Japanese Gamers Still Love their JRPG According to Tokyo Game Show Survey

The Tokyo Game Show 2014 Visitor Survey Report released today by the Japanese Computer Entertainment Software Association included some very interesting data on the favorite genres between attendees.

Below you can see the result to the survey that asked respondents to name their favorite genres. It’s quite interesting, as the pool featured obviously includes a high percentage of core gamers.

On the left there are the results of the Tokyo Game SHow survey, compared on the right with results related to the general consumer market in 2013.

As you can see, RPG is still by far the favorite genre, folllowed by action and adventure.

A bit more surprising is the result of FPS games, which are gradually gaining popularity in Japan, while the strong results of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn definitely helped popularize the MMORPG genre in the country.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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