Bravely Second Will Be Released April 23rd In Japan And Here’s A Look At Collectors Edition

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Japanese gamers will be able to get their hands on Bravely Second on April 23rd in Japan. To celebrate the announcement Square Enix have revealed a special collectors edition of the game which looks rather attractive. Here’s all the details we’ve got about the special edition version of Bravely Second which will obviously be limited.

  • Pope Agnes mini figure
  • “Bravely Default 200 years Later: Shine Maiden of the Wind Edea
  • Oblige” art book and novel
  • Mini soundtrack on a data CD
  • U notebook
  • Magnolia rubber strap
  • Code for in-game content.

Thanks, Ganon

Wii U Life-To-Date Sales Have Now Surpassed 2 Million In Japan

The Wii U has hit two million sales today following Media Create’s latest sales data for Japan. Since Nintendo’s home console launched in the Japanese market two years ago, the system has sold 2,009,513 units in its life-to-date. This week’s software and hardware charts in the region, which you can see here, confirmed the Wii U sold an extra 12k units, enabling it to top the milestone marker.

Back in October, Nintendo published its second quarterly financial report. The company stated that Wii U sales had reached a total of 7.29 million sales worldwide between its launch in 2012 up until September 30, 2014. With Japan hitting two million before the holiday season ends, it’s a great sign the Wii U is pushing forward with momentum.

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 106K And Wii U Sells 12K

This week’s Japanese video game sales charts are now in thanks to Media Create. It’s been a decent week for hardware as everything has had a slight boost including the Wii U. The holiday season is now upon us so people are obviously starting to purchase presents for loved ones. The Nintendo 3DS sold 106K this week while the Wii U managed to sell 12K. Super Smash Bros will feature in next week’s chart so that will undoubtedly be interesting,

01./01. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 298.613 / 1.626.284 (-78%)
02./00. [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova <RPG> (Sega) {2014.11.27} (¥6.458) – 107.313 / NEW 
03./00. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Knight of Fafnir (Atlus) {2014.11.27} (¥6.458) – 59.531 / NEW 
04./00. [PSV] Fate/Hollow Ataraxia # (Kadokawa Games) {2014.11.27} (¥6.480) – 53.979 / NEW 
05./00. [PS3] Resident Evil HD Remaster # (Capcom) {2014.11.27} (¥4.309) – 50.258 / NEW 
06./00. [PS4] Dragon Age: Inquisition # (Electronic Arts) {2014.11.27} (¥7.884) – 29.274 / NEW 
07./05. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate # (Capcom) {2014.10.11} (¥6.264) – 27.624 / 2.200.698 (-4%)
08./08. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 21.755 / 1.758.790 (+29%)
09./07. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) – 20.577 / 2.902.388 (+15%)
10./00. [PSV] Nisekoi: Yomeiri!? (Konami) {2014.11.27} (¥6.980) – 15.508 / NEW 
11./00. [PSV] Dekamori Senran Kagura # (Marvelous) {2014.11.27} (¥4.320) – 14.275 / NEW 
12./06. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015 (Konami) {2014.11.13} (¥8.208) – 12.886 / 104.801 (-37%)
13./15. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 12.742 / 734.626 (+46%)
14./10. [WIU] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2014.11.13} (¥3.996) – 12.211 / 54.053 (-12%)
15./00. [PSV] Ooedo BlackSmith (Nippon Ichi Software) {2014.11.27} (¥6.458) – 11.562 / NEW 
16./00. [PS3] Dragon Age: Inquisition # <RPG> (Electronic Arts) {2014.11.27} (¥7.884) – 11.294 / NEW 
17./09. [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Subtitled Edition (Square Enix) {2014.11.13} (¥8.424) – 10.291 / 105.302 (-33%)
18./00. [3DS] Gotouchi Tetsudou: Gotouchi Chara to Nihon Zenkoku no Tabi (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.11.27} (¥5.626) – 9.936 / NEW 
19./00. [3DS] Hero Bank 2 (Sega) {2014.11.27} (¥5.550) – 8.014 / NEW 
20./03. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires # (Koei Tecmo) {2014.11.20} (¥6.264) – 7.784 / 45.907 (-80%)

  1. Nintendo 3DS: 106.517
  2. PlayStation Vita: 29,220
  3. PlayStation 4: 13,489
  4. Wii U: 12,496
  5. PlayStation 3: 5,360
  6. Xbox One: 1,237
  7. Xbox 360: 108
  8. PSP: 18

Bravely Second Demo Set To Arrive In Japan On December 10

Square Enix has unveiled a new Bravely Second demo will be hitting the Japanese eShop next week. Due to arrive on December 10, the demo will be an original standalone story and feature The Three Musketeers as introduced in the Tokyo Game Show trailer earlier this year. As was the case with the Bravely Default demo, which hit the western 3DS eShop last year, those who download the special episode will be able to carry over some items into the final game. Music from Supercell’s Ryo will also feature briefly in the demo, along with some voiced characters.

Square Enix has yet to announce whether the game will hop on over to the west, but with how well Bravely Default was received we can only hope we receive confirmation of a date soon. Bravely Second will release for Japan this winter.

Piplup And Froakie Arrive In Japan This Weekend During Special Pokemon ORAS Distribution Event

Nintendo of Japan are set to host a special distribution event this weekend for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. As a fond farewell to the Pokemon Center in Tokyo and on behalf of the grand opening of the new Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo, Generation IV starter Piplup and Generation VI starter Froakie will be distributed. Available only through the Pokemon Center in Tokyo, fans and collectors will be able to download a level 7 Piplup on Saturday, December 6, while a level 7 Froakie will be up for grabs on Sunday, December 7.

There’s no word on whether we’ll see any similar events overseas, however. But if you’ve yet to download your Shiny Beldum in North America and Europe you can still do so until January 14, 2015, via the in-game mystery gift option on the Nintendo Network.

Nintendo Ceasing Production Of Nintendo 3DS XL In Japan

It was bound to happen sooner or later but Nintendo has ceased production of the Nintendo 3DS XL in Japan. The move came about as the company recently released the New Nintendo 3DS and the New Nintendo 3DS XL in the country. We are still waiting to hear when the New Nintendo 3DS is coming to the west. All we’ve heard so far is it’s coming sometime next year.

Thanks, Simba

Japanese Charts: Nintendo 3DS Sells 88K And Wii U Sells 9K

We’ve finally got this week’s Japanese charts and as expected Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are taking it by storm. There wasn’t much of a hardware boost for the Nintendo 3DS this week despite the high-profile release. Wii U isn’t having quite such a good week as sales dropped again this week. Anyway, here’s the best-selling games in Japan this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 1,327,671 (New)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire Double Pack (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 90,497 (New)
  3. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (Koei Tecmo, 11/20/14) – 38,123 (New)
  4. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Unity (Ubisoft, 11/20/14) – 36,400 (New)
  5. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 28,728 (2,173,073)
  6. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (Konami, 11/13/14) – 20,612 (91,915)
  7. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 17,834 (2,881,810)
  8. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 16,846 (1,737,035)
  9. [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Square Enix, 11/13/14) – 15,425 (95,011)
  10. [Wii U] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 11/13/14) – 13,817 (41,843)
  11. [Wii U] Taiko Drum Master: Tokumori! (Bandai Namco, 11/20/14) – 11,769 (New)
  12. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (Koei Tecmo, 11/20/14) – 11,725 (New)
  13. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Koko Ga Ochitsukun Desu (Nihon Colombia, 11/20/14) – 11,656 (New)
  14. [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Square Enix, 11/13/14) – 9,400 (73,459)
  15. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 8,752 (721,884)
  16. [3DS] One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X (Bandai Namco, 11/13/14) – 8,045 (43,143)
  17. [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (Konami, 11/13/14) – 6,859 (33,543)
  18. [PSV] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (Sega, 11/13/14) – 5,798 (40,469)
  19. [PSV] Senjou no Enbikyoku (Idea Factory, 11/20/14) – 5,738 (New)
  20. [PS3] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (Sega, 11/13/14) – 5,692 (31,299)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 42,184 (38,457)
  2. New 3DS – 26,791 (13,373)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 12,430 (15,537)
  4. 3DS LL – 11,534 (9,172)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 10,236 (19,301)
  6. Wii U – 9,615 (14,002)
  7. 3DS – 8,144 (4,199)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 4,324 (4,711)
  9. Xbox One – 776 (2,245)
  10. PlayStation Vita TV – 621 (675)
  11. Xbox 360 – 100 (91)
  12. PSP – 11 (25)