Gaming Life In Japan ~ 9/2/15 – 15/2/15

Time for another round of gaming life in Japan! Let’s see what’s been selling on the charts the past week.

CTR_JOKER_TS_UKV_v01.indd

Software chart

  1. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (Nintendo, 02/14/15) – 230,065 (New)
  2. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4-II (Koei Tecmo, 02/11/15) – 44,574 (New)
  3. [3DS] The Seven Deadly Sins: Unjust Sin (Bandai Namco, 02/11/15) – 33,270 (New)
  4. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 23,844 (2,479,724)
  5. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4-II (Koei Tecmo, 02/11/15) – 23,519 (New)
  6. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4-II (Koei Tecmo, 02/11/15) – 22,468 (New)
  7. [PS3] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 16,406 (60,627)
  8. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 12,922 (2,513,921)
  9. [PS4] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 12,513 (47,203)
  10. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 9,532 (2,149,794)

Hardware chart

  1. New 3DS LL – 41,821 (21,650)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 21,381 (18,758)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 10,901 (10,013)
  4. New 3DS – 9,584 (7,916)
  5. Wii U – 7,007 (6,517)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,683 (6,426)
  7. 3DS LL – 4,126 (3,084)
  8. 3DS – 3,214 (2,642)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 588 (560)
  10. Xbox One – 191 (238)

New 3DS Xenoblade Faceplate For Japan

Japan gets getting those awesome exclusives, this time it’s in the form of a faceplate for the Nintendo New 3DS. The faceplate is a Xenoblade Chronicles themed edition and it looks absolutely stunning.

new_nintendo_3ds_xenoblade_faceplate

 

Looks completely amazing, right? No word if this faceplate will make it to the West but it’s definitely worthy of an import!

Pokemon Game Heads For Arcades In Japan

Seems to be a busy time for the arcades in Japan with the upcoming Attack on Titan game and now another huge franchise is heading the arcades.

Pokken Tournament, a Pokemon fighting game, will be making an appearance in Japan this coming Summer. Bandai Namco revealed the news during the Japan Amusement Expo which is held in Chiba.

pokemon fighter 12

Here are some pics of the game shown at the show. It’s looking pretty great!

Attack On Titan Coming To Japanese Arcades

Attack on Titan is such a massively popular series, from the manga through to the anime, 3DS game and loads of merchandise. Capcom have recently announced that they’re the AoT series will be branching off into the world of arcades.

attack on titan poster

We know that the game will be launching in Japan during Summer and that during the announcement trailer, they showed the phrase “Sacrifice Your Heart.” Hopefully we’ll have more details as they come to light.

Gaming Life In Japan ~ 2/2/15 – 8/2/15

After what has to be an eternity, one of the most popular segments on japandaman.com is back…it’s time for Gaming Life in Japan! Time to  take a look at what’s been the biggest sellers in both software and hardware for the past week.

dragon ball xenoverse

Software Chart

 

  1. [PS3] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 44,221 (New)
  2. [PS4] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 34,690 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 24,068 (2,455,880)
  4. [3DS] Lost Heroes 2 (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 20,691 (New)
  5. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 12,234 (2,501,000)
  6. [PS4] Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft, 01/29/15) – 9,790 (46,029)
  7. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 9,715 (2,460,920)
  8. [PSV] Ebikore Photo Kano Kiss (Kadokawa Games, 02/05/15) – 9,512 (New)
  9. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker (Atlus, 01/29/15) – 9,240 (62,505)
  10. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 8,950 (2,140,261)

Hardware Chart

 

  • New 3DS LL – 21,650 (21,880)
  • PlayStation 4 – 18,758 (17,392)
  • PlayStation Vita – 10,013 (11,871)
  • New 3DS – 7,916 (7,700)
  • Wii U – 6,517 (6,807)
  • PlayStation 3 – 6,426 (7,211)
  • 3DS LL – 3,084 (3,641)
  • 3DS – 2,642 (3,187)
  • PlayStation Vita TV – 560 (521)
  • Xbox One – 238 (222)

So is that what everyone expected, any surprises in there for anyone? Dragon Ball has such a huge fanbase so it isn’t a big surprise to see positions 1 and 2 occupied by these titles. The Nintendo 3DS is continues to have a huge impact on both software and hardware sales.

 

 

Hachiko Finally Reunited With Owner

For those that don’t know about Hachiko, a brief background. Hachiko was an Akita breed dog that used to wait for his master everyday at Shibuya train station. One day, his master, a university professor named Hidesaburo Ueno, passed away and never came back to meet Hachiko. Ever the faithful canine, Hachiko continued to wait everyday at the station for nine years until he too passed away.

A statue of Hachiko was erected at Shibuya train station which to this day is a hugely popular meeting place for loads of people. Now at the University of Tokyo, where the professor taught, a new statue was erected. The statue coincides with the 90th anniversary of the passing of the professor and the 80th anniversary of Hachiko’s passing.

hachiko owner

 

The statue is a loving memorial with both dog and owner showing Hachiko happily greeting Ueno in a loving pose. In case you missed it, Hollywood made a film starring Richard Gere around this story, you can catch the trailer below.

The Cosplayers Of Winter Wonder Festival 2015

Makuhari Messe was host to Winter Wonder Festival recently. WonFes, to give it its shorter name, is a garage kit and model expo which draws huge numbers and more specifically, cosplayers all dressed up showing off their favourite anime or gaming characters. Here are some pics below which Rocket News managed to grab of the event.

Attack On Titan Water Coolers

You know when you’re at work and you’re thirsty so you head to the water cooler? Imagine how much more interesting it would be and how different the conversation would be if the water coolers looked like this.

aotlogo

Aqua Clara is a Japanese based water cooler manufacturer who have a range of coolers called “Dress-Up Server” cooler models. These models have interchangeable front panels and replace them with ones featuring Levi, the Colossal Titan or Eren. The coolers go live on February 26th which is the day the official site will have updated information on the campaign.

aot water coolers

Studio Ghibli Souvenir Samples

Studio Ghibli is a much loved animation studio cranking out such beautiful classics as My Neighbour Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle and the Academy Award winning, Spirited Away. If you happen to visit Japan, then a visit to the Studio Ghibli Museum is a must. You’ll be able to see exclusive artwork and other treasures that normally aren’t seen outside of Japan.

And then of course, there’s the souvenirs. Most people like to bring home a little trinket of their visit and thanks to Rocket News, we can show you a sample of what’s on offer.

Has anyone been lucky enough to go to the Ghibli Museum? We’d love to see pics of your goodies that you picked up there!

Your Otaku Source