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Last Year, Japanese Game Market Experienced Shrinkage

Brian Ashcroft of Kotaku reports:

"According to Famitsu's publisher Enterbrain, the Japanese game market is, like a frightened turtle, getting smaller compared to last year. But what was the biggest selling game hardware? Games?

2007 Market Size (Figures Are Approximate)
Hardware: ¥327.41 billion
Software: ¥360.54 billion
Total: ¥687.95 billion

2008 Market Size (Figures Are Approximate)
Hardware: ¥250.5 billion
Software: ¥332.12 billion
Total: ¥582.61 billion"

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