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11:00 AM on 02.29.2012

Meet Labrys, Persona 4 Arena's new character

In case you were thinking that Persona 4 Arena's character selection might be a little thin, there's no need to worry, because a new challenger has appeared. Her name is Labrys, and her giant axe has jet engines on it. A...

Josh Tolentino

10:45 AM on 02.23.2012

Persona 4 The Golden JP Famitsu pack comes with Vita case

Enterbrain and Atlus will combine forces in Japan to release a special Persona 4 The Golden bundle called Famitsu DX Pack. This pack will contain the game, six posters featuring P4 artwork, 10 post cards and a PS Vita case de...

Dale North

3:45 PM on 12.27.2011

Atlus: 'Title you've been waiting for may be announced'

In a chat about the coming year, Atlus told Famitsu that "That title you’ve been waiting for may be announced," says Siliconera. What a terrible tease. Technically Persona 5 has been let out of the bag, so that wo...

Dale North



PlayStation Vita sells 321,407 units in its first week photo
PlayStation Vita sells 321,407 units in its first week
by Dale North

The estimates we gave this morning for the PlayStation Vita sell-through were about right. Enterbrain's numbers show that 321,407 Vita systems were sold the first launch week. Considering that the system launched on December 17, and the end of the week was December 18, that's a pretty impressive number.

Famitsu did not give a total shipped number for launch, but I'm sure we'll hear more on that soon. Original numbers put the first shipment at 500,000, but some reports say that Sony was able to add 200,000 more units to meet launch demand.

This number beats the PSP launch week total of 166,704, but that was just one day's sales.

I wonder how the Vita will fare here when it launches in February.

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1:30 PM on 11.29.2011

Skyrim is the first Western game to get Famitsu's 40/40

As if Skyrim's list of achievements needed to be longer, the latest Elder Scrolls has managed to accomplish something previously unseen in this industry -- it's the first Western game to score Famitsu's perfect 40/40 review s...

Jim Sterling

10:30 AM on 11.29.2011

Square Enix's Unreal project from Dragon Quest producer

The latest Famitsu reportedly reveals that Square Enix's Ryutaro Ichimura is heading up the company's first project that uses Epic's Unreal 3 Engine. Ichimura's last work was Dragon Quest IX, but he says that he has "gra...

Dale North





1:00 PM on 10.26.2011

Famitsu: PS Vita memory cards are a 'requirement'

When a company sells an optional add-on to a product, one usually assumes that it is just that -- optional. According to Famitsu, however, the PlayStation Vita's expensive memory cards aren't something you can just ignore, wi...

Jim Sterling

8:20 AM on 10.19.2011

Famitsu reveals two new 3DS games with odd names

Try these on for game names: "If I Were in a Sealed Room With a Girl" and "Code of Princess" I love how Japan can just throw together some English words and make us accept it as something that makes sense. Both of these title...

Dale North

10:30 PM on 09.07.2011

The DTOID Show: A Kiss From The Nubs & New Vita Games

[The Destructoid Show gives a rundown of all the top news from Destructoid.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subscribe to us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook....

Max Scoville

1:15 PM on 09.07.2011

New Lumines and other games confirmed for PS Vita

Following the info dump from Famitsu about the analog nub cradle for 3DS, the publication has listed more games coming to PlayStation Vita in Japan. With Tokyo Game Show less than two weeks away, we'll be hearing more about t...

Jordan Devore

10:30 PM on 08.31.2011

New Persona 4 The Golden Vita screens show new character

Around this time last night was the first we've ever heard of this game and now we've got the first batch of screenshots. Famitsu is all over Persona 4 The Golden, just as they were with all the other series games. Now they h...

Dale North

9:40 AM on 08.31.2011

New Onechanbara coming to 360, stars vampire sisters

D3 Publisher has a brand new Onechanbara game in the works, and it'll be ditching series heroine Aya for a pair of vampire sisters, Kagura and Saaya. I doubt many people will notice the difference, since anime children with m...

Jim Sterling

10:15 AM on 07.20.2011

And for Grasshopper's next act... Lollipop Chainsaw!

[Update: Famitsu has put some images of the game on its website, so head over there to check them out. I'm not changing my stupid mock-up header, because I worked so hard on it.] Grasshopper Manufacture would be hard pre...

Nick Chester

3:45 PM on 07.14.2011

Your first look at Chemical Plant in Sonic Generations

Famitsu has revealed two stages for the upcoming Sonic Generations -- Chemical Plant and Stardust Speedway. A bunch of rather dirty scans have hit the 'net as well, so check those out for your first glimpse. Looking forward t...

Jim Sterling

4:45 PM on 07.13.2011

Final Fantasy Versus XIII still not in full production

C'mon! Why tease us with games you've barely started working on yet? This whole time we've been hearing about Final Fantasy Versus XIII could be counted as one long tease if you consider that the team at Square Enix hasn't ev...

Dale North

9:00 PM on 05.30.2011

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD gameplay video

What to see what a PSP game blown up to HD on the PS3 looks like? Well, you're going to have to work for it. In a recent Famitsu Ustream broadcast you'll find footage of this first of what will hopefully be many PSP-to-PS3...

Dale North