Microsoft’s console has never set the Japanese charts alight, but six years after its launch falling sales are prompting some retailers to call time on Xbox 360.
Japanese Market headlines
Enterbrain has released its yearly sales report for the Japanese videogame market, and it finds the industry as a whole down 9 percent in 2010 year-over-year.
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.Figures:DS First Half Fiscal 2009: 1,698,818 units Life-to-date: 27,851,784 unitsPSP First Half Fiscal 2009: 813,604 units Life-to-date: 12,618,193 unitsWii First Half Fiscal 2009: 594,398 units Life-to-date: 8,547,552 […]
According to this Japan Today report, Famitsu publisher Enterbrain has predicted that hardware and software sales in Japan will peak at 710.4 billion yen in 2008 and to fall to 671.1 billion yen in 2010.However, the market for online games is expected to continue growing and to reach 320.5 billion yen in 2010, bringing the […]
According to this Kotaku piece, KBC Securities Japan analyst Hiroshi Kamide reckons that DS’s day has dawned, both in Japan and abroad.“Casual gaming growth has been driven over the last three years by the Nintendo DS platform,” he said. “Demand has peaked in Japan, and we believe is currently peaking overseas. Compounded by a less […]
Japanese Market latest