Japan’s Video Game Market Grows to $4.6 Billion in 2012

According to data released by Tokyo-based game magazine publisher Enterbrain, the Japanese video game market grew 1.2% to  in fiscal year 2012 to $4.6 billion.

While software sales decreased by 1.2%, hardware sales grew by 5% to $1.2billion. This increase can be attributed to the release of new consoles as well as price cuts from Sony.

This is the first time in 5 years that the Japanese games market has grown.

Source: Techinasia

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