Sunday, May 18, 2008

Japan's arcade industry slumps as Wii takes off | Technology | Reuters

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Japanese superhero Ultraman vanquishes an evil enemy during a live performance at a Tokyo games arcade. But Ultraman's real battle is proving much harder -- enticing customers back to the nation's arcades.

Japan's $6.9 billion arcade industry has been whacked hard by new advances in gaming, particularly Nintendo Co Ltd's wildly popular Wii, the latest big craze to compete for the time and pocket money of Japanese kids.

Japan's arcade industry slumps as Wii takes off | Technology | Reuters

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