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2008 not so great for Japanese game market

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According to a Famitsu report uncovered by Kotaku’s newshounds, Japan’s videogame market took another tumble last year -- and the hill’s looking mighty steep.

2008 saw the market pull in a total of ¥582.61 billion, while 2007 ponied up ¥687.95 billion. Especially noticeable, hardware sales dropped from ¥327.41 billion to ¥250.5 billion. Software sales, on the other hand, escaped with minor injuries.

Click through the link for a better view of the rising sun’s rapid descent. You might have to stand up to see over all the numbers, though.

By Nathan Grayson

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