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Japanese software/hardware sales - March 11th to 17th, 2019

Steady as she goes

Nintendo's first-party efforts hold strong in the top ten for this week, even with some competition on the Sony side of things. It'll be very interesting to see what happens with Switch hardware sales when Yoshi's Crafted World launches. I think this might be the calm before the storm!

01./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy's The Division 2 # (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} (¥8.400) - 63.817 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.14} (¥7.600) - 51.039 / NEW
03./01. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 # (Capcom) {2019.03.08} (¥6.990) - 33.149 / 149.350 (-71%)
04./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 20.706 / 2.953.145 (-12%)
05./03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) - 16.997 / 516.540 (-15%)
06./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 11.288 / 2.178.288 (-8%)
07./05. [NSW] Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! # (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) - 10.112 / 1.536.216 (-11%)
08./00. [PS4] LoveR (Kadokawa Games) {2019.03.14} (¥7.980) - 9.985 / NEW
09./00. [PS4] Judgment (Sega) {2018.12.13} (¥8.290) - 8.677 / 263.407
10./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 8.479 / 1.325.825 (-14%)
11./08. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 8.429 / 1.055.218 (-9%)
12./09. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 7.955 / 640.825 (-5%)
13./10. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 7.516 / 2.962.831 (-3%)
14./00. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - Prologue (Atlus) {2019.03.14} (¥2.980) - 5.872 / NEW
15./00. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 DX # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.14} (¥5.800) - 5.330 / NEW
16./13. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) - 5.236 / 790.805 (+16%)
17./00. [NSW] Samurai Warriors 4 DX # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.14} (¥5.800) - 4.704 / NEW
18./00. [PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome: 2nd Rumble!! # (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.03.14} (¥5.980) - 4.014 / NEW
19./19. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) - 2.883 / 743.782 (+3%)
20./20. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 2.760 / 1.962.818 (+2%)

Touch Battle Tank 3D-4 Double Commander demo removed from the 3DS eShop in Japan

Tank go boom

Silver Star Japan has removed the demo for Touch Battle Tank 3D-4 Double Commander from the 3DS eShop in Japan. No reason for the removal was given, but it's not too big of a deal. The full game is still available to purchase for ¥500. Better grab it while you can, just incase Silver Star has plans to remove the game too!

Another look at Square-Enix's Dragon Quest XI Sylvando 'Bring Arts' figurines

Sylvando looking scrumptious


Sylvando is the next Dragon Quest XI character to get the 'Bring Arts' figurine treatment from Square-Enix, and today we get the first look at the colored version of this figurine. This item is set to launch in Japan sometime in 2019, and development on the figurine is taking place right now.

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Japan Championships 2019 competition detailed

Who will take it all in the land of the rising sun?

The Pokémon Japan Championships 2019 competition is soon heading to Japan. Check out all the latest details on this Japan-only battle competition below.

- Double Battle competition using standard 2019 VGC rules
- players can use 2 Restricted Pokémon (Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala & Necrozma)
- based on the Ultra Series where both Z-Crystals and Mega Evolutions are allowed
- offers a chance to qualify to the Japan Championships inside Japan
- all Pokémon will be raised to Level 50 for the duration of the competition
- registration runs from April 4th - April 19th
- battles will run from April 19th - April 22nd
- all entrants who play 3 or more matches will get a Shiny Tapu Fini, which will be distributed sometime in May 2019

Claim Your Prize for the Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon 2019 International Challenge February Online Competition

Go on, you've earned it!

If you registered for the 2019 International Challenge February Online Competition and completed at least three matches, you can now claim your participation prize of a Shiny Tapu Bulu. Just log in to the PGL using the game you used to participate in the 2019 International Challenge February Online Competition, and then click here. To redeem the code in your game, select Mystery Gift from the main menu, then select Receive Gift, and then select Get with Code/Password and follow the prompts to enter your special code. Be sure to enter the code in your Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon game before April 30, 2019, at 00:00 UTC.

Remember, you only have until April 30th, 2019 to enter in the code you receive, so make sure to get it in there right away!

Yo-Kai Watch 3 - Version 1.1.0 now available

A mysterious update available

Yo-Kai Watch 3 has gotten an update, which brings it to Version 1.1.0. The update takes up 103 blocks of space, and is available in both Europe and North America. Wondering what the update does? We have absolutely no idea, as no patch notes have been provided!

SEGA sends out fan survey about legacy franchises (Sonic, Phantasy Star, and more)

More Ristar, PLEASE!

via GIPHY

SEGA wants your input on how they're handling their various legacy franchises. If you want to help shape the future of those brands, this is a good way to steer things! Hit up the link below for the survey.

Welcome to the SEGA® player survey! As someone who has expressed interest in SEGA® games, we’d like your feedback to help us determine the next steps for some of our most popular series, including Sonic The Hedgehog, Yakuza, Valkyria Chronicles, Phantasy Star, and more.

Please take some time to read over the questions in the survey and answer them as accurately as possible. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Successful completion of the survey will give eligible respondents the chance to opt in to the SEGA® Player Survey Sweepstakes for the chance to win their choice of a gift card for the SEGA® Online Store, Nintendo eShop, PlayStation™Store, or Xbox/Microsoft Store. Full sweepstakes rules can be found here.

All responses will be recorded anonymously, and no user data will be made available to third parties.

Take the survey here (thanks Andreslop24!)

Program Unveiled for the Official US Premiere of Metal Gear in Concert

The truck have started to GROOVE

This is your last chance to attend the US premiere of METAL GEAR in CONCERT, the official symphonic concert of the METAL GEAR series, which will debut this week on March 23 in New York at United Palace, followed by a performance on April 6 in Los Angeles at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. It’s time to heat things up, and we’re very pleased to introduce the show’s music lineup:

<Metal Gear Solid I >

VR Training, Intruder 1, Mantis' Hymn, Hind D, Escape, End Title -The Best is Yet to Come

Opening Infiltration, Olga Gurlukovich, RAY Escapes, Fortune, It's the Harrier!, Battle, Freedom to Decide

<Metal Gear Solid III>

“METAL GEAR SOLID” Main Theme, Across The Border, The Pain, Fortress sneaking, Sidecar -Escape From The Fortress-, Takin’On The Shagohod, Troops In Gathering, Life’s End, Debriefing

Old Snake, Gekko, Mobs Alive, Guns of the Patriots, Everything Ends, Father and Son, Metal Gear Saga

<Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker>

Rain of Bane, Marshland, PUPA, Uninterrupted Signal, METAL GEAR SOLID PEACE WALKER Mai, Deterrence of Love

<Metal Gear Solid V>

Ground Zeroes, Bloodstained Anthem, The Fall of Mother Base, V Has Come To, Shining Lights, Even in Death, Sahelanthropus Dominion, Sins of the Father