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Target is carrying on with its annual “Buy 2, Get 1 Free” sale. The offer will be valid between November 10 and November 16. Note that the ad above highlights PlayStation 4 titles, but all in-stock games will be included in the sale.

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This week, Famitsu put out its 1,300th issue. The magazine celebrated by giving insight into Japanese sales since the beginning of the 21st century.

Some notable statistics:

– Roughly 14,000 console and portable titles have come out in Japan since January 1, 2001
– Handheld systems have dominated the Japanese market since the DS’ arrival
– 32.9 million DS units sold in Japan
– PSP sold just under 20 million
– 39 DS titles are in the top-100 sales ranking
– 22 PS2 titles are in the top-100 sales ranking
– 16 Wii titles are int he top 100-sales ranking
– Year 2006: most titles in the top 100 with 14
– New Super Mario Bros. sol 6,424,042 copies in Japan
– Nintendo took up all five top slots for software sales since 2001
– Pokemon Diamond/Pearl is number two, followed by Black/White, Ruby/Sapphire, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
– All of these games sold at least 5 million copies
– Brain Age, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Dragon Quest IX and Mario Kart DS round out the top 10
– 8 Nintendo-published titles overall
– Nintendo has sold 99.8 million pieces of retail software in Japan since 2001
– Combined with the 33 million or so Pokemon games sold, that’s nearly 133 million Nintendo-produced game cards and discs floating around Japan
– That’s enough to give every Japanese citizen one game and still have about seven million left over
– Runner-up in software sales: Square Enix
– Square Enix has sold just over 30 million retail copies
– Only 11 publishers produced all of the games that made the top 100 sales ranking

Famitsu concluded with the following:

“More users are downloading their software purchases, and the flow toward free-to-play can’t be ignored. Games are being played in an expanding number of ways, and there’s been a massive rise in the number of users who play games on their smartphones. We’re approaching an era where software sales aren’t necessarily a direct reflection of what gamers like.”

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EA earned $695 in revenue across console, mobile, and PC software sales during the latest financial quarter. Unsurprisingly, just $9 million of the total came from Wii U and Wii U titles, or 1.3 percent.

If you were to disregard handheld and PC sales, Wii and Wii U’s total increases to 3 percent. Still, that’s nothing compared to the Xbox 360 (54 percent) and PlayStation 3 (42 percent).

Also worth mentioning, handheld sales encompass 14 percent of all EA mobile sales. Sony handhelds take up 8 percent while Nintendo portables account for 6 percent.

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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

3DS LL – 69,001
3DS – 40,507
Vita – 24,513
PS3 – 11,460
PSP – 3,807
Wii U – 2,598
Wii – 742
Xbox 360 – 351

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

3DS LL – 94,988
3DS – 59,590
Vita – 25,763
PS3 – 11,643
PSP – 3,651
Wii U – 2,999
Wii – 806
Xbox 360 – 539

UK software sales (Week ending 10/26)

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This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

Individual formats

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All formats

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Pokemon Trozei sequel was considered

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Tsunekaz Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokemon Company, considered making a sequel to Pokemon Trozei. Ishihara revealed the news through NHK’s “Professional—Style of Work” program currently airing in Japan, but didn’t say if it’s something that’s actually in development.

Pokemon Trozei was released as a DS game several years ago. It wasn’t a traditional Pokemon title, with puzzle gameplay taking the focus.

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This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./01. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y # (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 473.151 / 2.339.721 (-75%)
02./03. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 104.394 / 2.757.217 (-5%)
03./02. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V
(Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) – 88.219 / 448.334 (-76%)
04./00. [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle!
(Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥4.980) – 44.565 / NEW <46,33%>
05./00. [PS3] Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers #
(Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥7.480) – 29.314 / NEW
06./00. [PS3] FIFA 14 # (Electronic Arts) {2013.10.17} (¥7.665) – 26.170 / NEW
07./00. [PS3] Beyond: Two Souls (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.10.17} (¥5.980) – 22.481 / NEW
08./06. [PS3] Soccer Tsuku: Pro Soccer Club! (Sega) {2013.10.10} (¥8.379) – 11.819 / 85.515 (-84%)
09./04. [PS3] Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.10} (¥6.980) – 11.221 / 88.450 (-85%)
10./05. [PSV] Dangan-Ronpa 1-2: Reload (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.10.10} (¥5.229) – 9.532 / 85.704 (-87%)
11./11. [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life # (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 7.928 / 1.474.096 (+3%)
12./00. [PSP] J-League Pro Soccer Club! 8: Euro + (Sega) {2013.10.17} (¥5.229) – 7.024 / NEW
13./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 6.937 / 3.445.311 (+2%)
14./07. [PS3] Fairy Fencer F # (Compile Heart) {2013.10.10} (¥7.329) – 6.167 / 46.833 (-85%)
15./08. [PSV] Soccer Tsuku: Pro Soccer Club! (Sega) {2013.10.10} (¥7.329) – 5.879 / 39.778 (-83%)
16./10. [PS3] Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate # (Koei Tecmo) {2013.09.26} (¥6.615) – 5.600 / 121.655 (-49%)
17./17. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 5.451 / 296.178 (+1%)
18./16. [3DS] Youkai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 4.552 / 204.892 (-18%)
19./19. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team #
(Nintendo) {2013.07.18} (¥4.800) – 4.020 / 332.884 (-14%)
20./22. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 3.896 / 918.767 (+0%)

ONM has published a new interview with Shu Takumi, creator of Phoenix Wright and Ghost Trick. There are a number of interesting bits sprinkled throughout, including how he felt stepping away from Ace Attorney and working on Ghost Trick.

I first started working on the Ghost Trick concept in 2004, after the completion of the original GBA version of Ace Attorney 3. The third game was supposed to be the last one, but plans changed and I ended up working on the first DS Ace Attorney, which, as you know, was the first Ace Attorney title to be localised and released in the west. My next project after that was Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, so by the time I got around to finishing Ghost Trick it was 2010, six years after I first thought up the concept.

I certainly felt a lot of pressure when making Ghost Trick, as it was a brand new IP and I had just left the Ace Attorney series, but I was grateful for the chance to take on a new challenge.

So even though LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is due out tomorrow, we’re just now getting a look at the handheld version. Here’s a couple of screenshots showing Universe in Peril:

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