Why Arcades Haven’t Died In Japan

As The Financial Times reports in a recent piece on Japanese arcades [Game on: why Japan’s arcades are still winning], there were 44,000 of them during their mid-1980s heyday. Today, the Japan Amusement Industry Association says there are 4,856 registered arcades across the country. There also another estimated 9,000 locales, each having under fifty machines.

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