Posts tagged as: Japan

Apple Barred From Forcing Japanese Carriers To Sell iPhones At A Subsidized Price

Japanese regulators reportedly have told Apple that the company could be violating anti-trust regulations in the country. The Japan Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said that Apple’s sales contracts force Japan’s three largest wireless providers to sell iPhone models to consumers at a discount through the use of subsidies. But the FTC says that this deal […]

Sony Music to Revive Record Production

Vinyl records, once thought extinct, have been make a strong come back in the last few years and Sony has taken notice in a big way this week. Sony is preparing to restart mass production in Japan after nearly 30 years letting the equipment sit idle.  Nearly 800,000 vinyl records were sold in Japan last year, […]

Japan Spending $173M on Making the World’s Fastest Supercomputer

The international supercomputer race may soon have a new contender: Japan is reportedly eyeing the world’s fastest-ever machine. Reuters this week revealed the country’s plans to spend ¥19.5 billion ($173 million) on the construction of a machine capable of making 130 quadrillion calculations per second—or 130 petaflops. For comparison, the world’s current top-ranking supercomputers—Sunway TaihuLight […]

Japanese Weekly Sales of Wii U Hit New Low

The Wii U hasn’t been the most successful Nintendo console — it has sold just 13 million units, a far cry from its rivals. But in Japan, the console has been quite successful, both in terms of units sold and the number of games sold. For most of 2016, Wii U sales in Japan hovered […]

Pokémon Go Delayed in Japan – Could be Due to Leaked McDonald’s Sponsorship Plans

Niantic has decided to postpone the launch of Pokémon Go in Japan today, due to an unexpected email leak that revealed details about the company’s rumored sponsor partnership with food chain McDonald’s. A source close to the company confirmed the delay to TechCrunch, referring to a specific email chain between Pokémon Go‘s creators and McDonald’s […]

Sony Has Sold Over 4 Million Vita Systems in Japan

According to the latest Media Create charts, for the week ending June 21, the handheld sold 11,748 units, bringing its lifetime sales total to 4 million – when combining sales of the standard Vita with PS Vita TV. When calculated individually, since November 14, 2013 PSTV has sold 166,165 units in Japan and Vita 3.8 […]

Netflix Coming to Japan This Fall

Netflix announced has it will expand this fall into Japan, as it moves to complete its global rollout by the end of 2016. Internet-connected users will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of popular movies and TV shows in high-definition or even 4K where available. At launch, in addition […]

Take a Look at Japan’s The Evil Within PS4s

Japan is getting special, The Evil Within-branded PS4 consoles exclusive to the Japanese Sony Store with pre-orders starting in October, Siliconera reports. The PS4s come in both white and black, and they feature silhouetted images of an imposing asylum across the shiny portion of the console. In Japan, the game is titled “Psycho Break,” and […]

PS3 Hardware Price Drop Coming in Japan

The PlayStation 3 will have its price slashed in Japan later this month, dropping the 500GB “Charcoal Black” model to ¥25,980 (approximately $253), Sony revealed this week. The discounted CECH-4300C model replaces the PS3’s current CECH-4000C “super slim” edition in Japan, Siliconera reports. The current 500GB model retails for ¥33,900 at Amazon.co.jp. Following the price […]

Japan’s White Destiny PS4 Bundle Is a little Better

Like in the West, Sony is releasing a shiny white PS4 bundle in Japan for Bungie shooter Destiny. The difference is that Japan’s system is just a little cooler thanks to the addition of a laser-etched faceplate bearing the game’s logo. It’s interesting to see Japan getting these PS4 faceplate bundles while there’s been no […]

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