China Lifts Ban on Video Game Consoles

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China has decided to lift its ban on video game consoles. The ban was temporarily lifted by the government in January, but the only way console manufacturers could sell consoles was with government approval. Now it appears that China has completely lifted its ban and consumers will soon be able to purchase any console they want.

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FAMITSU’S MOST WANTED – JULY 19TH, 2015

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Famitsu has released their most wanted games from last week so be sure to check out the list below. The Japanese sure love the RPG’s as we can see from the impressive list. Check it out below:

1. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII – 866 votes
2. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 739 votes
3. [PS4] Persona 5 – 690 votes
4. [3DS] Monster Hunter X – 530 votes
5. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII – 517 votes
6. [PSV] Tokyo Xanadu – 505 votes
7. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 433 votes
8. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 419 votes
9. [3DS] Super Robot Wars BX – 363 votes
10. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai – 356 votes
11. [PS3] Persona 5 – 330 votes
12. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – 298 votes
13. [PS4] Street Fighter V – 275 votes
14. [PS4] Star Ocean V: Integrity and Faithlessness – 219 votes
15. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 205 votes
16. [PS4] Yoru no Nai Kuni – 204 votes
17. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda – 191 votes
18. [PS4] The Last Guardian – 181 votes
19. [PS4] Tales of Berseria – 174 votes
20. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3 – 151 votes
21. [3DS] Project X Zone 2 – 146 votes
22. [PS4] Fallout 4 – 144 votes
23. [PSV] Yoru no Nai Kuni – 138 votes
24. [3DS] 7th Dragon III Code: VFD – 129 votes
25. [PS3] The Last Remnant – 126 votes
26. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 122 votes
27. [PSV] SaGa 2015 – 121 votes
28. [PSV] Luminous Arc Infinity – 118 votes
29. [PS4] Mad Max – 113 votes
30. [3DS] Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon – 104 votes

This week’s Famitsu Review Scores Are in (Yoshi’s Woolly World)

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This week’s Famitsu review scores are in and you can check them out below:

Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4) – 10/9/9/9
Yoshi’s Woolly World (Wii U) – 9/8/8/9
Yo-Kai Watch Busters (3DS) – 8/9/8/8
Godzilla (PS4) – 8/7/8/7
I Doll U (PSV) – 8/8/7/7
Sweet Clown: Gozen Sanji no Okashi na Doukeshi (PSV) – 8/8/7/6
Gourmet Dream (3DS) – 7/6/7/7
Dasshutsu Adventure Zetsubou Yousai (3DS) – 7/7/6/7
Hello Kitty to Sanrio Characters World Rock Tour (3DS) – 6/6/5/6

It seems like everyone loves the new Batman while Nintendo’s own Yoshi’s Woolly World seems to have faired decent as well.

YOUTUBE – TOP 10 TRENDING GAMES OF JUNE 2015

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Youtube has published a list of top 10 games trending for the month of June and yo can see the list below. Batman: Arkham Knight tops the list followed by Lego Jurassic World and Fallout 4. Check out the list and be sure to subscribe to us on Youtube.

1. Batman: Arkham Knight
2. Lego Jurassic World
3. Fallout 4
4. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
5. Lego Worlds
6. The Elder Scrolls Online
7. Skylanders: SuperChargers
8. Star Wars Battlefront
9. Final Fantasy VII
10. Heroes of the Storm

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FAMITSU’S MOST WANTED – JUNE 18-24, 2015

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Here are Japan’s latest “most wanted” games from last week. Leading the pack is Final Fantasy XV for PS4 followed by Dragon Quest VIII. The Japanese sure love their RPG’s. Check out the rest of the list below:

1. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 811 votes
2. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII – 799 votes
3. [PS3] Persona 5 – 599 votes
4. [PSV] Tokyo Xanadu – 475 votes
5. [3DS] Monster Hunter X – 462 votes
6. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 432 votes
7. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 424 votes
8. [PS3] Persona 5 – 386 votes
9. [3DS] Super Robot Wars BX – 384 votes
10. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai – 320 votes
11. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney – 307 votes
12. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – 293 votes
13. [PS4] Street Fighter V – 290 votes
14. [PSV] Star Ocean V: Integrity and Faithlessness – 283 votes
15. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda – 248 votes
16. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 228 votes
17. [PS4] Yoru no Nai Kuni – 210 votes
18. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII – 176 votes
19. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3 – 170 votes
20. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria – 158 votes
21. [PSV] SaGa 2015 – 157 votes
22. [PS4] The Last Guardian – 133 votes
23. [PS4] Max Mad – 130 votes
24. [PSV] IA/VT Colorful – 126 votes
25. [PSP] Ushiro – 120 votes
26. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters – 118 votes
27. [PS3] The Last Remnant – 117 votes
28. [3DS] Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei – 114 votes
29. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version – 111 votes
30. [3DS] Hyrule Warriors Legends – 105 votes

FAMITSU’S MOST WANTED GAMES

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Here is a new list that shows Japan’s most wanted games. Leading the pack are a number of great looking RPG’s followed by a barrage of Playstation titles. Check out the full list and see what Japanese gamers are clamoring for:

1. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII – 766 votes
2. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 754 votes
3. [PS3] Persona 5 – 648 votes
4. [PSV] Tokyo Xanadu – 498 votes
5. [PS3] Persona 5 – 480 votes
6. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 477 votes
7. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 454 votes
8. [3DS] Monster Hunter X – 393 votes
9. [PSV] Kan Kolle Kai – 371 votes
10. [3DS] Super Robot Wars BX – 329 votes
11. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney – 305 votes
12. [PS4] Street Fighter V – 277 votes
13. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 260 votes
14. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda – 258 votes
15. [PS4] Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – 188 votes

JAPAN – BEST-SELLING GAMES OF MAY 2015

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Here are the best selling titles in Japan for May 2015. Nintendo seemed to have a great month as they have taken the top spots on the list. Check out the rest of the list below and let us know what you guys think:

1. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition – 265,599 (259,460 physical, 6,139 digital)

2. [3DS] Bravely Second – 160,268 (145,736 physical, 14,532 digital)

3. [WIU] Xenoblade Chronicles X – 129,501 (106,696 physical, 22,805 digital)

4. [WIU] Dragon Quest X: Lore of the Ancient Dragon – 105,717 (105,717 physical, N/A digital)

5. [WII] Dragon Quest X: Lore of the Ancient Dragon – 91,422 (91,422 physical, N/A digital)

6. [3DS] Girls Mode 3 – 89,535 (86,838 physical, 2,697 digital)

7. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 78,808 (67,458 physical, 11,350 digital)

8. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 73,831 (62,893 physical, 10,938 digital)

9. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 – 32,737 (31,184 physical, 1,553 digital)

10. [PS3] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend – 31,546 (29,749 physical, 1,797 digital)

11. [PS4] Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II – 30,126 (27,956 physical, 2,170 digital)

12. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shinuchi – 28,982 (28,064 physical, 918 digital)

13. [PS4] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – 27,562 (24,037 physical, 3,535 digital)

14. [PS4] Tropico 5 – 27,540 (17,340 physical, 10,200 digital)

15. [WIU] Mario Party 10 – 27,029 (26,023 physical, 1,006 digital)

16. [PS4] Dying Light – 26,886 (22,684 physical, 4,202 digital)

17. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – 25,295 (23,277 physical, 2,018 digital)

18. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest – 23,025 (22,223 physical, 802 digital)

19. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 22,555 (21,550 physical, 1,005 digital)

20. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Kurosensei – 20,605 (18,997 physical, 1,608 digital)

21. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal – 19,660 (18,209 physical, 1,451 digital)

22. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – 18,093 (17,406 physical, 687 digital)

23. [PSV] Saekano -blessing flowers- – 16,420 (15,036 physical, 1,384 digital)

24. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 15,665 (14,873 physical, 792 digital)

25. [PS4] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend – 15,431 (14,082 physical, 1,349 digital)

26. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song – 15,303 (13,076 physical, 2,227 digital)

27. [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition – 14,570 (N/A physical, 14,570 digital)

28. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – 14,498 (10,308 physical, 4,190 digital)

29. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 – 14,088 (13,764 physical, 324 digital)

30. [PS4] Bloodborne – 13,939 (11,588 physical, 2,351 digital)

JAPANESE HARDWARE SALES

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Here are the latest Japanese hardware sales for last week. Nintendo has to be pleased with its performance as of late as the 3DS and Wii U sit on top of the charts for the 3rd week in a row. Splatoon has been a hit worldwide and has helped the struggling system for the past couple of weeks in Japan.

Check out the rest of the numbers below:

3DS – 24.064
Wii U – 14.616
PS4 – 13.850
PS Vita – 12.288
PS3 – 2.819
Xbone – 201

FAMITSU – THIS WEEK’S MOST WANTED GAMES

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Here are this weeks most wanted games from Famitsu. Looks like people want a heavy dose of the Fire Emblem series followed closely by Final Fantasy. It seems as though the PS4 is going to have some stellar numbers sales wise if this list indicates anything…

Check out the list below and see what Japanese gamers are craving:

1. [3DS] Fire Emblem If – 748 votes
2. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 697 votes
3. [PS4] Persona 5 – 562 votes
4. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 481 votes
5. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII – 443 votes
6. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 437 votes
7. [PSV] Tokyo Xanadu – 422 votes
8. [PS3] Persona 5 – 350 votes
9. [3DS] Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale – 339 votes
10. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night – 294 votes
11. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai – 273 votes
12. [3DS] Super Robot Wars BX – 264 votes
13. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 224 votes
14. [PS4] Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – 212 votes
15. [PS4] Street Fighter V – 206 votes
16. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda – 198 votes
17. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney – 196 votes
18. [3DS] SaGa 2015 – 181 votes
19. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3 – 151 votes
20. [PS3] The Last Remnant – 111 votes
21. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi – 104 votes
22. [PSP] Ushiro – 103 votes
23. [3DS] Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei – 101 votes
24. [3DS] Project X Zone 2 – 95 votes
25. [PS3] The Last Guardian – 94 votes
26. [PS4] Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi – 92 votes
27. [PSV] Bokosuka Girls: Tatsunoko Gakuen Climax – 91 votes
28. [PS4] Mad Max – 85 votes
29. [PS4] Batman: Arkham Knight – 84 votes
30. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 82 votes