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June 26th, 2012, 12:13
There is no PC game market in Japan whatsoever.

In the 15 years I lived there, it just evolved from Super NES to PS3 to Wii. Always and forever a console nation.

That won't change anytime soon either.

If you live in the Tokyo or Osaka area, you can get PC DIY kits and imported PC games but towns in the rest of the country might have some big electronics shop with a small PC section selling Toshiba and Sony laptops.

Localization out of Japan always sucks because English is not a second language in Japan, it's a foreign language. That's a huge distinction.

You could run around Tokyo all day and not meet anyone who can speak more than a few words of English.

It sucks because they make some brilliant games that don't get proper marketing or voice overs in English. (Try Okami on PS2 or Wii)
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