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)

Nintendo Doesn’t Want Competitors to Steal NX’s Ideas

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Nintendo, as per their norm, is choosing to keep quiet about their next gaming device, codenamed Nintendo NX. The company has stated that we will not hear anything about the system until 2016 and they do not want competitors to “take their ideas” on the system. Here is what Nintendo had to say regarding the system:

“We can’t talk about the NX. If we do, competitors may take our ideas and customers won’t be surprised.”

“This would not be beneficial for the company or its shareholders. The NX is new hardware, and will start from 0. However, the 3DS and Wii U have install bases. Immediately cutting off software for previous hardware upon the release of a new machine is inefficient.

“We will continue making 3DS and Wii software while preparing for the NX. We are prioritizing satisfying customers who purchased the Wii U.”

Whether this is PR jargon or Nintendo really has something special regarding their next system, we will not know until next year. All I know is that they better have something that will blow the general public away.

What do you guys think?

HERE IS YOSHI’S WOOLLY WORLD INTRO

Here is the intro for the adorable Yoshi’s Woolly World for Wii U. The game has charm to spare and will be welcomed with open arms when it’s released later this year (at least for me in the States). I almost didn’t want to watch because I want to be surprised but I couldn’t resist. If you watch the intro, let me know what you think.

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

Splatoon Sales Update; 1 Million Sold

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This just in, Nintendo has announced that its all new IP, Splatoon, has sold over 1 million copies worldwide. This is a combination of digital and physical sales for the title. Nintendo has to be thrilled with this number as it is a brand new franchise for them and the game has only been out for a month. Here is what Reggie Fils-Aime had to say regarding the title:

“Ever since Splatoon launched on May 29 in the United States, we’ve seen thousands of people go online to have fun in this colorful, chaotic competition,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “This milestone puts us in a nice position as we prepare to launch 11 more exclusive Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games before the end of the year, plus amiibo, digital offerings and games from our third-party partners.”

Impressive numbers Nintendo. Let’s see how this one does over the summer.

Nintendo Boss Reggie Reflects on E3 2015

The good people at Gamespot have sat down with Nintendo of America boss, Reggie Fils-Aimé, and discussed many topics including this years E3. It’s an interesting interview so give it a watch if you’re a Nintendo fan. Although we (and pretty much everyone else) think Nintendo’s E3 was lackluster to say the least, it’s hard to deny that the Wii U seems to be picking up a little bit of steam this year. The console won’t go on to be Nintendo’s best to date but it does have a strong lineup of games headed its way this year and early next. We will see what happens.

Give it a watch and let us know what you think.

Gamers Are Outraged With Metroid Prime Federation

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Everyone seems to be upset with Nintendo’s newly announced Metroid Prime Federation for 3DS. If you take a gander at the screen shot above, over 25,000 people have given the video a thumbs down and have been shown their disapproval for this “Metroid Prime” spinoff. Metroid Prime Federation was shown during Nintendo’s Digital Event for E3 2015 and I will be very interested to see how they handle this going forward.

I was not impressed at all with Nintendo this year.

Nintendo Collecting Interview

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If you never heard the words “Hey Nintendo fans and collectors…” you, my friends, are in for a treat. We here at MVGN have tracked down one of our favorite YouTubers and asked Lithium from his popular Youtube channel NintendoCollecting for an interview and he granted our request.

So, without further ado, check out our interview with one of the internets most popular Nintendo collectors!

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