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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...

Japanese Sales Charts: Kept You Waiting, Huh?

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: Japan's Holding Back the PlayStation 4

Japan's Holding Back the PlayStation 4

"We're jealous of Europe and US for the high rate of PS4 sales"

While the PlayStation 4 is breaking sales records all over the globe, Japan is proving a particularly tough nut to crack. With the nation becoming increasingly enamoured with smartphones, Sony's really finding it difficult to get consumers to pay attention to its new console. And one...

News: In Japan, Sony Will Engrave Your PS Vita for a Fee

In Japan, Sony Will Engrave Your PS Vita for a Fee

Especially for you

Engraved jewellery is not uncommon in the Western world; engraved video game consoles are. Still, the latter very much appears to be a thing in Japan, as Sony has launched a PlayStation Vita engraving service in its homeland, which will cost you ¥500 ($4) per character. This means that getting 'Push Square' emblazoned on your...

News: PlayStation Vita Passes 4 Million Units in Japan

PlayStation Vita Passes 4 Million Units in Japan

Small consolation

There's been very little cause for PlayStation Vita owners to celebrate of late, but Sony's diminutive device has just hit a major milestone in Japan, crossing the 4,000,000 unit threshold. This number takes into account both handheld and PlayStation TV sales, but seeing as they're both built upon the same hardware, we reckon...

News: Japanese Game Sales Hit a Whole New Low Last Week

Japanese Game Sales Hit a Whole New Low Last Week

The beginning of the end

Japan may be responsible for our love affair with video games, but the country is quickly going off the consoles that it helped to popularise. You may remember the dire Media Create figures that we posted earlier in the week – well, they are worse than you think. Much worse. According to the organisation, last week's...