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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...

News: Japan May Be Handheld Land, But It Still Wants the PS4

Japan May Be Handheld Land, But It Still Wants the PS4

Greatness awaits

There’s a reason that Sony is using plenty of ammunition to promote the PlayStation Vita in Japan, and that’s because the region can’t get enough of handhelds. The astronomical sales of the Nintendo 3DS compared to the muted numbers attached to the Wii U and PlayStation 3 show how trends have changed – but there may yet be...

News: Sony: PlayStation 4 to Become Our Main Focus in Japan

Sony: PlayStation 4 to Become Our Main Focus in Japan

Firm to turn its attention to its freshest flagship format

Sony is well known for supporting its older systems long after their successors arrive – after all, it only ceased production on the PlayStation 2 this time last year. However, judging by comments made by SCEJ executive Hiroshi Kawano, it may be planning a much swifter transition from...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita Keeps Plodding Along

Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita Keeps Plodding Along

Handheld keeping its head above water

The holidays have come to a conclusion in Japan, but the PlayStation Vita has held on fairly well. Naturally, it couldn’t sustain its stellar performance from the week prior, but the portable platform still managed to shift just shy of 30,000 units – and that’s without any major software releases to back...

News: This Is One PS4 Box That You Probably Won't Be Seeing on Western Store Shelves

This Is One PS4 Box That You Probably Won't Be Seeing on Western Store Shelves

More's the pity

With the PlayStation 4’s launch in Japan now fast approaching, publishers are beginning to reveal the cover art for their release day wares. One such box that slipped through our news net late last year is this one for Yakuza Ishin, which bucks the series’ Eastern trend by adopting a full colour image. Pretty neat, huh? Despite...

News: Wait, Japan Almost Got the PlayStation 4 First?

Wait, Japan Almost Got the PlayStation 4 First?

Missed it by that much

A few days ago, we reported on a decidedly average Japanese advertisement for Sony's next-gen marvel. Apart from its patently ho-hum premise, the biggest problem with the commercial was that it almost seemed to antagonise the long suffering Japanese public over the fact that they won't be getting the shiny black box until...

News: PS Vita Welcome Box Aims to Generate Interest in the Struggling Handheld

PS Vita Welcome Box Aims to Generate Interest in the Struggling Handheld

Japan only, unfortunately

To say that the PlayStation Vita is in a tricky position would be a resounding understatement. Sony's handheld darling is emphatically adored by those that own it, but seemingly ignored by everyone else – including the buying public. In a bid to reverse the machine's failing fortunes, the platform holder has announced a...

News: Pssht, Japan's First PS4 Advert Is Pretty Predictable

Pssht, Japan's First PS4 Advert Is Pretty Predictable

Where are the dancing fish?

There was once a time when Japan used to create commercials that would force you to question your very own sanity, but this inaugural PlayStation 4 spot is about as conventional as they come. Posted on the platform holder’s official YouTube page overnight, it shows several of the system’s big launch events from around...

News: Natural Doctrine Misses PS4's Japanese Launch by a Minor Margin

Natural Doctrine Misses PS4's Japanese Launch by a Minor Margin

Down but not out

Sony may have delayed the PlayStation 4 in Japan in order to ensure that it has a compelling software lineup, but that hasn’t prevented one of its big launch titles from slipping into March. Kadokawa Games’ strategy role-playing game Natural Doctrine had been set to launch alongside the system on 22nd February, but it will now...

News: PS Vita Exclusive Freedom Wars Sheds Its Shackles at Jump Festa

PS Vita Exclusive Freedom Wars Sheds Its Shackles at Jump Festa

On parole

Now that Media Molecule’s adorable paper-based platformer Tearaway has been tossed onto store shelves, the release schedule for the PlayStation Vita is looking a little bleak. Fortunately, there are new titles on the horizon, including Japan Studio’s co-operative demon slayer Freedom Wars, which is due out at some point in 2014. It...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita TV's Audience Shrinks Again

Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita TV's Audience Shrinks Again

Gran Turismo 6 takes pole position

Sony may be considering ways in which it can broadcast PS Vita TV overseas, but we reckon those plans may be shelved soon if the diminutive device doesn’t pick up the pace in its home territory. After a miserable first month on the market, the micro-console has now slumped to just 3,772 sales in Japan according...

News: DriveClub Drifts into Japan's PS4 Launch Lineup

DriveClub Drifts into Japan's PS4 Launch Lineup

Right around the bend

DriveClub’s delay may have been disappointing at the time, but it’s allowed Evolution Studios to transform the next generation racer into something special judging by the recent batch of trailers that the Runcorn-based studio’s released. Of course, that means that the conversation’s shifted to cons