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Konami's new service has a fake girlfriend email you about her day

Konami's dating sim, Love Plus, is a hit in Japan, allowing players to have girlfriends without the hassle of actually having a girlfriend. The next installment, New Love Plus, launches for 3DS in Japan tomorrow and offers more ways to bring virtual girlfriends into real-life experiences,...

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Solid Snake and other Konami characters appear in Japanese Scribblenauts

In addition to the ability to buy it in Japan and play it in Japanese, there are additional benefits to Konami's Japanese localization of Scribblenauts. Specifically, you can use the power of your words to bring forth Konami characters into 5th Cell's world. In these screenshots, including one...

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Video games growing local Japanese tourism (thanks, Monster Hunter!)

Why are Japanese gamers flocking to a hot spa resort in Yamanouchi? Apparently, the resort took note of its similarity to a town in Monster Hunter -- and launched an event luring gamers to the real-world venue. The Mainichi Daily News details an increasing trend of small Japanese towns trying to...

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Love Plus to add a third dimension on 3DS

Love Plus, a DS game about having an ongoing relationship with one of three virtual girls, is a phenomenon in Japan. So of course Konami is going to follow the two DS releases (and two arcade games) with a 3DS title. See Manaka Takane idly chat about 3D gaming in a trailer after the break....

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Monster Hunter Frontier Online boosts Xbox 360 sales in Japan

The combination of new hardware and a "newish" Monster Hunter gave the Xbox 360 a considerable sales bump in Japan last week. Media Create reports that 17,000 Xboxes were sold in that time (versus 2,060 the previous week); 15,000 being the new model. That hardware sales rise coincides with the...

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Konami's 2009 revenues fall in the absence of legendary soldiers

[Q3 2009 Presentation (PDF)] Konami announced its financial results for its Q3 and the nine-month period ending December 31, 2009. The publisher's net revenues for the period were ¥190.9 billion, down 18.4% from the same period in 2008 -- despite breakout success in Japan with the DS dating sim...

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