Studio Ghibli Game Takes 2nd To Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

Level 5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration Ni no Kuni hit the Nintendo DS in Japan this week. It appears to have done many favors for the DS overseas, but it was still Monster Hunter Portable 3rd in first place. » 12/15/10 9:00pm 12/15/10 9:00pm

Gran Turismo 5 Laps The Competition In Japan

PlayStation 3 real driving simulator Gran Turismo 5 is off to a great start in Japan, with first week sales topping 430,000 copies, knocking former champ Call of Duty: Black Ops down to sixth place. » 12/01/10 5:40pm 12/01/10 5:40pm

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Fever Comes To Japan

The bestselling game in Japan this past week was an American-made game, with Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops nabbing the first place spot on the country's sales charts. Just how well did Black Ops do? » 11/25/10 5:00am 11/25/10 5:00am

Tactics Ogre Takes Japan By Storm

The Ogre Battle series has still got it in Japan, with the latest entry in Square Enix's tactical role-playing game series getting a great start on the PSP. » 11/18/10 4:40pm 11/18/10 4:40pm

Fallout: New Vegas Does Thing On Japan's Sales Charts

The most exciting new addition to this week's Japanese game sales chart is the appearance of Fallout: New Vegas. Looks like that "protest" against Japanese role-playing games campaign worked. » 11/11/10 7:40pm 11/11/10 7:40pm

God Eater Bursts Mario's Chances At A Sales Chart Combo

Two games, one for the PSP, one for the PlayStation 3, helped kick Mario's latest game from its perch at the top of Japan's bestselling games chart. Who's responsible for Super Mario Collection for the Wii settling for third? » 11/04/10 4:40pm 11/04/10 4:40pm

PlayStation Move Games, Super Mario Collection Do Battle In Japan

After five weeks at the top of Japan's sales charts, Pokemon Black and Pokemon White have met their match — Mario. Nintendo's budget priced Super Mario Collection for the Wii has landed in Japan and has dominated the competition. » 10/28/10 7:40pm 10/28/10 7:40pm

Not Even Kirby Can Stop Pokemon's Reign In Japan

Pokemon Black and Pokemon White continue to be super effective at maintaining a stranglehold on Japan's software sales charts, easily moving past 4 million copies sold overseas and handily defeating Kirby's Epic Yarn for the Wii. » 10/21/10 7:40pm 10/21/10 7:40pm

Japanese Sales Charts Are Pokemon Black & White & Red Dead All Over

Nintendo's Pokemon Black and Pokemon White enjoy another first place showing in Japan this week, nearly another quarter million copies sold to Nintendo DS owners overseas. The monster hunting game easily takes down newcomer Red Dead Redemption in Japan. » 10/18/10 5:40pm 10/18/10 5:40pm

Pokemon Black & White Sales Still Super Effective In Japan

Another week, another few hundred thousand copies of Pokemon Black and White snapped up by Japanese gamers. The Nintendo DS game appears to be on track to break the 4 million mark any minute now. » 10/07/10 6:40pm 10/07/10 6:40pm

Pokemon Black & White Show Yakuza Who's The Boss In Japan

Nintendo and Game Freak see great success in week two of Pokemon Black and Pokemon White's existence on Japanese store shelves. The Nintendo DS game moves another 800,000 plus copies, handily fending off Sega's latest Yakuza game. » 9/30/10 11:30pm 9/30/10 11:30pm

Pokemon Smacks Down Noble Team, Wanzers In Weekly Japanese Game Sales…

No surprises here. Pokemon Black and White launched in Japan to record numbers, moving more than 2.5 million copies of the Nintendo DS game in its first week on the market. How did Halo: Reach and Front Mission Evolved fare? » 9/22/10 11:30pm 9/22/10 11:30pm

Cute Monster Hunter Beaten By Manga Action On Japan's Charts

The battle for hearts and minds and portable gameplay time in Japan has been won by One Piece. The latest manga-based spin-off has kicked MonHun Nikki, the cuter version of Monster Hunter, from its top spot overseas. » 9/17/10 7:40pm 9/17/10 7:40pm

Monster Hunter + Cute = Great Success In Japan

Monster Hunter is huge in Japan. So in MonHun, the softer side of the monster-slaying, loot-hunting adventure series and still the bestselling game in Japan. It's more popular than Metroid this week, which is worth noting. » 9/13/10 3:40pm 9/13/10 3:40pm

The Kinder, Cuter Monster Hunter Is Already A Big Success

The Monster Hunter brand is big in Japan. Big enough to support an adorable, gameplay changing spin-off in the form of MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura. It's Japan's biggest game right now. » 9/02/10 7:40pm 9/02/10 7:40pm

It's A Big Week For PlayStation 3 Games In Japan

A new face joins the list of bestselling games in Japan this past week as A.C.E.: Another Century's Episode: R for the PlayStation 3 becomes the country's currently bestselling game. It's not the only PS3 game enjoying top ten status. » 8/30/10 8:20pm 8/30/10 8:20pm

Wii Party Keeps The Festivities Going In Japan

Nintendo's latest Wii hit shows its impressive legs once again this week, with mini-game collection Wii Party returning to its first place spot on the Japanese video game sales charts. Almost zero competition certainly helped. » 8/19/10 7:40pm 8/19/10 7:40pm

Tales Of Tales & Japan's Weekly Sales

Last week's sales champ, Sengoku Basara 3, was soundly defeated by Namco's latest Tales game, which draws upon the powers of a big PSP install base and Japan's love of doe-eyed anime-style characters. How well did Tales of Phantasia do? » 8/12/10 5:40pm 8/12/10 5:40pm

Sexy Sengoku Samurai, Cute Vocaloids Storm Japan's Sales Charts

What does Japan like this week? Feudal Japanese fantasy battles in the form of Sengoku Basara 3 and rhythm games starring vocaloid Hatsune Miku. Yep, shirtless samurai warriors and sexy singing robots are just what Japan needed more of. » 8/05/10 3:40pm 8/05/10 3:40pm

The Wii Party Party Won't Stop For Japan

After taking a breather from dominating Japan's sales charts, Nintendo's Wii Party continues to party hard at the top of the list. Wii Party could be a great game, so why shouldn't it sell really well? » 7/29/10 3:40pm 7/29/10 3:40pm