70% Of Video Game Software And Hardware Sales In Japan Are For Nintendo Platforms

Japanese firm Media Create has revealed that a massive 70 percent of all video game software and hardware sales in Japan are for Nintendo platforms. Media Create says that this is the largest share of the market Nintendo has held in the past five years. Just to put this in perspective, Sony accounts for 25 percent of video game software and hardware sales in Japan.


126 thoughts on “70% Of Video Game Software And Hardware Sales In Japan Are For Nintendo Platforms”

    1. 70% of trolls dont have a life also . nintendomination . you do realize japan on its own is just as lucrative a market space as Europe or America ????
      suck it , troll .

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    2. the funniest thing is New super mario bros 2 sold 900k in japan . and its only just came out . thats the same number of vita’s that have been sold in japan in 9months !!!!!!! sony , need to pay attention to thier japanese fans . who feel nintendo is providing them with more of the games that they like.

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        1. japan is like a 3rd of the world’s gaming market lol . they have more gamers per person than any country in the world!

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          1. i don’t even get why Sony is doing that, from my point of view most companies these day like to get down with the Americans meanwhile in JP Nintendo has control of both handheld and console.
            i want these companies to go back to been JP instead of western developer.

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            1. well if you remember the ps2 (which was EPIC!!!!) had the most japanese support. and as a result had this wide variety of artistic japanese games rangeing from rpg’s to fighter to etc etc .
              the ps3 is trying to be a 360 . if the playstation could do the ‘japanese thing’ and the ‘western thing’ together they would be supreme . but to me the ps3 is just a second 360 .
              its no way near as fun as the ps2 was!! .
              the wii has provided me with my artistic japanese games this gen. and the 3ds is further proof of this . the 3ds’s best games all come from japan . while the psvita is usuing all of its western sudios to make these dull games that have no interest in japan or for the more ‘varied’ gamer like myself .
              ps2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>ps3 .
              psp >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>ps vita

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              1. exactly is just not Sony most 3rd party (JP Dev) are trying to appeal to the west, it times like these that i can see why there no JP RPGs coming to the west other than Nintendo.

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                1. pathetic and depressing . there is litteraly more fun to be had on a ps3 than on a ps3. thats why they still sell in japan . because people love the games on them not the graphics.

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                  1. SONY guys are idiots sorry SONY fans but there just idiots. They can’t make there own system without stealing some other company system (fyi NINTENDO and MICROSOFT ) and make seriously stupid choices and now are almost broke. There going down Segas path and i’m sorry about that but that is whats happening. SONY fans need to wake up and realize that SONY is broke it got lucky with the ps2 but is now losing money i am sorry about that but if SONY wants to make money they will make a cheep weak nice system (fyi wii) and make allot of money and use that money to make a strong system (fyi wiiu)

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    3. Dude its japan. Microsoft is severely boring to japan they even stopped selling xboxes over there few years back. Now its ps3 n wii.

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      1. I think he was being sarcastic… that’s just my guess though, feel free to ignore the amount of sales Nintendo has in Japan, an amazing 70%!

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  1. NONNO wrong JAPAN IS SAME AS CHINA SO HAHAHAHHAHA THEY ARE NOT SERIOUS THEY ARE JUST FUN PEOPLES ffgggggggghahahahahahaha

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    1. Ummm. That’s actually good considering were talking about GAMES not action films that look like games. Actual video games.

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  2. This website needs to get their shit together; I appreciate that the news is updated on time, but there’s just too many trolls on this site..

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    1. Indeed. A little moderation goes a long way. At the same time, the community needs to stop giving the trolls stuff to feed off of. As long as people reply to them, they’ll keep trolling.

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            1. Judging by your previous comments, you hate Japan
              lol, and yet you like Yugioh? What the actual fuck man, lol, get a life. xD

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    2. Agreed. Sickr, please change the site to email only, and ban the email, so they can come back. Its sad, and annoying, but i guess humanity hasnt progress to that point and people are still immature trolls

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        1. I think that whatever commenting platform you use you’re going to get trolls. The sad thing is it’s just two or three visitors who’re inevitably bored.

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          1. True, but Disqus would give us the right to flag an idiots posting and be removed. You’ve got too many idiots writing crap like “Take the penis out your butt” and it just stays there. It’s pretty nasty having to read crap like that on a site you visit on a daily basis.

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            1. I too believe the site could do with a makeover in the comments section. There will always be trolls but without proper tools to moderate the comments section, 2-3 people literally overran this site. It’s sad

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    1. the best country on Earth , tought us all a leson on video gaming .
      you know kid icarus got the perfect score it deserved in famitsu magazine ??? western reviewers saying they had problems with controls.
      the control scheme is epic and new and different .
      i am moving to japan !!!!! where gaming is understood and anime/manga inspired!!!!! not just cod cod halo cod .

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      1. Japan has the best technology ever and i think we (my country) are hmmm 500 million years behind of them because wii have traitors etc

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        1. japan is the undisputed leader in world tech!! the wii was a great idea . the ps3 is the most powerful. the 3ds is the worlds first 3d handheld device the vita is very powerfull.
          thing is japan knows power isnt anything , its about a balance of price/fun / innovation etc . the western world doesnt have a clue.
          i am embarassed at the majority of western gamers just shooting trolls with no life . japan is cool and hardcore and everything .
          i genuinely envy what is happening in japan . its like i have a japanese way of thinking and i feel as if i dont fit in this world of generic western games.
          JAPAN FTW th spiritual home of video gaming . and the home of the greatest brands and franchises in gaming and technology.
          Activision is just the devil

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          1. in japan right now they are playing monster huntr tri g and fire emblem and dragon quest 10 !!!! and pokemon bw2 .. it just goes on and on . we are all playing spec ops and cod and wow and pow and poo .
            its not fair . i will learn japanese one day so i can import their systems and games!!!!!

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      2. I’m sure that you already noticed many news about how the japanese games are “declining”, and I think that Microsoft had part of guilt. I mean, japanese games are awesome and pretty much have the same mechanics from decades and right now starts to be decadent because they follow the “same path” like decades ago? Still there is many creative games that came (and still are coming) from there, but, tries to notice that always that someone says negative things about japanese games, It has some relation to M$ or M$ games, or even japaneses that makes games for M$ or gamer reviews. It’s at least curios, xbox 360 sold shit on japan, a contry where people buy more games than others countries, and suddenly japoneses are doing wrong or are declining? I’m not the type of guy that makes “conspirations” and I still believe that I like japanese games because of the way they conduce their games (specially JRPGs), if the japaneses starting to make games like ocident, what kind of interest I should have for their games? Do you understand that?

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        1. slightly hard to understand when you said ‘japaneses’ XD.
          but i sort of understand. i still personally thing japanese games are a LOT better than western games , IMHO .
          wester games will never compare . at least not to the intelligent gamer.
          metal gear , zelda , mario , street fighter , resident evil , tales , KH , fire emblem , pokemon etc etc etc etc etc etc . i prefer all these types of games to games like ‘troll dungeon’ and ‘ modern shooting’ that comes from the west . its all opinion . western games arent ‘better’ than jp .
          its all opinion .
          i think all the creativity and imagination lies in japan though and not the west .

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          1. I agree and I prefer japanese games. It’s all opinion, I know, but there is a different feeling when I’m playing. I like western games too like RTS, action RPG… but I don’t understand all those negative comments that western dev are always talking about, like if their games are “the best games on the world”.

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  3. Here we go again, instead of having a discussion about the contents of the post, we get another trollfest from people who have never left their mum’s basement. This site desperately needs an update in the comments section.

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    1. either way there no way to get rid of these trolls, in 3ds blog there a new DISQUS, in there even if you use it there still troll. people can flag it but whats the change of those comments are going to be deleting anytime soon.

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  4. Fi:Sickr,i advise you to set a course sealing the trollers into Demise realm for own eternety…just for the love if my nintendo news
    Me:the advise of fi sounds interesting Sickr, why dont u follow it?

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          1. MAN i am stucked at the hmm i cant remember the name of this temple but i call it:The sand temple.Damn my ailtzheimer :)

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  5. Father Satan, I call to you from the deepst parts of my heart, I praise your name with every breath of my body, I worship you with every fibre of my being. You shown me what true strength is. you have shown me what true love is. Out of the darkness you came to show, me the true light.
    My master, my father and my friend what a great gift that is.
    Hail to the King!!!

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  6. something to take his mind off his sense of self worth .
    which has evidently reached an all time low .
    if people wish to communicate on the net , it should be positive or at least constructive .
    these comments of his are almost insulting and embarassing . they make you feel less proud of being a human .
    there is the ‘nerdy’ internet user and there is the ‘pathetic troll’ .

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  7. He’s doing it for kicks, Sickr. I refuse to believe that you don’t see that. I get that you have to be as unbiased as possible due to being a mod, but please, for the sake of this site’s health, be just a little bit less unbiased and ban those sorts on sight?
    Trust me, the loyal posters with proper manners and intelligent opinions will thank you in droves if you take an active stance against the likes of Schroder and Aeolus.

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  8. Added. Sadly, I don’t bother paying for online and can’t face you because I don’t want to be ripped off. True story (apart from the adding of you).

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