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Gaming Life In Japan ~ 4/8/14 – 10/8/14

After a week or so on hiatus, Gaming Life in Japan is back!

Topping the software charts this week was Level 5′s entry for the Nintendo 3DS, Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke with nearly 121k units sold. That brings up the grand total to 2,093,992 units sold, a very tidy figure.

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Second on the charts Bandai Namco’s new entry on the 3DS, Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2. Quite a few new entries this week with third spot being held by Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson from Marvelous software also for the 3DS. The aging PS3 gets a mention with Ultra Street Fighter IV from Capcom debuting at number four this week as everyone’s karting game, Mario Kart 8, sits pretty at number five. Number six sees a new debut for the PS Vita this time from NIS with Shin Hayarigami. The PS3 version of the same game rounds out the chart this week taking out the tenth spot.

Looking at hardware, we see the 3DS LL hold a commanding lead with 33,172 units sold as the PS Vita contends with second spot selling 17,084 handhelds.

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Good to see the Wii U finally find some stability in Japan with the console holding the fort down in third with 13,598 units sold the past week.

Software chart

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 120,682 (2,093,992)
  2. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 81,584 (New)
  3. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (Marvelous, 08/07/14) – 46,494 (New)
  4. [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV (Capcom, 08/07/14) – 42,327 (New)
  5. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 22,752 (114,229)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 20,860 (599,414)
  7. [PSV] Shin Hayarigami (NIS, 08/07/14) – 12,585 (New)
  8. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 8,435 (127,842)
  9. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 7,355 (1,234,622)
  10. [PS3] Shin Hayarigami (NIS, 08/07/14) – 5,745 (New)

Hardware chart

  1. 3DS LL – 33,172 (31,740)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 17,084 (17,179)
  3. Wii U – 13,598 (9,646)
  4. 3DS – 7,873 (7,019)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 6,486 (6,605)
  6. PlayStation 4 – 5,470 (5,695)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,344 (1,506)
  8. PSP – 301 (464)
  9. Xbox 360 – 151 (157)
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Gaming Life in Japan ~ 14/7/14 – 20/7/14

Here we go again…let’s see what’s selling overseas with Gaming Life in Japan!

Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke has climbed back up the charts and reclaimed the top spot on the software chart.

A new entry for the PS Vita from SCEJ, Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, takes second spot while Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea from Gust for the PS3 takes third. That’s also a new entry into the Japanese chart. Bandai Namco sees a new title enter in fourth spot for the 3DS, that game being Gundam Try Age SP. No more new entries after that with Mario Kart 8 and Yokai Watch taking fifth and sixth spots, respectively. Freedom Wars with over 1.2 million units sold, takes seventh place while looking ahead to tenth spot, we see Watch Dogs for the PS3 raking up just under 60K in sales.

Checking out hardware sales, are you really expecting anything different by now? Nope! The 3DS is still the favourite handheld for Japan with 31,192 units sold for the week. The PS Vita manages to take the second spot with 27,352 units sold while the once struggling Wii U seems to be alright with 8,209 units sold. The Wii U seems to be constantly in third place which is different from months ago where it was constantly in a lot lower in the charts. Sony’s latest console, the PlayStation 4, looks like it hasn’t struck a chord yet with gamers languishing in fifth spot behind the older PS3.

Software chart

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 331,946 (1,648,653)
  2. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodblines (SCEJ, 07/17/14) – 93,775 (New)
  3. [PS3] Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (Gust, 07/17/14) – 43,744 (New)
  4. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP (Bandai Namco, 07/17/14) – 21,524 (New)
  5. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 14,992 (542,358)
  6. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 12,790 (1,208,077)
  7. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 9,761 (262,427)
  8. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 9,258 (101,478)
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 5,714 (69,636)
  10. [PS3] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 5,628 (59,585)

Hardware chart

  1. 3DS LL – 31,192 (55,531)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 27,352 (38,907)
  3. Wii U – 8,209 (8,658)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 7,389 (7,763)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 6,456 (7,150)
  6. 3DS – 6,185 (6,425)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 2,249 (1,803)
  8. PSP – 556 (779)
  9. Xbox 360 – 129 (140)
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Gaming Life In Japan ~ 30/6/14 – 6/7/14

Time for another look at Japanese gaming with Gaming Life in Japan!

Just for a change, there weren’t too many new releases the past week when compared to the previous week. But it’s enough to see Freedom Wars on the PS Vita hold onto the coveted number one spot.

Yokai Watch for the 3DS took out second position while Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure also for the 3DS took third spot. Mario Kart 8 is still a crowd favourite in fourth place while spots five and six sees a Watch Dogs double with the PS4 and PS3 respectively taking their spots. Looking at the other end of the scale, we have a surprise entry with Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version for the PS3 at number ten.

Checking out hardware, we see no real surprise with the unstoppable Nintendo 3DS LL holding strong in first place while the PS Vita enjoys healthy sales of over 18K units sold. The Wii U sees some attention as well with enough units sold to enjoy fourth place. The Playstation family makes another appearance with the PS4 and PS3 in fourth and fifth places respectively.

Software chart

  1. [PSV] Freedom Wars – 43,160 (232,048)
  2. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 28,933 (1,176,134)
  3. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure – 24,412 (77,508)
  4. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 19,386 (512,223)
  5. [PS4] Watch Dogs – 12,783 (78,378)
  6. [PS3] Watch Dogs – 12,656 (43,684)
  7. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War II – 10,651 (73,300)
  8. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy – 10,003 (56,456)
  9. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 7,607 (144,500)
  10. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version – 5,717 (12,448)

Hardware chart

  1. 3DS LL – 21,914 (22,803)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 18,438 (22,192)
  3. Wii U – 9,961 (10,653)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 7,876 (8,059)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 7,511 (7,480)
  6. 3DS – 5,424 (5,081)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 2,217 (2,727)
  8. PSP – 1,579 (1,445)
  9. Xbox 360 – 180 (201)
DJ Hatsune Miku

Project Mirai 2 Comes To The West

Great news for fans of Hatsune Miku who don’t own a PS Vita but need the Vocaloid fix.  And not just a normal version of the game but an enhanced version which carries the working title, Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix which looks set to hit stores in the West sometime in 2015. It’s quite a momentous occasion as it marks the first time that Miku appears on a Nintendo console out of Japan and the first localisation of a Project Mirai.

Here’s a press release around the game:

Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix features characters rendered in beautiful stereoscopic 3D, with two different rhythm game modes (button and touch) and three difficulties per song. Players will enjoy a highly customizable experience with user customization options for button icons and sounds, character costumes and gear for the character rooms.

Players can create and share personalized player cards that show off who you are as well as create customized dance routines to the songs, your own musical phrase and personalized comments about their favorite in-game videos, all via StreetPass™. The game also utilizes the AR card and photo capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS to bring characters to life in 3D.

“Hatsune Miku’s popularity in the West keeps growing, and we are proud to support such an amazing franchise with our games,” said John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America.

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New Pokemon 3DS XL Coming To Japan

Awesome and exciting news for Pokemaniacs with the news that Nintendo will be releasing a new Pokemon 3DS XL in Japan. To be in the running, you need to eat at Denny’s and spend over ¥1, 000 to enter the raffle. The competition will run from July 15th until August 25th. The receipt of the meal will come printed with a code on it that will count as your entry.

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The artwork on the console will be drawing inspiration from the  Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction movie.

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Gaming Life In Japan ~ 23/6/14 – 29/6/14

Time for another Gaming Life in Japan!

This past week saw a highly anticipated game race up the charts and claim the top spot. That game was Freedom Wars for the PS Vita with 188,888 units sold.

Second on the charts was another new entry but this time for the PS4 and coming from Ubisoft, Watch Dogs. Selling an impressive 63,595 units on debut, this was enough to edge it ahead of third place getter, Kamen Rider: Battride War II for the Playstation 3. Bandai Namco also had a new release for the 3DS which saw it enter in fourth position, Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure. Seems to be a week for the PS Vita with Girls und Panzer: Master the Tankery taking fifth position for Bandai Namco yet again, quite the prolific developer. Ubisoft completes the Watch Dogs double with sixth spot while ex-number one for the 3DS, Yokai Watch, contends with seventh position. Kart racer for the Wii U, Mario Kart 8, slips to eighth spot as Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen snags tenth place.

Hardware sales show no major changes with the Nintendo 3DS LL still in the top spot while the PS Vita claims the second spot. The Wii U fills the third place nicely while the Playstation 4 soaks up fourth position.

Software chart

  1. [PSV] Freedom Wars – 188,888 (New)
  2. [PS4] Watch Dogs – 63,595 (New)
  3. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War II – 62,649 (New)
  4. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure – 53,095 (New)
  5. [PSV] Girls und Panzer: Master the Tankery – 31,526 (New)
  6. [PS3] Watch Dogs – 31,028 (New)
  7. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 29,590 (1,147,202)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 23,520 (492,837)
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy – 15,373 (46,454)
  10. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 13,026 (136,893)

Hardware chart

  1. 3DS LL – 22,803 (21,459)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 22,192 (11,937)
  3. Wii U – 10,653 (10,715)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 8,059 (7,009)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 7,480 (6,339)
  6. 3DS – 5,081 (4,582)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 2,727 (1,444)
  8. PSP – 1,445 (2,335)
  9. Xbox 360 – 201 (214)
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Gaming Life In Japan ~ 16/6/14 – 22/6/14

Let’s jump straight into a VERY late edition of Gaming Life in Japan!

The software chart tell us that Pokemon Art Academy for the 3DS took out the top spot with 31,080 units sold as a new entry. Second was Yokai Watch which refuses to leave the charts, this week selling 30,394 units which brings the grand total to over 1 million copies! Rounding out the top three is Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U with 28,112 units sold. Looking at only new entries, we see that the PS Vita has a title in number six with htoL#NiQ: Hotaru no Nikki from NIS. Another new entry from Namco Bandai for the PS3 is CV: Casting Voice in seventh position. And even though Japan is out of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, clearly some gamers are still reliving the excitement by keeping FIFA 14 for the PS4 at number ten.

Hardware sees the 3DS LL selling 21,459 units which is enough to take it to number one. Big difference between first and second with the PS Vita taking second spot and 11,937 units. And promising signs for the Wii U with 10,715 units sold. Sony’s latest console offering, the PS4, takes fourth spot with 7,009 consoles sold. Check out the full charts below.

Software chart

 

  • [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 31,080 (New)
  • [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 30,394 (1,117,611)
  • [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 28,112 (469,316)
  • [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 20,600 (123,867)
  • [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, 06/05/14) – 11,979 (230,307)
  • [PSV] htoL#NiQ: Hotaru no Nikki (NIS, 06/19/14) – 9,744 (New)
  • [PS3] CV: Casting Voice (Bandai Namco, 06/19/14) – 7,524 (New)
  • [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 6,307 (24,333)
  • [PS3] One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Bandai Namco, 06/12/14) – 6,307 (24,333)
  • [PS4] FIFA 14 (EA, 02/22/14) – 5,867 (47,303)

Hardware chart

 

  • 3DS LL – 21,459 (21,267)
  • PlayStation Vita – 11,937 (13,299)
  • Wii U – 10,715 (12,249)
  • PlayStation 4 – 7,009 (8,395)
  • PlayStation 3 – 6,339 (6,564)
  • 3DS – 4,582 (5,308)
  • PSP – 2,335 (4,325)
  • PlayStation Vita TV – 1,444 (1,436)
  • Xbox 360 – 214 (231)

 

 

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Gaming Life In Japan ~ 9/6/14 – 15/6/14

That awesome time has rolled around once again…Gaming Life in Japan! Let’s jump right into it.

Checking the software charts, we see that crowd favourite Mario Kart 8 has drifted once again to the top snaring the number one position. Second on the podium is Yokai Watch for the 3DS while Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth takes out the third spot securing the Nintendo trifecta.

The PS3 shows up in fourth spot with Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen while a new entry for the PS Vita falls neatly into the middle of the top ten, The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution. New entry, One Piece: Unlimited World Red for the PS3/PS Vita, takes out both the sixth and seventh spots. Yet another new entry, Thief, takes out the eighth spot, this time for the Playstation 4. Seems like Japan hasn’t forgotten that the FIFA World Cup is currently happening in Brazil with FIFA 14 World Class Soccer on the PS4 rounding out the tenth spot.

Shifting our gaze towards hardware, we can see that the juggernaut that is the 3DS LL is still in the top spot with 21,267 units sold this past week. The PS Vita is back in the second spot with sales of 13,299 this week while the Wii U is enjoying sales of 12,249 units sold. Sony’s latest console offering, the PS4, saw sales of 8,395 units the past week while at the other end of the scale, the Xbox 360 sees only 231 units sold.

Software chart

  1. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 42,461 (441,205)
  2. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 32,960 (1,087,217)
  3. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – 31,472 (218,329)
  4. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 20,264 (103,267)
  5. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution – 19,659 (New)
  6. [PS3] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – 18,026 (New)
  7. [PSV] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – 10,348 (New)
  8. [PS4] Thief – 8,772 (New)
  9. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard Lock-On Victory!! – 7,315 (39,568)
  10. [PS4] FIFA 14 World Class Soccer – 6,264 (41,436)

Hardware chart

  1. 3DS LL – 21,267 (30,924)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 13,299 (11,450)
  3. Wii U – 12,249 (13,766)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 8,395 (9,466)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 6,564 (6,561)
  6. 3DS – 5,308 (5,346)
  7. PSP – 4,325 (9,365)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,436 (1,193)
  9. Xbox 360 – 231 (255)
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Gaming Life In Japan ~ 2/6/14 – 8/6/14

Time to dive right into the gaming habits of the Japanese public and checking out what’s been selling over in the Land of the Rising Sun!

Looking at software, the number one game for the past week was a new entry for the 3DS, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, while last week’s number one, Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U, slips to the second spot.

Crowd favourite 3DS game, Yokai Watch, contends with third position this week. Card Fight!! Vanguard Lock-On Victory!! is another new entry in fourth position for the 3DS while looking all the way at the other end of the scale, we see Wolfenstein: The New Order for the PS4 take eight spot as a new entry. But in a surprising bit of news, we see a game for the Xbox 360 taking the tenth spot. That game being Stranger of Sword City: White Palace. How often do we see a 360 game in the charts? Like, I dunno, never!

Checking out hardware, the top selling piece this week  was the 3DS LL with over 30k units sold which is up from last week’s figure of 18,776, that’s a substantial difference.

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The Wii U saw second spot with sales of 13,766 which is down from last week but still something to be pleased with for Nintendo. The PlayStation Vita is in third spot this week as the PlayStation 4 takes fourth with 9,466 units sold which is a slight increase from last week. The ageing PSP enjoyed a resurgence in sales with 9,365 units sold up from the 1,421 units sold the previous week.

Software chart

  1. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – 186,856 (New)
  2. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 73,051 (398,943)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 33,380 (1,054,257)
  4. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard Lock-On Victory!! – 32,253 (New)
  5. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 19,941 (83,003)
  6. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories – 8,390 (90,438)
  7. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 7,668 (36,696)
  8. [PS4] Wolfenstein: The New Order – 7,448 (New)
  9. [PS4] FIFA 14 World Class Soccer – 5,126 (35,172)
  10. [360] Stranger of Sword City: White Palace – 5,060 (New)

Hardware chart

  1. 3DS LL – 30,924 (18,776)
  2. Wii U – 13,766 (19,312)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 11,450 (12,859)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 9,466 (6,508)
  5. PSP – 9,365 (1,421)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,561 (6,922)
  7. 3DS – 5,346 (4,957)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,193 (1,098)
  9. Xbox 360 – 255 (225)
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Gaming Life In Japan ~ 26/5/14 – 01/6/14

Time for Gaming Life in Japan, let’s see what’s been occupying the minds of Japanese gamers.

Looking at the software chart we can see that everyone’s favourite kart game has raced all the way up the charts with Mario Kart for the Wii U selling over 325K units in its first week, no real surprise there. Another new entry from Bandai Namco takes second place for the PS3, that game is Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories. Yokai Watch for the 3DS is still hanging around in third spot with over 36K copies shifted. And yet another new game this week lands in fourth spot. This time it’s a PS Vita title from Compile Heart, Chou Megami Shinkou Noire: Gekishin Black Heart. Looking ahead all the way to ninth position, sees another new one from Arc System Works for the PS3, Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! It’s a bit of a mixed bag this week with a range of system being represented. PS3, PS4, 3DS, PS Vita, they’re all in there for a change.

Checking out how hardware sold for the past week, we can see that the Nintendo 3DS is doing the rounds in top spot with 23, 733 handhelds sold. No big surprise for the Wii U considering the release of Mario Kart, Nintendo’s console saw a change in sales with 19, 312 units selling through. PS Vita lands itself in third position with 13, 957 units shifted. Here’s the complete list below for you to take a look at.

Software chart

1./00. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 325.892 / NEW 
02./00. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.05.29} (¥8.208) – 82.048 / NEW 
03./03. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 36.868 / 1.020.877 (+9%)
04./00. [PSV] Chou Megami Shinkou Noire: Gekishin Black Heart # (Compile Heart) {2014.05.29} (¥7.344) – 28.397 / NEW 
05./01. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (Konami) {2014.05.22} (¥8.208) – 27.406 / 63.062 (-23%)
06./00. [3DS] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (Konami) {2014.05.22} (¥5.119) – 12.265 / 29.028
07./02. [PS4] Infamous: Second Son (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.05.22} (¥7.452) – 8.622 / 43.423 (-75%)
08./06. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One for All # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.05.15} (¥8.208) – 6.910 / 102.793 (-45%)
09./00. [PS3] Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2014.05.29} (¥7.344) – 6.273 / NEW 
10./11. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800) – 6.064 / 383.989 (-10%)

Hardware chart

  • Nintendo 3DS: 23.733
  • Wii U: 19.312
  • PSV: 13.957
  • PS3: 6.922
  • PS4: 6.508
  • PSP: 1.421
  • Xbox 360 225