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Submitted by PaPa-Slam 1120d ago | opinion piece

Why PC Gaming Is Still Niche in Japan

Kotaku: Cold rain drizzles outside. Inside, everything is pink, round, and frilly. The first floor of this otaku (geek) retailer is plastered with release info for new PC games—adult PC games. A young clerk in glasses near the 18-and-up section taps away on a computer, probably checking inventory. I approach, excusing myself for asking a sudden, if not seemingly random question: "Why is PC gaming in Japan so niche?" (PC)

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1120d ago
Because they are always are on the cutting edge? 4k oled + 720p console = <3 I guess.
YourFlyness  +   1120d ago
They are always on the go. which is why Portables rule
kevnb  +   1120d ago
they also hate the xbox 360, different cultures like different games and gamers just follow the games they like to play. On a side note, pc games at retail are pretty much dead. Online games, steam, and free to play are where pc gaming is now.
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sllshrm  +   1119d ago
Come to my country...you will change your opinion

Retail is only slow in US, UK, Japan and some european countries
kevnb  +   1119d ago
and much of asia, which we cant just ignore.
urwifeminder  +   1120d ago
Strange japan is leading the world online in the new medal of honour on pc they win all the time.
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Louis_Guzman  +   1119d ago
Kotaku, do you eat shit?
pandehz  +   1119d ago
Coz STEAM in Japan is still 'The vapor into which water is converted when heated, forming a white mist of minute water droplets in the air.'

and VALVE is 'A device for controlling the passage of fluid through a pipe or duct, esp. an automatic device allowing movement in one direction only.'
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