How Many People Play Games In Japan?

How many gamers are in Japan?

70 million gamers

Traditionally, the most popular genre in Japan is role-playing games. With the Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy games, that genre has largely flourished on consoles. So when Japanese gamers think of video games, they most likely think of the default: the most famous or most popular games.

Total sales volume of best-selling console games in Japan in 2019 (in million units)

Game title (console)Units sold in millions
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition (PS4)0.81
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)0.78
Minecraft (Switch)0.78
Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Switch)0.6

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Is PC gaming big in Japan?

pc will always be a niche platform for gaming. In fact, throughout most of the 1980s computer games were the larger and more popular market in Japan. As a matter of fact, even console gaming is no longer the dominant way of gaming in Japan, handheld and mobile gaming is.