Japan still really likes flip phones, for some reason

Forget your iPhones and your M8s - flip phones are where its at in Japan, apparently. According to Reuters sales of flip phones rose in 2014 for the first time in seven years - suggesting something of a resurgence for devices. Market researcher MM Research apparently reported a 5.7% increase in shipments of the phones…

Xbox One Japan launch is a massive flop

On September 4th the Xbox One finally launched in Japan... not that the people there seemed to notice. The console - which was debuting almost a year after its US and European launch - has according to Japanese mag Famitsu (by way of Bright Side Of News) sold only 23,562 units since. By comparison, the…

PlayStation Vita early sales even worse than Nintendo 3DS

Wow, it really is not the best time to be launching a new handheld games console. After suffering early sales woes with the 3DS console, Nintendo were forced to rapidly cut the price of the console at an unprecedented rate….

Nintendo 3DS sales back on track after price drop

If you've been following news surrounding Nintendo's latest handheld, the glasses-free 3D-packing 3DS console, you'll know that despite a mostly positive critical reception, the handheld has struggled to make big waves at retail. So much so that Nintendo announced massive…

Nintendo 3DS TV service debuts in Japan tomorrow

After a slow start for the Nintendo 3DS console, this week finally seems to find the glasses-free 3D handheld getting into the swing of things. Firstly, you have the launch of the console's first killer-app, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina…

Windows 8 ready for tables and PCs in 2012 confirms Ballmer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed that tablets and PCs will get their first taste of Windows 8 action in 2012. Speaking at the Microsoft Developers Forum in Japan, Ballmer stressed how Windows 8 was to be compatible with multiple…

Sony NGP could be delayed by Japanese quake

Though it in no way compares to the hardships faced by the survivors of the Tohoku earthquake in Japan back in March, that diaster has had a negative effect on the technology industry too. As well as a list…

Sega and Konami donate toys to Japanese earthquake kids

Last month's Tohoku earthquake left thousands of Japanese kids with little more than just the clothes on their backs, with their homes, belongings and (in many cases) lives destroyed. A continued aid effort from forces around the world are attempting…