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Japan Overtakes the US in Enthusiasm for Mobile Apps

Japan is a nation of hard workers that refuses to quit in its efforts towards economic supremacy. Today it has overtaken the US in enthusiasm for mobile apps. Japan has now become the world's biggest spender on mobile apps, thanks to mobile games.

Dec 11 2013, 12:09pm CST | by

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Japan Overtakes the US in Enthusiasm for Mobile Apps

This is the first time in history that Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, has surpassed the United States in its passion for buying mobile applications. The Japanese especially go for video games on their mobile devices. And it is an addictive phenomenon alright with teenagers and young adults not to mention kids pressing those buttons again and again. 

Mobile app stores are having the time of their life as customers flock to buy all sorts of paraphernalia related to mobile apps. October was the month during which Google Play and Apple App Store saw 10% more sales in Japan than in the Yankee sphere. This is a little worrisome for the Americans who like being on top in matters of world technology.

Games are a great attraction for the Japanese who can’t get enough of the adrenaline rush that comes from their manipulation. And although this is not as active a pursuit as say jogging or cycling, it is a much healthier leisure time choice than the more harmful outlets which are best left unmentioned. 

Besides, video games aid hand-eye coordination and are the ideal pastime for bored individuals no matter what age bracket they belong to. The interesting thing is that Google Play is as much frequented as the App Store in Japan.

Source: WSJ


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