Try our new beta! Click here
Submitted by s8anicslayer 790d ago | video

Game Scoop : The State of Japanese Gaming

IGN - "We recently visited Japan and return with an update on what's going on with Japanese games and consoles." (3DS, Culture, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PSP, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Attached Video
kalkano  +   790d ago
It seems to me, that a big reason that Japan is so mobile centric, is that companies are too scared of the budgets on consoles to release their games for them. Instead, they release their games for handhelds, and because all of the good games are on handhelds, that's what the people buy.
XboxFun  +   790d ago
Mobile is absolutely huge in Japan, more so than here. Their mobile tech is far ahead of anything in the west. Not to mention low development costs.
Army_of_Darkness  +   790d ago
@kalk.... because all the good games are on handhelds you say?! Hahaha! That's almost like saying all the best games are on the wii....

Btw, I've never seen a cat that shoots freakin' lazer beams out of its mouth before?? And i watch shitloads of japanese movies and anime....
haseena   790d ago | Spam
thehobbyist  +   790d ago
Or because it's a very social way to game. Mosnter Hunter Tri G has no online. But in Japan you don't need it. You can join up with a guy on a subway as everyone and their mother plays Monster Hunter.
izumo_lee  +   790d ago
I'm not sure if people will agree or not but it feels to me that Japan is a tad behind when it comes to moving towards HD gaming & beyond. They seem to have grasp that concept of game development at a much later time or took a longer time to adjust to changing formats.

Some companies have adjusted to the changes of the industry much better than others, while others (which i will not name but some may know already) are severely lagging behind.

Once/If Japan has caught up to the ever changing landscape of the game industry & its development than we will see a much more equal playing field in general. Japan has its style which is why a lot of us love what they do but if they can develop games faster & more consistently the better.
ShaunCameron  +   790d ago
Judging by how the PS3 to date has sold about a third of what the PS2 sold lifetime over there, I can say I agree.

Add comment

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

Narcissu 10th Anniversary Anthology Project Post-Kickstarter Analysis

33m ago - Marcus Estrada writes: "Sekai Project have made quite a name for themselves in the visual novel s... | PC

Let's Play Just Cause 3

33m ago - With Just Cause 3 launching this week, Cody and Jordan spent some time with the game. They discov... | PC

See what games are coming out in 2016

Now - Visit our release calendar to see what games are coming out in 2016. | Promoted post

Xenoblade Chronicles X Review - The Pinnacle of Open-World Landscape Creation | PlayerEssence

33m ago - It's finally here! One of the largest game-worlds to ever be created, and also part of a genre th... | Wii U

Xenoblade Chronicles X review – JRPG of the year | Metro

38m ago - In the face of Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3 could this Wii U exclusive really have the best open w... | Wii U

Custom Super Mario World SNES Is A Thing Of Beauty

38m ago - Custom-themed, limited edition consoles weren’t really a thing back in the day of the SNES and th... | Retro