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Pokemon 20th Anniversary

February 27th 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Pokemon in Japan and what a momentous couple of decades it’s been! Most gamers across the globe have played Pokemon in some form or another and it’s a series that has spawned it’s fair share of rabid fanboys/girls. It’s also the inspiration behind some amazingly complex and […]

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Events

Satoru Iwata Passes Away

It’s a very sad morning to wake up to and hear that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has passed away at the age of 55. Nintendo have released a short statement which is below: Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct […]

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Games

Japanese Art For Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii was an astounding JRPG full of action, amazing scenes, stunning music and heart pounding action. It’s all these reasons plus more that make it highly coveted and expensive to pick up these days. So it’s with bated breath that many a fan is eagerly anticipating the release of Xenoblade Chronicles […]

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Games Hardware

Gaming Life In Japan ~ 2/12/13 – 8/12/13

Very late this week but back again, it’s Gaming Life in Japan. Time is short so let’s just jump straight into it! Taking the top spot for software sales this week is a new entry with sales of well over 200k, Gran Turismo 6 for the PS3. And showing that the Wii still has life […]

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Gaming Life in Japan ~ 28/10/13 – 3/11/13

Yes, that time of the week that always put a smile on our face, Gaming Life in Japan! Let’s jump right in and have a look at the sales figures for the past week straight from Japan! Looking at the software chart, we can see that Pokemon X/Y is still in the top spot with […]

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Hardware

Wii production officially stops

The day that we all knew was coming has finally arrived. Wii production in Japan ceased operations today as confirmed by the Nintendo Japan page. There was a simple message, “Manufacturing has ended.” That puts the grand number of total Wii’s sold thus far at 100.4 million consoles across the globe.   Farewell Wii, you came […]

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Hardware

Wii sees the end of line in Japan

Nintendo have confirmed a fact that we’ve been wondering for a whole now. What exactly is the status of the Wii in Japan as far as manufacturing is concerned? After all, the Wii U has been out for a while now and despite slower than expected sales, having both the Wii and the Wii U […]

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Wii Channel Services Begin To Shutdown

Nintendo has recently announced their intention to begin shutting down some of their channel services on the Wii console. In total, 5 channels will be receiving the cut, those channels being the News Channel, the Mii Contest Channel, the Nintendo Channel, the Everybody Votes Channel and the Forecast Channel will all be saying bye bye on June 28. In addition, […]

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Games Japan

Japan’s Top Selling Games For 2012

2013 is in full swing so this would be a great time to cast an introspective eye back on 2012 to see which games sold like hotcakes for 2012. No real surprise for number one with Pokemon taking out the top gong while Animal Crossing did well to come in second considering how late it […]

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Japanese Sales Figures For Wii U

So Nintendo’s next gen console, the Wii U, has launched in Japan and other parts of the world but just how well did it sell in Japan? We can tell you that 307,471 Wii U units were sold at launch, this stacks up to 350,358 Wii units sold. As fars as software sold at launch, here’s what […]