In the past eight years, so much has changed. So much hasn't. The sun still rises, for example. That's the same. But erotic game brand-wise, much has changed.

Fueled by the success of Osaka-based developers Leaf and Key, a large number of new eroge companies debuted in the early 21st century.


As website Canned Dogs points out, of all the Japanese adult computer game brands in 2002, only 20 percent of them still remain. Some of them went under, some of them were absorbed by larger companies and some are simply on hiatus.

Most businesses in general don't do much better, let alone niche products like eroge.

8年前に処女作を発売したエロゲブランドの生存率 [spring efemeral via Canned Dogs]

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