The Out-Cast: EP.6 – The “Death” of the Japanese Gaming Industry

What on earth is the Out-Cast?
Well, this was a series of podcasts I did back in 2010~2012 on videogames and videogame culture in Japan for an old website with a completely different crew.
I’m republishing them here on DecultureShock, but for anyone who is interested, the original website can be found here.

This is the sixth episode of the Out-Cast. In this episode, we talk about the the supposed “death” of the Japanese gaming industry and the recent evolution of the Japanese gaming market here in Japan. Please leave any questions or suggestions in the comments section below.

What’s the Happs?
00:42: Gundam Senki and Licensed Anime Games
12:05: No More Heroes Paradise

19:54: Mario Galaxy 2
32:14: Final Fantasy IX
35:45: Evangelion 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance
44:30: Death of the Japanese Gaming Market?

  • Change to a Portable Market

49:41: How has the Market Changed?
52:55: Why Has the Market Changed?

  • Age of Gamers
  • Hobby Culture in Japan
  • Commuting Culture
  • Shift in how/where games are played
  • HD TV Adoption

83:40: Multiplayer Gaming
90:27: Companies Shifting to fit the new market
94:44: Where will Japanese Gaming Go From Here?

Song List:
Miracle Upper WL – Masami Okui featuring May’n
Roundabout – Lumines OST
Theme of Sakura – SF4 OST

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Gwyn Campbell

Project Manager, Macross fan, Podcast host, Anime nerd & sometime-gamer. Here in Akihabara we don't just 'like' Macross, we LIVE IT! 龍が我が敵を食らう!

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