This past week’s Japanese sales numbers are in, and Vita got a boost. Freedom Wars debuted at number one and doubled Vita sales over last week, but it wasn’t quite enough to top 3DS. Hit the jump for the breakdown on hardware and software sales.
It was another slow week in Japan, with just two games and zero consoles topping 30,000 sales. Pokémon Art Academy topped a list that included just three new releases. Hit the jump for the sales breakdown.
The sales numbers for the week in Japan are in, and despite half a dozen new titles hitting the shelves, Mario Kart 8 is number one. Nintendo’s racer has yet to crack the half-million mark in Japan to date, but it’s getting close. Vita saw a slight spike in sales, but took second behind 3DS… Read more »
Most of the gaming world’s attention has been focused on the US this week, as E3 just wrapped up, but here’s some news out of Japan. This week’s Media Create numbers saw Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth debuting at number one on the software charts, unseating Mario Kart 8 and providing a significant boost… Read more »
This week’s sales numbers for Japan are in thanks to Media Create, and Mario Kart 8 finishes the race in first place, selling 325,892. With the game moving 1.2 million units globally in its first weekend, Japan accounts for just over one fourth of the sales. The boost was enough to push Wii U into… Read more »
In 2004, Sony took on Nintendo and dived into the handheld market, releasing the PlayStation Portable. The console was hugely successful, to date selling over 70 million units worldwide. Home is where the heart is, as 19 million of these were sold in Japan alone. 10 years from launch however, it seems that the PSP’s… Read more »
A few weeks a go, we talked about DLC and some of the negative effects it has had on the video game industry. This time around, we’ll be talking about the concept of “tacked-on” multiplayer in gaming because, to be honest, there are times when multiplayer just doesn’t belong in a video game. It’s not… Read more »
No matter how many things there are to love about video games, there will always be certain traits that just plain piss us off as consumers or as fans of a certain franchise. In order to address those issues, I’ve decided to start a new series of articles that analyze some of the things we… Read more »
It has been another lackluster week for video game sales in Japan. A rather thin lineup of new games thus far this year combined with the rising prominence of phone and tablet gaming has led to mediocre sales numbers once again. Just five new games landed in the top twenty this week, with Final Fantasy… Read more »
Titanfall finally made its Japanese debut this week, but it didn’t exactly take the market by storm. Seeing as Xbox One has not yet launched in Japan, it was limited to a number nine debut on Xbox 360. Meanwhile, 3rd Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen took both the number one and two spots on PlayStation… Read more »
This week in Japan Mario Party: Island Tour has reclaimed the number one spot after briefly being knocked down last week. Overall sales were quite disappointing, as every single console reported lower numbers this week. A likely contributing factor is a recent sales tax hike in Japan. PlayStation 4 had an especially disappointing week, as… Read more »
This week’s Media Create sales are a perfect example of the Japanese gaming market. Handheld sales are on the rise with 3DS topping the charts and Vita coming in second. Meanwhile, console sales are in decline, with PlayStation 4′s slow start get even slower. The two games with the biggest impact this week are also… Read more »