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Here’s Japan’s Most Wanted Games This Week

Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has published its readers most wanted games this week. Interestingly Mario Kart 8 has risen in the charts and is now sitting firmly in second position. However, the number one game this week is Final Fantasy XV for the PlayStation 4. Here’s the most wanted games in Japan this week.

  • 01/03. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix, TBA) – 663 votes
  • 02/04. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 649 votes
  • 03/01. [PS3] Persona 5 (Atlus, Winter 2014) – 634 votes
  • 04/13. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, TBA) – 429 votes
  • 05/02. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/14) – 405 votes
  • 06/05. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, Fall 2014) – 395 votes
  • 07/06. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix, TBA) – 382 votes
  • 08/07. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, 06/05/14) – 347 votes
  • 09/15. [PS3] Dark Souls II (03/13/14) – 284 votes
  • 10/11. [3DS] New Love Plus+ (Konami, 03/27/14) – 270 votes
  • 11/12. [3DS] Bravely Second (Square Enix, TBA) – 263 votes
  • 12/08. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria (Namco Bandai, TBA) – 257 votes
  • 13/09. [PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 2014) – 253 votes
  • 14/10. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku-Hen (Namco Bandai, 04/10/14) – 252 votes
  • 15/18. [PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 2014) – 239 votes
  • 16/14. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Tecmo Koei, 2014) – 225 votes
  • 17/30. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square Enix 04/24/14) – 189 votes
  • 18/20.[3DS] Game Center CX 3-Chome no Arino (Namco Bandai, 03/20/14) – 184 votes
  • 19/21. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 2014) – 183 votes
  • 20/16. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 2014) – 178 votes
  • 21/24. [PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 2014) – 177 votes
  • 22/19. [PS3] The Last Remnant (Square Enix, movedtomobile) – 170 votes
  • 23/22. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, Summer 2014) – 146 votes
  • 24/—. [PSV] Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd (Sega, 03/27/14) – 135 votes
  • 25/17. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (Marvelous AQL, 08/07/14) – 125 votes
  • 26/— [PS3] The Last Guardian (SCEJ, TBA) – 124 votes
  • 27/29. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami, TBA) – 117 votes
  • 28/—. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, TBA) – 103 votes
  • 29/28. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku-Hen (Namco Bandai, 04/10/14) – 99 votes
  • 30/—. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One For All (Namco Bandai, 05/15/14) – 98 votes

Thanks, Simply G

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Here’s The Most Wanted Games In Japan

Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has revealed exactly which titles gamers are looking forward to the most in Japan this week. The long-awaited Mario Kart 8 is sitting pretty in second position and Hyrule Warriors has climbed to number nine. You can see the top twenty most wanted games in Japan, below.

  • 01/01. [PS3] Persona 5 (Atlus, Winter 2014) – 562 votes
  • 02/03. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 549 votes
  • 03/02. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix, TBA) – 470 votes
  • 04/04. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/14) – 371 votes
  • 05/05. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix, TBA) – 272 votes
  • 06/15. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, TBA) – 257 votes
  • 07/06. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, 06/05/14) – 244 votes
  • 08/08. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku-Hen (Namco Bandai, 04/10/14) – 242 votes
  • 09/16. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Nintendo, 2014) – 236 votes
  • 10/09. [PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 2014) – 228 votes
  • 11/27. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, Fall 2014) – 215 votes
  • 12/07. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria (Namco Bandai, TBA) – 205 votes
  • 13/12. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 2014) – 184 votes
  • 14/24. [3DS] New Love Plus+ (Konami, 03/27/14) – 183 votes
  • 15/28. [3DS] Game Center CX 3-Chome no Arino (Namco Banai, 03/20/14) – 175 votes
  • 16/10. [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin (Sega, 02/22/14) – 173 votes
  • 17/11. [PS3] Dark Souls II (From Software, 03/13/14) – 172 votes
  • 18/17. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, Summer 2014) – 171 votes
  • 19/19. [PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 2014) – 167 votes
  • 20/22. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 2014) – 166 votes

Thanks, Retrogaminglord

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Japan: Famitsu’s Readers Most Wanted Video Games

Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has revealed its readers most wanted games in the latest edition. Scoring high is Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U, but it’s the only Wii U title to appear in the list. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS slides in at 17, but the game’s Wii U counterpart doesn’t even get a mention – a strange occurrence given Nintendo’s home console has had larger success in Japan. There are a fair few 3DS titles in amongst the Sony circle though, including Puyo Puyo Tetris and the latest Harvest Moon title. You can check out the full top 20 below.

  1.  [PS4] Final Fantasy XV
  2. [PS3] Persona 5
  3. [PS3] Sengoku Musou 4 (Samurai Warriors 4)
  4. [PS3]Sengoku Basara 4
  5. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8
  7. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key
  8. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
  9. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  10. [PS3] Psycho Break (The Evil Within)
  11. [PS Vita] Freedom Wars
  12. [PS3] Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin (Yakuza: Ishin)
  13. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Linking the New World
  14. [PS3] Dark Souls II
  15. [3DS] Puyo Puyo Tetris
  16. [PS4] Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin (Yakuza: Ishin)
  17. [3DS] Super Smash Bros.
  18. [3DS] Toshin Toshi
  19. [PS4] Psycho Break (The Evil Within)
  20. {PS4] Watch Dogs
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Nine Of The 10 Most Popular Games In Japan During 2013 Were On Nintendo Platforms

Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has revealed that nine of the ten best-selling games in Japan in 2013 were on Nintendo platforms. The only title which didn’t appear on a Nintendo platform was the acclaimed Grand Theft Auto V from Rockstar. You can view the top ten best-selling software in Japan until December 29th, below.

  1. Pokemon X / Y – 3,976.829
  2. Monster Hunter 4 – 3,923,312
  3. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 1,730,182
  4. Friend Collection: New Life – 1,580,067
  5. Dragon Quest VII Remake – 1,227,377
  6. Puzzles and Dragons Z – 1,005,697
  7. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 982,737
  8. Grand Theft Auto V – 605,882
  9. New Super Mario Bros. U – 584,479 (including bundles)
  10. Wii Party U – 518,776 (including bundles)

Thanks, Adam M

Famitsu Reveals Near-Perfect Score For Super Mario 3D World

super_mario_3d_world_charactersJapanese gaming publication Famitsu has revealed a near-perfect score for the highly anticipated Super Mario 3D World. From four reviewers, the Wii U game scored two 9′s and two 10′s equalling a terrific score of 38/40. It wasn’t quite a “purrfect” score however, but for comparison’s sake Super Mario Galaxy received a 38/40, while Super Mario Galaxy 2 obtained a neat 37/40, so the newest Mario adventure is clearly hoping to claw its way up to reside amongst the greatest. Make sure you check out the review scores for other titles which are featured below.

  • Aikatsu! 2-ri no My Princess (3DS) – 8/8/7/6 [29/40]
  • Cooking Mama 5 (3DS) – 9/8/8/7 [32/40]
  • Hanasaku Manimani (PS3) – 8/8/7/7 [30/40]
  • Hanasaku Manimani (PSP) – 8/8/7/7 [30/40]
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) – 10/10/8/9 [37/40]
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (360) – 10/10/8/9 [37/40]
  • New Atelier Rorona: The Origin Story of the Alchemist of Arland (PS3) – 9/9/8/8 [34/40]
  • New Atelier Rorona: The Origin Story of the Alchemist of Arland (PSV) – 9/9/8/8 [34/40]
  • One Piece: Unlimited World R (3DS) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
  • Snow Bound Land (PSP) – 8/8/8/7 [31/40]
  • Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) – 9/10/9/10 [38/40]
  • Taiko: Drum Master Wii U Version (Wii U) – 9/8/7/8 [32/40]

Sonic Lost World Scores High In Famitsu

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Japanese gaming bible Famitsu has published this week’s review scores. Among the many reviews on offer is Sonic Lost World for the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U. The publication’s four reviewers gave the Nintendo 3DS version 8/9/8/9 and the Wii U version 9/9/9/9. So if you’re wondering which version you should spend your hard earned money on, it appears as if the Wii U version is the one to go for at the moment.

  • Armored Core: Verdict Day (PS3) – 9/9/8/8 [34/40]
  • Armored Core: Verdict Day (360) – 9/9/8/8 [34/40]
  • BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (PS3) – 9/9/8/8 [34/40]
  • Diabolik Lovers: more.Blood (PSP) – 8/8/8/6 [30/40]
  • Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 (PS3) – 9/9/8/9 [35/40]
  • Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 (PSV) – 9/9/8/8 [34/40]
  • Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 (PSP) – 8/8/7/8 [31/40]
  • Kamigami no Itazura (PSP) – 7/8/7/6 [28/40]
  • Root Double: Before Crime After Days – Xtend Edition (PS3) – 9/9/8/7 [33/40]
  • Sonic Lost World (Wii U) – 9/9/9/9 [36/40]
  • Sonic Lost World (3DS) – 8/9/8/9 [34/40]

Thanks, Gamingfan

Monster Hunter 4 Sells Nearly 2 Million Copies In 2 Days, Driving 3DS Sales

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Famitsu is reporting that Monster Hunter 4 has sold 1.875 million copies in only two days on the market in Japan. Additionally, sales of Monster Hunter 4 helped move 3DS consoles, as Nintendo’s handheld moved 298 thousand units in that same two day time frame.

We recently reported that over 2 million copies of Monster Hunter 4 had shipped out to stores, but this is the first report to emerge of the actual staggering sales figures for the title. Capcom went into the launch of its latest Monster Hunter game with high expectations for sales numbers, and it appears the title has delivered, with gamers lining up in droves to get themselves a copy. Unfortunately, there is still no official word on a European or North American release, but with numbers like these, we imagine it will only be a matter of time until that announcement.

Monster Hunter 4 Receives Almost-Perfect Review Score From Famitsu

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Monster Hunter 4 has received a nearly-perfect review score from Famitsu. The Japanese video game magazine has awarded the role-playing game with a 38/40. For comparison’s sake, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate was given a 35/40 from Famitsu. During today’s Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that the upcoming game’s main character can wear a Link outfit. Mario and Luigi costumes will also be featured. Monster Hunter 4 launches in Japan on September 14th, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS.

Famitsu Reveals The Best-Selling Games Of 2013 In Japan

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Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has published the top one hundred best-selling games in Japan. The list covers games between December 31, 2012 and June 30, 2013. You can view the entire top 100 best-sellers, right here. For now, here’s the top ten best-selling games in Japan during the first half of 2013.

  1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  2. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Fighters of Eden
  3. [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life
  4. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
  5. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  6. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
  7. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8
  8. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  9. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV
  10. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Legacy of Civilization

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Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies Scores High In Famitsu, Plus Trailer

The review scores are in from the latest edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu. The publication awarded Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies an impressive thirty-seven out of forty. Two of the reviewers awarded the game a perfect ten, while the other two reviewers gave the game and eight and a nine respectively. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies is due to be released in Japan on July 25th. Here’s the rest of the review scores from Famitsu.

  • Beast Saga: Saikyou Gekiotsu Coliseum (3DS) – 7/7/6/6 [26/40]
  • Chibi Devi! 2: Mahou no Yume Ehon (3DS) – 7/7/7/5 [26/40]
  • Dragon’s Crown (PS3) – 9/8/8/9 [34/40]
  • Dragon’s Crown (PSV) – 9/8/8/9 [34/40]
  • Fantasy Life Link! (3DS) – 9/9/8/9 [35/40]
  • Hoppechan: Tsukutte! Asonde! Punipuni Town!! (3DS) – 8/8/7/7 [30/40]
  • Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi Extra (PS3) – 6/7/7/6 [26/40]
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies (3DS) – 10/9/10/8 [37/40]
  • Race Driver: GRID 2 (PS3) – 9/8/8/8 [33/40]
  • Race Driver: GRID 2 (360) – 9/8/8/8 [33/40]
  • Toki no Kizuna: Hanayui Tsuzuri (PSP) – 8/7/8/6 [29/40]
  • The Witch and The Hundred Knights (PS3) – 8/8/8/7 [31/40]
  • XBLAZE Code: Embryo (PS3) – 8/8/8/6 [30/40]
  • XBLAZE Code: Embryo (PSV) – 8/8/8/6 [30/40]

Thanks, Angelixshadow