Have you ever been curious to know what gamers in Japan are like? What is the difference between gamers in Japan and gamers in Brazil? Is it cheap or normal to be a gamer in Japan? In this article we will cover all the details about gamers in Japan.
In Japan almost half of the population is a gamer, about 65 million Japanese people play, even if on a casual basis. After all, Japan is famous for pachinko where middle-aged men spend money on games of chance. So basically the Japanese have gamer blood.
Japan generates over 12.5 billion dollars with games every year, making it the third largest game market in the world. About 37% of gamers in Japan are women. Meanwhile, about 30% of the Brazilian population is a gamer, and of those 41% are women.
How are gamers in Japan?
Most of the Japanese are gamers, mainly because of the drinking that is widely accepted and comprehensive in the country. It is common to find several people playing on cell phones or portable devices on the meters and trains all over Japan.
Kawaii culture and fantasy is widespread in the country, which allows people of all ages to create a certain interest in some non-casual game, which is unusual in our Brazilian culture.
People of all ages can be found playing something, whether it's an RPG or a Pachinko. In schools there are clubs dedicated to games, both boards and consoles.
Japan can be considered the country of the games. It was in this country that the best consoles, franchises and game companies from around the world emerged. Possibly if it weren't for Japan the games would be boring and lifeless (like many today).
People who are addicted to games in Japan are called Otaku. This term can be a bit pejorative, some relate the addiction to games to the social isolation of a hikikomori.
Computer games are not so popular in Japan compared to consoles. Perhaps because most prefer Japanese games that do not usually receive PC support.
Regarding professional gamers, we have an article talking about the schools gamers.
Japan Gamers vs Brazil Gamers
Being a gamer in Brazil is not an easy thing, unfortunately we earn little and pay dearly on consoles and games. Still, Brazilians have a number of gamers who dedicate themselves to their collections and play an infinite variety of games.
To discuss this matter, we chose a video of my friend Rodrigo Coelho together with RkPlay who will talk about the costs of being a Gamer in Japan and Brazil. Then I will add some details and continue with the topics.
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