By Dr. Serkan Toto – On Japan's Game Industry

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By Dr. Serkan Toto – On Japan's Game Industry


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Wall Street Journal Video About Tencent


Here is a Wall Street Journal video report about Tencent that features comments from me throughout the 7 minutes:

The report covers Tencent’s current position in the global gaming market, regulations in China, its M&A strategy and other topics.

The Pokemon Company Hits Record Profits In 2020


The Pokemon Company (TPC) is seeing record numbers and has, for the first time, its sales numbers disclosed to the public (JP). According to the Japanese government’s Official Gazette, TPC recorded the following financial performance for the fiscal year that ended on February 28, 2021 (numbers...

TV Documentary About Esports In Japan


In September 2019, I was interviewed by TV station Channel News Asia as part of a documentary on the topic of esports in Japan. The (well-made) documentary was aired the same year but was just recently made available online in a format that allows me to embed it below. My part starts at the 17:55...



Game industry news site asked analysts (including myself) for predictions how we think about the gaming business in 2021. Here is a repost from my contribution to their article: Switch Pro launches Yes, I know, I know. I predict a beefed-up 4K device is coming...

Price Breakdown Of A $70 Video Game: Digital Vs Physical


One of the three client groups I serve with my consultancy Kantan Games Inc. is financial institutions interested in the gaming industry. A common question over the last decade from investors has been: “What is the share for digital versus physical video game sales among publishers and retail...

By Dr. Serkan Toto – On Japan's Game Industry