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Nintendo's amiibo now supported by third-party publishers

By Daniel Perez, Dec 12, 2014 7:45am PST

It appears Nintendo's amiibo is become quite popular as Bandai Namco has announced support for a number of figures.


Report: Nintendo expected to discontinue 3DS XL in Japan

By Daniel Perez, Dec 01, 2014 8:50am PST

According to Nintendo's Japanese website, it looks like the Nintendo 3DS XL's could be on its way out in the region.


PlayStation Vita sales slowing in Japan after strong launch

By Steve Watts, Jan 05, 2012 1:30pm PST

The PlayStation Vita is off to a slow start in Japan, slowing to only 42,000 units after its initial strong launch week.


"Oh yeah, buy a handheld system which has a shit library because no one bought it at a price ..."

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Play for Japan album available on iTunes

By Xav de Matos, Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm PDT

The long-awaited charity album released under the Play for Japan banner arrived on iTunes over the weekend, offering 18 tracks from some of the industry's best with all proceeds going to benefit the people of Japan.


Team Fortress 2 charity hats hit $300K in sales

By Xav de Matos, Mar 30, 2011 3:00pm PDT

On the official Team Fortress 2 blog, the team behind the ubercharged shooter have revealed that sales for special in-game items developed for the...


"I wish they'd do something like that with L4D or L4D2 since I don't play TF2. "

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Fallout 'Demake' Website Used to Promote the Fallout Franchise to Japanese Gamers

By Xav de Matos, Jan 03, 2011 6:00pm PST

A promotional site for Fallout: New Vegas in Japan has taken the modern role-playing title into a classic and given us a taste of what the...


"Noticed many changes in JRPG's over the years? Neither have I. "

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Japanese Gran Turismo 5 Players Get a Trio of Free DLC Rides for a Limited Time this Holiday Season

By Xav de Matos, Dec 15, 2010 7:20am PST

If you thought 1,000 vehicles were enough for the team at Polyphony Digital to call it a day, think again. According to Japanese gaming site...


"The US version of GT5 already has the E92 M3, the LP640, and the XJ13. I'm not sure what's so ..."

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Super Mario Collection Coming to Wii in Japan to Celebrate Mario's 25th Anniversary

By Xav de Matos, Sep 13, 2010 10:15am PDT

In case you didn't know, everyone's favorite Princess-saving plumber is celebrating his 25th Anniversary this year. For gamers in Japan, Nintendo...


"Correct. They will make bank. A lot of people like the old school mario stuff. Still, goofy ..."

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Monster Hunter Frontier Online, Xbox 360 Hardware Sales See Significant Decline in Japan

By Garnett Lee, Jul 09, 2010 2:40pm PDT

Last week, the Xbox 360 saw an 800% increase in hardware sales in Japan; however, this week Microsoft's home console have seen a substantial drop...


"Is Japan even relevant these days? I thought all the rage was China. "

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Xbox 360 Hardware Sees Sales Boost in Japan, Thanks to Monster Hunter

By Xav de Matos, Jul 02, 2010 8:55am PDT

The Xbox 360 is enjoying a sudden boost in hardware sales in Japan, thanks, in large part, to the recent release of Monster Hunter Frontier Online,...


"What a fuking moron. You need to get out sometime and see what the world is like."

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Namco Bandai Working on RPG Textbooks for Schools

By Brian Leahy, May 24, 2010 12:20pm PDT

Andriasang (via Joystiq) reports that Japanese video game company Namco Bandai is working with textbook publishing company Gakko Tosho to bring RPG...


"I think this is a great idea....but at the same time, if Namco Bandai has time for stuff like ..."

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White Knight Chronicles 2 Dated for Japan

By Brian Leahy, May 12, 2010 2:00pm PDT

1up reports that Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has set a release date for White Knight Chronicles 2, a sequel to Level 5's original RPG...


"Well, there you have it folks. The only two people in the world who actually enjoyed White ..."

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Nintendo Reportedly Planning DSi with Larger Screen in Japan

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 26, 2009 3:35pm PDT

A report in Japan's Nikkei financial newspaper (reposted via NeoGaf) reveals that Nintendo plans to release a new iteration of the DSi with a...


"nintendo is worse than apple when it comes to giving a big FU to all its previous owners of ..."

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Japan 'Needs to Be More Creative,' Claims Japanese Developer

By Chris Faylor, Sep 10, 2008 8:00pm PDT

Japanese developers need to be more creative if they hope to once "again lead the gaming market," according to PlatinumGames boss Atushi Inaba....


"In my opinion, Nintendo is clearly the worst at this. They leave their fans clamoring for a new ..."

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