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Ridge Racer 7 scores high in Japan

PS3 racer nabs four nines in Japanese mag Famitsu

The pick of the PS3 launch line-up is Namco's Ridge Racer 7, after receiving four nine ratings in highly influential Japanese mag, Famitsu.

As you'll know if you've ever skimmed over the mag, Famitsu puts games to a panel of four reviewers and in this case they all gave the PS3 Ridge Racer a nine rating, resulting in an overall score of 36 out of 40.

RR7 topped the PS3 titles reviewed in the latest issue, apparently receiving praise for its online modes and refined drifting mechanic.

Meanwhile, Resistance: Fall of Man got one nine and three eights, and giant-crab game Genji: Days of the Blade bartered three sevens and an eight.

Slightly lower down the rating scale, Famitsu gave Sega Golf Club four sevens but Gundam: Target In Sight conjured up four eights - but we know how the Japanese love their mechs.

Frighteningly, there's only ten days left until the console reaches Japanese stores on November 11, and a few more until the November 17 launch in the US.

More soon.

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