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It's not quite the return to hardware production that some Sega loyalists may be hoping for, but Sega's new line of retro console-themed laptops are expensive and doomed to obsolescence, so it's kind of the same thing.Manufactured in conjunction with Japanese retailer Enterbrain, the Sega Note PC l...

February 15th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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"I don't care about the specs, I want one." That Neogaf user's comment likely sums up how other retro-gaming aficionados will feel about a new notebook PC from Japanese PC retailer Enterbrain, built in conjunction with Sega. The model sports covers themed in three of the classic consoles, namely M...

February 15th 2013 at 10:22am 0 Comments
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According to Enterbrain data, the 3DS has surpassed 10 million units sold in Japan, with 10,068,192 3DS and 3DS LL systems sold life-to-date as of January 6. It's taken the hardware 98 weeks to reach this milestone, putting it well behind the DS Lite, which broke 10 million after just 61 weeks.The...

January 8th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo sold 308,570 Wii U units over the console's opening two days in Japan, according to Enterbrain data. That places the new console 17 percent behind its predecessor, the Wii shifting 371,936 units in its first two days on sale. On the other hand, the Wii U sits comfortably ahead of correspon...

December 11th 2012 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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Dragon Quest X sold 420,311 copies in its first week, according to Enterbrain data. The MMO's debut was low for a Dragon Quest game: Dragon Quest IX, as a comparison, sold 2,353,440 copies in its first week in Japan back in 2008. Of course, even if it sells fewer copies, it's an MMO and those sales...

August 8th 2012 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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The 3DS XL has sold an estimated 193,441 units in its two days on the Japanese market, according to an Enterbrain report published by Famitsu. New Super Mario Bros. 2, which was released concurrently, sold an estimated 430,185 copies. It's unlikely that number includes sales of the download version...

July 31st 2012 at 10:05am 0 Comments
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The 3DS will cross the four million unit sales mark in Japan by the end of the year, according to a Nikkei report (translated by Andriasang) based on Enterbrain data. The system has been selling over 300K units per week for the last several weeks, thanks to the launch of Monster Hunter 3G. The s...

December 22nd 2011 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Kaz Hirai probably had a sleepless weekend as he and the team waited for the two-day sales figures for Sony's PlayStation Vita. He can probably relax a little, knowing that 321,400 of the things were exchanged for cold, hard cash in the retail outlets of Japan. In comparison, Nintendo's 3DS sold 5...

December 20th 2011 at 5:11am 0 Comments
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The Monster Hunter series' firm grip on the Japanese public continues unabated, with the new Monster Hunter Tri-G selling like crazy in Japan. "Like crazy" in this case translates to 471,055 units in two days, according to Enterbrain estimates. That release (and its attendant 3DS bundles) drove...

December 13th 2011 at 11:06am 0 Comments
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After a precipitous drop-off in sales, Nintendo dropped the price of the 3DS worldwide and, in Japan at least, the early numbers show a strong consumer response. After enjoying a steep 40 percent discount on August 11 -- from ¥25,000 to ¥15,000 -- 3DS sales spiked up the week of August 8...

August 16th 2011 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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Our friends in Japan often have ... peculiar tastes when it comes to their gaming passions. Specifically, they are taught from a young age to despise any game in which they don't capture monsters. Fact: The nation's most popular T-shirt actually reads, "I'd rather capture a monster than my next bre...

December 28th 2010 at 5:10pm 0 Comments