Japans PC Gaming Market Doubles In Size In 3 Years

https://www.serkantoto.com/2022/11/06/japan-pc-gaming-market/
>KADOKAWA ASCII says that Japan’s PC gaming market in particular was worth 131.3 billion yen (US$896 million) that year.
>Now, what’s interesting is that the size of the PC gaming market in 2021 roughly doubled versus 2018 – so there is definitely significant growth here.
>KADOKAWA ASCII also says there were 16 million PC game users in Japan in 2021 – among a total gamer base of 55.4 million people
>Here, too, a comparison provides more context: in 2015, the same company identified just 11 million PC gamers in Japan – so the number grew a whopping 45% by 2021
>Steam has a drastically improved store front for the Japanese audience and expanded its presence (the first iterations several years ago were terrible and didn’t even offer prices in yen, for example – but the usability is now much better, physical Steam top-up cards are available everywhere in Japan etc.)
>For example, Valve says that Japan not only finally entered Steam’s top 10 country ranking but currently boasts one of the highest growth rates worldwide.
How do you feel about Japan becoming a country of PC gamers?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t care

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You care to post

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        not the same thing

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, it is.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    But a bunch of Ganker threads are telling me that the Japanese gaming is dead because one game didn’t sell. Should I believe these direct evidence-based comparisons?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Japanese companies are all moving westward anyways.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >westward
        More like eastward, America is east of Japan.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          but also west

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Playstation gaming in Japan is dead because every PS focused game is bombing
      FTFY

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In most japanese houses, electrical sockets are Ungrounded (two-prong outlet) meanwhile computers have three-prong plug. Japanese people not want upgrade all the electrical wiring for a computer

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you can afford a computer, you can afford an adapter. The third prong is "only" used for grounding.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    About time. More japs being PC gaymers = more PC gaymes

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kinda based. I have a Switch too, so I don't feel insanely invested in the console-war gayry.

      The PS4/PS5 and Xbox are not consoles in any identifiable way, they are literally rebadged AMD Ryzen gaming PCs.

      Last gen you had Xbox 360 on PowerPC, and PS3 alone had a 3.2 GHz PowerPC-based "Power Processing Element" (PPE) and six accessible Synergistic Processing Elements (SPEs). Both running at 3.2GHZ on powerPC architecture, which at the time was ahead of x86. It took years before the CPU's on PC were able to catch up.

      The N64 has a NEC MIPS-based CPU and an SGI GPU. The GameCube has an IBM PowerPC-based CPU and an ATI GPU. Switch itself uses Nvidia's tegra X1.

      PS3 and the original Xbox both had Nvidia chips in em but it was so horrible working with Nvidia that neither company has worked with them since. AMD on the other hand is doing some excellent work when it comes to custom solutions and are currently the only game in town for a one-stop-shop for such things. If it weren't for AMD they'd probably still use completely custom chips in consoles.

      As soon as Sony adopted the x86 platform, it was over. Mark Cerny did 15 presentations convincing Sony to use x86 for PS4. PS4 in particular is just BSD on AMD64, its fucking piss easy to write and optimize code for. PS4/PS5 are essentially x86 amd pcs running a OpenGL/Vulcan compatible GPU on top of a BSD based OS. couple that with numerous games using ue4x and its pretty easy and economical to put games on more machines. Microsoft thinks ahead because they have to due to their directx api, they need to be on the cutting edge. sony doesn't. so when xbox gets machine learning upscaling and ps5 doesn't, don't be surprised. sony abandoned the cutting edge with the ps3.

      They've been making PC games all along.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >They've been making PC games all along.
        and thats why gaming is shit nowadays, consolized mass market appeal game design philosophy.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How do you feel about Japan becoming a country of PC gamers?
    I just picture a jap playing a gacha game from 10 accounts opened at the same time

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kinda based. I have a Switch too, so I don't feel insanely invested in the console-war gayry.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People acting like Japan was fundamentally unaccepting of PCs were retarded. Most of the famous Japanese developers started in the 80s making PC games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Exactly. Series like Ys or Dragonslayer (that spawned the Trails series) first released on PC-88 for example.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Youre retarded and delusional lmao.

      t. actually raised in japan

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I doubt that.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Then give some insight almighty nippionian. Was the PC market in the 80s rivaling the famicom just an elaborate fake history?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Even if he wasn't a retarded larper, a zoomer like him would not know anything about PC and Japanese gaming history.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Japanese natives are fucking terrible at english even as adults. There are plenty of japanese expats in places like san francisco and they still suck at english, literally worse than pajeets. You can tell almost 100% of the time that someone's a native or not by their level of english.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    0 x 2 = 0

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    thats a lot of eroge

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is an objectively good thing since it means Japan can go back to creating more of the games they want to make, like the last time the PC was a dominant platform there, rather than cater to a wider market in order to get published on certain consoles.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no definition of what a gaming PC actually is

    look at how hard they're trying to justify not developing nintendo games

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >US$896 million
    Bruh, that's absolutely pathetic and trying to spin it as 'double in 3 years' is like winning in a para-Olympics race.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're an idiot who doesn't understand scale. You're comparing a nation the size of Texas to the greater US.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >size of Texas
        japan might not be big but their population is 130 million people

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I thought it read billion at first, who would gloat over such a small number? All three consoles do business in the tens of billions

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    can`t believe it takes a fucking vtuber fad to made pc gaming relevant in japan

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They only play valorant and apex anyway

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good. Jp has unique sensibilities that are better served by the PC market. Fuck consoles both there and in the west. When the last pub dies, we win. I don't particularly care about market places or anything either - you can sell of your own site or some podunk site with fuck all effort so long as people like your game.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so 20 japs using PC instead of 10? kewl

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      16 million PC gamers out of a total of 55 million gamers

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That’s still a fucking pittance, China has more than that

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >China, the nation with the largest population on Earth, has more PC gamers than Japan
          Is this just national fucking stupid hour I wandered into?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            China and the US make up the largest % of steam users and drive the platform.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Japan's population is 126 million

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're welcome!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically, I fucking kneel

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it helped for sure

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    double of nearly 0% is still very close to 0% anon

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dmm truly saved the industry

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    BUT Ganker TOLD ME THAT JAPANESE PHYSICALLY COULD NOT OWN A PC BECAUSE THEIR LIVING SPACES ARE TOO SMALL WTFFF DID THEY INVENT HYPERSPACE IN THE PAST 3 YEARS

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      um, actually hyperspace has nothing to do with living spaces

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Net cafes, phone games. Genshin is played on laptops

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They are buying SFF sized and NUC PCs.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's true

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why are you posting food?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Small as it is, it looks kinda cozy

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I mean that has been a massive argument against the PS5 in Japan

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >BUT Ganker TOLD ME THAT JAPANESE PHYSICALLY COULD NOT OWN A PC BECAUSE THEIR LIVING SPACES ARE TOO SMALL
      Sönyggers and tendies say a lot of funny things

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not surprising when Sony basically killed themselves over there

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How did Sony kill themselves if the Japanese are buying PCs and Sony is releasing some of their games on pc!

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sony fucked up. Sony fucked up HARD.
    This is what happens when you completely forsake your hometurf.

    Now Nintendo swooped in and made Switch the main/casual platform alogside Mobages meanwhile PC became the main/enthusiast platform as Steam ate into Playstation's marketshare.

    Who the fuck at Sony should we blame for this, Ganker?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thank, you mean.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All the Japanese developers are releasing their games globally though. Sony relocating their headquarters has zero effect on what games their system gets

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Who the fuck at Sony should we blame for this, Ganker?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But Jim Ryan was the one who ported Sony games to pc and eventually their online multiplayer games.

        It would stand to reason Sony will get a cut of this market once people have to log into psn to buy currency for these titles

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >But Jim Ryan was the one who ported Sony games to pc
          Exactly, he's the one to blame for PlayStation's death.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Jim Ryan didn't do shit, if anything he opposed this direction beyond belief. Unfortunately for me, because I despise his fucking games, gays like the guy making God of Onions now pushed releasing games on PC.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the ps5 pivot was too Hispanicy for the nips

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      JIM RYAN and SIE CALIFORNIA
      even square enix is anxious about ff16 being PS5 exclusive, talking about how they want to appeal to the west more, lips sync dialogue is all done in english, actually has dude head cut off in first trailer
      PS5 sold like shit in japan, sony attitude towards japan makes the situation even worse like the price raise
      i think a lot of sony exclusive IP from top to bottom will come to pc eventually

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >i think a lot of sony exclusive IP from top to bottom will come to pc eventually
        That's already confirmed. Single player games will come to PC 12 to 24 months after the PS5 release and their GAAS titles will be day one simultaneous PC/PS launches.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Vtubers popularized PC gaming in japan

    Get in line, morons. It's kneeling time

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      absolutely not, vmorons playing on PC is a result of japanese gamers gradually switching to PC and ease of setup, not the other way around.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nononono shhhhhh... kneel.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          thanks bro
          *sleeps tightly*

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't particularly agree it's just vtubers because in general streaming and youtubing has become much more mature in Japan whether it's with Live2D or pig 3D, but being unless you want to be an absolute shanty PS4 liver using the built in streaming you need a reasonable PC it certainly helps push people towards PC gaymen. The late gen PS4 and early gen PS5 being fucking awful and Japanese games being almost entirely available on PC now and day one 90% of the time is also clearly driving the high end market towards PCs worldwide as well. Sega's backlog of shit they haven't ported (which after Judgment coming out and the Isshin remake being announced is down to just 13 Sentinels, Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, Catherine Full Body, and Shin Sakura Taisen besides Japan only live service games and expired anime licenses I think) is just about all that's keeping the PS4 relevant as a platform.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Truly our greatest allies.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Goo goo Gaga shit that zoomers and young adults watch
      Yikes it's super cringe

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The average age of vtuber watchers is like late-20s to 40s.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why would I kneel when I've been a believer this whole time?

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    good, the only jap games i'm excited for are the Metal Saga/Max games and i'd rather not buy a console for them. Also hopefully devs will finally put more work in their pc ports.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How do you feel about Japan becoming a country of PC gamers?
    They are actually returning to their roots.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      NEC were the best, man. I tried one of their 90s keyboards the other week, felt incredible.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not really surprising because of Steam.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PC gaming is just too convenient these days

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nips are waking up

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is FF7 remake part 2 still going to be PS5 only for over a year and the epic store only for another year?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Considering how stupid SE is, probably.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They were always pc gamers deep down inside. They had the pc-98 and msx before the famicom. They're simply returning to their roots.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well the arcades had PCs for decades

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The coomer mods won the over
    Also Sony is retarded
    Even they can't stand the goyslop anymore

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like how even their biggest streamers (at least on Twitch) also play variety stuff like Slay the Spire and Kenshi on top of being semi-pro Valorant players mostly playing FPSs. Must be nice for the indie market on japanese steam.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      who do japs like kenshi so much?
      I mean I'm not complaining since it's an indication of good taste but why kenshi?

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >console is basically just a locked-down PC with outdated hardware
    >less and less exclusives
    >console platforms being used to push ESG-backed social narratives
    >overpriced heatboxes that are designed to die just outside of warranty
    "w-why is everyone moving to PC?"

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When will japfornia make a game like genshin?

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's nice seeing the market improve after what was essentially a three-decade-long slump after the 80s bubble burst.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    good, western society must fall.

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No chick, I just love the X68000.

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    IIT a bunch of LARPers pretending they grew up in Japan in the mid-to-late 80s.

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >build a gaming PC 3 years ago
    >only care about nip games
    >ALL nip games worth their salt going forward will be on PC
    based hag lioness I kneel for single-handedly saving PC gaming in Japan

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They'll be getting steamdeck soon too, p. nice. I hope doujin scene will grow larger

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably this was Capcom's fault on the console side of SFV being underwhelming but the Street Fighter nippon pro gaymer community has pretty much completely switched to PC. I checked Daigo's channel and the guy has videos playing Terraria on PC and whatnot, funny

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SFV in general was just a bad game. Nips only played it because they basically had to, not because they liked it. I can't imagine SF6 being liked considering some of the design decisions.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nothing to do with the game (even though SFV had horrific input lag on Playstation), you'll always get better performances on PC anyway.
        And no matter how the pros feel about 6, it's not marketed to them anyway. They're trying to bring back casual players in the genre with the single player focus (a good thing in my opinion).

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Arc System Work's BlazBlue engine games are just straight up better on PS4 offline. Because there's no PS3 crossplay to be anchored to, for P4AU it's outright the best version of the game.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I haven't really paid attention to the japs but I've seen almost nothing but positive reception to SF6, besides Drive Impact, outside of this hellhole, so I wouldn't be surprised if they like the game overall too. There are also probably more pros that like SFV then you think, I know Daigo has on record said that he likes 5 more than 4 now.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Competitive FGC players have mostly switched to PC in casual play in general, not just SFV, because it's usually the option with the least amount of input lag so fighting games literally just feel better to play on PC. The only reason PCs haven't replaced consoles for tournament play is because they aren't as cheap as consoles are, aren't as portable and are more prone to issues popping up.

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    japs are technologically retarded, you only need to look at the jap smartphone market and see almost 50% of them use apple shit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's the same with US and they are the only relevant countries when it comes to video games. What's your point?

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Were Koei the only jp publisher not to betray PC? Even Falcom sold their ass to Sony.

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PLEASE Let the next MH game have a simultaneous PC launch like Sunbreak did.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      PC now makes up the majority of Capcom's sales so it 100% will.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        World also had 50% PC sales but they still sold their ass to switch for a year with Rise.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I mean it doesn't, it makes up slightly less than half which is massive but it's not the majority.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's their primary platform now according to them
          https://www.pcgamer.com/just-as-it-predicted-last-year-half-of-capcoms-sales-are-now-on-pc/

          World also had 50% PC sales but they still sold their ass to switch for a year with Rise.

          That had an exclusive deal for a while especially since it was developed as the portable title. I definitely wouldn't expect the PS and Xbox game that's coming next to have that issue.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >It's their primary platform now according to them
            Wanting is different from having. Two different things. It is not yet actually the majority of their take.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I mean it doesn't
          https://www.tweaktown.com/news/89286/50-of-capcoms-game-sales-now-come-from-pc/index.html
          >Q: What is the ratio of PC sales to total unit sales in your Consumer sub-segment at the end of Q2 in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023?
          >A: Approximately 50%, with primarily catalog title sales growing.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >50%
            >the majority
            So you actually meant half

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              If it's even just 50.2% that's still the majority m8.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Then it needs to be that then

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >PC now makes up the majority of Capcom's sales so it 100% will.
        I mean, "Computer" is part of their name after all...

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wow so now instead of being 1% of Japan it's 2%?

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it just cements mobas and BR shooters as the focal point of "real gaming" to normies once they decide to graduate from mobile gacha and yearly sports games. So its a double edged sword, I'll just appreciate all the JRPG's and ps2 remakes I get on PC for now

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wait, I thought most Japs had too small homes?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Even if they hated desktops, they could still buy laptops and play everything. It's not the 90s anymore. What a weird argument.

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do people seriously still hate pc gaming in 2022?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't get how someone can get that obsessed with moege, they're so fucking boring.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      generic anime girls

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dunno if we are still going to get the eras of Japanese Computer game developers that were going strong in the distant past.

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wow it went from one people to two, double the players.

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Means nothing, japs are just autistic they’ll buy nintendo and sony cause japanese brand, but refuse to buy pc cause microsoft = america bad, they sperg out whenever they see korean phones theyre just autistic.

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FYI, Europe population = 750mil pop and their PC gaming revenue ~6 billions in 2021.
    So yeah, even Japan pull larger average revenue than EU (120mil pop /900mil$)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Europe is normalfag central we don't care about games that aren't fifa or cod

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like autistic Germans need to step up their game and buy more Train Simulator DLCs.

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Japanese games are, on average, much lower in requirements than western PC games. With mini-ITX builds, and using m.2 you can build a very compact, and very capable PC.

    Also; mobile CPUs and GPUs are very powerful these days. The Japanese love compactness and there has always been a strong, but small niche for PCs in Japan. This is just them moving away from set-top boxes attached to TVs.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Japanese games are, on average, much lower in requirements than western PC games. With mini-ITX builds, and using m.2 you can build a very compact, and very capable PC.
      A lot of them are also horribly coded and won't run decently on very capable rigs.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My issue with them has always been their atrocious UI. Setting up options can be a nightmare because they often don't know how to code an intuitive menu. Performance-wise it's usually been really good in their favor.

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When I was in JP in 2019, Razer had a store in Akihabara that looked busy but everyone was looking at gaming laptops. The desktop section was deserted. You can't even imagine how tiny those JP apartments are they do not have room for a tower + monitor or a huge ass PS5 they need small. They're like living in a cardboard box.

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks Sony.

  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Japanese PC market expands
    >on Steam
    Steam jannies have a hateboner for Japanese games.This can only lead to more censorship

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Japanese games
      """""games""""
      your visual novels will never be games you fucking chud

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >want to censor games
        >call others trannies
        Hmmmm.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        found the commiefornia steam janny

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      japan has other digital platforms for mainly VN games. some valve furry employees absolutely hate japan, japanese, and japanese games and they will probably take over the woke censorship division, but at least japan already has their own options. if their pc market glows, their domestic platforms will also start to treat diverse genres.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Japan's digital stores are pretty crap, and they also take a huge profit share. It's fine for amateurs and their RPG Maker shit, but bigger games can't make money. Porn game industry in Japan has been dying because of this and their only choice was to make all ages games for Switch and Steam or cheap short shit.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          aaa games dont matter. all of them are already uninspired globohomo garbage. western morons are somehow still obsessed with crapcom and se making globohomo shit but both have been creatively bankrupt since a few decades ago. what matters is the platform for a-aa games and new games and new creators.

          their platforms are not for you gaijin morons. for japanese, they are fine. valve furries will sooner or later censor more japanese games. its just a a matter of time before they also become like sony but the point is that japan already has their own profitable platforms where jp devs can sell their games without any woke censorship. i mean, unlike the amerimutt moron market where whether its indie or aaa, devs cant make and sell stuff without woke (self) censorship, they will never die from the globohomo woke domination.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I've got literally no idea what you're trying to say with that schizo memewords vomit. If you're arguing about Japs skipping Steam to put their games on platforms like DMM or dlsite, it's not going to happen because they're fucking shit.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            this post reads like someone fed a bot a bunch of Ganker lingo
            go read a book, a real book not vn garbage

  66. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >we will get to play dragon's dogma 2 with gigantic tiddy ass belly thigh mods in our life times
    bros its not looking so grim I look forward to "post your arisens" within the next year and I better see some prime waifus from you gays.

  67. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  68. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Consoletards are going extinct.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Sonyfags are going extinct.
      Switch has 90% of the Japanese console market while Xbox Series is destroing XBOne.
      Only Sony is declining

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >microsoft and Nintendo have multiple failed generations
        >stick around and do better later
        >Sony have even one mixed generation rather than just flat out dominate as usual
        >IT'S OVER IT'S FUCKING OVER THIS IS IT THEY ARE GOING TO DIE
        never get this meme

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Sony have even one mixed generation
          Maybe, just maybe, instead of calling it a meme because it makes you upset, you could look at the data

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Delet dis

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >90% of the market is invested in a company with no games
        I'm sure that will work out for them. Japanese game developers are great, but the actual Japanese people have horrid taste in everything.

  69. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would be fine with PC being the leading platform, but after working 8 hours on PC, just to get home and sit in front of one again sucks more and more, the older I get.

  70. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It makes sense considering PC is the Asian platform and has been for years, it's just that Japs were slow on the uptake and Sony committing sudoku in Japan helped exacerbate their switch to PC.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can't compare Japan to other Asian countries since it doesn't have a web cafe gaming tradition like in those places.
      What happened in Japan is the same thing that happened in the West: devs shifted to consoles to make more money, PC gaming niche started to dwindle, and then died. Except in the West Steam happened and changed everything; the PC gaming market went from "doomed" to easy money. PC gaming was already dead in Japan and what we're looking now is basically necromancy.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >since it doesn't have a web cafe gaming tradition like in those places.
        Stopped reading there.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sorry, but it doesn't, and it's quite obvious since web cafes are also popular in Japan (but they're mostly comfy booths where you can chill and read manga).

  71. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    japs are just returning to tradition (MSX, FM-Towns, Sharp X8600, etc)

  72. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Nips have finally seen the light
    Excellent!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that's chinese

  73. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As soon as the japs caught wind you can fold with a pc they went all in.

  74. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is steamdeck to be blamed?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's to be icked

  75. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Source is Kadokawa owned
    Isn't he supposed to be heading to prison soon? Why hasn't the company been sold off yet?

  76. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ok, but they pretty much didn't have a PC Gaming Market 3 years ago.
    Why do we still allow American monkeymorons to browse Ganker when all they do is posting extremely low iq garbage all day?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Ok, but they pretty much didn't have a PC Gaming Market 3 years ago.
      And now they have 16 million PC gamers.

  77. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    NO NO NO NO NO PC GAMING WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD, WHAT THE FUCK BROS?
    https://news.softpedia.com/news/Tim-Sweeney-Says-the-PC-Is-Dead-for-Games-80714.shtml

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      KYS BABY

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tim sweeney has no vision, as soon as the pc market experienced a slump he quit instead of trying to fix it. The only thing he's really done for pc gaming in the last 15 years was make crossplay popular and that wasn't even really a pc focused thing, if it didn't benefit consoles he probably would have never done that.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Tim has basically no business insight yet he kept fluking his way into money, first with the Unreal Engine, and then with Fortnite.

  78. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    JUST DIE ALREADY AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
    https://www.pcgamer.com/the-13-times-pc-gaming-died-this-decade/#comment-jump

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