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News: Japanese Sales Charts: Soul Sacrifice Delta Breathes Life Back into PS Vita

Japanese Sales Charts: Soul Sacrifice Delta Breathes Life Back into PS Vita

PlayStation 4 starting to slip

It may not be setting the sales charts alight, but the PlayStation Vita is continuing to sell reasonably well in its native Japan. This week’s Media Create update has pegged the portable’s sales at 31,325 units, an increase of approximately 10,000 units over the previously tracked period. The platform was propelled...

News: This Is One PS Vita Title You Should Sign a Petition For

This Is One PS Vita Title You Should Sign a Petition For

Powerpuff girls

Side-scrolling brawlers may have fallen out of favour a little since the 16-bit days, but they’re making something of a comeback on the PlayStation Vita. Vanillaware’s striking Dragon’s Crown has already proven that beat-‘em-ups can be commercially viable in the current handheld market – and that means that you should be...

News: PS4 Blockbuster inFAMOUS: Second Son Recharging Its Powers in Japan

PS4 Blockbuster inFAMOUS: Second Son Recharging Its Powers in Japan

This may take a while

You could argue that the PlayStation 4’s sizeable delay in Japan is punishment for the country’s widespread adoption of mobile software, but we’re not sure that the few remaining console gamers deserve to have to wait for superhero adventure inFAMOUS: Second Son, too. Sadly, that’s exactly what they’re going to have...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Sprints Out of the Blocks, Knack Thumps the Summit

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Sprints Out of the Blocks, Knack Thumps the Summit

Yakuza Ishin performs better on PS3

With popular publication Famitsu already releasing its own PlayStation 4 sales figures for Japan, this week’s Media Create chart isn’t as interesting as it perhaps could be. Nevertheless, the research firm reports that the next-gen system sold 309,154 units during its first two days on the market – a figure...

Live: Watch the Japanese PS4 Launch Livestream Right Here

Watch the Japanese PS4 Launch Livestream Right Here

One night in Tokyo

Japan may be the last major territory to net the PlayStation 4, but that doesn’t make the console’s release any less important. To celebrate the system’s imminent arrival in its home nation, the platform holder is putting on a launch livestream today direct from the Sony Building in Ginza, Tokyo. The show will play host to a...

News: There's a Bit More Colour on the Japanese PS4 Store Than Ours

There's a Bit More Colour on the Japanese PS4 Store Than Ours

Bright and breezy

As is apparently law in the Land of the Rising Sun, the Japanese iteration of the PlayStation 4’s store has launched amid a flash of pinks and pastel blues. Much like the system’s Eastern box art, the online plaza adopts a slightly more colourful guise in its native nation – perhaps partially fuelled by the availability of...

Soapbox: How a Niche PS Vita Exclusive Made Me Feel Wanted

How a Niche PS Vita Exclusive Made Me Feel Wanted

Kerry Brunskill has been wooed

This sort of topic tends to get emotions running high and insults flying faster than you can shout “Burn the witch”, so I thought that it would be a good idea to lay a few points on the table first. To begin, this is not an anti-male article or even a pro-feminist one; this is just a collection of my own personal...

News: Over in Japan, the PS4 Launch Is an Excuse for One Hell of a Party

Over in Japan, the PS4 Launch Is an Excuse for One Hell of a Party

Play and peace

There’s little over a week to go until the PlayStation 4 officially deploys in Japan, and that means that platform holder Sony is starting to put its launch marketing campaign into gear. Fresh from cruelly teasing Eastern gamers earlier in the year, this brand new commercial makes the next-gen console’s release look like an excuse...

News: Persona 4 Arena Sequel Delivers a Suplex to Importers

Persona 4 Arena Sequel Delivers a Suplex to Importers

And it hurts

The Japanese language barrier can get in the way of a lengthy JRPG, but it's less problematic if you merely want to smash someone's head in. However, it seems that importers will have to wait a little longer for the uniquely named Persona 4 The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold, as fans eagerly awaiting the sequel to Arc System Works' fighting...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita Sales Increase by 150 Per Cent Year-on-Year

Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita Sales Increase by 150 Per Cent Year-on-Year

Rising from the ashes

It’s the console that everyone loves to kick, but the PlayStation Vita is actually on the rise in Japan right now. Media Create statistics show that Sony’s flagship handheld format is the only device to build upon its early 2013 sales, with the diminutive device seeing an impressive 150 per cent upswing in popularity...

News: Devil May Cry's Dante and Virgil Return in Sengoku Basara 4

Devil May Cry's Dante and Virgil Return in Sengoku Basara 4

Back from the dead

With the recent reboot of Devil May Cry, many franchise fans worried that the old Dante design may be left to rot in a gaming graveyard. However, footage of a DLC add-on for the upcoming PlayStation 3 title Sengoku Basara 4 shows that the silver-headed hero's time isn't up just yet, with Dante and Virgil costumes available for two...