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Japanese gaming industry about as popular as porn

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I suppose this really doesn't surprise anyone. I mean, c'mon, what's more popular than video games and sex?

According to some recent statistics, the Japanese video game market did roughly 493.7 billion yen in business in the past year, which is just about how well the "adult video" market did, raking in somewhere between 400-500 billion yen. Perhaps it's reassuring to know that for once a slightly more "decent" market won out over porn, but really, I'd say the two revenues go hand-in-hand given that they're both part of the entertainment industry.

Of course, beating out both of these markets was pachinko, taking in 21.7 trillion yen. Yes, I said trillion. I guess this is definitive proof that the Japanese people really do love being entertained above all else! Then again, who doesn't?

I suppose entertainment revenue will continue to be high this year, considering the tragedies that Japan will want to escape due to this earthquake and tsunami. In times of struggle, those kinds of markets have always done well it seems.

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