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News: The SEGA Toylet Has Nothing To Do With PlayStation But Is Just Too Good To Ignore

The SEGA Toylet Has Nothing To Do With PlayStation But Is Just Too Good To Ignore

SEGA may have stepped away from the console business, but if the "Toylet" is anything to go by, the Japanese giant's never stopped being awesome

If you didn't guess from the pun, SEGA's Toylet is a bizarre video game platform operated by the steady stream of your own urine. The device, which has been installed in four Tokyo metro stations, has LCD screens mounted above the urinal and is fitted with..

News: The Yakuza Shoot Zombies In The Head This Coming March

The Yakuza Shoot Zombies In The Head This Coming March

Famitsu's slapped a March 17th release date on SEGA's PlayStation 3-exclusive zombie shoot 'em up

The bizarre Yakuza spin-off, Yakuza: Of The End, is set to release in Japan on March 17th. With Yakuza 4 due out on PlayStation 3 in early 2011, we're crossing our fingers Yakuza: Of The End makes it over here by mid-2012. Never take anything for granted with the Yakuza franchise though. We're still..

News: Japan Sets Monstrous PlayStation Portable Sales Records

Japan Sets Monstrous PlayStation Portable Sales Records

The PlayStation Portable's recorded its biggest weekly hardware sales in Japan since launch, thanks to the release of Mosnter Hunter Portable 3rd from Capcom

The game managed sales of over 2.14 million during its first week on sale, while the PlayStation Portable knocked up a whopping 326,639 units — a new record in Japan. They say the PSP's dead. They say the PSP's dead.

News: PlayStation Dominates The Japanese Hardware & Software Charts

PlayStation Dominates The Japanese Hardware & Software Charts

It's been a while since we posted the weekly Japanese hardware and software sales numbers

We stopped posted them a while back because we were running out of things to say — the hardware charts in particularly nearly always occupy the same order of systems, with even the numbers staying fairly predictable. So why have we decided to post the numbers this week? Gran Turismo 5. Sony's banner..

News: The 3rd Birthday To Get PlayStation Network Release In Japan, European Date "Coming Soon"

The 3rd Birthday To Get PlayStation Network Release In Japan, European Date "Coming Soon"

Square Enix has revealed that their upcoming PlayStation Portable shooter, The 3rd Birthday, will get a PlayStation Network release in Japan

The cheers of the country's 22 PSPgo owners could be heard from outside our office in Birmingham, England. The PSN version of the game will set gamers back ¥4,980, while the retail version will cost ¥6,090. However, the retail version will include a download..

News: The PlayStation 2 Is Still Japan's Most Used Piece Of Hardware

The PlayStation 2 Is Still Japan's Most Used Piece Of Hardware

The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable might be out, but Japanese gamers are still in love with their PS2s

That's according to a CESA survey which polled 1,000 Japanese gamers on the final day of TGS. The survey found that the PS2 is still the most used piece of video game hardware in the country. Sony's ancient system stole 70% of the votes. The system actually dropped from its commanding..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Gets Censored In Japan

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Gets Censored In Japan

Square Enix -- who are bizarrely handling publishing duties on Call Of Duty: Black Ops in Japan -- have confirmed that certain elements of the localized first-person shooter will be cut in order for the title to see release

This includes Nazi references, as well as a particularly brutal interrogation scene. The game's due worldwide next week. Get hype.

News: Start the Party's Japanese Box Art is Truly Amazing

Start the Party's Japanese Box Art is Truly Amazing

Check out the other updates

Whilst we Western PlayStation owners sometimes get a raw deal when box art makes the trip from Japan – just ask anyone who picked up an American Ico – it's not always a one-day street, as evidenced by this amazing Start the Party! box art from the Far East. The remainder of Move software fares significantly better,...

News: PlayStation Move Off to a Good Start in Japan

PlayStation Move Off to a Good Start in Japan

Four titles in top 20

PlayStation Move launched in Japan a week ago, with some encouraging performances from launch titles. The Japanese chart from the 18th to 24th of October put the PS3 2,000 units down on the previous week, shifting 20,128 across the seven day period, but Move software fared well overall. Beat Sketcher reached the heady heights...

News: Ex-Street Fighter Producer Working On New PlayStation Move Title

Ex-Street Fighter Producer Working On New PlayStation Move Title

Ex-Street Fighter producer Noritaka Funamizu has revealed to Famitsu that he's working with Sony's new magic wand, the PlayStation Move

The producer, who worked on most of Street Fighter's 2D releases, didn't drop too many details, but did have high praise for the Move controller. “I’m actually working on a PS Move game at the moment,” he told the Famitsu. “The title hasn’t been announced yet,..

News: Making Move Work was Harder than Expected, says Designer

Making Move Work was Harder than Expected, says Designer

Getting controller in under budget proved tricky

It's not surprising to hear that PlayStation Move went through countless revisions before Sony settled on the design we all hold in our hands today: budget constraints, technical demands and more all contributed to Move's final form. Designer Yoshio Miyazaki, one of Sony's chief designers on the...

News: Catherine Delayed Into The New Year In Japan

Catherine Delayed Into The New Year In Japan

Catherine was set to hit Japan before Christmas, but Atlus has just announced that the bizarre title is set to be delayed until February 17th

It's hard to be too disappointed by this news (seeing as Catherine doesn't even have a Western release), but we assume some folks in Japan are crying over the lack of sheep-people this Winter. Still, at least the delay came with a new, hard date, eh? We're..

News: Sony Warns Torne Users that Move May Cause Issues

Sony Warns Torne Users that Move May Cause Issues

Video recorder has problems

Out in Japan, Sony's Torne video recorder attachment for PS3 has been quite a hit, shifting 500,000 units over the past six months. More advanced than the PlayTV accessory seen in the West, it's about to encounter a major snag, however: PlayStation Move. Sony Japan has issued a statement to warn Torne users that using...

News: Shenmue Sound Designer "Certain" Suzuki Wanted To Bring The Franchise To PlayStation 3

Shenmue Sound Designer "Certain" Suzuki Wanted To Bring The Franchise To PlayStation 3

Chalk up the heartbreak, cry a few tears and get over it

Ex-Shenmue sound designer Osamu Murata has claimed he's "certain" Shenmue's creator, Yu Suzuki, wanted to bring the franchise to PlayStation 3 or XBOX 360. Murata's comments followed last week's announcement that the Shenmue franchise was to return on the Japan-only social network service Mobage-town. Murata reckons that the game is..

News: Talk About Soon? Valkyria Chronicles 3 Demo Drops Next Month...

Talk About Soon? Valkyria Chronicles 3 Demo Drops Next Month...

It was only mere weeks ago we were demanding the next edition of Valkyria Chronicles come to PlayStation 3

As it happens, Valkyria Chronicles 3 was announced for the PlayStation Portable. People were upset. We're assuming they've got over it now. This week's Famitsu reveals that a demo for Valkyria Chronicles 3 will release on the PlayStation Store in Japan next month. No exact date has been gi

News: Japan, How Would You Like Another PlayStation 3 SKU?

Japan, How Would You Like Another PlayStation 3 SKU?

There's no shortage of PlayStation 3 variants in Japan

The system is already available with different hard-drive sizes in a trio of alternative colours. Now SCEJ has decided to add one more bundle to the PS3's roster. Due out for ¥39,980 ($480) on November 18th, the latest PS3 bundle throws in Sony's popular Torne TV tuner. The DVR's been a big success for Sony in the region, so it makes sense for..

News: What If You Attached The PSPgo To A DualShock 3 Controller?

What If You Attached The PSPgo To A DualShock 3 Controller?

The PSPgo allows you to hook up a DualShock 3 controller via Bluetooth and play your handheld games with the added comfort of a traditional controller

Not many people use this functionality because it would be, well, weird. Could you imagine propping your PSPgo up on your lap while playing Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker with the DualShock 3? Nah, us neither. That's where Gametech Bear's stepped in..