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News: Japanese Sales Charts: One Piece Propels PlayStation Vita

Japanese Sales Charts: One Piece Propels PlayStation Vita

Sony's system is sailing away

Strong sales for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 boosted the PlayStation Vita back up the Japanese hardware charts this week. While the system was still handily outsold by the Nintendo 3DS, the portable’s tally surged from 36,028 units to 41,073 units. The aforementioned Namco Bandai brawler sold 60,315 units on the...

News: Dragon's Crown Trailer Punches Your Eyeballs with Pretty Graphics

Dragon's Crown Trailer Punches Your Eyeballs with Pretty Graphics

Tastier than nacho cheese and bacon on crispy fries

If hotly anticipated PlayStation 3 and Vita brawler Dragon’s Crown was an animal, it would probably be a kitten wearing a big pink bow. Vanillaware has released a brand new trailer for the co-operative beat ‘em up, which introduces you to the cast of the game and also shows off a euphoric mouse...

News: SEGA Counting Down to New PlayStation 3 and Vita Announcement

SEGA Counting Down to New PlayStation 3 and Vita Announcement

Guesses on the back of a postcard, please

SEGA has launched a new Japanese teaser website for an impending PlayStation 3 and Vita project, but additional details are being kept under wraps. The page – which features some kind of dust effect – hints that all will be revealed on 28th March. Why do we have to wait so long? Unsurprisingly,...

News: Yes, Final Fantasy X-2 HD Is Strutting onto PS3 and Vita

Yes, Final Fantasy X-2 HD Is Strutting onto PS3 and Vita

PlayStation 2 favourites will be bundled on one Blu-ray

As speculated yesterday, Final Fantasy X-2 is conjuring its collection of enchanted clothing onto the PlayStation 3 and Vita. The latest issue of Japanese publication Jump magazine has confirmed that the title will ship alongside its predecessor Final Fantasy X on a single Blu-ray named Final...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Sinks Back into Second

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Sinks Back into Second

Sword Art Online steals top spot from Kingdom Hearts

Sony’s first foray into the handheld market may have been replaced over a year ago, but that’s not stopped the PlayStation Portable from proving that it’s still a force to be reckoned with in this week’s Japanese sales charts. Namco Bandai’s anime adaptation Sword Art Online: Infinity...

News: You Should Really Consider Signing This Yakuza 5 Petition

You Should Really Consider Signing This Yakuza 5 Petition

We'll cry if you don't

Petitions are almost always futile, but when they revolve around a franchise that’s dear to our heart, we suppose they’re at least worth a shot. A group of Yakuza 5 fans have started up an online campaign to get the latest entry in the gangster series localised. Over the past few years, publisher SEGA has stealthily...

News: Phantasy Star Online 2's Download Numbers Rocket on Vita

Phantasy Star Online 2's Download Numbers Rocket on Vita

MAGnificent news

The impressive PlayStation Vita port of Phantasy Star Online 2 has already proved a massive hit in Japan, having been purchased or downloaded over 350,000 times in the region since its release at the end of last month. While a retail version of the MMO did hit store shelves on 28th February, it’s the free download from the...

News: Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP Brings the Console War to Vita

Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP Brings the Console War to Vita

Deploying this summer in Japan

The ongoing battle for Gamindustri and its inhabitants will make the transition to PlayStation Vita, an article in Dengeki PlayStation magazine has revealed. Siliconera reports that Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP will launch on 20th June in Japan, though additional details are scarce. Previous instalments in the...

News: PlayStation Vita Sales Quadruple in Japan Post Price Cut

PlayStation Vita Sales Quadruple in Japan Post Price Cut

System primed for positive week overseas

We already know that the PlayStation Vita’s commercial performance has improved dramatically since the console’s recent price drop, but just how much has remained a bit of a mystery. Fortunately, speaking at a One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 presentation earlier today, SCEJ president Hiroshi Kawano has...

News: Price Cut Prompts PlayStation Vita Sell Outs in Japan

Price Cut Prompts PlayStation Vita Sell Outs in Japan

Celebrate good times

See that red text at the bottom of those PlayStation Vita promotional posters? That's the sign of victory. After having its price slashed to just ¥19,980 yesterday, Sony’s struggling handheld has finally started flying off the shelves, with the above Akihabara retailer only having two models left in stock. The image...

News: This Is How Soul Sacrifice Is Being Advertised in Japan

This Is How Soul Sacrifice Is Being Advertised in Japan

Is that dude on fire?

Soul Sacrifice is easily the PlayStation Vita’s biggest piece of software since the system's launch in Japan, so it’s little surprise that Sony’s making a big song and dance about the release. This hyperactive fifteen second commercial uses actors to demonstrate the title’s magic-based action and co-operative gameplay...

News: Sony: PlayStation Vita's Going on the Offensive in 2013

Sony: PlayStation Vita's Going on the Offensive in 2013

Platform holder has big plans for the handheld

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan president Hiroshi Kawano has admitted that the PlayStation Vita has failed to meet expectations in its home territory – but has promised that the platform holder will be on the offensive in 2013. The comments come days after Sony announced a significant price-drop...

News: Sony Announces Surprise PlayStation Vita Price-Cut in Japan

Sony Announces Surprise PlayStation Vita Price-Cut in Japan

Shows off God Eater 2, Soul Sacrifice, and Final Fantasy X HD

In a surprise press conference overnight, Sony has announced that it is set to slash the price of the PlayStation Vita in Japan. The company confirmed that from 28th February, you’ll be able to pick up either a Wi-Fi or 3G console for around ¥19,980 ($215), down from ¥24,980 ($269)...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: New Vita Titles Fail to Drive Hardware

Japanese Sales Charts: New Vita Titles Fail to Drive Hardware

Demon malaise

In the past, it’s been pretty easy to attribute the PlayStation Vita’s commercial woes in Japan to the platform's worrying lack of software. After all, whenever a new title has arrived, the system’s sales have almost always spiked. Worryingly, that wasn’t the case this week. Despite netting two major new releases in dungeon...