Why isnt PC gaming big in Japan?

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#1 Posted by Super_King_Fly (50 posts) -

Japan are the gaming kings and they prefer consoles over PC,why is this?

PC gaming is good but according to Japan it sucks.

#2 Edited by AMD655 (4495 posts) -

#3 Edited by NFJSupreme (5152 posts) -

the japanese are HUGE homers. So unless Nintendo starts making PC parts they wont buy it.

#4 Posted by Super_King_Fly (50 posts) -
#5 Posted by MonsieurX (29514 posts) -

Source?

#6 Posted by AMD655 (4495 posts) -
#7 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

chotto matte kudasai. domo arigatoo.

#8 Edited by Super_King_Fly (50 posts) -

@MonsieurX: you new to ganing son? Its a known fact

#9 Edited by MonsieurX (29514 posts) -

@super_king_fly said:

@MonsieurX: you new to ganing son? Its a known fact

Ganing?

What's that exactly?

A known fact like your threads suck?

#10 Edited by AMD655 (4495 posts) -
#11 Posted by Rage010101 (5470 posts) -

Japan are the gaming kings and they prefer consoles over PC,why is this?

PC gaming is good but according to Japan it sucks.

Japan stopped being gaming kings over a decade ago...

#12 Posted by Super_King_Fly (50 posts) -
#13 Posted by bustword (345 posts) -

I think they prefer handhelds even more

#14 Posted by MonsieurX (29514 posts) -
#15 Posted by MBirdy88 (7706 posts) -


In what way is Japan the gaming kings? because they happen to have 2 console manafacturing brands? WHOA IM SO AMAZED.

Barely represented in E-Sports. leagues behind on multiplayer support.

Mainly game on handhelds now.

their influence this generation has been smaller than eu and us games, including their treasured "JRPGs" proving how much of a rut they are in, outside of nintendo ofcourse.

Even sony's first parties that have been the massive hits are not even by the JApanese teams.

kings of gaming how exactly?

#16 Edited by Super_King_Fly (50 posts) -

@MBirdy88: there technology is years ahead of you guys

#17 Posted by AMD655 (4495 posts) -
#18 Posted by MBirdy88 (7706 posts) -

@MBirdy88: there technology is years ahead of you guys

ok, that has to do with gaming what exactly?

#19 Posted by Innovazero2000 (3135 posts) -

Guys he's trolling...ignore it and the thread will go away.

#20 Edited by megaspiderweb09 (3686 posts) -

Japanese people like compact gadgets, something small. Have you ever wondered why Nintendo and Sony go with that philosophy and both companies make handhelds too. In comparison to the Xbox which always follow american mentality of being big is better. While it may seem suffercial, its actually one of the major reason why it happens

#21 Posted by Jag85 (4387 posts) -

Japan are the gaming kings and they prefer consoles over PC,why is this?

PC gaming is good but according to Japan it sucks.

Firstly, Japan are not the gaming kings, at least not anymore.

Secondly, a majority of Japanese gamers today actually prefer handhelds over consoles.

Thirdly, PC gaming tends to have a bad reputation in Japan because of its association with hentai games.

And finally, Japan did have a popular computer gaming industry back in the 8-bit and 16-bit days, but then it eventually declined.

#22 Posted by Super_King_Fly (50 posts) -

@Jag85: thank you my good man. This is all I wanted to know. Your very clever your IQ must be high. Everyone else talks crap because theu dknt have an answer or too dumb so call me a troll

#23 Posted by lostrib (34522 posts) -

@Jag85: thank you my good man. This is all I wanted to know. Your very clever your IQ must be high. Everyone else talks crap because theu dknt have an answer or too dumb so call me a troll

you shouldn't be calling anyone dumb

#24 Edited by Super_King_Fly (50 posts) -

@lostrib: why? My iQ is higher then most here. JAG is pretty high too.

#25 Posted by lostrib (34522 posts) -

@lostrib: why? My iQ is higher then most here. JAG is pretty high too.

Based on your previous post, I highly doubt that.

#26 Posted by MonsieurX (29514 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@super_king_fly said:

@lostrib: why? My iQ is higher then most here. JAG is pretty high too.

Based on your previous post, I highly doubt that.

^

And based on all your previous accounts

#27 Edited by Super_King_Fly (50 posts) -

@MonsieurX: first account son. Just necause my spelling is a bit off doesnt make me dumb.

im typing in the dark no backlit keyboard and somes buttons are sticky

#28 Posted by lostrib (34522 posts) -

@MonsieurX: first account son. Just necause my spelling is a bit off doesnt make me dumb.

im typing in the dark no backlit keyboard and somes buttons are sticky

How does typing in the dark prevent you from proof reading, and using correct spelling and grammar.

#29 Edited by MonsieurX (29514 posts) -

@MonsieurX: first account son. Just necause my spelling is a bit off doesnt make me dumb.

im typing in the dark no backlit keyboard and somes buttons are sticky

Yes,we all believe that there are no connections at all to all the previous Supa_Fly accounts

#30 Posted by PsychoLemons (2044 posts) -

Oh it's big, alright. You're just looking at the wrong end.

#31 Posted by Super_King_Fly (50 posts) -

@MonsieurX: hmk concindebce maybe sorry bad speeking but you get what I mean

#32 Posted by lostrib (34522 posts) -

@MonsieurX: hmk concindebce maybe sorry bad speeking but you get what I mean

Did anyone get what this means?

#33 Posted by MonsieurX (29514 posts) -

@MonsieurX: hmk concindebce maybe sorry bad speeking but you get what I mean

http://www.gamespot.com/profile/Supah_FLY/

Such a coincidence

#34 Posted by Gue1 (9500 posts) -

the only way to play eroges is through a PC, so yeah, PC gaming is pretty big on Japan.

#35 Edited by Arach666 (23018 posts) -

Core PC gaming isn´t as popular in Japan because it basically consists of western style games,the same types of games that don´t do very well on consoles in Japan,though these days,consoles aren´t the focus of the japanese market anymore,it´s all about the handhelds and you want to know one of the reasons why?

Because unlike the home consoles,handhelds are still dominated by japanese games(mostly because western devs don´t even bother with them),wich is one of the reasons the home console market is losing relevance there.

#36 Posted by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

Japan dropped out of the PC industry in the 90's while PC development was becoming a chore for Japanese developers because of how fast technology was growing. It also was because complicated games that were on PC's at the time were becoming less popular. Fast forward to now and it seems that the same thing is happening with consoles. A lot of japanese game devs last gen went onto the Wii or portables to continue making games without risking a lot of money. Now it's almost all portables.

Even larger japanese devs are focusing a lot of software on portables now, in some cases it's all profit, and they can add very little innovation and still be called great portable games for doing so. Heck, there are android game app vending machines being tested right now over there.

However there is Final Fantasy XIV, it's not doing to bad on the PC soil.