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News: The Wonderful 101 Reportedly Shipping Just 30,000 Copies for Japanese Launch

The Wonderful 101 Reportedly Shipping Just 30,000 Copies for Japanese Launch

Can our heroes gather up higher numbers?

It looks like The Wonderful 101 will be seeing an underpowered start in Japan with a limited number of copies available at launch. Siliconera is citing Japanese retail blog Sinobi, which is stating that PlatinumGames’ colourful action title will apparently ship only 30,000 copies for its 24th August...

News: Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Reportedly Sells Less Than 2000 Copies in Debut Week

Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Reportedly Sells Less Than 2000 Copies in Debut Week

Oh dear

Earlier this year, as part of a 'SEGA Direct' segment broadcast in Japan, Satoru Iwata and Toshihiro Nagoshi introduced Yakuza 1 & 2 HD, a bundled re-release of the two PlayStation 2 games. A potential problem for this title was that it was already released in the region on PS3 in November 2012, with the very real possibility that most...

News: New Footage For Medabots: DUAL Blasts into View

New Footage For Medabots: DUAL Blasts into View

Still no news on a Western release

Natsume's Medabots series has quite the following around the world but the games rarely make it outside of Japan, which is a shame. Earlier this year, Medabots: DUAL was announced for 3DS and this adaptation will feature online play and team battles. The developer Rocket Company has now released some in-game...

News: 3D Streets Of Rage Will Come With One Hit Deathblow Mode

3D Streets Of Rage Will Come With One Hit Deathblow Mode

Bare Knuckle becomes Fist of the North Star?

Sega's 3D Classics range — which has so far only seen the light of day in Japan but is due to hit the west soon — is a selection of the company's past titles adapted for the 3DS console's auto-stereoscopic display. In the games released so far, Sega has made other enhancements — such as extra game...

News: Platinum: Nintendo's Focus On Perfection Can Be "Unnerving", But They Give "Great Advice"

Platinum: Nintendo's Focus On Perfection Can Be "Unnerving", But They Give "Great Advice"

Director Yusuke Hashimoto and producer Atsushi Inaba talk Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2 is currently in development at Platinum Games and is shaping up to be one of the Wii U's most important titles. Gamasutra has been speaking to director Yusuke Hashimoto and producer Atsushi Inaba about the game's path to release, its finely-balanced combat mechanics...

News: Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Remake Coming to 3DS in Japan

Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Remake Coming to 3DS in Japan

Alas, unlikely to come to the West

Earlier in the year a trademark emerged suggesting a Dragon Quest Monsters 2 remake, which seemed likely to be for the 3DS following the success in Japan of Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D. Square Enix has now made it official, unveiling Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious...

News: Nintendo Feels That Working On Smartphones And Tablets Would "Decrease Brand Value"

Nintendo Feels That Working On Smartphones And Tablets Would "Decrease Brand Value"

"You can’t get a true feel for Mario on smartphone or tablet"

Once upon a time — year ending March 31, 2009, to be precise — Nintendo managed to post a profit of 555.2 billion yen. Those days feel like a lifetime away now, what with the Wii passing into memory and its successor — the Wii U — struggling to sell in meaningful quantities...

Video: The Pokémon Tretta Lab Add-On Makes the Circle Pad Pro XL Look Streamlined

The Pokémon Tretta Lab Add-On Makes the Circle Pad Pro XL Look Streamlined

You can't get this monster in your pocket

A little while ago we told you about Pokémon Tretta Lab coming to the 3DS in Japan, an app accompanied by fairly bulky hardware to bring an arcade experience home. It arrives in the region on 10th August, with the app being free but the hardware costing 3,800 yen (approx. £25 / €30 / $38). This provides...

News: Wii U Finally Hits One Million Sales in Japan

Wii U Finally Hits One Million Sales in Japan

It's a marathon, not a sprint

The Wii U has had a tough opening eight months on the market, which doesn't rule out the system's prospects but, nevertheless, has been a source of disappointment for Nintendo as it's missed various sales targets. While it may not be moving the number of units that the company would hope, it's nevertheless reached a...

News: Mario & Luigi Has a Dreamy Japanese Chart Debut, Wii U Hardware Sales Drop by a Third

Mario & Luigi Has a Dreamy Japanese Chart Debut, Wii U Hardware Sales Drop by a Third

3DS hardware SKUs occupy both top spots

It's Media Create Sales time in Japan, which is our weekly insight into the best-selling software and hardware in Nintendo's homeland. Once again the 3DS rules the roost, even if last week's pleasing jump in Wii U hardware sales has dropped away in Pikmin 3's first full week in the market. In terms of...