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When a new console launches you expect it to hit the ground with a big "thwomp" that knocks the competition aside. Nintendo's 3DS, however, has had something of a softer landing. It released in Japan on February 26th and had been positioned high and proud at the top of the sales charts. However, it...

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Kiss your loved ones, hug your friends, because if this keeps up we've reached the end of days -- the Xbox 360 outsold the PlayStation 3 last week in Japan. We'll break down all the numbers in our weekly Japanese hardware sales post later today. For now (while we pack our towels), the Xbox 360 sol...

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While it may not have seemed like the DS was top priority -- or much of a priority at all, next to the Wii -- at last week's E3, the handheld continues to wreak sales havoc in Japan. Can anything stop the DS there? It continues, week after week, to lead sales by an embarrassing margin. For the week ...

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You wake up disoriented, in a dark room. You have no idea where you are. >look It's a dark room. You can't see anything. We know you're disoriented, but do try to keep up. >look exits Fine. Okay. You stumble around the room until you find a wall. Keeping one hand on the wall, you walk the peri...

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You wake up disoriented, in a dark room. You have no idea where you are. >look It's a dark room. You can't see anything. We know you're disoriented, but do try to keep up. >look exits Fine. Okay. You stumble around the room until you find a wall. Keeping one hand on the wall, you walk the peri...

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Media Create's Japanese sales data for the past week has just been released, revealing a PS3-free Top 30 that is headed by a monster hit (yes) for the PSP at Number One. For more mixed signals, set your dials to receive this week's Top Ten: Monster Hunter Portable 2nd - 705,281 units sold last w...

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"Japanese gamers suffer from motion sickness when attempting to play first-person shooters, and that's why the genre doesn't sell well in Japan." Fallacy? According to Media Create sales data released today, Gears of War ranks at number seven in this week's Top 30 Japanese sales chart. This is r...

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There's nothing fanboys love more than looking at sales charts. In fact, we look at them more than we actually play games! So, for your reading pleasure, you don't get just one sales chart today... you get TWO!!! Here's this week's Media Create numbers in Japan: 1. SD Gundam G Generation Portable - ...

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There are times when reading the Japanese sales charts can be a decidedly odd and disturbing experience, as if your mind suddenly becomes aware that all is not right in the universe. Like a homicidal clown lurking in a dark corner, this week's situation is certainly amusing, but it's not something y...

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... the harder they fall. The Japanese population's brief rekindling of their romance with the DS Phat, showing a massive 1559% increase in sales last week, seems to have died out for now. Our obese friend takes the sharpest fall this week, with slimmer, trimmer machines like the Game Boy Micro and ...

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The sheer volume of words being displayed on the front page of this blog is, quite frankly, entirely ridiculous. It's time for a change. It's time we inundate you with the accountant's best friend and the alphabet's greatest foe. It's time we unleash the Japanese hardware sales charts for the week r...

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