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More Super Smash Bros Characters Have Been Confirmed Via Streams

Some lucky Japanese consumers have managed to secure an early copy of Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS. Some of those who acquired a copy have been streaming the game on Twitch. Because of this, the following new characters have now been confirmed.

  • Ness
  • Falco
  • Dark/Black Pit
  • Duck Hunt Dog
  • Game and Watch
  • Ganondorf
  • Dr Mario
  • Wario

Thanks to RJ Albin, North and Shuhei Yoshida

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Japan: Nintendo 3DS And Xbox One Battle For Top Spot This Week

This week’s Japanese software and hardware charts have come in courtesy of Media Create. The Nintendo 3DS remains the best-selling system and is followed by the recently released Xbox One which launched this week in Japan. Wii U sales have dropped slightly this week and currently stand at 7K. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware in Japan this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 63,401 (2,422,146)
  2. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix, 09/04/14) – 52,375 (New)
  3. [PSV] Toukiden Kiwami (Koei Tecmo, 08/28/14) – 26,599 (105,983)
  4. [PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1: Printemps Unit / Vol 2. BiBi Unit / Vol 3. Lily White Unit (Kadokawa Games, 08/28/14) – 12,856 (72,566)
  5. [PS3] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Atlus, 08/28/14) – 12,004 (101,472)
  6. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 (Koei Tecmo, 09/04/14) – 11,757 (New)
  7. [XBO] Titanfall (EA, 09/04/14) – 8,961 (New)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 8,221 (659,079)
  9. [3DS] Medarot 8: Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. (Rocket, 08/28/14) – 8,214 (41,540)
  10. [XBO] Dead Rising 3 (Microsoft, 09/04/14) – 7,786 (New)
  11. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 6,919 (173,980)
  12. [XBO] Forza Motorsport 5 (Microsoft, 09/04/14) – 5,948 (New)
  13. [PSP] Toukiden Kiwami (Koei Tecmo, 08/28/14) – 5,802 (16,828)
  14. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 5,7000 (1,264,844)
  15. [PS3] Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (Konami, 09/04/14) – 5,222 (New)
  16. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 5,009 (133,059)
  17. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo, 08/14/14) – 4,933 (96,812)
  18. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (SCE, 08/21/14) – 4,898 (44,266)
  19. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Banai Namco, 06/26/14) – 4,749 (157,369)
  20. [PS3] Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin F Coffin of the End (Bandai Namco, 08/28/14) – 4,437 (33,245)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Xbox One – 25,674 (N/A)
  2. 3DS LL – 23,624 (30,111)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 14,441 (19,578)
  4. Wii U – 7,349 (8,584)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 7,299 (6,502)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,139 (7,895)
  7. 3DS – 5,931 (7,404)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 910 (1,156)
  9. PSP – 288 (187)
  10. Xbox 360 – 126 (86)
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Here’s A Video Showcasing The Smash Bros 3DS Billboards In Japan

As we are nearing the Japanese release for Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS, one Japanese gamer has produced a video showcasing the numerous billboards he has spotted advertising the game. The video is a compilation of adverts from Japanese train stations and shopping malls. Super Smash Bros 3DS comes out September 13th in Japan.

Thanks, WhiteEagle

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Japanese Pre-Order Bonus For Pokemon ORAS Revealed, Including Special Double Pack

Following a brand new Japanese trailer for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, details for the pre-order bonus have been announced. Game pre-orders are set to open on September 20 and, depending on which version pre-ordered, fans will receive a special Primal Kyogre or Primal Groudon figurine. Additionally, for those fans who prefer to pick up both versions, a special double pack will be issued for approximately 9,142 yen and receive 2 serial codes for 100 potions to use within each game.

And if the 100 potions seem a little thin for a pre-order bonus, fans who purchase both copies from certain Pokemon Centers in Japan will receive a gorgeous Hoenn art book, detailing all the region-specific Pokemon. Pre-ordering one copy of the game at the Pokemon Center won’t net you the art book, but it will give you a wonderful shiny box-art metallic poster, along with either the Primal Kyogre or Primal Groudon figure, which differ to those issued in Europe.

Japanese players who download the digital version of either game -which totals 1.8GB in size; a handy note for digital lovers – between November 21 and November 30 will receive 12 Quick Balls, enabling easier catch rates from the start of battles. Pokemon JP has also announced there will be an event for collectors to grab a Shiny Beldum between the game’s launch and January 14, 2015. It’s not yet known whether western users will also be able to nab the specified shiny Pokemon, or if another will be available to download at the game’s launch. You can view the pre-order goodies announced for Europe, here.

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Here’s The Wonderful Japanese Commercial For Super Smash Bros On Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo Japan has uploaded the latest television commercial for the highly anticipated Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS which features live acting, special effects and fast paced gameplay footage. Super Smash Bros comes out on September 13th in Japan while those of us in the west will have to wait until October 3rd.

Thanks, WhiteEagle

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Japan: Wii U Sells 8K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 37K

This week’s Japanese software and hardware charts are now in thanks to Media Create. PlayStation 3 exclusive Persona 4 Arena Ultimax has dethroned the unstoppable Yokai Watch 2 on the Nintendo 3DS. Wii U sales remain steady this week at 8K while Hyrule Warriors slips down to number fourteen. Here’s the Japanese software and hardware charts this week.

  1. [PS3] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Atlus, 08/28/14) – 89,498 (New)
  2. [PSV] Toukiden Kiwami (Koei Tecmo, 08/28/14) – 79,384 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 68,762 (2,358,745)
  4. [PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1: Printemps Unit / Vol 2. BiBi Unit / Vol 3. Lily White Unit (Kadokawa Games, 08/28/14) – 59,710 (New)
  5. [PSV] Hyperdimension Neptunia U (Compile Heart, 08/28/14) – 34,980 (New)
  6. [3DS] Medarot 8: Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. (Rocket, 08/28/14) – 33,326 (New)
  7. [PS3] Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin F Coffin of the End (Bandai Namco, 08/28/14) – 28,807 (New)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 11,148 (650,858)
  9. [PSP] Toukiden Kiwami (Koei Tecmo, 08/28/14) – 11,026 (New)
  10. [PSV] Bullet Girls (D3 Publisher, 08/21/14) – 10,030 (39,720)
  11. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 9,968 (167,071)
  12. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (SCE, 08/21/14) – 8,782 (39,368)
  13. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 8,361 (128,050)
  14. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo, 08/14/14) – 7,648 (91,880)
  15. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 6,912 (1,259,144)
  16. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 6,653 (152,620)
  17. [PS3] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition (Square Enix, 08/21/14) – 6,486 (22,301)
  18. [PS4] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition (Square Enix, 08/21/14) – 6,131 (23,962)
  19. [PS3] Sacred 3 (Spike Chunsoft, 08/28/14) – 5,083 (New)
  20. [PSV] Kiss Bell (TGL, 08/28/14) – 4,530 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 30,111 (28,788)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 19,578 (15,309)
  3. Wii U – 8,584 (8,985)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 7,895 (2,376)
  5. 3DS – 7,404 (6,914)
  6. PlayStation 4 – 6,502 (5,923)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,156 (1,118)
  8. PSP – 187 (324)
  9. Xbox 360 – 86 (177)