A macro-level overview of the Japanese video game market, including history and a forecasts as to where things are headed.
Recommended for those interested in the mobile and social gaming space. When it comes to mobile in particular, trends that happen in Japan are often a bellwether indicator of where the entire industry is going once the global market matures.
The folks at App Annie recently claimed that Japan has become the top country for Google Play revenues, and GMO’s report points out that the nation is the fastest growing country (560 percent) in terms of revenue on Apple’s app store (citing Distimo, June). So it’s certainly a market that you want a piece of if you’re a mobile app or game developer.
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