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Here’s The 50 Best Selling Video Games In Japan During 2013

Wondering which video games the Japanese bought the most of last year? Well we now know, thanks to Media Create. The chart tracking firm has published the best-selling games in Japan during 2013 and as you might expect there’s plenty of Nintendo related titles on the impressive list. Here’s the top 50 best-sellers in Japan last year.

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 3.110.240 – 3.110.240
  2. [3DS] Pokemon X # (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 1.967.479 – 1.967.479
  3. [3DS] Pokemon Y # (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 1.759.117 – 1.759.117
  4. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 1.628.044 – 3.597.999
  5. [3DS] Tomodachi Life # (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 1.612.037 – 1.612.037
  6. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Fighters of Eden (Square Enix) {2013.02.07} (¥6.090) – 1.237.825 – 1.237.825
  7. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) – 1.005.658 – 1.005.658
  8. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 1.003.188 – 1.003.188
  9. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) – 649.091 – 649.091
  10. [PS3] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.29} (¥7.980) – 483.378 – 483.378
  11. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 459.556 – 2.203.347
  12. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance # (Konami) {2013.02.21} (¥6.980) – 424.743 – 424.743
  13. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.20} (¥8.190) – 414.017 – 414.017
  14. [3DS] Disney Magic World # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 399.173 – 399.173
  15. [PS3] Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix) {2013.11.21} (¥7.770) – 396.635 – 396.635
  16. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985) – 392.087 – 392.087
  17. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team # (Nintendo) {2013.07.18} (¥4.800) – 387.579 – 387.579
  18. [PSV] God Eater 2 # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980) – 371.027 – 371.027
  19. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (Capcom) {2013.07.25} (¥5.990) – 357.666 – 357.666
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 317.939 – 2.226.905
  21. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8 # (Koei Tecmo) {2013.02.28} (¥7.560) – 317.822 – 317.822
  22. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo) {2013.06.13} (¥4.800) – 309.526 – 309.526
  23. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition # (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥5.040) – 288.435 – 610.394
  24. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.02.28} (¥5.800) – 276.349 – 276.349
  25. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 276.302 – 276.302
  26. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.12.05} (¥6.980) – 275.687 – 275.687
  27.  [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 (Konami) {2013.11.14} (¥7.980) – 269.730 – 269.730
  28. [PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts – Subtitled Edition (Square Enix) {2013.11.14} (¥7.980) – 264.566 – 264.566
  29. [PS3] Gundam Breaker (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.06.27} (¥7.980) – 264.452 – 264.452
  30. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV # (Atlus) {2013.05.23} (¥6.980) – 257.901 – 257.901
  31. [PS3] Earth Defense Force 2025 (D3 Publisher) {2013.07.04} (¥6.980) – 255.673 – 255.673
  32.  [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Real Reborn # (Square Enix) {2013.08.27} (¥3.300) – 244.379 – 244.379
  33. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (Level 5) {2013.02.28} (¥5.500) – 243.064 – 243.064
  34. 034. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) # (Capcom) {2012.11.15} (¥3.800) – 239.788 – 363.383
  35. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.12} (¥5.040) – 238.662 – 579.195
  36. [PSV] Toukiden: The Age of Demons # (Koei Tecmo) {2013.06.27} (¥6.090) – 233.264 – 233.264
  37.  [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2013.03.14} (¥6.980) – 229.604 – 229.604
  38.  [3DS] Run For Money Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) – 225.949 – 563.422
  39.  [PSP] Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.14} (¥6.280) – 224.662 – 224.662
  40. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds # (Nintendo) {2013.12.26} (¥4.800) – 224.143 – 224.143
  41. [PS3] The Last of Us <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.06.20} (¥5.980) – 222.328 – 222.328
  42. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 (Konami) {2013.10.24} (¥3.980) – 215.248 – 215.248
  43. [WIU] Pikmin 3 (Nintendo) {2013.07.13} (¥5.985) – 212.311 – 212.311
  44. [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom) {2013.04.25} (¥4.990) – 203.180 – 203.180
  45. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥5.985) – 197.776 – 567.167
  46. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.980) – 193.181 – 193.181
  47. [PSP] God Eater 2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980) – 193.025 – 193.025
  48. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 (Konami) {2013.03.20} (¥3.980) – 191.063 – 191.063
  49. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.03.07} (¥5.980) – 190.546 – 190.546
  50. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo) {2012.12.06} (¥4.800) – 189.443 – 591.576

Thanks, Jacob B

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Ubisoft Unveils New Just Dance 2015 Tracks At Gamescom

Ubisoft has revealed a bunch of new tracks for Just Dance 2015 at this year’s Gamescom. For those who love to boogie, strut their stuff, or make a complete fool of themselves just for a few laughs, the eight new tracks announced for the upcoming multi-platform game will certainly help you burn off that extra Oreo or ginger biscuit your gut tucked away at lunch.

Launching on October 21 for North America, October 23 for Europe, and October 24 for UK on the Wii and Wii U, Just Dance 2015 will include a vast number of tracks, including the following ones announced at the games convention held in Germany:

• “4×4” by Miley Cyrus
• “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
• “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias Ft. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
• “Best Song Ever” by One Direction
• “Built For This” by Becky G
• “Love Is All” by The Sunlight Shakers
• “Macarena” by The Girly Team
• “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” by Dead Or Alive

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Buy Skylanders Trap Team On Wii And Get A Code For Wii U Version For Free

Activision announced earlier this week that if you’re thinking of purchasing Skylanders Trap Team on the Wii then you’re eligible to get a free download code for Skylanders Trap Team on the Wii U. The Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack launches in the US on October 5th.

Thanks, Justin and Christopher

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Sony Says It’s Targeting Wii Owners That Didn’t Upgrade To Wii U With PlayStation 4

Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House has said that the company is currently targeting Wii owners that didn’t purchase the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 3. House says that they have already managed to grab some of the former Wii consumers that never upgraded, but they still have a way to go.

“Our big opportunity is to welcome back an audience much earlier in the lifecycle that possibly bought into the Wii previously,.”

“Whether it’s based on this is a really good all-round entertainment device for a family in addition to having great games, our consumer data suggests some of those people are already coming in now and that’s what’s contributing to the really great sales we’ve had.”

“And anecdotally I’ve had people who were the Wii generation and who are back in the consideration set. It’s certainly something I hear about.”

Thanks, Anubis

 

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Retro City Rampage Sadly Flopped On WiiWare, Developer Gives Update

The developer behind Retro City Rampage has taken to Facebook to explain to fans that the WiiWare version of the game didn’t do as well as expected. The developer says that the game is still 750 units from hitting the WiiWare sales threshold in North America. Developers must reach the threshold within the first two years, or the developer won’t see a penny. Here’s what the developer had to say.

“Thanks everyone for the support and making Retro City Rampage such a huge success!”

“Unfortunately, the WiiWare version hasn’t done so well. While I knew the odds of releasing on this platform were stacked against me, it was a labor of love and I did it to keep my word, and for the fans. The challenge though, is that it hasn’t made a cent in revenue yet, due to the WiiWare sales threshold. WiiWare games must sell a minimum number of units for the developer to be paid, and sadly, too few gamers buy WiiWare games.”

“Retro City Rampage for WiiWare is still 750 units from hitting the WiiWare sales threshold in North America (850 in EU). The threshold must be hit within the first two years, or the developer won’t see a penny, and at the current rate, it won’t reach it.”

“Especially if you downloaded a .wad and enjoyed the game, please consider buying a copy on WiiWare. Remember, you can grab it on both the Wii and Wii U (in Wii mode) via the Wii Shopping Channel.”

Thanks, WiiUMasterRace

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Mario Strikers Charged Featured In Latest Nintendo Minute Episode

To coincide with the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup, the latest Nintendo Minute episode puts a spotlight on Mario Strikers Charged. Developed by Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon studio Next Level Games, the sports title was released in 2007 for Wii. A sequel to the Nintendo GameCube hit Super Mario Strikers, the game features a multiplayer mode where up to four players can battle locally. Mario Strikers Charged is available in stores for $19.99, as part of the Nintendo Selects collection.

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Philips Wins Patent Case Against Nintendo In UK

Philips Electronics has announced today that it has won a case against Nintendo in the United Kingdom. The lawsuit is part of four against the Japanese company. Philips says that the patent is related to motion and gesture tracking systems used in the Wii. Philips has filed lawsuits against Nintendo Germany, France and the United States. It’s unknown how much money Philips were entitled to.

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Nintendo Wins Court Case Against Patent Troll Involving Wii Console

Nintendo has claimed another court case victory against patent infringement relating to Nintendo’s last-generation home system, Nintendo Wii. The company issued the following press release today:

A federal appeals court on June 13 confirmed that a patent asserted against Nintendo by Triton Tech of Texas, LLC is invalid. In a lawsuit filed in 2010, Triton alleged that Nintendo’s Wii Remote controller infringed one of Triton’s patents: U.S. Patent No. 5,181,181. Judge Richard A. Jones of the Seattle district court previously dismissed the lawsuit after finding that the patent did not adequately describe a complete invention, and was therefore invalid. The June 13 federal appeals court ruling upheld that previous dismissal. Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel Richard Medway said the following:

“We are very pleased with this result. Nintendo has a long tradition of developing unique and innovative products, while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. Nintendo continues to aggressively defend itself against patent trolls. After many years of litigation, the decision today reflects an appropriate resolution of this case.”

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FIFA 15 Coming To Wii And 3DS, But Skipping Wii U Again

wii_fifa_15EA has confirmed FIFA 15 will be coming to all platforms bar from Nintendo’s home console the Wii U. In a press release, the publisher has listed a worldwide September release for the upcoming football title on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, while a stripped-down version will arrive for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, as well as 3DS and Vita handheld systems.

By all accounts, EA will release the Vita, Wii and 3DS versions under a “Legacy Edition”, similar to FIFA 14’s release last year. But whether or not these versions will just receive an updated kit roster or more remains to be seen. FIFA 13 was the last in the franchise to arrive on Wii U, but performed poorly in sales leading to FIFA 14’s cancellation on the platform.

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GameStop Now Offering $50 Credit Towards Wii U When Trading In The Wii

GameStop have produced a new incentive for those of you that have yet to upgrade from the original Wii to the Wii U. The US-based company is offering $50 credit towards a Wii U if you trade in your old Wii console. It’s not a huge amount, but if you’ve yet to make the plunge then now could be the time to do so.

Thanks, David