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News: Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright Art Books Coming West from UDON Entertainment

Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright Art Books Coming West from UDON Entertainment

Top-notch finger-pointing for your coffee table

Art direction fanatics who can read this are in for a treat now that UDON Entertainment will be bringing two new art books to English-speaking territories; one for Phoenix Wright's latest "I can't shout OBJECTION! on the bus" screen-tapping epic Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies and...

News: Pocket Monsters Invade Arcades In Bandai Namco's Pokémon: Battle Nine

Pocket Monsters Invade Arcades In Bandai Namco's Pokémon: Battle Nine

Japan-only, for the time being

We've seen Pokémon arcade games in the past from the likes of Sammy and Takara Tomy, and now Bandai Namco is trying its hand at bringing those famous pocket monsters to amusement centres — in Japan, at least. It has just revealed a promotional trailer for Pokémon: Battle Nine, an arcade title which uses the famous...

News: The Japanese Console Market Fell in 2013, With Revenues Behind the Mobile Gaming Sector

The Japanese Console Market Fell in 2013, With Revenues Behind the Mobile Gaming Sector

A 16% fall from 2012 to 2013

It's been a day of financial figures and reflections on Nintendo's latest results, yet a report emerging from Japan demonstrates that conventional gaming systems as a whole are under a heavy strain in the country. This should be no surprise to those that regularly follow the Media Create chart results, with sale numbers...

News: Looks Like You Can Only Install 300 Games And Apps On Your 3DS

Looks Like You Can Only Install 300 Games And Apps On Your 3DS

Still enough to keep you busy for a while

We've all experienced the irksome problem of running out of storage space on our 3DS consoles, but it would appear that even the most spacious SD card in the world won't help overcome this issue totally — the hardware seems to have a maximum ceiling of 300 applications. Reddit user Rayquaza3010 received...

News: Wii U and 3DS Hardware Sales See Slight Increase in Japan as Yokai Watch 2 Stays on Top

Wii U and 3DS Hardware Sales See Slight Increase in Japan as Yokai Watch 2 Stays on Top

Yoshi's New Island makes chart début in second

It's time again for Media Create chart results from Japan, with Nintendo hoping for good news in both the software and hardware stakes; the 3DS sees a game release that the West has been enjoying since Spring. It should surprise no-one that Level 5's Yokai Watch 2, available in two versions, remains...

News: One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X Will Cram 85 Different Characters Into Your Humble 3DS

One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X Will Cram 85 Different Characters Into Your Humble 3DS

Confirmed for Japanese launch this Winter

The One Piece juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down. We've only just had One Piece: Unlimited World Red here in the west, and Bandai Namco has now announced the next video game adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's famous anime and manga series: One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X. This 3DS offering will feature...

News: Dragon Quest X All-In-One Retail Package Will Include Wii, Wii U and PC Copies in Japan

Dragon Quest X All-In-One Retail Package Will Include Wii, Wii U and PC Copies in Japan

Let the package design nightmare begin

Update: It seems that there will still be three distinct SKUs for this 'all-in-one' version, identifiable with Wii U, Wii and PC branding. Each will still, nevertheless, contain copies for all three platforms. Original Article: Square Enix has announced that the upcoming Dragon Quest X 'all-in-one' retail...

News: Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware Sales Fall in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware Sales Fall in Japan

Home console sales continue summer decline

In last week's Media Create chart results for Japan, Yokai Watch stormed the charts with 1.3 million sales. A combination of the growing popularity of Level-5's franchise and the decision to release two versions helped it surpass the lifetime sales of its predecessor in just one week. As expected, Yokai...

News: Japanese Video Site Niconico Live Streaming Hyrule Warriors Tomorrow

Japanese Video Site Niconico Live Streaming Hyrule Warriors Tomorrow

Footage of new characters in action?

We've already had news regarding new additions to the Hyrule Warriors roster, and tomorrow Japanese video sharing site Niconico will be live streaming footage of the game — presumably showing these fresh combatants in action. The event will take place at 9PM Japanese time, which is 1PM if you're based in

News: This Pokémon Food Looks Too Good to Eat

This Pokémon Food Looks Too Good to Eat

Pokénom-nom

Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction — more accurately known as Pokémon XY The Movie - The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie in Japan — arrives in theatres in the country this weekend, on 19th July. Japan loves Pokémon at the best of times, but with the movie's imminent release there are a variety of special...

News: New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In Japan This September

New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In Japan This September

Photo finish

Nintendo and Tecmo Koei have lifted the lid on a new Fatal Frame title for the Wii U, which is due to arrive in Japan on 27th September 2014. In a special presentation which featured Nintendo's own Shigeru Miyamoto, the game's Japanese title was revealed to be Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko (Zero: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden). As...

Video: Returning To Rainbow Skies with Fantasy Zone II Double

Returning To Rainbow Skies with Fantasy Zone II Double

Twice the fun or double the trouble?

After a brief break with the excellent 3D port of racing classic Outrun, M2 has turned its attention back to shooters with this release of Fantasy Zone II Double in Japan, a neat little compilation of the previously Playstation 2-exclusive System 16 remake of the Master System game Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of...

News: Yokai Watch 2 Sells a Whopping 1.3 Million Copies in Launch Week, Boosts 3DS Sales

Yokai Watch 2 Sells a Whopping 1.3 Million Copies in Launch Week, Boosts 3DS Sales

Wii U sales drop again, but retains top home console spot

The latest Media Create chart results are in for Japan, and they bring an extraordinary début week for Yokai Watch 2, along with a boost in 3DS hardware sales and another dip in the equivalent Wii U figure. To begin with software, Level 5's Yokai Watch 2 — released as separate Ganso and...

News: Golden Sun: The Lost Age Hitting Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Golden Sun: The Lost Age Hitting Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Western release should be on the cards

We've already seen the excellent Golden Sun on the Wii U Virtual Console, and next week Japanese players will be getting their hands on the equally brilliant sequel. Golden Sun: The Lost Age was originally released on the Game Boy Advance in Japan in 2002 (and a year later in North America and Europe) and...

News: The NES Story Began On This Day 31 Years Ago

The NES Story Began On This Day 31 Years Ago

We are Family (Computer)

31 years ago today, Nintendo Co., Ltd. released the Famicom console in Japan, an event which would herald the beginning of the firm's wildly successful relationship with home video games. Hitting store shelves at 14,800 Yen (around $145 / £84 / 107 Euros), the system wasn't an instant hit with the Japanese public. Sales...