GameStooge's Jordan Lund looks at the sales figures for the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and wonders if Japan is relevent anymore in the video game industry.
Excerpt: "For years the Japanese gaming market was held in high esteem, both in the industry and the press. If a platform made it in Japan, such as the NEC PC Engine or the Sega Saturn, then it didn't really matter how poorly it did in the rest of the world.
Unfortunately, for at least some of the press this hasn't been true in several years. The sales numbers coming out of Japan are being eclipsed by the North American market and more recently even by the UK market."