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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...

Video: These Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Trailers Will Have You Bopping In Your Seat

These Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Trailers Will Have You Bopping In Your Seat

The haircuts are pretty rad, too

Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus launches in Japan on June 11th, and Nintendo has released a couple of new trailers which show off two of the title's mini-games. The trailers are as infectious as the game itself, and if you're anything like us then you'll be bopping along to the music despite the fact that you're...

News: Be As Stunning As A Squid With This Fashionable Splatoon Attire In Girls Mode 3

Be As Stunning As A Squid With This Fashionable Splatoon Attire In Girls Mode 3

Fabulous, inkling!

It appears the latest entry in the Girls Mode series (known locally as Style Savvy or New Style Boutique depending on where you live) will be borrowing outfits from the fashionably streetwise inklings featured in Splatoon. With a large list of clothing and accessories already available in Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code, this latest...

News: Pearl White Is The Latest New Nintendo 3DS XL Colour, Arrives In Japan On 11th June

Pearl White Is The Latest New Nintendo 3DS XL Colour, Arrives In Japan On 11th June

Launches alongside Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus

Nintendo has revealed a Pearl White New 3DS XL will be released in Japan on 11th June alongside the launch of the latest entry in the Rhythm Heaven series, Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus. Pearl White joins the existing New 3DS XL colours Metallic Blue and Metallic Black. Let us know in the...

News: Dragon Quest VIII Won't Support The 3DS Console's Autostereoscopic Display

Dragon Quest VIII Won't Support The 3DS Console's Autostereoscopic Display

An adventure in two dimensions

Square Enix made a lot of Dragon Quest fans happy - Japanese ones, at least - when it confirmed that it would be bringing the eighth game in the series to the Nintendo 3DS. However, there's a bit of bad news to report - the forthcoming RPG won't include autostereoscopic 3D support. We can only assume this move has...

News: Dark Half Is A Twisted SNES JRPG From The Makers Of Wonder Boy, And It Now Has An English Translation

Dark Half Is A Twisted SNES JRPG From The Makers Of Wonder Boy, And It Now Has An English Translation

Another Japan-only release gets localised

When you say Westone, you think Wonder Boy. The recently-defunct Japanese studio created a series of amazing action-RPG titles for Sega which have since become legendary slices of retro gaming, but outside of that particular franchise the company's work is somewhat less well known - at least in the West...

Video: This New PoPoLoCrois: Harvest Moon Trailer Will Scratch Your Fantasy Life Itch

This New PoPoLoCrois: Harvest Moon Trailer Will Scratch Your Fantasy Life Itch

Who needs Fantasy Life 2 anyway?

PoPoLoCrois: Harvest Moon is a mash-up of two famous Japanese RPGs and is coming to Japanese Nintendo 3DS systems on June 18th. Another trailer has just been released in Japan which shows off some gameplay footage, as well as some charming animated sequences. While the Harvest Moon series needs no introduction, the...

News: The Most Recent Media Create Japanese Charts Brought the Lowest Sales Since 2001

The Most Recent Media Create Japanese Charts Brought the Lowest Sales Since 2001

Tough times

The Media Create Japanese chart results for this week were particularly bad, with lousy software numbers and falling hardware sales. Nintendo had enjoyed a strong few weeks in terms of units sold and number of games in the top 20, yet the overall numbers were so low this time that little cheer could be taken; the fresh release from...

News: Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Fails to Chart in Week of Poor Sales in Japan

Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Fails to Chart in Week of Poor Sales in Japan

Xenoblade Chronicles X clears 100,000 sales

In recent weeks there have been some decent game and hardware sales in Japan, so a tumble was always on the agenda. Even with that in mind, it's nevertheless been a rather lousy week of sales for Japanese retailers according to the latest Media Create results. Kicking off with the software charts, Final...