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Japan’s top 1,000 Best-selling Games During 2014

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Various NeoGAF users have put together a list of Japan’s top 1,000 best-selling games during 2014. You can check out the top 50 below, as well as various platform and publisher breakdowns.

Microsoft Starts the ‘Xbox Japan Blog’

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Despite Microsoft’s tiny install base in Japan for the Xbox One console, they aren’t giving up in the land of the rising sun. The firm just started an official blog in Japan, that covers all things Xbox. The blog currently has news articles on Halo 5 Guardians, Forza 6 and Rare Replay. More info specific to Japan will be coming in the future. Just keep those Media Create numbers away from there.

Japan – Top 100 Best-Selling Games of 2014

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This week’s issue of Famitsu has listed the top 100 best-selling games in Japan for 2014. Get all the games and sales data below.

Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpah Sapphire Made up Nearly Half of Holiday Sales in Japan

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Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire sold big in Japan. According to the Media Create, those two games (and their various versions) made up nearly half of software sales in Japan for the holiday period. More details past the link.

Japanese Developers Sound off on 2015

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Many Japanese developers have big plans for 2015. Get some bullet point quotes from developers on what their plans for 2015 look like.

Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric – Japanese Overview Trailer

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Sega has released a brand new trailer for Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric. And it shows off that the game will feature various mini games in addition to the main adventure.

Watch Dogs will Actually Launch in Japan for the Wii U, Coming on December 4th

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In a move I find quite shocking, Ubisoft is actually launching Watch Dogs for the Wii U in Japan. The title will drop on December 4th in the land of rising sun. The Amazon listing here reveals the launch date and confirmation.

Japan Game Awards 2014 – 3DS Dominates, full list of Winners

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This year’s Japanese game awards had a stacked plate of great games. Yokai Watch and Monster Hunter 4 tied for the Game of the Year Division. The 3DS was flat-out dominated the list, as the system took 10 out of 17 awards. Pokemon X & Y won the best sales award and the Global Award for a Japanese product, in addition to the excellence award. Super Mario 3D World, The Last of Us, and Dark Souls II all won awards for excellence. Get the full list of winners here. Via: GoNintendo

Xbox One Launch – Japanese Gamers don’t seem to be Standing in line

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The Xbox One is launching today in Japan, and it doesn’t “SEEM” like to many gamers are interested. Some Twitter users have snapped picks of the big stores for console launches, and they seem to be pretty empty. Check out some of the photos below.

Famitsu’s Most Wanted Games (8/10/14) – MH4 Ultimate, Persona 5, and Hyrule Warriors lead

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Famitsu has once again polled their users to find out their most anticipated games. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate was the top game with almost 1,000 votes. Persona 5 held steady at 800 votes, while Hyrule Warriors rounded out the top 3 with 603 votes. Get the full list below (note, these positions do not indicate sales numbers or trends). 

Microsoft Attempts to Sell the Xbox One in Japan with new Video

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Microsoft has released a brand new video showing off the Kinect recognizing Japanese language. Then the video shows off  various apps and games, starting with the perfect game for the Japanese audience, Titanfall.

Japan – Best Selling Software so far in 2014 – Top 50

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Famitsu has listed the top 50 best selling pieces of software for the first half of 2014 below. Yokai Watch, Dragon Quest Monsters 2, and Kirby Triple Deluxe lead the way. Get the full list past the link.

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire – Japanese Secret Bases Introduction Video

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Check out some Japanese gameplay footage of Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire’s secret bases in a new introduction video.

Famitsu’s Most Wanted Games (7/13/14) – Hype for Hyrule Warriors, Super Smash Bros, and Bayonetta 2 Builds

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Famitsu has listed the top 30 most wanted games from their users. And games like Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, and Super Smash Bros for Wii U have built significant momentum since the last list. Check out the top 30 games below. 

Japan – Xbox One Launch Line-Up

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Famitsu released a list of Xbox One launch titles for the console’s upcoming September 4, 2014 release.

Microsoft announced four new Japanese titles for the Xbox One

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According to a recent presentation held by Microsoft, four new Japanese titles will be gracing the Xbox One console in 2015. One will be a Simulation Love Game (SLG), and the other three are Shoot-Em Ups (STG). Check out the details below.

Japan – Adventure Bar Story releasing on 3DS eShop next week

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Rideon Inc.’s Adventure Bar Story will be heading to Japan’s 3DS eShop on June 26, 2014. The title was originally released on the PSP in Japan as Adventure Bar of Wonderland, and later as a mobile title Adventure Bar Story. The 3DS will include the new updated art released in Japan for Android platforms on January 15, 2013, and new controls suitable for the 3DS.

Japan – 3DS XL’s Recommended Software list for July and August 2014

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Nintendo’s Recommended Software list for July and August 2014 reveals an amazing list of free titles for Japanese consumers to choose from when purchasing a 3DS XL. Check out the list below.

Wii Sports Club is Getting a Physical Release in Japan on July 17th

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Nintendo has announced that Japan will be getting a retail release on July 17th. Sinobi is reporting that the package will come with Boxing, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, and Bowling. It will run Japanese owners 3,700 Yen. Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: Sinobi

Japan – 3DS XL’s Recommended Software now features Pokémon and Puzzle & Dragons Z

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Nintendo has revealed June’s Recommended Software list for their 3DS XL bonus download campaign.

Xbox One Launching in Japan on September 4th, 2014

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The Xbox One will be launching in Japan on September 4th, 2014. Destructoid has put together list of developers working on Microsoft’s console.

Watch Dogs – Japanese (PS3 & PS4) Gameplay Footage

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PlayStation Japan has uploaded brand new videos for Watch Dogs on PS3 and PS4. Check out all the footage below.