStation 4 is finally holding steady in Japan, with last week's sales hitting a total of 29,052 units. It was helped, of course, by a very successful Star Wars Battlefront launch, which saw the blockbuster release sell through 123,908 copies - more than enough to put it at the top of the software charts...

News: PS4 Smashes Two Million Sales Milestone in Japan

PS4 Smashes Two Million Sales Milestone in Japan

System selling steady overseas

The perception among gamers is that the PlayStation 4 is flopping in Japan, but while it's certainly not firing on all cylinders in the Eastern nation, it's still doing reasonably well. Today's big Media Create update has revealed that the console has now crossed two million sales in Sony's home territory, which is a...