Whilst Japan may well be considered the natural of home of video games, the fun for all the family approach nurtured by Nintendo isn’t necessarily a true reflection of the current climate. A point perfectly proven by the enormous earnings of eroge, a genre that cannily combines erotica and gaming – its anime style only adding to its allure.
Yet with the competition growing faster than fans can fiddle with their joysticks, Japanese developers are opting for increasingly more memorable promotional material. Like the people behind the boob-related Oppai Baka for example, who are thoughtfully allowing potential customers to quite literally get a feel for the game before making a purchase.
And just to make sure customers don’t feel too self-conscious about manhandling the merchandise, there’s a sign encouraging them to “squeeze all you want”, although overly exaggerated facial expressions are apparently optional.
That said, how many people would be keen on copping a feel so near the counter is unclear.