Villager Amiibo Gets A Reprint In Japan And It Has Some Minor Changes

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We all know just how popular the Villager amiibo has been from the Animal Crossing franchise. It has proven so popular in Japan that Nintendo has decided to do a reprint and as you can see there’s some minor changes between the original Villager (left) and the reprinted one (right). Reddit user LegendAssassin has given us a look at both versions and there is clearly a slight difference.

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 20K And Wii U Sells 6K

This week’s sales charts are now in from Japan courtesy of Famitsu. There’s a number of new releases this week, but none have really driven hardware sales significantly except the PlayStation 4. The biggest entry is Bravely Second: End Layer for the Nintendo 3DS which is the sequel to the well-received Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. This week it seems as though the PlayStation 4 is proving to be good competition against the Nintendo 3DS as hardware sales were close between the two platforms. Here’s the best-selling games and hardware.

01./00. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer (Square Enix) {2015.04.23} (¥6.458) – 97.220 / NEW <40-60%>
02./01. [3DS] Style Savvy 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo) {2015.04.16} (¥5.076) – 26.091 / 85.056 <60-80%> (-56%)
03./00. [PS3] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend (Arc System Works) {2015.04.23} (¥6.264) – 23.273 / NEW <60-80%>
04./00. [PS4] Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II # (Compile Heart) {2015.04.23} (¥7.538) – 23.029 / NEW <60-80%>
05./04. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) – 11.488 / 113.592 <80-100%> (+3%)
06./00. [PS4] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend (Arc System Works) {2015.04.23} (¥6.264) – 11.432 / NEW <40-60%>
07./00. [PS3] TV Anime Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol.1 (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.04.23} (¥9.698) – 8.639 / NEW <60-80%>
08./00. [PSP] Meiji Toukyou Renka: Twilight Kiss # (Broccoli) {2015.04.23} (¥6.264) – 8.603 / NEW <60-80%>
09./02. [PS4] Dying Light (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.04.16} (¥8.208) – 8.412 / 33.458 <80-100%> (-66%)
10./00. [PS4] Tropico 5 (Square Enix) {2015.04.23} (¥8.424) – 8.370 / NEW <80-100%>
11./00. [PSV] Clock Zero: Shuuen no Ichibyou – ExTime # (Idea Factory) {2015.04.23} (¥6.264) – 7.595 / NEW <80-100%>
12./18. [3DS] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korosensei Daihouimou!! (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.12} (¥6.145) – 6.232 / 56.319 <80-100%> (+51%)
13./06. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968) – 5.834 / 2.572.575 <80-100%> (-17%)
14./00. [PS4] Toukiden: Kiwami (Koei Tecmo) {2015.04.23} (¥7.344) – 5.401 / NEW <40-60%>
15./05. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} (¥8.424) – 5.315 / 131.436 <80-100%> (-33%)
16./07. [WIU] Mario Party 10 # (Nintendo) {2015.03.12} (¥5.616) – 5.211 / 129.737 <60-80%> (-21%)
17./22. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 4.709 / 964.946 <80-100%> (+22%)
18./19. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 4.628 / 2.307.895 <80-100%> (+12%)
19./10. [PS4] Bloodborne # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.26} (¥7.452) – 3.918 / 193.077 <80-100%> (-31%)
20./11. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 (Konami) {2015.03.26} (¥8.208) – 3.856 / 97.052 <80-100%> (-30%)
21./03. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight: Yuujou no Jounetsu Fight! (FuRyu) {2015.04.16} (¥5.378) – 3.821 / 17.014 <60-80%> (-71%)
22./16. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song # (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} (¥6.664) – 3.783 / 166.588 <80-100%> (-26%)
23./14. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D |new 3DS| (Nintendo) {2015.04.02} (¥3.996) – 3.719 / 64.542 <60-80%> (-31%)
24./20. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire # (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 3.675 / 2.786.574 <80-100%> (-8%)
25./00. [PSV] Yumi’s Odd Odyssey: Chirari (Agatsuma Entertainment) {2015.04.23} (¥5.184) – 3.645 / NEW <40-60%>
26./09. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku-Hen (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.04.02} (¥8.716) – 3.602 / 129.948 <80-100%> (-45%)
27./12. [PS4] Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (From Software) {2015.04.09} (¥5.962) – 3.401 / 24.959 <60-80%> (-38%)
28./13. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku-Hen (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.04.02} (¥7.690) – 3.361 / 120.392 <80-100%> (-38%)
29./15. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Square Enix) {2015.03.26} (¥6.264) – 2.901 / 89.072 <60-80%> (-45%)
30./17. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} (¥7.344) – 2.892 / 72.110 <80-100%> (-34%)

  1. Nintendo 3DS: 20,576
  2. PlayStation 4: 19,516
  3. PlayStation Vita: 14,718
  4. Wii U: 6,215
  5. PlayStation 3: 3,721
  6. Xbox One: 508

 

Here’s The First 70 Minutes Of Xenoblade Chronicles X

We’ve finally gotten the chance to watch the first 70 minutes of Xenoblade Chronicles X as the highly anticipated Wii U game was released today in Japan. I’m not too sure about you, but I’m going to refrain from watching the whole video. That being said, we’ve got to wait a while before we can play the English version so I don’t blame you from wanting to watch it. Enjoy!

 

Pokemon Music Pokedex Is A New Mobile App For Japanese Market

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A brand new Pokemon application for mobile devices has been announced for Japan. The new app is called the Pokemon Music Pokedex which allows you to purchase a variety of Pokemon music from Pokemon Red & Green onwards. You initially get three free tracks and the rest you need to fork out for. These will cost 120¥ a piece. What’s interesting is the design of the application which looks like a classic Pokedex. It also allows you to add in the sound effects of PokeBalls, Pokemon cries or item use during the play of music.

Thanks, Navi

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 21K And Wii U Sells 6K

This week’s Japanese charts have arrived courtesy of Media Create, and the top 3 spots are all new positions. Two Nintendo 3DS titles have taken up 2 of the top 3 spots, perhaps surprisingly, with Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code taking the first slot and Future Card Buddy Fight: Yuujou no Bakunetsu Fight taking third. PlayStation is still dominating the chart between the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita and only two Wii U titles are present with Mario Party 10 being knocked down to seventh. In hardware sales, the Nintendo 3DS has dropped 5,000 units since last week and the Wii U remains pretty steady at 6,000. But here are the charts for you to take a look at, and see what you think!

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 55,179 (New)
  2. [PS4] Dying Light (Warner Bros., 04/16/15) – 25,530 (New)
  3. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight: Yuujou no Bakunetsu Fight (FuRyu, 04/16/15) – 16,630 (New)
  4. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 12,175 (97,117)
  5. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 6,926 (137,211)
  6. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/02/15) – 6,542 (143,154)
  7. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 5,991 (129,581)
  8. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/02/15) – 5,798 (118,433)
  9. [PS4] Bloodborne (SCE, 03/26/15) – 5,674 (190,631)
  10. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 5,659 (2,586,851)
  11. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 5,532 (177,145)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 5,483 (2,598,884)
  13. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (Nintendo, 04/02/15) – 5,330 (71,167)
  14. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Koro-sensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 5,196 (49,827)
  15. [PS4] Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (From Software, 04/09/15) – 5,134 (25,628)
  16. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 (Konami, 03/26/15) – 4,960 (88,090)
  17. [PS4] Saints row IV: Re-Elected (Spike Chunsoft, 04/16/15) – 4,776 (New)
  18. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 4,543 (80,779)
  19. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 4,542 (961,504)
  20. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Square Enix, 03/26/15) – 4,079 (104,044)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 15,419 (17,885)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 14,568 (17,517)
  3. New 3DS LL – 14,047 (16,955)
  4. Wii U – 6,324 (6,654)
  5. New 3DS – 5,324 (6,222)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 4,175 (4,221)
  7. 3DS LL – 1,309 (1,986)
  8. 3DS – 1,144 (1,678)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 491 (511)
  10. Xbox One – 170 (238)

Here’s Some Details About 25th Anniversary Fire Emblem Concert In Japan

You may have heard by now that a special Fire Emblem concert is taking place in Japan to celebrate the franchises 25th anniversary. We know have some more information detailing the event and what will take place. It’s a Japanese only event and will be taking place in the summer. Here’s what you need to know.

The concerts themselves are actually made of three parts:

  • The concert itself, by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (led by Ikuro Fujiwara);
  • A talk show with some of the developers from Intelligent Systems;
  • A mini-drama show with some of the voice actors from the series.

Today, Intelligent Systems updated the official website for the event, with some details about the talk show. It confirms that the following people will be present during the talk show:

  • Masahiro Sakurai
  • Kozaki Yuusuke (chara-designer for Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem if)
  • Several developers from Intelligent Systems
  • Several developers from Nintendo
  • 2 special guests (to be announced).

Thanks, Anon

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 26K And Wii U Sells 6K

This week’s Japanese software and hardware charts are in courtesy of Media Create. There was only one new release this week which was the critically acclaimed Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for the PlayStation 4. You probably guessed that the Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling format as per-usual and it would seem as though the Wii U is suffering from a lack of new releases. That should change soon as the format is getting Xenoblade Chronicles X which should give it a good push. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (From Software, 04/09/15) – 20,494 (New)
  2. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/02/15) – 15,394 (136,613)
  3. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/02/15) – 14,582 (123,783)
  4. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 11,842 (84,942)
  5. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 10,777 (130,285)
  6. [PS4] Bloodborne (SCE, 03/26/15) – 9,780 (184,957)
  7. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 9,037 (171,613)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 8,954 (112,442)
  9. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (Nintendo, 04/02/15) – 8,905 (65,837)
  10. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Koro-sensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 8,555 (44,631)
  11. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 7,275 (2,581,192)
  12. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Square Enix, 03/26/15) – 7,111 (99,965)
  13. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 6,984 (76,236)
  14. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (D3 Publisher, 04/02/15) – 6,362 (27,944)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 6,057 (2,593,401)
  16. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 (Konami, 03/26/15) – 5,993 (83,131)
  17. [PSV] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 (Konami, 03/26/15) – 5,251 (62,788)
  18. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 5,218 (123,656)
  19. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 4,961 (956,963)
  20. [PS3] Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Capcom, 03/19/15) – 4,892 (107,992)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 17,885 (26,738)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 17,517 (21,584)
  3. New 3DS LL – 16,955 (22,183)
  4. Wii U – 6,654 (7,486)
  5. New 3DS – 6,222 (8,242)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 4,221 (5,743)
  7. 3DS LL – 1,986 (2,256)
  8. 3DS – 1,678 (1,893)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 511 (672)
  10. Xbox One – 238 (902)