Category Archives: DICE Summit Asia 2009
Sat, Sep 19, 2009 | 19:48 BST
Sony Japan Studios’ senior VP, Yasuhide Kobayashi, told attendees at DICE Asia that some Japanese companies struggle with sales outside the home market, and Koei seems to struggle the most with only 8 percent coming from outside of Japan.
This means that 91.8 percent of its sales come straight from the home market.
Following Koei is Tecmo with Japanese market sales at 89.6 percent, Square Enix at 86.6 percent.
“The Japanese market is really shrinking,” said Kobayashi, who feels that companies need to “develop [a] global title” in order to survive.
TGS is next week, so we could hear more on this from other sources.
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 | 08:23 BST
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences said today that the DICE Summit – thus far restricted to Las Vegas – is to get an Asian version this year.
The new event will take place at Singapore’s Suntec Center, the same venue used for Games Convention Asia, on September 17.
GPG’s Chris Taylor and NanaON-Sha boss Masaya Matsuura are both to “feature,” apparently.