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Japanese games market shrunk 8% in 2011 despite 3DS launch

The Japanese videogames market made 8 per cent less money in 2011 than in 2010, new figures have revealed. Game sales stuttered compared to the previous year, with almost 14 per cent less revenue despite the launch of the Nintendo 3DS and, in the year's final weeks, PlayStation Vita. Hardware revenue rose - perhaps unsurprising considering the year's dual platform launches - but not by much.
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