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2017 is already brilliant for fans of Japanese games, and the Switch isn't even out yet!

2017 is already brilliant for fans of Japanese games, and the Switch isn't even out yet!

Ron Duwell

Japanese games came back as a force to be reckoned with in 2016 as many classic franchises and studios caught up with modern technology. A decade of lagging behind their Western counterparts on the home console HD market was finally addressed with adjustments made across the board to development cycles and corporate structure within the biggest publishers on the market. Square Enix...

Final Fantasy XV is a hit in Japan at just under 700,000 copies sold in its first week

Final Fantasy XV is a hit in Japan at just under 700,000 copies sold in its first week

Ron Duwell

Final Fantasy XV has revived interest in the classic franchise all around the world, even in its home country of Japan. In its first week, the game sold an impressive 690,471 copies across the whole country, making it one of the biggest, if not the biggest, launch this console generation has seen yet. To put it in perspective, that’s a number bigger than Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom...