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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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Nintendo leads into the Switch event with a huge eShop sale

Nintendo has a stranglehold on gaming news right now. We're one day away from its highly-anticipated Switch presentation and speculation is abound. Third-party accessories are leaking, retailers are prematurely confirming future games ...   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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Final Fantasy XV shipments break the 6 million mark

It's hip to be Square nowadays, as Square Enix's Final Fantasy XV is now reported to have exceed six million total worldwide shipments including digital sales. It won't break any records for Final Fantasy let alone video games as ...   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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Steam's Winter Sale just started, so go buy some cheap PC games

It's far from a Christmas miracle, more of a Christmas expectation really. Steam has started its Winter Sale today, right around the same time the Winter Sale has started for the better part of a decade now. It's practically tradition at th...   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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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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The Last Guardian is selling decently in the UK

The wait was excruciating, but it seems to have paid off for Sony's Japan Studio. The Last Guardian has sold better than both Ico and Shadow of the Colossus did on launch in the UK, but its performance hasn't placed it at number one. Losing...   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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The Steam Autumn Sale just started, includes the brand new Steam Awards

Please don't mistaken us for AWOLNATION given how often we've screamed "SALE!" lately. He's singing about -- uh, boats? -- and we're talking about cheap video games. Fun with homophones. Also fun (probably) is the fact that Steam's Autumn ...   read

 
 
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PlayStation's Black Friday sale starts right now, more than 100 games discounted

Never one to be outdone, PlayStation has unleashed its own mad flurry of discounts unto the world. What? You didn't think Sony would sit this one out, did you? The PlayStation Black Friday Sale just started and there are more than 100 games...   read

 
 
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Xbox's Black Friday games sale is live for everyone right now

[Update: Now Xbox's Black Friday sale is available for everyone. A few games were added like Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3. New titles will be added to the top of the list that's at the bottom of this post. We'll continue to...   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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It's Poland's Independence Day, so here's a sale on a bunch of Polish games

November 11, 1918 -- the same date as the end of World War I -- is when Poland became a free country for the second time. For the previous 123 years, it was ruled by other forces like the Russian Empire. Admittedly, I did not know any of th...   read

 
 
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More like Mario Kart 8 million: Here are the Wii U and 3DS best-sellers

Nintendo might not want to tell us how much its new Switch console will cost, but it is starting to close the book on the Wii U and its dedicated handhelds by announcing the top-selling Wii U and 3DS games. These figures are through Septemb...   read

 
 
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PlayStation discounts all the Assassin's Creed games by at least half

You don't have to rely on one of Desmond's ancestors to do the slash, slash, slashing right now; PlayStation has already done it. A new PlayStation sale discounts every Assassin's Creed title by at least 50 percent. That includes everything...   read

 
 
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Xbox One gets another temporary price cut, now $249

Long gone are the days of Microsoft's $500 console. The machine that was revealed in May of 2013 has undergone several price cuts, some temporary and some permanent. The frequent discounts feel like an implicit admission that half a thousan...   read

 
 
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Battleborn is insanely cheap in this week's Humble Bundle

Much ado has been made about Battleborn's fledgling player count, a statistic that's especially worrying given that the game launched less than three months ago. That number's bound to increase now, all thanks to a particularly fantastic Hu...   read

 
 
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Amazon has more than 6,000 video game items on sale for Prime Day

I don't think I've ever been so conflicted when writing about an Amazon games sale. Like, more than 6,000 things are on sale. That seems like something you'd want to know about, right? At the same time, the sheer scope of this event makes i...   read

 
 
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It's time to rummage through the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale's 250+ deals

Ah, who doesn't love the time-honored tradition of finding a bargain bin flooded with cheap media and then getting elbow-deep in plastic cases? There might be a real gem down there! Dig deeper! Maybe build a levee with the duds; that way yo...   read

 
 
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Xbox's Ultimate Game Sale is next week

Microsoft's yearly Ultimate Game Sale isn't here just yet -- it'll run July 5 through July 11 -- but I figured a quick heads up might save some of you from buying a game this week only for it to go on sale soon. And, also, I not-so-secretl...   read

 
 


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