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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows*:

The sales numbers are out for both video game software and hardware in Japan for fiscal year 2020, which would be from March 30, 2020 to March 28, 2021. Famitsu released in its column the top 20 software sales for this time period and the sales records for all the systems on the market. It is notable that of the top 20 software bestsellers, 17 of them were Switch releases. 

The full list is below:

Koei Tecmo today issued the latest video for Samurai Warriors 5. It’s a theme song trailer, which features vocals from EXILE.

Here’s the official introduction and actual video:

Ys VIII will be offered as the next Nintendo Switch Online Game Trial in Japan, Nintendo has announced. Those with an active subscription can play the game entirely free between May 17 and May 23. Progress can be transferred to the full version.

Those interested in Ys VIII can also purchase the game at a discount between May 17 and May 30. It’ll be sold for 30 percent off.

If the Game Trial is offered in other regions, we’ll be sure to let you know.


Media Indie Exchange has just announced that the Guerilla Collective Showcase is returning for a second consecutive year. The event will take place across the first two Saturdays in June.

Guerilla Collective is promising “wide-ranging game, footage, guest and news-filled showcases.” There will be over 80 titles from 505 Games, Innersloth, Thunderful, and more.

Below are all of the relevant date and participant details:

Following its release on the Switch eShop, Manifold Garden is now getting a physical release. iam8bit is handling the boxed edition, which includes a brand new cover art that is reversible and also comes with an exclusive architectural pop-up card.

Also worth noting is that iam8bit is offering the Manifold Garden Original Soundtrack as a two-disc vinyl, featuring a pop-up gatefold of the iconic stepwell level in Manifold Garden. It comes with two additional tracks that are not in the digital soundtrack (the music for the alternate endings). The vinyl is limited to 1,000 prints.

Pre-orders for the Manifold Garden physical release and soundtrack are open here. They’re estimated for shipping in Q3 2021 and Q1 2022 respectively.

Source: iam8bit PR

Darius Cozmic Revelation debuted on Switch earlier this year in Japan and was previously confirmed for the west. The collection features G-Darius HD and Dariusburst Another Chronicle EX+.

ININ Games has now announced plans to offer Dariusburst Another Chronicle EX+ as a standalone release on Switch. It will be available on June 11.

Here’s an overview of Dariusburst: Another Chronicle EX+, along with a trailer:

Big Blue Bubble today announced My Singing Monsters Playground, a new party game set in the My Singing Monsters universe. A release is planned for November.

We have the following overview and trailer from Big Blue Bubble:

The last SteamWorld game, SteamWorld Quest, launched just over two years ago. Image & Form has been keeping quiet about the series since, but that doesn’t mean there’s more to come – quite far from it actually.

Over on Twitter, Image & Form confirmed that “several new SteamWorld games are in the making”. The company wrote:

PQube and Nippon Cultural Broadcasting have dated Bustafellows for the west. The otome title is coming to Switch in North America and Europe on July 30, the two sides revealed today.

We have the following overview and trailer from PQube: