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Hyrule Warriors Had A Better Debut Than Zelda Wind Waker HD In Japan

Recent sales numbers from Famitsu state that the recently released Hyrule Warriors had a much better début than The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD in Japan. Famitsu says Hyrule Warriors sold 78,773 units in its opening week and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD only shifted 31,154 units when it was released in September 2013.

Thanks, Nico

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Final Fantasy Explorers For 3DS Will Release December 18 In Japan

final_fantasy_explorers_scanFinal Fantasy Explorers for the Nintendo 3DS is set to release December 18 in Japan. News of the release date was confirmed via Japanese news site GamesTalk, along with a magazine scan uploaded over Twitter. Published by Square Enix, the action RPG will see players battling with many of the series’ ferocious monsters, as well as enable multiplayer action.

Aside from verifying a release date, the magazine scans also revealed new jobs to join the growing list; Time Mage and Ninja. For more information on the game’s upcoming features, you can check out the first gameplay video, here, shown last month during a Japan-only Direct. A western release for the latest Final Fantasy title is yet to be announced.

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Japan: Wii U Sells 18K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 51K

This week’s Japanese software and hardware sales figures are now in thanks to Media Create. The recently released Hyrule Warriors entered the Japanese all-formats chart at number two and has subsequently boosted Wii U hardware sales this week. The Wii U sold 18K compared to the previous week when it only sold 13K. The Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita remain on top once again.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 118,526 (2,212,518)
  2. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo, 08/14/14) – 69,090 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 29,933 (144,162)
  4. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 28,221 (627,635)
  5. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 27,273 (108,857)
  6. [PSV] Monster Hunter Frontier G Beginners Package (Capcom, 08/13/14) – 21,169 (New)
  7. [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV (Capcom, 08/07/14) – 11,604 (53,931)
  8. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 10,879 (138,721)
  9. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 10,420 (1,245,042)
  10. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (Marvelous, 08/07/14) – 9,624 (56,119)
  11. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 6,644 (91,232)
  12. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 6,286 (45,283)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 6,053 (4,127,888)
  14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 5,535 (2,368,112)
  15. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 4,728 (423,075)
  16. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP (Bandai Namco, 07/17/14) – 4,705 (41,748)
  17. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 4,542 (280,209)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,447 (3,774,698)
  19. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Bandai Namco, 04/24/14) – 3,984 (238,539)
  20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 3,796 (3,327,503)

 

  • 3DS LL – 42,365 (33,172)
  • PlayStation Vita – 20,825 (17,084)
  • Wii U – 18,161 (13,598)
  • 3DS – 9,429 (7,873)
  • PlayStation 4 – 6,913 (5,470)
  • PlayStation 3 – 6,260 (6,486)
  • PlayStation Vita TV – 1,491 (1,344)
  • PSP – 416 (301)
  • Xbox 360 – 160 (151)

 

 

 

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Bandai Namco Reveals Seven Deadly Sins: Unjust Sin For Japanese 3DS

Bandai Namco has announced a new Japanese 3DS game based on the Seven Deadly Sins manga. Revealed in this week’s Famitsu magazine, the Seven Deadly Sins: Unjust Sin is an action adventure game and stars characters such as Gowther, Hawk, King, Ban, Diane, Elizabeth and Melodias – all familiar to fans of the manga series.

The title will reportedly feature a number of quests found at the in-game tavern, where players will then be able to train or strengthen their characters for subsequent battles. Fans will be pleased areas such as Baste Dungeon, Lyonesse Vicinity, and Dalmally Village will also make an appearance.

Though the 3DS game is yet to receive a release date, development is roughly 40 per cent complete. An animated series based on the manga will begin airing on October 5 – make sure you check out the teaser trailer above, which gives a few scant details on both the series and the game.

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Hyrule Warriors Is Performing Well In Japan According To Japanese Retailer

Japanese retailer Tsutaya, which is the largest retail chain in Japan, has said that Hyrule Warriors is performing well. The Tsutaya charts list Hyrule Warriors as the third best-selling game this week. We should get official sales data from Media Create tomorrow.

The Obon Season [a three day Japanese festival made to honor ancestral spirits] saw strong sales over last year. Especially for the released Wii U software title Hyrule Warriors, with hardware sales going very well. The Wii U software division recorded sales nearly four times that of the previous year.

Thanks, Dave

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Bayonetta 2 Will Be Getting A Five-Disc Soundtrack Release

Wavemaster, which is Sega’s in-house label, has announced that they will be releasing a five-disc soundtrack to Bayonetta 2. The CD will be titled The Bayonetta 2 Original Soundtrack and will be released in Japan on October 29th. Sega has stated that the lead composer will be PlatinumGames’ Masami Ueda who has also been involved in both Resident Evil and Devil May Cry. The Bayonetta 2 Original Soundtrack will cost 5142Yen which is approximately 50 USD.

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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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Hyrule Warriors eShop Page Apparently Says New Content Is Planned To Be Distrubuted

The Japanese eShop listing for the recently released Hyrule Warriors apparently says that additional characters, weapons and scenario are planned to be distributed in the near future. We’ve still got a while for the game to release over here as it’s not due until September.

Rumor: “Additional characters, weapons and scenario are planned to be distributed!” says eShop page of HW.

Thanks, Retrogaminglord