Japanese market down 10.5 percent this year

Thursday, 1st October 2009 12:15 GMT By Patrick Garratt


According to Famitsu figures, the Japanese market shrank by 10.5 percent in the first half of the fiscal year.

Hardware sales are down 15.1 percent, with software down 7.5 percent.


First Half Fiscal 2009: 1,698,818 units
Life-to-date: 27,851,784 units

First Half Fiscal 2009: 813,604 units
Life-to-date: 12,618,193 units

First Half Fiscal 2009: 594,398 units
Life-to-date: 8,547,552 units

First Half Fiscal 2009: 581,676 units
Life-to-date: 3,591,071 units

First Half Fiscal 2009: 137,059 units
Life-to-date: 1,138,250 units

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  1. SticKboy

    Why isn’t PC listed up here?

    If Japan had focused on making PC games, this would never happen.

    Beware Satin.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Suikoden Fan

    sales down during recession? shock bloody horror

    #2 5 years ago
  3. freedoms_stain

    Japans economy has been in the shitter for a long time now. The recession was just the icing on the cake – of shit.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. blackdreamhunk

    lol japan is dead never ever to rise agin in the gaming industry. Yep them consoles did that to them.

    In 1 days time you will see the rise and rebirth of the roman empire.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    That last comment is strange even for you. Were the Romans big PC users?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    I hear they loved Age Of Empire and Rome: Total War.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    What did the Romans ever do for us, eh?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    Invented the ‘thumbs up’ and ofcourse the ‘thumbs down’.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. No_PUDding

    Blerk… That show is awwwfffullll

    Flashbacks of year 10 history classes.

    #9 5 years ago

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