Japanese Software Market Worth $5.65bn.
Japan's domestic PC software market in the financial year to
March 31 1999 was worth $5.65bn, a 1.2% increase from the previous year,
according to survey by the Japan Personal Computer Software Association
(JPSA). By category, there was a 5.7% increase in sales of database
applications at 37.2bn yen ($352.6m) and a 5.5% increase in sales of
business applications at 29.5bn yen ($279.6m). However sales of
operating systems and network operating systems declined by 1.5% to
115.1bn yen ($1bn), with the decrease being attributed to increased
sales of inexpensive upgrades.