Earthquake costs Japanese games sector

Ben Parfitt
Earthquake costs Japanese games sector

According to estimates from Enterbrain CEO Hirokazu Hamamura, the earthquake that hit Japan in March has cost the country's games sector in the region of £55m.

As reported by Andriasang, the drop in sales experienced in the territory following the earthquake has been attributed to the numerous game delays that were announced in the days and weeks that followed.

In total 31 games were postponed, including the likes of Yakuza of the End, Steel Diver and Dead or Alive Dimensions.

Hamamura also believes that the earthquake is to blame for the relatively weak performance of the 3DS in the country, with month one sales totalling 746k units – that's down the on the DS' month one sales of 1.1m units.

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Tags: Japan , video games , sales , losses , lost , economy , delays , earthquake

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