80°
Submitted by PaPa-Slam 955d 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)

Because they are always are on the cutting edge? 4k oled + 720p console = <3 I guess.
YourFlyness  +   955d ago
They are always on the go. which is why Portables rule
kevnb  +   955d 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.
#3 (Edited 955d ago ) | Agree(6) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
sllshrm  +   954d ago
Come to my country...you will change your opinion

Retail is only slow in US, UK, Japan and some european countries
kevnb  +   954d ago
and much of asia, which we cant just ignore.
urwifeminder  +   955d ago
Strange japan is leading the world online in the new medal of honour on pc they win all the time.
iweiooisdhf   955d ago | Spam
Louis_Guzman  +   954d ago
Kotaku, do you eat shit?
pandehz  +   954d 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.'
#7 (Edited 954d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

PS Nation Podcast-Ep438-(Keep Feeling) PAXination

10m ago - Jason Honaker joins Glenn Percival at PAX Prime 2015. Glenn recaps the ID@XBOX event at Microsoft... | PC
30°

Elite: Dangerous Releases Lifetime Expansion Pass

14m ago - VRFocus reports on UK based studio Frontier Developments releasing a Lifetime Expansion Pass for... | PC
Ad

Check What Xbox One Games are Coming Out in August

Now - At Releases.com you can check release dates for all Xbox One games. Visit now and start tracking the games you plan to buy. | Promoted post
20°

Can Great Game Design be Taught?

15m ago - Some of the games industry’s most talented and experienced designers are making the leap from gam... | Industry
40°

Until Dawn Review - Middle of Nowhere Gaming

24m ago - Associate Editor Adam Leonard's review of Supermassive's new game Until Dawn. He gave Until Dawn... | PS4
30°

Risen 3: Titan Lords - Enhanced Edition | Chalgyr's Game Room

24m ago - Chalgyr's Game Room writes: The Risen series has always had a somewhat comfortable perch in th... | PS4