Wii U Dated & Priced For Japan
The Nintendo Wii U is receiving dates and price information today. Japan was first up, December 8th it is.
You want my real answer? I think there’s a subtle racism in the business, especially on the journalists’ side, where Japanese developers are forgiven for doing what they do.
Konami Employee Wins Olympic Gold
Kohei Uchimura, an employee of Konami, has won an Olympic gold medal for Japan in the Men’s Individual All-Round Gymnastics final.
3DS XL Sells Well in Japan
The launch of the Nintendo 3DS XL in Japan has been a resounding success, selling nearly 200,000 units in two days.
The first images of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Saga have been released. Unfortunately for us Westeners, the game is not planned to land within our shores. Instead, the game is being published by the Japanese Ubisoft branch. Only 5,000 copies are being made.
The collection includes the three Ezio titles int he series: Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. There will also be a 6-CD soundtrack which includes over 135 songs, as well as a Japanese version of the Assassin’s Creed Encyclopedia. One can only hope that it see’s a western release.
The curse in Japan is that a lot of media is made in Japan just for Japan.
Here are some of the first screenshots released of Yakuza 5. The newly announced sequel to Yakuza 4 will feature 5 playable characters, most interestingly being the adopted daughter of series protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu. The screenshots posted above are a selection showing each of the characters from a much larger gallery that can be found over at Andriasang. There are also some sweet shots of the game’s various Japanese cities.
3DS Passes 6 Million Sales in Japan
According to the Japanese gaming magazine, Famitsu, the Nintendo 3DS has sold over 6 million units in Japan.
3DS Continues Smashing Vita in Japan
The latest Media Create sales figures are out. To no surprise, the Nintendo 3DS is killing the PlayStation Vita in Japan.