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Cover art for the first issue of Famitsū magazine (then known as Famicom Tsūshin), June 1986. The Atari 2600 controller and the Family Computer controller can be seen on the cover.
CategoriesVideo game
FrequencyWeekly / Monthly
FormatPaper and online magazine
Circulation500,000 (Shūkan)
120,000 (Entamikusu)
80,000 (Connect! On)
40,000 (DS+Wii)[1]
PublisherEnterbrain, Inc., Tokuma
First issueJune 1986

Famitsu,[a] formerly Famicom Tsūshin, is a line of Japanese video game magazines published by Enterbrain, Inc. and Tokuma. Famitsu is published in both weekly and monthly formats as well as in the form of special topical issues devoted to only one console, video game company, or other theme. Shūkan Famitsū,[b] the original Famitsū publication, is considered the most widely read and respected video game news magazine in Japan.[2][3][4] From October 28, 2011 Enterbrain began releasing the digital version of the magazine exclusively on BookWalker weekly.[5]


The first issue of Famitsū was published on June 6, 1986 as Famicom Tsūshin[c].[6] It was published semiregularly thereafter, going through periods of monthly, bimonthly, and quarterly publication. On July 19, 1991 (issue #136) the magazine was renamed to Shūkan Famicom Tsūshin[d] and issues were published weekly thereafter. Alongside the weekly magazine, a monthly version called Gekkan Famicom Tsūshin[e] was also published. At the start of 1996 (with issue #369) the magazines underwent another name change, truncating their titles to Shūkan Famitsū[f] and Gekkan Famitsū.[g]

The magazine was published by ASCII from its founding through March 2000 when it was sold to Enterbrain, Inc.

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