Persona 5 Scramble Famitsu Feature

Next week’s issue (No.1617) of Weekly Famitsu magazine will see a Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers feature. The magazine will also see a Final Fantasy VII Remake special feature, 48 pages of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim information, plus Project Sakura Wars, Granblue Fantasy, and more.

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Sakurai Talks SSBU Surpassing SFII

Masahiro Sakurai’s 592nd column in this week’s issue (No.1616) of Weekly Famitsu magazine sees the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director talk about the game surpassing Street Fighter II to become the best-selling fighting game. Sakurai says that Smash is considered an action game in Japan. Even though it has suprassed SFII in sales, he still considers Capcom’s classic to be the king of fighting games still. Sakurai says a fighting game may become stale once mastered, hence why the series is designed closer to a party game. More details are found at this thread. Translation thanks to Robert Sephazon.

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This Week’s Japanese Software Charts

  1. Pokémon Sword / Shield (Switch) – 1,364,544
  2. Death Stranding (PS4) – 37,382
  3. Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Switch) – 29,718
  4. Ring Fit Adventure (Switch) – 28,015
  5. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS4) – 26,761
  6. Call of Duty Modern Warfare (PS4) – 9,411
  7. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Switch) – 9,042
  8. Need For Speed: Heat (PS4) – 7,638
  9. Minecraft (Switch) – 7,637
  10. Persona 5 The Royal (PS4) – 7,195
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Weekly Famitsu Preview

This week’s issue (No.1616) of Weekly Famitsu magazine will include a 16 page special feature of SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays including a series retrospective and developer comments. Other games covered include Bubble Bobble 4 Friends (see this post for more details), the Love Plus series, (40 pages), Shenmue 3 (inc. Yu Suzuki), and 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. The magazine is available on 21 November in Japan. Buy Weekly Famitsu here (use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all physical orders above $20). Teaser scan added below…

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Famitsu Tournament

Famitsu have announced a corporate Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament for Japan called ‘Famitsu Presents “Super Smash Bros SPECIAL” Game Tournament for Corporates’ which takes place at the Tokyo Odaiba Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari theme park (English website here) on 22 November. The rules will be Tag Match using two players from the same company. The champion’s prize will be an advertisement page and company coverage printed in “Weekly Famitsu” magazine. Companies involved are Sun-Star, Sugiko, Plaza, Zoff, Taisho, Japan Patent Office, Lovegraph, and SIE. More information here with the livestream and announcement trailer added below. Many thanks to BlackKite.

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Famitsu Most Wanted

  1. Pokémon Sword/Shield (Switch) – 670
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) – 471
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Switch) – 276
  4. Bayonetta 3 (Switch) – 241
  5. Rune Factory 5 (Switch) – 207
  6. Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch) – 189
  7. Ushiro (Switch) – 177
  8. SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays (Switch) – 76
  9. Yo-kai Watch 4++ (Switch) – 74
  10. TRIALS of MANA (Switch) – 67
  11. Momotaro Dentetsu ~Showa Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!~ (Switch) – below 64
  12. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore (Switch) – below 64
  13. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Switch) – below 64
  14. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix (Switch) – below 64
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Pokémon Sword / Shield Famitsu Cover

Weekly Famitsu magazine Issue No.1615 cover featuring Pokémon Sword / Shield with a 44 page special feature inside. Order a physical copy of the magazine here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all orders over $20! Please note that Play-Asia mistakenly list the issue as No.1618.

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