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Nintendo's Switch sales exceed March expectations, looks toward prosperous future

Nintendo has said all along it is aiming for 10 million Switch sales in its first year. The company's fiscal earnings report for fiscal year 2016 revealed that it did more than a quarter of that in the console's launch month. Hoping to sell...   read

 
 
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Capcom's yearly earnings: Dead Rising 4 bombs, Resident Evil saves the day

Dead Rising 4 failed to make even half of what Capcom was hoping for. Having projected two million sales in the 2016 fiscal year, the lumbering husk of a once-great series didn't reach one million. Poor performance of the Xbox One outs...   read

 
 

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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia storms Japan

A quartet of new titles have finally topped Monster Hunter XX in Japan, with Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia leading the charge. Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition, including all the DLC, joins a new Pro Yakyuu an...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata surpasses 300,000 sales in Japan

Drakengard and even the original Nier were so niche it's still a little surprising to see how successful NieR: Automata has become. Even Persona was a humble spin-off series that is now a global blockbuster. The stigma a...   read

 
 
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LEGO Worlds debuts in Japan during dismal sales week

Overall video games sales in Japan took a dip this week, and the only significant new release had poor performance. Despite opening in the top 5, LEGO Worlds failed to eclipse even 12,000 sales. The only other new title to rank is a pet gam...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 quickly eclipses 1.5 million shipments

Just a few days after the worldwide release, Persona 5 has moved over 1.5 million copies. For context, the only single Persona game that has reached over one million worldwide lifetime sales so far is Persona 4: Golden. Atlus added tha...   read

 
 
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None of Japan's new games challenge Monster Hunter

This past week saw the release of Blue Reflection, Musou Stars, Mario Sports Superstars, and a couple of visual novels. Next to Monster Hunter XX, Musou Stars sold the most with over 58,000 copies. Persona-like Blue Reflection&nbs...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Switch surges in Japan

No new major releases? No problem. The Nintendo Switch soared by nearly 30,000 sales from last week-a 57% increase. Japanese gamers appear content with its current library, as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2-Switch...   read

 
 
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Looks like Gal Gun was pretty successful for Inti Creates

Inti Creates is one of my favorite developers in the game today. Whether they're creating sequels to amazing NES games or showing Keiji Inafune how a Mega Man-like should be made, I'm genuinely excited to pop-in whatever new title the compa...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter XX dominates Japan, spikes 3DS sales

As if the Nintendo 3DS needed any help selling in Japan, the release of Monster Hunter XX (expansion of Monster Hunter Generations) has raised total 3DS sales (2DS, New 3DS, New 3DS XL) by 179%. The surge momentarily closed the gap wit...   read

 
 


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Japan likes shooters too; Ghost Recon Wildlands tops sales charts

Well OK, it only had to beat out the 900 billionth Kingdom Hearts re-release, but selling nearly 90,000 copies to top the Japanese sales charts in its opening week is impressive enough. I wonder if would've sold as as well if Japanese ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Switch and Zelda storm Japan

At last, we have hard data on opening week sales for the Nintendo Switch and it's launch titles in Japan. The Switch console moved over 329,000 units. That is an improvement over the Wii U, which sold just 311,000 in its first week. Althoug...   read

 
 
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GOG's Spring Sale means more than 500 PC games are discounted

GOG has certainly been doing the Discount Dance lately. The Markdown Mambo. The Sale Samba. The Cheap Game Cha Cha. Those are all ways that I have personally described GOG's sales events to my friends. (I consider you all my friends.) You k...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata is number one in Japan

The countdown for the Nintendo Switch is officially on. In the meantime, people in Japan have flocked to new titles Super Robot Wars V and NieR: Automata while they wait. On the hardware side there was a significant 16,000 unit su...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest spin-off outperforms Nioh in first week

The long-awaited Dark Souls-esque Nioh has arrived but its thunder has perhaps been stolen by Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional, which sold nearly 50,000 more copies than the newcomer. The Dragon Quest Monsters spin-off ...   read

 
 
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GOG's Valentine's Day sale is for lovers and savers

A popular internet opinion among internet opinion-havers is that Valentine's Day is bad, but, I'm here to tell you that actually it's good. More specifically, the aftermath is good. Even if you aren't treated to some sensual plowin' on the ...   read

 
 
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GOG gave us 270(!) games to give away, come win a free game

You know what the big bummer about contests is? You always have a chance to win, but that chance is usually fairly low. Even if only 50 people entered, you'd still have like a 10 percent chance of winning if there were 5 prizes. The odds ar...   read

 
 
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Japanese sales charts dominated by ports and re-releases, RE7 still going strong

In the week prior to the launch of Nioh, new releases Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto and BoxBoy! Stuffed Box enter the top ten while the usual suspects Resident Evil 7 and Pokémon Sun & Moon...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 7 tops Japan sales charts but pales in comparison to Resident Evil 6

When Resident Evil 6 first released back in 2012, it sold over 634,933 copies in its first week. With Capcom reporting that 2.5 million copies of Resident Evil 7 have shipped worldwide, it seems to be doing just fine for itself. However, on...   read

 
 
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This PSN sale is for Rockstar games, anime, and PlayStation VR

The PlayStation Store is running three sales concurrently, none of them really thematically attached to one another. That's perfectly fine because it means there are three chances that something's going to appeal to your sense of style. Tho...   read

 
 
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Valkyria Revolution met with lukewarm sales in its first week as Gravity Rush 2 debuts at the top

For the second week in a row all console sales have dropped, but the bigger news may be Valkyria Revolution's relatively low count. Despite the name change, Valkyria Revolution opened up with 56,416 Japanese sales combined for PS4...   read

 
 
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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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