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Does Japan Hate PC Gaming? - PC Gaming at Tokyo Game Show 2012

Japan, the home of Sony and Nintendo, has always been known for being a console-loving country. But at Tokyo Game Show this year, companies like Alienware, Razer and Turtle Beach all have a presence. Just what IS the state of PC Gaming in Japan? (Culture, PC, Tokyo Game Show)

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NYC_Gamer  +   1040d ago
PC gaming is more based around western culture.
Muffins1223  +   1040d ago
More european acully,go to Germany and there's alot more pc gamers there.Korea also has a stronger pc fanbase than western culture...
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dkgshiz  +   1040d ago
I doubt it. They just play Starcraft and Blizzard games.
frjoethesecond  +   1040d ago

There are tons of korean MMO's.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1040d ago
and korea is the largest pc gaming nation.
Koreans make rpgs and mmos for pc all the time.

The last and only open platform for gaming <3

For me pc gaming is less about power and more about barely any cod clones devs trying new think(ps3 also devs try new things I have noticed) and user based content. Can't find a shooter like this on console right now.

I would like to see a valve japan studio one day.

But would this mean that square enix ff14 online is mostly for western audience?
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ATi_Elite  +   1040d ago
The Japanese love PC Gaming. It's just that Korea loves PC Gaming even more so than any country on Earth therefore the Japanese PC Gaming community gets looked over.

Korea is big on RTS, mostly Starcraft, MMO's and Mobas. (Starcraft is Korea's National Sport)
United States is big on everything
Europe is big on everything
Brazil is big on FPS
Russia is big on RTS and FPS
Japan is big on Fighters RTS, MMO's and anything Anime
China is big on Fighters and MMO's

all the world plays PC Games as there is over 250 million active online PC Gamers worldwide and it's just that some countries like Korea just have a more Popular gaming base but every country with a good Internet infrastructure enjoys the wonderful world of PC Gaming.
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1040d ago
Console is just more popular and better overall than PC gaming so it's no surprise that PC gaming took a back seat at TGS.
Mini0510  +   1039d ago
Better overall? what a fanboy...
more like better in specific areas.
reynod  +   1040d ago
I think PC gaming is making a strong comeback, specially with consoles being so old. Most of my friends who used to play on consoles are now back on PC.

I think this time they probably will stick to PC its because most console games getting released are already on the PC. Most of them have been gaming on PC since the last 2-3 years. They have built good libraries with all the Steam discounts. Great part is the libraries only tend to get bigger had they bought those games on console, with the introduction of the next gen all those games would be unplayable on the next consoles.

Hence i think Multiplats PC
Exclusives consoles.
Sargerus  +   1040d ago
PC gaming in Japan : Erotic and social friendly games
stragomccloud  +   1040d ago
That's because a lot of people don't actually own PCs. They'll have a laptop at most. Most Japanese are content to do most things on the cell phone, or go to manga kissaten(like an internet cafe) if they really need one. Spent 4 months over there, and this was just something I noticed.
frjoethesecond  +   1040d ago
Indeed. PC's take up too much room for the space concious.
x800  +   1040d ago
PC gaming rules. :)
frjoethesecond  +   1040d ago
And this is relevant, because why?
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FPStealthRPGamer  +   1040d ago
PC Gaming in Japan is "over 9000"(owners)...

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ShaunCameron  +   1040d ago
I don't know, but earlier in the video one guy did make a point. Console gaming is far more convenient than PC gaming since it doesn't forever to start a game.
3-4-5  +   1040d ago
Europe is huge into PC. I think Japanese like technology and the like to tinker with it and keep improving it, where as here we want something solid that we can play for years.

In most cases for a lot of people that is a PC.

2 different gaming experiences though.

I haven't owned a PC since 2007 and I miss it a lot for certain types of games. A lot for indie games and their cheap prices.

I can't play anything close to Total War Rome 2 on a console...not eve close..

But I wouldn't enjoy playing Halo or Black ops 2 on my PC. Nor would I want to play Mario on a PC either.

I like the differences. None are better..all are good.

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