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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...

News: 3DS Maintains Dominance of the Japanese Charts

3DS Maintains Dominance of the Japanese Charts

Wii U slips just behind PlayStation 3

The latest round of sales results from Japan, covering the period from 7th to 13th January, give us an early indication of sales levels in the region after the boosted business of the Holiday season. They tell a mixed tale, with 3DS still ruling the roost and Wii U scrapping it out within the main pack. In...

News: Nintendo Maintains Momentum and Dominance in Japanese Charts

Nintendo Maintains Momentum and Dominance in Japanese Charts

3DS still comfortably out-performing Wii U

It's a New Year, but the same old story in the Japanese hardware and software charts. In recent times it's not been a question of how dominant Nintendo (particularly 3DS) is, but the extent to which it's outperforming rival systems. The most recent results (covering the first week of the New Year)...

News: 3DS RPG Fantasy Life Already Sold Out In Japan

3DS RPG Fantasy Life Already Sold Out In Japan

Hopes of a Western release boosted

Level 5 has a few 3DS games out in Japan that are yet to be confirmed for Western release. Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney has been out since the end of November and just before the New Year the ultra-cute Fantasy Life was made available in both physical and digital form. Fantasy Life is actually developed by...

News: 3DS Surpasses 10 Million Sales in Japan

3DS Surpasses 10 Million Sales in Japan

It keeps on rolling

While worldwide performance and firm figures are either hard to find or occasionally shown to be modest, one thing is certain — the 3DS is emerging as a major sales success in Japan. Perhaps due to the power of franchises — Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been a monster hit — the handheld's performance is such that it's...

News: New Pokémon Nintendo Direct Appearing On 8th January

New Pokémon Nintendo Direct Appearing On 8th January

Pokéballs on the ready

Last weekend we reported that Game Freak had promised new Pokémon information on the 8th January. Looks like the big announcement is set to be released, as both Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of America have revealed via Twitter that a special Nintendo Direct focusing on Pokémon news will be hosted by Nintendo President...

Hardware Classics: Game Boy Micro Famicom Edition

Game Boy Micro Famicom Edition

Micro Marvel

For more than a decade, the name "Game Boy" was as synonymous with handheld gaming as "iPod" is with portable music playback today. Following the launch of the original monochrome Game Boy console in the late '80s, Nintendo ruled the market with total dominance thanks to an incredibly popular line of million-selling systems. When the...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Has Been Downloaded Half A Million Times In Japan

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Has Been Downloaded Half A Million Times In Japan

Iwata reveals that smartphones have played a huge part in the game's success

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has become something of a smash hit in its native Japan; as of December, it has sold 2 million copies, becoming one of the most popular 3DS games yet and illustrating just how massive Nintendo's console is in the far east. Download sales haven't...

News: Streets Of Rage 4 Almost Happened, But Sega Decided Otherwise

Streets Of Rage 4 Almost Happened, But Sega Decided Otherwise

Series composer spills the beans

Sega's Streets of Rage franchise - known in Japan as Bare Knuckle - is arguably one of the most beloved 16-bit series of all time. It's not just popular with Sega fans, either; the legendary second outing is seen by many retro experts as the finest side-scrolling fighter ever conceived. Amazingly, the franchise...

News: Wii U Version Of Need For Speed: Most Wanted Will Feature Off-Screen Play

Wii U Version Of Need For Speed: Most Wanted Will Feature Off-Screen Play

Japanese release date confirmed as 14th March

We know that Need For Speed: Most Wanted is coming to the Wii U in 2013, but up until recently there was no solid indication of when that would be. That's now changed as EA Japan has listed the release date as 14th March in that region - presumably North American and European dates will follow shortly...

News: Project X Zone Suffers Massive Price Drop In Japan

Project X Zone Suffers Massive Price Drop In Japan

3DS tactical role-player discounted by 85%

Namco Bandai's cross-over RPG Project X Zone has seen its price slashed by an incredible 85% by one Japanese retailer in what appears to be an effort to shift unsold stock. To make matters even more embarrassing, it would appear that the version of the game being discounted is the first-print limited...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Hits 2 Million Sales In Japan

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Hits 2 Million Sales In Japan

Not even Mario or Monster Hunter could win the race

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been doing extremely well in Japan since its release at the beginning of November this year. A couple of days after hitting stores the game had sold out across Japan, leaving many fans disappointed who never managed to grab a physical copy. Not long before the month...

News: 3DS Continues To Dominate Sales In Japan

3DS Continues To Dominate Sales In Japan

Not even Wii U can stop it

Last week Wii U launched in Japan and clocked up some impressive sales, so impressive that it even outsold the 3DS, which has been dominating hardware sales in Japan for a sustained period and outselling the competition by 2.5 times. However, the Wii U wasn't on top for long as this week the 3DS came back with a...

News: Capcom's Projections Tumble As Monster Hunter 4 Is Delayed In Japan

Capcom's Projections Tumble As Monster Hunter 4 Is Delayed In Japan

3DS smash hit now set for summer debut

Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter 4 will miss its March 2013 release date in Japan. The company has revealed that the eagerly-awaited game will be pushed to a vague summer launch, and added that the delay was "based on the decision that further quality enhancements are needed in order to meet the...