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Game and console sales drop as Japan braces for Switch impact

Before a tsunami comes ashore, water recedes back into the ocean to feed the coming wave. If Japanese consumers are shoreline water, then they are pulling back as all console sales have dropped a significant amount from last week, many havi...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker for 3DS tops Sun & Moon in weekly sales

Without any new releases or major events, the sales charts in Japan haven't moved much the past two weeks. The one interesting note is that Pokémon Sun & Moon have finally been dethroned in weekly sales by a game that isn't ...   read

 
 
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15 of top 20 selling games in Japan are on handhelds

Media Create Sales is taking at least this week off due to the holidays, but thanks to Famitsu we can get an idea of Japanese game sales for this past week. You'll never guess what's at number one (hint: it starts with a P). The only new re...   read

 
 
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Grab an Xbox One with a solid end of year deal

Retailers across the nation will be holding promos for the slim system that include a bonus "gift" with the purchase. A few stores are also throwing in a $50 gift card along with the console, so that sure is fun! Sadly, the console price is...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon are still going strong, but are dethroned for now

Pokémon Sun & Moon has been one of the top two selling games every week since it's release nearly five weeks ago. It slid into second place only in weeks where Final Fantasy XV and Yakuza 6 released, but then overt...   read

 
 
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First annual Steam awards nominees have been finalized

Y'know what, guys? Turns out Steam is pretty popular. Over 15 million people participated in nominating games for the Steam awards this year. That's pretty good for a set of awards that didn't exist and no one knew about a few weeks ago. Vo...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV sees 88% sales drop in second week, Yakuza 6 takes top spot

After its initial week's lukewarm 670,000, Final Fantasy XV sales are down to 79,792 in Japan for the week of December 5 - December 11, 2016, the game's second week. That 88% decrease drops it to number five on the software sales ranki...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV tops Japanese sales charts in first week

Square Enix shipped five million copies of Final Fantasy XV on it's first day worldwide, but unsurprisingly the vast majority of those must have come outside of Japan. The long-awaited title with a really bad movie I'm currently relieving m...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV sells 5 million copies on first day, fastest selling in series history

Having only been available for two days, Square Enix announces Final Fantasy XV has shipped over 5 millions copies worldwide in both physical and digital formats combined. This already eclipses the halfway mark to the 10 million s...   read

 
 
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Pokemon S&M keeps top Japan games sales spot locked up

Seven new releases take up ten of the top eleven spots in this weeks sales figures for Japan. None of them got even a fourth the number of sales Pokémon Sun and Moon did despite being in it's second week, selling a whopping 375,...   read

 
 


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3DS sales surge in Japan upon release of Pokemon Sun and Moon

In case you hadn't heard, Pokémon is still a thing, a big thing, and it doesn't seem to be losing any momentum at all. Media Create Sales reports that nearly 1.6 million copies of Pokémon Sun and Moon have ...   read

 
 
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Why yes, Pokemon Sun and Moon are pretty damn successful in Japan

Well, here's some news that'll come as a shock to nobody at all. If the sales figures for the Japanese releases of the latest iterations in the seemingly-unstoppable Pokemon franchise are to be believed, the newest games -- Sun&nb...   read

 
 
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Holy shit, Japanese gamers really like old games

The Famicom Mini is exploding in Japan, topping the hardware charts at 261,381 units sold in its first week in Japan. That's nearly triple the amount of second place, PlayStation 4. PS4 Pro, released this past week, is included in the PS4's...   read

 
 
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PS4 Pro sells roughly the same as the Slim's debut in Japan

Famitsu has sales numbers for the newly released PlayStation Pro, which has been out for nearly a week in Japan, and they're looking decent. According to the outlet, the Pro has sold 65,194 units in its first four days, accounting for rough...   read

 
 
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Lay (Rainbow Six) Siege to your friends for free this weekend

I guess betas and free weekends are the new demos, because a lot of developers have been opting for post-release "free" weekends to generate interest in their hot titles. We've seen one for Overwatch on consoles and now Ubisoft is following...   read

 
 
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Mods and possibly more ports are next for Darkest Dungeon

Red Hook Games has passed the one-million-copies-sold milestone for its spirit-crushing RPG Darkest Dungeon. I never would've predicted it would reach that level of success early on, but once it got going and hit its stride in Steam Early A...   read

 
 
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Mafia III breaks 2K records, ships 4.5 million in a week

The Washington Post is reporting that Mafia III has shipped 4.5 million copies in its first week on sale. This breaks records set by previous 2K games like Borderlands, BioShock, and NBA 2K. This also makes Mafia III the fastest-selling gam...   read

 
 
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Warhammer is the fastest-selling Total War game

Sometimes, I wonder if we aren't collectively burned out by the incessant Games Workshop adaptations, but then something like Dawn of War III is announced or Total War: Warhammer comes along and clearly, we aren't. I'm more than happy to pu...   read

 
 
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A graphics card overclocking program has more Steam users than Battleborn

When Battleborn launched a few weeks ago, the response was uh… muted, to say the least. At best it’s an okay FPS-MOBA hybrid, at worst it’s not much more than a wet fart in a lift. It’s also leaking players like the...   read

 
 
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Steam Summer Sale 2016 date leaks

If you've been filling up your swear jar all year (Damn! Piss! Shit!), ready to empty it on Steam's regular Summer Sale, put in for your day off ahead of time. Reddit's MrFreemanBBQ has leaked some alleged confidential information from Valv...   read

 
 
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Pokken Tournament has outsold Street Fighter V in the US

Pokkén Tournament on Wii U has outsold Street Fighter V on PS4 in the US.  The news -- which originates from the NPD Group US Games Industry report for April 2016 -- was shared on Twitter by industry analyst ZhugeEX.   The ...   read

 
 
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Capcom will give games 'more time' following Street Fighter V's lacking launch

Street Fighter V came in under expectations with 1.4 million sales. The general consensus seems to be that what was there at launch just wasn't enough -- it needed more time. That's certainly how I felt as a dormant fan of the series who ne...   read

 
 
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Stellaris is a record-breaker for Paradox Interactive

Paradox is off to a fantastic start with Stellaris. The grand strategy sci-fi game drew in 68,000 simultaneous players on its first day, surpassing Cities: Skylines, the company's previous record-holder for most concurrent players at launch...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V sales fall short of Capcom's expectation

Capcom predicted Street Fighter V would move 2 million units by the end of March. It failed to meet that number. Instead, Capcom reports it had sold 1.4 million copies of its new fighter between the PC and PS4 release (including physical an...   read

 
 
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Kirby: Planet Robobot was the best selling game in Japan last week

While the rest of the world has to wait until mid-June to try Nintendo's new Kirby: Planet Robobot, Japan gets a significant head start. The pink fluffball's latest 3DS romp released in Japan on April 28, and it was the best selling ga...   read

 
 


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