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Disney Magical World ships 500,000 in Japan

Disney Magical World shipments surpassed the 500,000 mark in Japan, proving that as far as the 3DS game is concerned, it's not such a small world after all. Alright, we admit we shoehorned that reference in, so try not to take the Mickey. The news (via Gematsu) comes just after Disney announced...

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Inazuma Eleven disappears from North American release calendar

As quietly as it appeared, Nintendo's listing for an upcoming North American Inazuma Eleven release has vanished. We first reported on this mystery game earlier this week. At the time Nintendo's latest release calendar listed a 3DS game titled simply "Inazuma Eleven" with a "Q1 2014" release...

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Archaic firmware allows hackers to crack 3DS region lock

A new trick allows 3DS owners to negate the region lock Nintendo has installed in the handheld - assuming they haven't updated their 3DS' system software in months. The crux of this hack relies on old 3DS firmware, specifically firmware revisions 4.1 to 4.5. Those firmware numbers are at least...

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Inazuma Eleven quietly joins North American release calendar

North American soccer fans may finally have an opportunity to enjoy Japan's fan-favorite, anime-styled Inazuma Eleven, assuming a new listing on Nintendo's upcoming release calendar is to be trusted. Inazuma Eleven, for those not in the know, is a series of roleplaying games developed by...

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Sega considering more free-to-play games for 3DS beyond Initial D

Sega's first free-to-play title for the 3DS, Initial D: Perfect Drift Online, is scheduled for release in Japan this winter. Players will be able to purchase points to speed up the unlocking process, but the game's content can be earned for free with enough success in its on and offline gameplay....

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Alchemy RPG Atelier Ayesha Plus heads to Vita in March for Japan

Atelier Ayesha Plus is on its way to Vita, due out on March 27 in Japan for 5,800 yen. Plus will include the downloadable content from the PS3 version of Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, plus a hard mode and balance tweaks, Gematsu reports. A limited edition will come with a mini crystal...

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Japanese Walking Dead, Witcher publisher Cyber Front dissolves

Cyber Front, the Japanese publisher of Telltale's The Walking Dead, Valve's Portal series and CD Projekt's The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has been dissolved by parent company Kaga Electronics. According to a Gamasutra translation of a statement posted by the company on its website, Cyber...

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Gran Turismo 6 tops weekly sales charts in Japan, moves 200,000 units

Polyphony Digital's PlayStation 3-exclusive racing sim Gran Turismo 6 ranks as Japan's biggest-selling software title in its debut week, selling over 200,000 copies since its launch on December 5, according to sales data analyst Media Create. Gran Turismo 6 takes the top chart spot in Japan with...

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West shoots East, East stabs West in Omerta: The Japanese Incentive

Omerta: City of Gangsters, Kalypso's Prohibition-era gangster simulation, just grew a bit more international with the launch of The Japanese Incentive, a downloadable addition that sees thugs from the Yakuza invading Atlantic City. Priced at $20 (though momentarily reduced to $17 on Steam),...

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Bravely Default sequel adds new character to a familiar world

While the US patiently awaits the arrival of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on February 7, this week's Shonen Jump magazine (via @Kazu4281) in Japan has already outed the sequel. Titled Bravely Second, the follow-up is set in the same world as the original game and introduces a new silver-haired...

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