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

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User Info: Jx1010

Jx1010
2 years ago#1
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.

User Info: marioparty17

marioparty17
2 years ago#2
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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User Info: EngelTyreal

EngelTyreal
2 years ago#3
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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User Info: ar4757

ar4757
2 years ago#4
Ask kabuto whatshisface, he loves his God given japan
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User Info: Sekami

Sekami
2 years ago#5
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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User Info: Jx1010

Jx1010
2 years ago#6
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

User Info: Nnamz

Nnamz
2 years ago#7
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.

User Info: Chaos_Missile

Chaos_Missile
2 years ago#8
ITT Asia = Japan only

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User Info: Jx1010

Jx1010
2 years ago#9
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....

User Info: Rei 0

Rei 0
2 years ago#10
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.
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