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Submitted by eyeofcore 232d ago | article

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." (3DS, Android, Arcade, Culture, GameCube, Industry, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, Next-Gen, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

GeofferyPeterson  +   232d ago
They've got better things to do then play video games.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_V...
Metallox  +   232d ago
Seems old, but what's that?
XiSasukeUchiha  +   232d ago
PS4 could be the reason, I don't know, but who's knows?
eyeofcore  +   232d ago
Japan is like No Games on PlayStation 4 and just backing out from it.

It has no bombs or bullets to speak off...
Godmars290  +   232d 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.
DCfan  +   232d 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.
Godmars290  +   231d 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.
masterfox  +   232d 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.
DCfan  +   232d ago
lol.
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?
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madjedi  +   231d 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.
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Alinea  +   232d ago
wow dont you have such a short attention span?

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