Mac Games (Not) Big in Japan

“While Japan is famous for video games and is the second-largest market for Apple’s Macintosh, it is not the land of the rising sun for Mac gamers.

Go to any giant Tokyo electronics store, like the eight-story Bic-Camera Yurakucho megamart in the Ginza district, and there are only two Japanese Mac games on the shelf: Railroad Tycoon and Sega’s Puyo-Puyo Fever.

But this situation may see an upturn in the near future. Mac gamers may have a savior in the form of none other than Microsoft.

Microsoft Japan is planning to translate and market a whole series of popular Mac games, calling it the Microsoft Mac Games Collection.” [Via WIRED]

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