On July 11, 2017, the National Police Agency announced the "Draft Regulation Partially Amending the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act on Control and Improvement of Amusement Business, etc. and the Regulations for the Verification of Licenses, Formats and Other Aspects of Pachinko and Pachislot Machines," including pachinko payout regulations, and this is expected to come into force on February 1, 2018. FIELDS has developed its forecast for the pachinko and pachislot market for the coming 3 years (Table 1) in the light of these regulatory reforms.
(Table 1) Market scale of pachinko and pachislot
* FIELDS’ estimate
|PS sales market||¥860.0 billion||¥782.1 billion||¥731.7 billion||¥688.1 billion–¥795.6 billion|
|Total PS market||¥2.77 trillion||¥2.72 trillion||¥2.68 trillion||¥2.64 trillion–¥2.83 trillion|
The pachinko and pachislot machine sales market refers to the scale of the market for new pachinko and pachislot machines.
The total pachinko and pachislot market indicates total expenses including investment by pachinko halls in the purchase of pachinko and pachislot machines, marketing costs, and PR expenses and more.
(Figure 1) Market scale of pachinko and pachislot