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News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Endures Another Hefty Slip, But Still Comes Out on Top

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Endures Another Hefty Slip, But Still Comes Out on Top

Technically, at least

Yep, it's really happening: the PlayStation 4's recent dominance of the Japanese hardware charts is without doubt coming to a close, but even a weighty drop of about 10,000 sales hasn't been enough to knock Sony's home console off the top spot. You can compare last week's Japanese charts through here Selling through 17,855...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation 4 and Bloodborne Slaughter the Competition 

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation 4 and Bloodborne Slaughter the Competition 

The hunt is over

The PlayStation 4 is basking in the blood of its enemies right now, as it's managed to top the Japanese hardware charts for the fifth week in a row. A slew of big software releases have kept Sony's system in first place, although that momentum could be slowing down soon now that the big hitters have passed by. Still, Bloodborne...

News: Japan Gets All the Best PlayStation 4 Faceplates, Doesn't It?

Japan Gets All the Best PlayStation 4 Faceplates, Doesn't It?

Style and grace

Gosh darn it, Japan, you get all the luck when it comes to customising consoles, don't you? Back since gaming began, the Land of the Rising Sun has always enjoyed freedom of choice, whether it's with varied console colours, or cool looking accessories. And for the vast majority of the time, these variations never make it West...

News: PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne Is Selling Out in Some Tokyo Stores

PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne Is Selling Out in Some Tokyo Stores

Fast mover

Sony's exceptional PlayStation 4 lineup in Japan is now wrapping up, but it sounds like Bloodborne's sending it out with a bang. The next-gen system's been top-dog in the Land of the Rising Sun for several weeks now, due to a staggering lineup which has included Yakuza Zero, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and Dragon Quest Heroes. Things start...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Dominates as Final Fantasy Type-0 Schools Software

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Dominates as Final Fantasy Type-0 Schools Software

Class dismissed

The PlayStation 4's showing no signs of slowing down in its native Japan, as a slew of new releases are keeping the console at the top of the charts. Sony's newest black box sold through 46,395 units last week – a relatively hefty increase from its tally of 33,862 units the week before. Helping it reach that impressive number...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Steadies Its Stance as Yakuza Zero Lashes Out

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Steadies Its Stance as Yakuza Zero Lashes Out

Sony's console on top again

Sony needed the PlayStation 4 to perform spectacularly throughout March in Japan, and while it's not exactly posting vintage numbers, it's definitely doing decently. The console's sales actually increased marginally over the last week following the release of Yakuza Zero, posting around 33,826 units as per the latest...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation 4 Stays on Top for Second Week Running

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation 4 Stays on Top for Second Week Running

Dragon Quest Heroes still dominating software

It's still a tiny bit too early to say, but it's looking like the PlayStation 4 has managed to get something of a foothold in its native Japan. The sleek home console has got a heck of a lineup over the next few weeks, but it's already kicked things off with Dragon Quest Heroes. Dragon Quest Heroes...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: As Expected, Dragon Quest Heroes Dominates While PS4 Tops Hardware

Japanese Sales Charts: As Expected, Dragon Quest Heroes Dominates While PS4 Tops Hardware

Slime money money

Dragon Quest Heroes is off to a fine start in Japan, as sales figures for its first week on the market have been revealed. Square Enix's action role-playing game sold a rather staggering 594,749 copies across both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 3. Although it's worth noting that the colourful release sold best on Sony's...

News: These Hyperdimension Neptunia VII PS4s Are an Otaku's Dream

These Hyperdimension Neptunia VII PS4s Are an Otaku's Dream

Noire way

There are no shortage of custom PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan, but that's not stopping Sony from preparing another trio of personalised platforms in order to tie in to the forthcoming Hyperdimension Neptunia VII. Due out on 23rd April in the Land of the Rising Sun, the Purple, Noire, and Goddess options will cost ¥41,980 ($352) apiece,...

News: Female Dating Sim Klap!! Kind Love and Punish Has Unconventional Tastes

Female Dating Sim Klap!! Kind Love and Punish Has Unconventional Tastes

Fifty Shades of Demon

People's tastes can be unconventional, and Japan is proof of that alone. Part of Otomate, Japan's leading female dating sim brand, KLAP!! ~Kind Love and Punish~ is following the trend that love hurts. Set to be released domestically on the PlayStation Vita later this year, you'll play as a teacher in a school of demons where...

News: This Yakuza Walkman Is for the Franchise's Biggest Fans

This Yakuza Walkman Is for the Franchise's Biggest Fans

Sounds of the Sunshine Orphanage

We know what you've been thinking: "I need a Yakuza Walkman to highlight my franchise fandom." Fortunately, manufacturer Sony is on the same wavelength as you, and has crafted this nifty looking music player to celebrate the series' 10th Anniversary. We were secretly hoping that this would include a tape deck in...

News: Japan's PS4 Games Lineup Is Absolutely Ridiculous 

Japan's PS4 Games Lineup Is Absolutely Ridiculous 

Rising sun

Many would argue that it's about darn time, but the PlayStation 4 finally looks poised to rack up some significant sales in Japan, thanks to its upcoming selection of releases. And we're not sure that we can argue. The above picture shows the console's lineup for the coming weeks, and it's a stellar one at that. Resident Evil:...

News: This One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 PS4 Is One of Sony's Better Custom Consoles

This One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 PS4 Is One of Sony's Better Custom Consoles

We absolutely Luffy it

Well, this is different, isn't it? Robert Ramsey's typically your host for any sort of Japanese gaming news, but with him busy tucking into his Sunday Dinner – sans parsnips, we suspect – it's down to this editor to report on One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3's custom PlayStation 4. Announced in Japan overnight, the model –...