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News: Dragon Quest X Release Date Announced For Japan

Dragon Quest X Release Date Announced For Japan

The quest begins in the east

Square Enix has revealed today that it is set to release Dragon Quest X in Japan on 30th March. Boasting the same content as the Wii release, the Wii U version has enhanced graphics and the option to play the game entirely on the Wii U GamePad. The MMO RPG will retail at 6,980 yen (that's around €55 / £48 / $75) and...

Hardware Classics: Nintendo AV Famicom

Nintendo AV Famicom

Give the dog a bone

The Nintendo Entertainment System — or NES, for short — is arguably the console on which Nintendo's current lofty status was built. Launched in Japan as the Famicom, the 8-bit platform is home to an almost endless list of solid-gold classics, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid,

News: Nintendo Direct Set For Japan Next Week, 3DS Third-Party Content Only

Nintendo Direct Set For Japan Next Week, 3DS Third-Party Content Only

It's not over yet, it seems

We've only just gotten over one Nintendo Direct, and now there's another on the horizon. Yes, you read that right. This broadcast, however, will be Japanese only, and will focus directly on third-party content. Details are scarce at the moment, so it's unclear if European and North American announcements will unfold at...

News: 3DS Remake Of Dragon Quest VII Sells 800,000 Copies In Just Four Days

3DS Remake Of Dragon Quest VII Sells 800,000 Copies In Just Four Days

3DS continues to dominate Japan

The Nintendo 3DS doesn't seem to be releasing its vice-like grip on the Japanese gaming public, with Square Enix's Dragon Quest VII proving to be the next in a long line of smash hit titles for the format in The Land of the Rising Sun. Square Enix's remake of the PlayStation original launched in Japan on February 7th...

News: Nintendo Japan Is Joining The Nintendo Direct Love This Valentine's Day

Nintendo Japan Is Joining The Nintendo Direct Love This Valentine's Day

Not one, not two, but three dates this Valentine's Day

Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe both have Nintendo Direct presentations happening today, and now the inevitable Japanese broadcast has been announced - with the presentation streaming at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT. Similar to the European broadcast, the 3DS will be the star of the show in the...

News: Pokémon Scramble U Confirmed For Spring Arrival in Japan

Pokémon Scramble U Confirmed For Spring Arrival in Japan

Download-only follow up to Pokémon Rumble

When it comes to the Pokémon industry, it's about more than the main series releases, with a variety of off-shoots and alternatives regularly gracing our gaming machines. One series that made its début on WiiWare was Pokémon Rumble, which we rather liked for its boggling premise and simple fun, and...

News: New Information on Pokémon X & Y Coming Soon

New Information on Pokémon X & Y Coming Soon

Soon? This week to be precise

The latest episode of Japanese TV show Pokémon Smash has confirmed that new information regarding Pokémon X & Y for the 3DS will be making its way to our needy little ears during next week's episode, as well as being featured in this week's CoroCoro magazine. CoroCoro — a Japanese manga magazine published by...

News: Wii Street U App Finds Its Way to Wii U eShop in Japan

Wii Street U App Finds Its Way to Wii U eShop in Japan

Nosiness from the comfort of the living room

Last year Satoru Iwata confirmed that the Google Maps Street View functionality would be coming to Wii U, an app that makes sense given the GamePad's screen and motion sensors. It may not be a big hit or a system seller, but this potentially fun app — called Wii Street U — has now arrived in Japan...

News: 3DS Software and Hardware Still Leading Japanese Charts

3DS Software and Hardware Still Leading Japanese Charts

Wii U momentum remains low

It's that time again, when the Japanese chart results emerge and show us that Nintendo's homeland is still in love with the 3DS. It's been a period of sustained success for the handheld in the region, and in light of the Q3 financial report listing 29.84 million sales — as of 30th December — we can be pretty confident...

News: Here's What The Next Mario Kart Looks Like

Here's What The Next Mario Kart Looks Like

Just one catch - it's the arcade version

Screenshots of the next entry in the popular Mario Kart series have hit the web - but before you get too excited about laying your eyes on the recently-announced Wii U sequel, we should point out that we're talking about Mario Kart: Arcade GP DX, developed by Namco Bandai. It's the third game in the coin-op...

Nintendo Direct: Animal Crossing Developers Reply To Fan Feedback

Animal Crossing Developers Reply To Fan Feedback

Read our translation of events right here

Because of the overwhelming response to the Animal Crossing: New Leaf in Japan, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata and some of the game's staff decided to have a another special Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct to share some of the comments they've received about the game. We start with game producer Eguchi...

News: Iwata Implies That He Could Step Down Over Sluggish Sales Performance

Iwata Implies That He Could Step Down Over Sluggish Sales Performance

"We feel greatly accountable for this severe outlook"

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has hinted that he will step down if goals for the next fiscal year are not met. Speaking in a Corporate Management Policy Briefing, Iwata addressed the thorny issue of two consecutive years of losses and recent financial troubles: We feel greatly accountable...

News: Pokémon Black and White 2 Claims Top Spot for Japan in 2012

Pokémon Black and White 2 Claims Top Spot for Japan in 2012

A year to remember for Nintendo's handheld business

Media Create, the most trusted source for the weekly hardware and software charts in Japan, has released details of the top selling games in the region for the whole of 2012. As anyone who follows our regular posts on the weekly Japanese chart will know, Nintendo's been having a good time in its...

News: Capcom Reveals Resident Evil Revelations Special Edition Bundle For Japan

Capcom Reveals Resident Evil Revelations Special Edition Bundle For Japan

It's all kinds of expensive

This week, Capcom revealed that it is set to release a revamped version of the previously "3DS exclusive" Resident Evil Revelations - Biohazard Revelations in Japan - this year for the Wii U. The company is currently putting together a flashy bundle for gamers in Japan - with a flashy price tag to match. Feast your...

News: Prepare To Be Jealous At This Amazing Nintendo Collection

Prepare To Be Jealous At This Amazing Nintendo Collection

Japanese collector Isao Yamazaki shows off his stunning haul

As we move towards a totally digital age, the attraction of collecting physical gaming media is going to become even more unusual - pretty soon, there will be kids who don't understand the concept of actually buying a physical cartridge. Thankfully, so long as people like Isao Yamazaki...