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Top 25 Best-Selling Games In Japan During 2013

Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has published the top 25 best-selling video game in Japan during 2013. As you would expect, the majority of the games were on the immensely popular Nintendo 3DS, but there’s a few PlayStation 3 titles nestled in there. Interestingly the eighth best-selling game of 2013 in Japan was Rockstar’s acclaimed Grand Theft Auto V.

01. [3DS] Pokémon X / Y # <RPG> (Pokémon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) {2013.10.12} – 3.976.829
02. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 3.293.312
03. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 1.730.182 / 4.017.159
04. [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 1.580.067
05. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Fighters of Eden <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.02.07} (¥6.090) – 1.227.377
06. [3DS] PazuDora Z: Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) – 1.005.697
07. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 982.737
08. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) – 605.882
09. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥5.985) – 584.479 / 965.794
10. [WIU] Wii Party U # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.10.31} (¥4.935) – 518.766
11. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance # <ACT> (Konami) {2013.02.21} (¥6.980) – 470.597
12. [PS3] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.29} (¥7.980) – 468.652
13. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 445.241 / 2.225.734
14. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 427.070
15. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985) – 410.041
16. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.20} (¥8.190) – 406.324
17. [PS3] Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.11.21} (¥7.770) – 404.147
18. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2013.07.18} (¥4.800) – 392.372
19. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.02.28} (¥7.560) – 354.980
20. [PSV] God Eater 2 # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980) – 354.498
21. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies <ADV> (Capcom) {2013.07.25} (¥5.990) – 353.211
22. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥5.040) – 323.439 / 632.123
23. [3DS] Youkai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 286.453
24. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 # <RCE> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.12.05} (¥6.980) – 282.686
25. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.02.28} (¥5.800) – 282.561

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Nintendo 3DS Was The Best-Selling Games Device In UK During 2013

The latest edition of MCV magazine has revealed that the Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling games device in the United Kingdom during 2013. The Nintendo 3DS and the 2DS enjoyed plenty of big releases in 2013 including Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. The Nintendo 3DS has sold two million units in the United Kingdom since launching in 2011.

“However, PS4 wasn’t the best-selling games device of 2013. That title belongs to the 3DS, which enjoyed strong sales thanks to a number of big releases and the launch of the 2DS.”

Thanks, Christopher

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Metacritic: Platforms With The Most Number Of High Rated Games In 2013

Online review aggregation site Metacritic has listed the platforms with the highest rated games of 2013  (75+) and put them in a nice and tidy list. The results are surprising, with Apple’s iOS taking the top spot followed by the PC. Interestingly, the PlayStation Vita has more top rated games than the Nintendo 3DS, according to Metacritic. You can see the results below.

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Kotaku Lists Wii U As One Of The Biggest Disappointments Of 2013

Popular online gaming site Kotaku has listed what it calls the biggest disappointments of 2013.  The publication says that Nintendo failed to deliver the must have titles in the first year to dissuade people from purchasing the more powerful Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Even after a year Kotaku says that it still doesn’t think Wii U is a must have console for gamers. Here’s what they had to say.

Nintendo has always had a tricky challenge on its hands with the Wii U. They had a one-year head-start on Sony and Microsoft, one year to come out with some amazing, must-have exclusive games that would make people choose to get a Wii U over the looming PS4 and Xbox One duo. Suffice to say, Nintendo didn’t really manage to do that. While there are more good games for the system than ever, even after a year we don’t really think the Wii U is a must-own. And now, with the more-powerful PS4 and Xbox One dominating the next-gen discussion, Nintendo will have an even tougher time breaking through.

Thanks, Adarazz

Here’s A Video Showing Third-Party Games Coming This Year To Nintendo Platforms

Nintendo has released a video showing the third-party games coming this year to Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Among the third-party games that will be released on Wii U in 2013 are several games from Ubisoft, including Watch_Dogs, Rayman Legends, Just Dance 2014 and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Watch the above video to find out which other third-party games will launch on Nintendo platforms.

Here’s The Wii U Release Schedule In Japan

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Below is a list of games that are scheduled to arrive this year on the Wii U in Japan. Some of the games listed – like Rabbids Land and LEGO City Undercover – have been available for purchase in the West for a while, though the country will be receiving a number of Wii U titles before other regions. There will be more Wii U games announced during E3 week next month, including a new 3D Mario and Mario Kart, which are rumored to be launching this year.

June 6
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Rabbids Land

June 19
New Super Luigi U (DLC)

June 27
F1 Race Stars Powered Up Edition

July 13
New Super Luigi U (disc)
Pikmin 3

July 18
Sniper Elite V2

July 25
Lego City Undercover

August 8
Yakuza 1&2 HD for Wii U

August 24
The Wonderful 101

Summer
Wii Party (new title)
Wii Fit U

Fall
Sonic Lost World
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Nintendo Will Still Be At E3 2013

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Last night, Nintendo announced that, unlike previous years, it will not be hosting a traditional press conference at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). However, Nintendo will still be a part of the upcoming expo, in which it plans to hold smaller events and showcase its new video games. To avoid confusion, via its official Twitter account, E3 confirmed that Nintendo will indeed be at E3 2013.

Pokemon Company Says Next Twelve Months Will Be Biggest In Pokemon History

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The Pokemon Company has revealed to MCV that the next twelve months will be among the biggest in Pokemon history. The Pokemon Company is planning to launch a number of new Pokemon related titles, a new TV series, events, a film and new toys throughout 2013. the Pokemon Company will then release the long-awaited Pokemon X and Pokemon Y for the Nintendo 3DS, which is the first ever worldwide release of a major Pokemon game.

“Undoubtedly 2013 is a key year for us to grow and usher in a new era for Pokémon with Pokémon X and Pokémon Y and the introduction of new characters as the launch platform.”

“We believe these games will appeal to all generations both veterans and newcomers to Pokémon.”

- The Pokémon Company International’s marketing director Anthony Cornish

Luigi’s Mansion 2 Developer: “We Found Out About The Year Of Luigi At The Same Time You Did”

luigi's_mansion_dark_moon_toadDeveloped by Next Level Games, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, also known as Luigi’s Mansion 2, launches next week exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Interestingly, the upcoming game’s producer, Ken Yeeloy, claims that he and his team at Next Level Games didn’t hear about the “Year of Luigi” until the Nintendo Direct online presentation in February, which was when Nintendo announced to the public that 2013 belongs to Mario’s green-garbed brother.

“We found out about the Year of Luigi at the same time you did. We woke up that morning and found out through the [Nintendo direct] video!”

-Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon Producer Ken Yeeloy

Wii U Software Sold Worse Than PlayStation Vita Software During January In UK

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New figures have come to light that show that Wii U software sales during January were worse than PlayStation Vita software sales. The Wii U only managed to sell 34,000 games (this includes bundled Nintendo Land), while the PlayStation Vita sold 46,000 software units. The Xbox 360 sold the most software in the UK, with 810,000 sold. The PlayStation 3 followed closely behind with 545,000 pieces of software sold. The Nintendo 3DS sold less software than Wii and Nintendo DS in January. Here’s the figures.

  • Xbox 360: 810K
  • PlayStation 3: 545K
  • PC: 228K
  • Wii: 182K
  • Nintendo DS: 139K
  • Nintendo 3DS: 112K
  • PlayStation Vita: 46K
  • Wii U: 34K
  • PSP: 13K
  • PlayStation 2: 2K