October 27, 2010



Global sales numbers for the entire industry are hard to come by. But Japan’s share of the world’s video game market, both hardware and software, has fallen to slightly more than 10 percent in 2009, from estimates as high as 50 percent in 2002, based on figures from the Entertainment Software Association, the Japan External Trade Organization, and the research companies DFC Intelligence and Enterbrain.

The New York Times - Japanese Playing a New Video Game: Catch-Up -

“Japan used to define gaming,” said Jake Kazdal, a longtime developer who has worked at Sega in Tokyo and the American game publisher?Electronic Arts. “But now many developers just do the same thing over and over again.”

The New York Times - Japanese Playing a New Video Game: Catch-Up -