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Japan: Wii U Sells 13K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 41K

This week’s best-selling games in Japan have been announced thanks to Media Create. Yokai Watch 2 remains the top selling game and is followed by Dragon Ball Heroes which is also on the Nintendo 3DS. With regards to hardware Wii U sales rose compared to last week shifting 13K units while the Nintendo 3DS sold 41K. You can see the best-selling software and hardware below.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 120,682 (2,093,992)
  2. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 81,584 (New)
  3. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (Marvelous, 08/07/14) – 46,494 (New)
  4. [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV (Capcom, 08/07/14) – 42,327 (New)
  5. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 22,752 (114,229)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 20,860 (599,414)
  7. [PSV] Shin Hayarigami (NIS, 08/07/14) – 12,585 (New)
  8. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 8,435 (127,842)
  9. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 7,355 (1,234,622)
  10. [PS3] Shin Hayarigami (NIS, 08/07/14) – 5,745 (New)
  11. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 5,323 (38,997)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,935 (4,121,836)
  13. [3DS] Bravely Default: For the Sequel (Ultimate Hits) (Square Enix, 08/07/14) – 4,720 (New)
  14. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodblines (SCEJ, 07/17/14) – 4,548 (123,884)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 4,326 (84,588)
  16. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP (Bandai Namco, 07/17/14) – 4,112 (37,043)
  17. [Wii U] Dragon Age X: All-In-One Package (Square Enix, 08/07/14) – 3,945 (New)
  18. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 3,869 (275,667)
  19. [PSV] Lost Dimension (FuRyu, 08/07/14) – 3,868 (New)
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,566 (2,362,577)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 33,172 (31,740)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 17,084 (17,179)
  3. Wii U – 13,598 (9,646)
  4. 3DS – 7,873 (7,019)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 6,486 (6,605)
  6. PlayStation 4 – 5,470 (5,695)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,344 (1,506)
  8. PSP – 301 (464)
  9. Xbox 360 – 151 (157)
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Here’s The Most Wanted Games In Japan

The latest edition of Famitsu has revealed the games that Japanese gamers are looking forward to the most in the coming months. There’s plenty of Nintendo related titles in the list including the soon to be released Hyrule Warriors and Super Smash Bros 3DS. Capcom’s Nintendo 3DS exclusive Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate tops the list.

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – 949 votes
  2. [PS3] Persona 5 – 800 votes
  3. [WIU] Hyrule Warriors – 603 votes
  4. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 488 votes
  5. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – 444 votes
  6. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 432 votes
  7. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 419 votes
  8. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria – 401 votes
  9. [3DS] Bravely Second – 305 votes
  10. [PS4] The Evil Within – 297 votes
  11. [PSV] Toukiden Extreme – 289 votes
  12. [PSV] Bullet Girls – 262 votes
  13. [WIU] Bayonetta 2 – 246 votes
  14. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 244 votes
  15. [PS3] Shining Resonance – 222 votes
  16. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 207 votes
  17. [3DS] Forbidden Magna – 201 votes
  18. [PS3] The Evil Within – 195 votes
  19. [PS3] The Last Remnant – 183 votes
  20. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers – 180 votes
  21. [PS3] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II – 174 votes
  22. [PS4] Omega Quintet – 146 votes
  23. [PS4] Bloodborne – 138 votes
  24. [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova – 126 votes
  25. [PS3] Ni-Oh – 119 votes
  26. [PS3] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – 104 votes
  27. [PS4] Destiny – 103 votes
  28. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix – 95 votes
  29. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II – 94 votes
  30. [PS3] The Last Guardian – 93 votes

Thanks, Kallum S

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New Characters Announced For Tales Of The World: Reve Unitia

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The latest edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has revealed four more characters for Tales of the World: Reve Unitia. The magazine says that Senel Coolidge from Tales of Legendia, Annie Barrs from Tales of Rebirth, Amber Hearts from Tales of Hearts, and Ruca Milda from Tales of Innocence, will all be featured in the game. The Japanese only game is for the 3DS and launches October 23rd.

Thanks, Beat

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Atlus Announces Etrian Odyssey 2 Remake For Japan

Atlus has confirmed an Etrian Odyssey 2 remake will be released for the Nintendo 3DS later this year in Japan. Fans of the dungeon-crawler RPG spotted a teaser for the game back in June on the Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth official website, where a suspicious broccoli was found hiding amidst the game logo. Those who followed their natural curiosity were awarded with a teaser site hinting that an Etrian Odyssey title was in development.

The publisher has also revealed an announcement trailer for the upcoming game, which you can see above, along with an official website opening fully on August 11. Etrian Odyssey 2 is scheduled to launch in Japan this winter, and will feature the gorgeous voice of Kanako Itō singing the title’s main theme.

 

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Japan: Small Survey Regarding Favourite Game Developers Puts Nintendo In The Lead

A recent survey conducted by Japanese publication Freshers asked gamers who their favourite developers are. Unsurprisingly, Nintendo gained the most votes as the preferred game developer of choice. They were followed by Square Enix. Here’s the results of those given multiple options in the Japanese survey:

#1 Nintendo (41 votes)
#2 Square Enix (31 votes)
#3 Capcom (22 votes)
#4 Sony (20 votes)
#5 Tecmo Koei (14 votes)
#6 Konami (13 votes)
#7 Sega (12 votes)
#8 Level 5 (10 votes)
#9 Atlus (9 votes)
#9 Bandai Namco (9 votes)
#11 EA (5 votes)
#12 Spike Chunsoft (3 votes)
#12 From Software (3 votes)
#12 Nippon Ichi Software (3 votes)
#12 Microsoft (3 votes)
#16 Marvelous AQL (2 votes)
#16 Arc System Works (2 votes)
#18 SNK (1 vote)
#18 Takara Tomy (1 vote)
Other developers(2 votes)

 

 

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Japanese Smartphone Gaming Market Reaches $5.1 Billion, Has Already Overtaken Dedicated Hardware And Software Combined

We already know that smartphones are now immensely popular in Japan, but what we didn’t know was the extent. It’s been revealed today in the 2014 CESA Games White Paper that the Japanese smartphone gaming market has now hit 5.1 billion, which is more than dedicated hardware sales and software sales combined.

Japan’s mobile gaming market in 2013 was, at US$5.1 billion, bigger than the one for console (hardware and software combined) at US$4 billion.

Thanks, Franco

 

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Japan: Wii U Sells 9K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 38K

Here’s this week’s best-selling games in Japan courtesy of Media Create. The Nintendo 3DS remains the best-selling platform shifting 38,445 units thanks to Yokai Watch 2 and Yoshi’s New Island. Wii U sales have increased marginally as the console sold 9,429 units. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware in Japan.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 180,880 (1,829,533)
  2. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 58,285 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 18,129 (560,487)
  4. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodblines (SCEJ, 07/17/14) – 17,690 (111,465)
  5. [PSV] Tokyo New World Record: Operation Abyss (5pb., 07/24/14) – 15,242 (New)
  6. [PSV] Corpse Party: Blood Drive (5pb., 07/24/14) – 13,688 (New)
  7. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 10,620 (1,218,698)
  8. [PS3] Under Nigh In-Birth Exe:Late (Arc System Works, 07/24/14) – 9,171 (New)
  9. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 9,080 (110,558)
  10. [PS3] Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (Gust, 07/17/14) – 7,432 (51,177)
  11. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP (Bandai Namco, 07/17/14) – 7,110 (28,634)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 5,768 (75,404)
  13. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 5,344 (267,771)
  14. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 5,089 (4,112,000)
  15. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 5,026 (28,685)
  16. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 4,591 (3,316,196)
  17. [PS3] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 3,684 (63,269)
  18. [PS4] FIFA 14 (EA, 02/22/14) – 3,587 (71,128)
  19. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,346 (2,355,647)
  20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 3,068 (3,764,042)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS XL – 31,789 (31,192)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 21,875 (27,352)
  3. Wii U – 9,429 (8,209)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 7,175 (7,389)
  5. 3DS – 6,656 (6,185)
  6. PlayStation 4 – 5,581 (6,456)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,767 (2,249)
  8. PSP – 489 (556)
  9. Xbox 360 – 122 (129)