Vita is big in Asia right? (But adults dont game in Japan)

#1Jx1010Posted 8/4/2014 5:57:24 PM
Can somebody explain this if they are in Japan or lived in Japan.
From what I hear, Vita and 3DS are bigger in Japan than here in the US....
But I also hear adults dont game since they have alot of work hours and gamers/otakus/geeks are looked down up in their society.
#2marioparty17Posted 8/4/2014 6:03:12 PM
Who are handhelds marketed too........

what age do you see people playing handhelds in anime?

how many people live in japan?
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#3EngelTyrealPosted 8/4/2014 6:03:52 PM
marioparty17 posted...
Who are handhelds marketed too........

what age do you see people playing handhelds in anime?

how many people live in japan?


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#4ar4757Posted 8/4/2014 6:18:58 PM
Ask kabuto whatshisface, he loves his God given japan
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#5SekamiPosted 8/4/2014 6:22:57 PM
It is catered to teenagers and high school/college students mostly. Adults do play handhelds as well. However, you are correct that they don't play as much due to grueling work hours, but if they are on a train/subway going to work, sometimes it can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 1 hour to get to where they need to be. That's enough time to play something.

Due to the nature of their hours outside of the house (whether it's work or school), most people who do play games would rather buy a handheld so they can take it anywhere. Many don't stay at home for very long or, even if they do, they are tired by the time they come back and would rather just eat/sleep.

Also, one thing to note is the prevalence of arcades, which are way more popular there than they are here in the US. People would rather pay some money and just play at arcades instead of bothering with consoles.
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#6Jx1010(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2014 7:05:28 AM
Sekami posted...
It is catered to teenagers and high school/college students mostly. Adults do play handhelds as well. However, you are correct that they don't play as much due to grueling work hours, but if they are on a train/subway going to work, sometimes it can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 1 hour to get to where they need to be. That's enough time to play something.

Due to the nature of their hours outside of the house (whether it's work or school), most people who do play games would rather buy a handheld so they can take it anywhere. Many don't stay at home for very long or, even if they do, they are tired by the time they come back and would rather just eat/sleep.

Also, one thing to note is the prevalence of arcades, which are way more popular there than they are here in the US. People would rather pay some money and just play at arcades instead of bothering with consoles.

Really... thats interesting.

So more popular = Arcades + Handhelds
Less popular = online games and consoles
#7NnamzPosted 8/5/2014 7:21:06 AM
Sekami posted...
It is catered to teenagers and high school/college students mostly. Adults do play handhelds as well. However, you are correct that they don't play as much due to grueling work hours, but if they are on a train/subway going to work, sometimes it can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 1 hour to get to where they need to be. That's enough time to play something.

Due to the nature of their hours outside of the house (whether it's work or school), most people who do play games would rather buy a handheld so they can take it anywhere. Many don't stay at home for very long or, even if they do, they are tired by the time they come back and would rather just eat/sleep.


Exactly this.

Also, people lie about not playing games. A business student I had said that he used to play games, but outgrew them in his teenage years. I saw him on the train after a lesson playing on his 3DS.

There is a huge stigma against adults playing games, especially perpetuated by women.
#8Chaos_MissilePosted 8/5/2014 7:25:17 AM
ITT Asia = Japan only

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#9Jx1010(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2014 8:06:05 AM
Nnamz posted...
Sekami posted...
It is catered to teenagers and high school/college students mostly. Adults do play handhelds as well. However, you are correct that they don't play as much due to grueling work hours, but if they are on a train/subway going to work, sometimes it can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 1 hour to get to where they need to be. That's enough time to play something.

Due to the nature of their hours outside of the house (whether it's work or school), most people who do play games would rather buy a handheld so they can take it anywhere. Many don't stay at home for very long or, even if they do, they are tired by the time they come back and would rather just eat/sleep.


Exactly this.

Also, people lie about not playing games. A business student I had said that he used to play games, but outgrew them in his teenage years. I saw him on the train after a lesson playing on his 3DS.

There is a huge stigma against adults playing games, especially perpetuated by women.

Seriously?
Why....
#10Rei 0Posted 8/5/2014 8:09:06 AM
Nnamz posted...
Sekami posted...
It is catered to teenagers and high school/college students mostly. Adults do play handhelds as well. However, you are correct that they don't play as much due to grueling work hours, but if they are on a train/subway going to work, sometimes it can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 1 hour to get to where they need to be. That's enough time to play something.

Due to the nature of their hours outside of the house (whether it's work or school), most people who do play games would rather buy a handheld so they can take it anywhere. Many don't stay at home for very long or, even if they do, they are tired by the time they come back and would rather just eat/sleep.


Exactly this.

Also, people lie about not playing games. A business student I had said that he used to play games, but outgrew them in his teenage years. I saw him on the train after a lesson playing on his 3DS.

There is a huge stigma against adults playing games, especially perpetuated by women.


I had the same thing. Some people are embarrassed to say they watch anime because it is nerdy, but manga is totally OK.

Anyways, I see adults play 3DS on the train everyday I commute.