Is The Japanese Gaming Industry Dying In The Western Market?

Is The Japanese Gaming Industry Dying In The Western Market?

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Back in the 1980s when video games had suddenly boomed, it was the Japanese clearly leading the industry. Nintendo, Konami and Atari were all heading a revolution of a new media, a group of young developers creating something that would shape the generation. People like Satoru Iwata and Toru Iwatani didn’t have a manual to read or anything to base their creations on, they were the first to create a video game, they wrote the book on development.

Yet nowadays the Japanese influence on the gaming world is decreasing rapidly, as Sony and Microsoft battle to decide who has the greater console it seems Nintendo is taking a back seat in the console wars. People are quick to insult Nintendo and claim it is failing, yet they forget that without Nintendo and Atari gaming would not be the massive industry it is today. Even in the early 2000s I often…

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