For better or worse, sex sells. And for some of Japan's most famous game companies, it was what they sold when they first started making games. That's right, many of Japan's biggest game makers have turned to or even had their origins in pixelated pornography.
Forget commercials. Forget print ads. What might make a sale in Japan is more than hype. It's the presentation, namely of the in-store variety.
Microsoft has already taken action to block developer ThriXXX's adults-only girl-groping Kinect game from PC release, but that hasn't stopped the El Paso, Texas Fox affiliate from terrifying parents with the thought of their young children touching virtual breasts.
Motion-sensing peripherals are all the rage. This year, both Microsoft and Sony are releasing new motion-sensing devices that put players in the game. But what about when the game is an erotic game?
"Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi" ("The Bridge over the Starry Sky") was originally slated for release on December 11, 2009. Then it was delayed. A whole bunch.