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Everybody’s Golf tops Japan weekly charts

Sony’s PS4 exclusive Everybody’s Golf has shot straight to the top of the Japanese weekly charts, according to the latest data from Famitsu. It’s the first mainline entry in franchise in nearly five years, and its Week One sales of almost 101,000 soared straight past its PS3 predecessor, Hot Shots …

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Nintendo Switch hits 1.5m sales in Japan

The Nintendo Switch has hit the 1.5m milestone in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, after the Switch version of Capcom’s Monster Hunter XX knocked Dragon Quest XI off the top of the Japan weekly charts. Nintendo sold another 86,000 consoles in the week ending August 27th, helped …

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Splatoon 2 becomes best-selling Switch title in Japan, prompting 178% rise in hardware sales

Nintendo’s Splatoon 2 went straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly charts last week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, prompting a 178 per cent spike in Nintendo Switch sales as a result. The Switch sequel to Nintendo’s family-friendly shooter shifted just shy of 671,000 copies last week, …

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Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology top Japanese charts despite fall in 3DS sales

Atlus’ time-travelling RPG Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for the 3DS has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, ending the reign of Nintendo’s ARMS after its two week run at the top. The 3DS remake of the DS original shifted …

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Tencent introduces playtime restrictions for Honour of Kings

Chinese game giant Tencent has responded to criticism about the alleged addictive nature of its mobile hit Honour of Kings by limiting the amount of time that can be spent playing it. Reuters reports that Chinese parents and teachers have voiced concerns about the number of hours being spent on …

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Economic study links video games to US labour decline

A new working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research has posited that the popularity of video games is playing a part in reducing the overall contribution of young men in the American workforce. The New York Times reports that in 2015 American men aged between 31-55 worked around …

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King criticised for cancellation of Gaming Ladies event

Candy Crush Saga maker King has been criticised by Vlamber boss Rami Ismail for its decision to withdraw support for for a woman-only games event in Barcelona. Gaming Ladies had been scheduled to take place on July 27th but its announcement was met with huge hostility from small parts of …

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China extends its lead as world’s largest video games market

A new reports from IHS Markit has predicted that the Chinese video game success story is going to become even more important over the next few years. In 2016, the Chinese video game market was worth $25.6bn, and this is expected to grow to $29bn this year. This makes it …

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PlayersXpo unveils Ireland’s biggest ever gaming event

Independent News & Media has announced a brand new video games expo for Ireland. PlayersXpo will take place at the Convention Centre Dublin on Saturday October 28th and Sunday 29th and vows to be the biggest show of its kind the country has ever seen. 20,000 visitors are expected across …

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