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News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 and Black Ops III Reign Supreme

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 and Black Ops III Reign Supreme

PS4 crosses two million milestone

Call of Duty: Black Ops III enjoyed its second week at the top of the Japanese software charts according to the latest Media Create numbers. Proving that the shooter really does have worldwide appeal, the blast-'em-up sold through 43,629 copies in the last seven days, boosting total sales to a relatively...

News: Is This the Most Glorious PS Vita Design Yet?

Is This the Most Glorious PS Vita Design Yet?

Cor, slimey

One story that's gone under the radar a little bit is the success of Minecraft: PS Vita Edition in Japan. The game's barely left the Media Create charts since its launch, and has sold almost 400k copies on the handheld in Sony's home nation. There's a market for "building" games in the East, then – and the upcoming Dragon Quest...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Seems to Have Found a Bit of Stability at the Top

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Seems to Have Found a Bit of Stability at the Top

And we're not talking firmware

Yes, the PlayStation 4's numbers have dropped, but not by much. Sony's latest console shifted 22,104 units last week, which is down just 800 from prior figures - not a bad result considering that the machine's been steadily slipping back to its pre-price cut sales until now. The Japanese company will probably be...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Even with Declining Numbers, PS4 Manages to Stay at the Top

Japanese Sales Charts: Even with Declining Numbers, PS4 Manages to Stay at the Top

Not-so-steady ground

It's a bit of a hollow victory for the PlayStation 4 in the most recent Japanese hardware charts. Sony's new-gen machine is still sitting pretty at the top, but its numbers continue to fall away without the support of any big software releases. The console's managing to stay above the hallowed 20,000 mark, but it seems as...

TGS 2015: Japanese Awards Prompt Smiles for PS4

Japanese Awards Prompt Smiles for PS4

Seven of the ten winners launching on PS4

Sony's presence at TGS 2015 this week was pretty darn impressive, as it dominated the headlines with a slew of announcements. And the Japanese market appears to have responded, with a gaggle of PlayStation 4 titles leaving the show with awards. Winners included: Star Wars Battlefront, Star Ocean 5:...

TGS 2015: PS4 Is the Most Prolific Platform at Tokyo Game Show

PS4 Is the Most Prolific Platform at Tokyo Game Show

Smartphones are on top, though

It's been a particularly good week for the PlayStation 4 at TGS 2015, and that's been beared out by some official show statistics shared by Japanese rag Nikkei. According to the paper there are 103 titles for Sony's new-gen machine on display at this year's show, which is well over double the tally of last year. This...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Numbers Drop Like a Rock Just Two Weeks After Metal Gear Solid V

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Numbers Drop Like a Rock Just Two Weeks After Metal Gear Solid V

Falling without style

Well, there goes that. At this point, it's abundantly clear that the PlayStation 4 is currently incapable of maintaining any kind of momentum in its homeland, as Sony's latest console saw its sales plummet by around 35,000 units. The new-gen machine saw a boost in popularity following the launch of Metal Gear Solid V: The...

TGS 2015: PS4 Price Drop Announced for Japan

PS4 Price Drop Announced for Japan

How low can you go?

Sony's having no problem shifting PlayStation 4s around the world, but Japan has been reluctant to adopt the new-gen system. It's perhaps no surprise to see the console reduced in the region, then, with today's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference confirming that the device's asking price will drop from ¥39,980 to ¥34,980...

TGS 2015: The PS4 Is Getting Coloured Faceplates in Japan

The PS4 Is Getting Coloured Faceplates in Japan

Brighten things up

We've always thought that Sony would be smart to release a load of custom faceplates for the PlayStation 4 and let people pick and choose how they want their console to look - and the company's finally giving this idea a try. Kind of. The initiative will only be available in Japan for the moment, and the covers themselves will...

News: Japan's Getting Yet Another Limited Edition PS4

Japan's Getting Yet Another Limited Edition PS4

Fit for a prince

Adding to the copious amount of limited edition consoles already available in Japan is a newly announced Arslan: The Warriors of Legend PlayStation 4, which is based upon the upcoming hack and slash title from Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force. Perhaps it's not worth getting too excited over, though, as the machine's simply...

News: Dragon's Dogma Online Proves to Be Hot Stuff in Japan at Launch

Dragon's Dogma Online Proves to Be Hot Stuff in Japan at Launch

Forged in flame

Dragon's Dogma Online seems to have had a promising start in Japan, as it was reportedly downloaded over 700,000 times during its first day on the market. Impressive numbers for sure, but there are a few factors that we have to take into account before declaring it the next big thing in the Land of the Rising Sun. For starters,...

News: Metal Gear Solid V's Japanese Commercial Makes Less Sense Than a Hideo Kojima Game

Metal Gear Solid V's Japanese Commercial Makes Less Sense Than a Hideo Kojima Game

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What the hell is this? Sony's put out a commercial for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain in Japan, and it's even more bizarre than the Batman: Arkham Knight one from earlier in the year. In the ad, a man and woman walk down a wedding aisle in cardboard boxes. This is obviously a play on Big Boss' infamous invisibility cloak. Later in the...

News: Hardware Rivals Trademark Registered by Sony in Japan

Hardware Rivals Trademark Registered by Sony in Japan

Could it be London Studio's next title?

Hardware: Rivals – a new game name supposedly registered by Sony in Japan – sounds like it should be PlayStation's take on that wacky Dreamcast role-playing release that depicted the demise of SEGA, but there's greater evidence to suggest that it's the next title from London Studio. We're going to assume...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Kept You Waiting, Huh?

Japanese Sales Charts: Kept You Waiting, Huh?

Fortunately, there's not much to see here

Once again, there's nothing doing in the Japanese sales charts – well, unless you're fascinated by the evergreen nature of Nintendo's biggest franchises. Actually, the PlayStation 4 is proving a bit of an oddity in the East at the moment; it's not selling well by any stretch of the imagination, but it's...

News: Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Digs Out Its Best Beach Wear on PS4, Vita

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Digs Out Its Best Beach Wear on PS4, Vita

Bosom buddies

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, the next entry in Team Ninja's lurid seaside simulator, will spike the PlayStation 4 and Vita exclusively, according to the latest issue of Famitsu magazine. The series – which is making its PlayStation debut with this instalment – sees you spending quality time with the well-endowed gals of the Dead or...

News: Phantasy Star Online 2 Will Embark on a Quest to PS4

Phantasy Star Online 2 Will Embark on a Quest to PS4

Mag-nificent

Slowly but surely, the PlayStation 4 is becoming the console for Dreamcast fans. Hot on the heels of Shenmue III's crowd funding success, SEGA has announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 will be coming to the console in 2016. Those of you with long memories may remember the MMO launching on the PlayStation Vita a few years ago, so this...