J A N    1 1  ,   2 0 1 2 Bookmark and Share

Here are the latest Media Create Console Hardware Sales in Japan for the week of Jan 02-08, 3DS sold 240k this week, and PS Vita sold 43k in its fourth week....

  1. 3DS - 241k
  2. PS3 - 74k
  3. PSP - 71k

Here are the latest Media Create Console Software Sales in Japan for the week of Jan 02-08, no new releases in the top 20 this week, Mario Kart 7 continues to dominate the chart with 157k units sold, Monster Hunter 3G surpassed 1 million units this week...

  1. Mario Kart 7 (3DS, Nintendo) - 157k
  2. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS, Nintendo) - 119k
  3. Monster Hunter 3G (3DS, Capcom) - 98k

Bandai Namco opened a new teaser site for its new game Tokitowa [Time & Eternity], the game will be revealed in the next issue of Weekly Famitsu. Taiwanese illustrator Vofan will be the character designer of this game.

Here are some new screenshots and TVCM video of Atlus' Persona 4 The Golden, the game will be available this spring.

Here are some new screenshots of Square Enix's Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online [DQX: Rise of the Five Tribes Online], the game will be coming in 2012.

Here are some new screenshots of Konami's Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, the game will be available in Japan on Mar 8.

Here are the latest Famitsu game review scores from Japan, Konami's Beyond the Labyrinth got a score of 31/40....

  • Labyrinth no Kanata [Beyond the Labyrinth] (3DS, Konami): 8, 8, 7, 8 - (31/40)
  • Rhythm Kaitou R: Koutei Napoleon no Isan (3DS, Sega): 8, 8, 8, 8 - (32/40)
  • Runabout 3D: Drive Impossible (3DS, Rocket Company): 5, 6, 5, 6 - (22/40)
  • Wipeout 2048 (PS Vita, Sony): 8, 8, 7, 8 - (31/40)
  • Heroes Phantasia (PSP, Bandai Namco): 8, 8, 7, 7 - (30/40)
  • Onechanbara Z: Kagura (XB360, D3 Publisher): 7, 7, 7, 7 - (28/40)
  • PowerUp Heroes (Xbox 360, Microsoft): 7, 7, 6, 7 - (27/40)
  • Kiki Trick (Wii, Nintendo): 8, 8, 8, 8 - (32/40)

Here are the latest Dengeki magazine game review scores from Japan, focusing on PS Vita reviews....

  • Army Corps of Hell (PS Vita, Square Enix): 80, 80, 80, 80
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PS Vita, Sony): 85, 75, 85, 85
  • Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen (PS Vita, Spike): 85, 80, 80, 80
  • Shin Sangoku Musou Next [Dynasty Warriors Next] (PS Vita, Koei Tecmo): 80, 85, 90, 80
  • Minna no Golf 6 (PS Vita, Sony): 90, 90, 90, 90

One of the first western magazine reviews for Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII-2 is out, Game Informer gave a 8.0/10 score for the game, the reviewer Joe Juba mentioned "...time-travel and alternate realities are easy excuses to have a bunch of crazy stuff happen (or not happen) whenever itís conveinent. Why is that giant flan blocking may path? Why is that person acting strangely? Hereís a hint: the answer to almost every mystery in the game is 'a time paradox did it'."

Retro Studio revealed that new staffs from Naughty Dog (Eric Kozlowsky/Uncharted 3) and Vigil Games (Gray Ginther/Darksiders) have been added to the team to work on a new Nintendo title which will be shipping this year.

Bandai Namco announced that over 500,000 units of Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS have been shipped in Japan since the game released on Dec 1, 2011.

Here are some new screenshots and preview trailer of Sega's tactical third person shooter Binary Domain, the game will be available in Japan on Feb 16.

ESRB revealed that Sony's first Killzone game will be getting a HD remake treatment on PS3, an official announcement is still pending.

Sony announced its UK ustdio Bigbig has been shutdown, it was formed in 2001, the studio created Pursuit Force and MotorStorm: Arctic Edge for PSP, and Little Deviants for PS Vita. Sony's Cambridge division will be merged with Guerilla Games to build Killzone for PS Vita.

Sony's Kaz Hirai said that they won't be showing the successor of PS3 at E3 2012, he insists that PS3 will have a 10-year life cycle.

Past News: Jan 10, 2012 Next News: Jan 13, 2012