Japanese market rises over 3% in fiscal 07

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 3 April 2008 08:40 GMT

Famitsu figures confirm that the Japanese market saw a 3 percent increase for the 12 months ending March 30 2008 compared to the previous year.

According to GamesIndustry.biz, “In a comparison of the Japanese market from fiscal 2006 to fiscal 2007, combined hardware and software sales showed a 3.8 per cent increase to JPY 677 billion (USD 6.59 billion / EUR 4.23 billion).”

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Japanese Sales Figures