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Somehow the Wii U version of Teslagrad was the most profitable

Developer Rain Games recently released World to the West upon gamers, but had to delay the Wii U port to further optimize it. While that may have been seen as a bizarre move (why bother releasing for a dead console?), this story seems to ex...   read

 
 
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Prey chooses interesting time to prey on the Japanese market

It's still a down season in Japan as we progress out of the post-Golden Week slump into summer. Overall software and hardware sales remained on par with the low numbers last week while little changed: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Monster Hu...   read

 
 

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Japan: console and game sales plummet following Golden Week

After a boom in sales for one of the longest holidays of the year, sales receded back to lower-than-average numbers across the board. Basically, everything evens out. Sales should begin to return to average figures in the following weeks. T...   read

 
 
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Microsoft's massive Xbox backward compatibility flash sale is live

Every so often Microsoft holds a bomb ass sale, and this one is no exception. It's been teased for a while now but it goes live today -- over 275 backward compatible (read: Xbox 360 to Xbox One) games are up to 75% off until May 22. While t...   read

 
 
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Blaster Master Zero was downloaded on Switch 80,000 times

Inti Creates announced that Math Blaster, Master Blaster, Blaster Master Zero was downloaded over 80,000 times worldwide on the Nintendo Switch alone. It was developed by only 35 people in six months and released just over a month...   read

 
 
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Yep, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still king during Golden Week

Round two of Japan game sales this week, this time covering the actual Golden Week. So what did people buy? Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. A lot of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. No new games were released during the holidays, so people bought more Mario Kart....   read

 
 
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Yo-kai Watch boom is dying, total earnings down 80%

Looks like the Yo-kai Watch craze is fading away. In 2016's financial report, Bandai Namco listed earnings by IP. Gundam, Dragon Ball, and One Piece are as popular as ever, but Yo-kai Watch only pulled in just 10.4 billion ye...   read

 
 
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bursts on scene, surging Switch sales prior to big holiday

The sales number are in for Japan from April 24-30, 2017. Typically these release on Wednesday, but last week was Golden Week, a series of holidays smushed together. That big holiday is why these numbers are a little delayed (and also incid...   read

 
 
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1-2-Switch is nearing 1 million units shipped, Super Bomberman R has surpassed 500K

We know Zelda: Breath of the Wild is selling super well, but what about other Switch games? Alongside a surprise New 2DS XL announcement, Nintendo also shared some more game sales figures in its financial results briefing. Looking at three ...   read

 
 
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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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Ghost Recon Wildlands managed to outsell Breath of the Wild in the US in March

According to NPD Group, an analyst firm that tracks the sales stats of games, Ghost Recon Wildlands outsold Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the US for March. While this shouldn't be so surprising (Wildlands launched on three platforms versus Z...   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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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is already a million seller on Steam

I've been sleeping on the latest Steam success story, but enough people have brought it up and shared amusing clips that I've finally started to pay attention. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a battle royale game whose roots go back to the...   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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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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Guerrilla Games is working on more Horizon Zero Dawn story content

Horizon Zero Dawn is doing well and there's more of it on the way. That's according to Sony, who has sent word that the robot-hunting adventure has secured 2.6 million sales within its first two weeks of launch (retail sell-through and digi...   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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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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I don't have infinite money, so I'll try Infinite Warfare for free this weekend

If you're a broke gamer, such as myself, and want to try out the latest Call of Duty title, then this weekend on Steam will be your dream come true. From now until February 26 at 1 PM PST, the multiplayer portion of Infinite Warfare will be...   read

 
 


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