Reports of Japanese gaming markets decline are exaggerated

Destructoid's Brittany Vincent; " A popular rumor in gaming nowadays is the decline of the Japanese gaming industry. This seems to be espoused by news outlets, financial reporters, and even Japanese developers themselves. Through various interpretations of the data Japan does seem to be falling out of love with the hobby, especially on consoles. However, the truth is much more benign than the rumors would lead you to believe."

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GeofferyPeterson1411d ago

They've got better things to do then play video games.

Metallox1411d ago

Seems old, but what's that?

XiSasukeUchiha1411d ago

PS4 could be the reason, I don't know, but who's knows?

eyeofcore1411d ago

Japan is like No Games on PlayStation 4 and just backing out from it.

It has no bombs or bullets to speak off...

Godmars2901411d ago

Its that the games and support which should have been there in the first place, the arcade middleware titles like Gundam and JRPGs, and showing up.

I expect the same will be true of the PS4: for all the graphical power and AAA title hype, its going to be the slightly upgraded "cheap" titles that bring in the otaku.

DCfan1411d ago

I don't know what you mean by cheap or otaku.
I enjoyed several "otaku" games despite not being into anime or whatever because most of them are fun and don't take themselves seriously.
Mainly the Neptune series.

Godmars2901410d ago

"I don't know what you mean by cheap or otaku."

I mean little to no improvement in production value. A PS3 game that's basically the "original" PS2 version.

masterfox1411d ago

Of course is in declined, mediocre games, japanese games flooded with almost anime girls only games, developers are lazy as hell almost all of them want to move mobile gaming(squareenix), Nintendo flooding the japanese market with short period games, in other words the japanese developers are killing the gaming market, only a very few of them want to push the envelope in terms of gaming yes I'm talking about Kojima, there are other circumstances that is affecting games in Japan but all of them are pointing to the developers fault. Putting games on the PS4 I think is even easier and cheaper than ever before, I mean look what western/UK Indies are doing.

So developing costs getting higher I think is a complete BS, Japan just got lazy in game development thats the main issue.

DCfan1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

You haven't been playing many japanese games have you?!
Killing the game market?! what??!!! XD
So tell me what are the western devs doing aside from milking dlcs and making same old shooters?

madjedi1410d ago (Edited 1410d ago )

Versus japanese devs making the same old jrpgs, monster hunter clones or visual novels/dating simulators.

Drop the bullshit western games are garbage and japanese games are superior mentality.

They make different genres that appeal to different tastes, neither is better than the other except in ones opinion.

@fox Man you need to do some reading up, before you comment on this topic ever again.

Development cost rising this gen is absolutely true, that's why most jrpgs not named final fantasy, look like little more than up rezzed ps2 games vs most western games.

Japanese devs are more comfortable with a high lvl ps2 or low end ps3 game budget, it has jack and shit to do with the devs being lazy, untalented or other non sense.

Alinea1411d ago

wow dont you have such a short attention span?