It may have succeed in Europe, but if the recent sales figures in Japan are any indication, it seems Japanese gamers aren’t caring too much for the latest Donkey Kong Country title. Basically, it sold just 35,000 copies in its launch week, a massive 5 or so times less than Donkey Kong Country Returns or its 3DS port. So why’s it not doing well there? Does it matter? Keep reading to find out…
No really, Kirby Triple Deluxe is seemingly doing really well in Japan, to the point it’s actually outdone the last four or so Kirby games in first week sales! Continue reading to see a comparison between the sales of each of the recent Kirby games, and one that’ll probably make you cheer for the future of the franchise!
Recently at Zelda Informer, an article talking about the recent handheld Zelda games and their sales in Japan has been published. Stating that the titles are selling a bit better than before (but still underperforming in general), there’s this general tone through the article that it’s a bad thing, as if a series selling far more in one region than another is a negative. But I disagree. Zelda doesn’t need to sell in Japan, and here’s why…
With the game due out over there in early 2014, the official Japanese box art for Mario Party Island Tour has finally been released. But while the general layout is literally identical to the English one down to the very pixels its composed of, there seems to be one character who’s conspicuously missing from the cover.
In that they seem to go back to the style of the first game’s commercial, aka the over the top rap they used back then with the characters doing a ridiculous dance to go with it. Without the live action dancing. So what are they like? Keep reading to find out!
It’s not technically 3DS or Wii U related news, but I just have to post this simply because of how over the top ridiculous the whole situation is. No, you’re not seeing things. Someone in Japan apparently sent death threats to Nintendo of Japan executives and talked of a bomb threat against their headquarters. The suspect was a 25 year old man from the Akita Prefecture, who admitted to the crime upon being arrested.
As of just a few hours ago, Nintendo and Game Freak have uploaded a nice promo video for the Pokemon X and Y soundtrack to their official Youtube channel. They’ve also posted some new details about what songs are included. So what is it like? What’s included? Find out in the full article!
And before I begin, I’d just like to warn you that this is a pretty damn terrible story. It’s a pretty horrible tale of SwapNote, child predators and criminal acts, but one that’s thankfully contained to Japan from what I can tell. What is the story? Find out in the full post…
That’s already pretty impressive, but do you know what was even more so? This was in Japan. The region that doesn’t really like Zelda games that much and pretty much bought hardly any copies of the most recent titles whatsoever. Yet within five minutes of Amazon Japan putting 700 bundles online, the whole lot was completely sold out.
Well, that’s kind of unexpected. I mean sure, there’s that webcomic out there that comments on how Pokemon somehow becomes more ‘socially acceptable’ among college students, but I would have thought the amount of kids buying the latest games in Japan would be significantly higher. Read on to find out more about this trend.