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News: How Much Fun Can You Have Squeezing Mayonnaise Bottles on PS3?

How Much Fun Can You Have Squeezing Mayonnaise Bottles on PS3?

Remember to tip the container upside down

Every meal tastes better with a hearty dollop of mayonnaise on the side, but as much as we love the taste of the egg-based condiment, we’re not sure whether we could stomach a full game about the rich, creamy sauce. Vividred Operation: Akane and the Mayo Operation, a brand new PlayStation Network title...

News: Corpse Party: Blood Drive Leaves Crimson Trails on PlayStation Vita

Corpse Party: Blood Drive Leaves Crimson Trails on PlayStation Vita

You've, er, got red on you

Corpse Party: Blood Drive, the third entry in 5pb’s horrific interactive novel series, is set to spook the PlayStation Vita later this year. Announced in Famitsu magazine – and translated by Siliconera – the title will further the fearsome narrative of the haunted Heavenly Host Elementary School. The sequel will pick...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Vita Steady, Muramasa Starts Strong

Japanese Sales Charts: Vita Steady, Muramasa Starts Strong

Sales remain relatively rosy for Sony's various systems

It’s been over a month since the PlayStation Vita’s price was slashed in Japan, but the system’s still hanging on pretty well. While this week’s Media Create update shows a 10k decline for the console, it still managed to shift a respectable 31,795 units. Let hope that it can continue...

News: Why Is PlayStation More Popular Than Xbox in Japan?

Why Is PlayStation More Popular Than Xbox in Japan?

Keiji Inafune puts it down to brand loyalty

While the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are more or less equals in most parts of the world, Microsoft’s machine struggles in Japan. It’s not uncommon to see the green-tinged device sell less than 1,000 units a week in the land of the rising sun, while Sony’s counterpart tends to teeter around the 15,000...

News: Ragnarok Odyssey Ace Is Venturing onto PS3 and Vita

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace Is Venturing onto PS3 and Vita

We hope that you liked the original

A complete remake of last year’s likeable PlayStation Vita demon slayer Ragnarok Odyssey is heading to Japan this summer. Ragnarok Odyssey Ace promises a comprehensive reworking of the original title for the PlayStation 3 and Vita, with a brand new episode and a compilation of all of the downloadable quests from...

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...