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News: Fire Emblem Fates Leads Japanese Charts Alongside Rhythm Heaven and Splatoon

Fire Emblem Fates Leads Japanese Charts Alongside Rhythm Heaven and Splatoon

3DS still dominates in hardware, too

With another passing week we have the latest Media Create charts out of Japan, and the focus this time is on momentum and solid sellers, with no major new releases arriving to shake up the results. From Nintendo's perspective the news is positive, with its releases showing decent numbers and hardware holding...

News: Sega Sorry That It "Betrayed" Fans, Hopes To Win You Back With A New Game Announcement This September

Sega Sorry That It "Betrayed" Fans, Hopes To Win You Back With A New Game Announcement This September

"We've lost trust, and we were left with nothing but reputation"

SEGA CEO and president Hajime Satomi and said sorry to loyal fans of the company after admitting that their trust had been "betrayed" in recent years. Speaking to Japanese publication Famitsu, Satomi held his hands up and acknowledged Sega's failings over the past decade: We did our...

News: ​Fire Emblem Fates Birthright Edition Is The Popular Choice In Japan

​Fire Emblem Fates Birthright Edition Is The Popular Choice In Japan

Which path would you choose?

We know Fire Emblem Fates will be released in Europe and North America sometime in 2016, but that doesn't stop us from enjoying the action in Japan, where the game is already available. Fire Emblem: If - as it is known in Japan – has sold incredibly well, with the Special Edition Bundle being so much in demand that a...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Storms to Number One in Japan

Fire Emblem Fates Storms to Number One in Japan

Beats equivalent launch sales of Awakening

The Japanese Media Create charts have brought positive news for Nintendo of late, and that continues this week with the arrival of the latest blockbuster from Intelligent Systems. Fire Emblem Fates - known as Fire Emblem: If in Japan - has launched in Nintendo's homeland and performed rather well. There...

News: Disney Magical World 2 Is Happening, Folks

Disney Magical World 2 Is Happening, Folks

Happy happy, joy joy

Bandai Namco has confirmed that Disney Magical World is getting a sequel on the Nintendo 3DS. The game - which is known as Disney Magical Castle 2: My Happy Life in Japan - will get its full reveal on July 6th, via the official Japanese website. For the time being, you'll have to make do with the infectiously jolly teaser...

Video: Avert Your Eyes, This Japanese Animal Crossing Commercial Features Shameful Groping

Avert Your Eyes, This Japanese Animal Crossing Commercial Features Shameful Groping

Poor Tom Nook

Nintendo is pretty unique in the video game industry because unlike Sony and Microsoft, it actually spends money reminding people that some of its evergreen hits are still on sale. Take this latest Japanese commercial for Animal Crossing: New Leaf - a game that originally launched in that region in 2012 - featuring pop star Kyary...

News: Japan Is Getting A Pokémon Periodical Aimed At Adults

Japan Is Getting A Pokémon Periodical Aimed At Adults

Living the Pokémon Life

Pokémon has been around for almost two decades now, and has fans of all ages. It's insanely popular with kids but those who grew up with Pikachu and company still buy the games, invest in the merchandise and generally continue to hold a candle for the brand - despite its often shady history. It would seem that The Pokémon...

Video: New Nintendo Game Seminar Titles Make Début Ahead of Japanese Wii U eShop Releases

New Nintendo Game Seminar Titles Make Début Ahead of Japanese Wii U eShop Releases

Developed in Unity to utilise the GamePad

Last year we reported on the Nintendo Game Seminar event in Japan - open to University Students in the Tokyo metropolitan or Kansai region, those lucky enough to be included received support and advice from Nintendo in creating simple gaming experiences. The challenge, from August 2014 to March 2015, was to...

News: Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Tops Japanese Charts as 3DS and Wii U Lead in Hardware

Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Tops Japanese Charts as 3DS and Wii U Lead in Hardware

Splatoon also performing well

The Media Create charts have rolled around once again, having brought some positive news for Nintendo in recent times; pleasingly, that trend continues. To start with software we have two 3DS games and a Wii U title leading the way - Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus is top (maybe thanks to its awesome commercials?) on...

News: New Nintendo 3DS XL Back On Top In Japan As Wii U Leads Home Console Sales

New Nintendo 3DS XL Back On Top In Japan As Wii U Leads Home Console Sales

Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ makes debut in first place with over 150,000 sold

The latest Media Create Japanese sales charts are in, and it's good news for Nintendo as its games and hardware have risen to the top of the pile. Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ made its debut at number one with 157,591 copies sold between the 8th and 14th of June. This robust...

News: Splatoon is Still Number One in Japan as Wii U Sales Increase Again

Splatoon is Still Number One in Japan as Wii U Sales Increase Again

The momentum Wii U needs?

The Japanese Media Create chart results are in, and much focus has been on Splatoon and Wii U; after an excellent début for the shooter, it's momentum has been key. The numbers that have come through seem rather positive, too, especially for a new IP. In its second week the Wii U exclusive sold 68,913 copies in Japan,...

Video: Feast Your Eyeballs on Extended Footage of Fire Emblem If

Feast Your Eyeballs on Extended Footage of Fire Emblem If

Plus quirky Splatoon and Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus vids

Though we're looking at a 2016 release in the West, Fire Emblem If is all set to arrive in Japan on 25th June, shaking up the standard formula with two separate releases - and a third storyline available as DLC. It'll likely have all of the strategy gameplay we can handle. With the...

News: Splatoon Practically Sold Out at Launch in Japan, With Over 100,000 amiibo Also Sold

Splatoon Practically Sold Out at Launch in Japan, With Over 100,000 amiibo Also Sold

It's popular, then

Since release there's been a strong sense that Splatoon has been a hit launch on Wii U, and evidence is starting to support that assumption. There'd been social media chatter of stock being low in Japan, for example, and earlier this week it emerged that it'd stormed to top spot in the Japanese charts. We now have a clearer...

News: ​Fresh Monster Hunter X (Cross) Details Emerge From Japan

​Fresh Monster Hunter X (Cross) Details Emerge From Japan

Beastly bonus

This week Japanese publication Famitsu has some more details on Capcom's freshly-revealed 3DS title Monster Hunter X (Cross) - which is said to be 60 percent complete and will launch in Japan in Winter 2015. We have a host of new info, starting with the return of the Felynes - obviously the Monster Hunter series would not be complete...

Video: The World is a Better Place Thanks to These Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Commercials

The World is a Better Place Thanks to These Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Commercials

We defy anyone to not find these entertaining

Not so long ago we shared some Japanese commercials for Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus on 3DS, which has 100 rhythmic mini-games - 30 are all new and 70 are taken from previous entries. Known as the Rhythm Heaven series in the West, it's a franchise that some of your humble Nintendo Life writers...

News: Splatoon Storms to Top Spot in Japanese Charts With Six Figure Sales

Splatoon Storms to Top Spot in Japanese Charts With Six Figure Sales

Wii U sales more than double to lead hardware chart

It's that time of the week, once again, for Media Create Japanese chart results, and there are some strong sales for the latest Wii U exclusive, matching up to chatter that stock had been scarce due to demand; Wii U hardware sales jumped, too. We're referring, of course, to Splatoon, the colourful...

Matters Of Import: Fire Emblem (Sort Of) Exists On The Sony PlayStation

Fire Emblem (Sort Of) Exists On The Sony PlayStation

A look at Shouzou Kaga's forgotten classic

For various reasons we now live in an era where developers breaking away from their parent companies to make similar-but-different pseudo-sequels to dormant, dead, or defiled game series is now a relatively commonplace occurrence, with Koji Igarashi's Castlevania successor Bloodstained being the latest to...

News: Monster Hunter X (Cross) Confirmed for Japanese Release

Monster Hunter X (Cross) Confirmed for Japanese Release

Monster Hunter fabulous

Although the dust has only just settled for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Capcom has wasted absolutely no time in announcing the newest game in the series, Monster Hunter X (Cross). Taking inspiration from the arguably more dramatic Frontier series, this game seems to build heavily upon the engine and assets found in Monster...