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Pokémon, Splatoon 2 and Dragon Quest dominate 2017 charts in Japan

Famitsu released its yearly report on the Japanese games market, which saw growth in both software and hardware sales in 2017 for the first time since 2006. Hardware sales reached ¥202bn (£1.33bn) in 2017, a 72.9 per cent increase compared to 2016’s ¥117bn (£0.77bn). 7.6m consoles were shifted in 2017 …

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Call of Duty: WWII knocks Mario Odyssey off the top of the Japanese charts

Activision’s Call of Duty: World War 2 (which is published by Sony on PS4 in Japan) has claimed the top spot in the Japanese charts. In doing so it knocks Nintendo’s Switch platformer, Super Mario Odyssey, from the top spot. Famitsu credits COD’s strong sell-though (89 per cent), and notes …

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Shadow of War claims Japan No.1 with sales up 39% on Mordor

It was another slow week at Japanese retail last week, marking the second consecutive week of decline for its physical game market. This is partly due to a lack of high-profile new releases, as the only new entries this week were Warner Bros’ Shadow of War and Square Enix’s Lost …

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Japan’s physical game market slows despite SNES Mini boom

As we reported on Wednesday, the SNES Mini was the main story of Japanese retail this week, out-selling both the Switch and the NES Mini in its first week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. The NES Mini, by comparison, sold just 263,000 units in its first week on sale, …

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