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Submitted by Gekko 837d ago | opinion piece

Can Sony and Nintendo’s next-gen consoles escape Japan’s stifling cultural baggage?

Grant Brunner:

Japan has long been a dominant driving force in the video game industry. Decades ago, western brands like Atari and Coleco did well. After the video game crash in the ’80s, Japan really stepped up. Nintendo, Sega, and Sony were really the only companies with successful video game consoles from the late ’80s until Microsoft launched the original Xbox in 2001. This current generation of consoles with the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii has been a very interesting seven years, and it is becoming clear that Japan isn’t the force it once was. The western world has made a huge comeback in this industry, and it seems like it has a lot to do with Japan’s strange relationship with electronics and digital content. (Culture, Industry, Next-Gen, Nintendo, PS3, Sony, Wii U)

God-Of-Kaos   837d ago | Spam
tehpees3  +   837d ago
Nintendo games will sell based on the names. Sony have western studios so they have nothing to worry about.
scribbletheworld   837d ago | Spam
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b_one  +   837d ago
Hope Japan survives... i like thier games...

"Article" was hmmmm silly?
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Venox2008  +   837d ago
I actually like more Japan games than modern ones (dont count indies, they are good) :) but there are some exceptions ..
SOULJER  +   837d ago
This fruity article just took 3min of my life. I'll never look at another extremetech story again.
scofios  +   837d ago
Look at pics even link zelda likes the ps3:-)

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