SURVEY ON PACHINKO & PACHISLOT ACTIVITIES
AMONG RESIDENTS OF JAPAN, 2017
9.3% of People Aged 18 - 79,
Who Have Participated in PACHINKO or PACHISLOT
in The Past 12 Months. Estimated at 8.98 Million People.
These are the results of the questionnaire of the leisure activities for approximately 33,000 residents of Japan, at the age of 18 to 79, male and female. The survey target includes not only large city residents but also residents of local cities, covering the whole of Japan. We define that the person who have played any leisure at least once in the past 12 months is a "participant" of it.
This survey held in February shows that the participation rate of PACHINKO is 8.6%, PACHISLOT is 6.4% and PACHINKO or PACHISLOT is 9.3%.
What we figure out of this survey is that about 8.98 million people play PACHINKO or PACHISLOT in the past 12 months, in 2017. We call them participant or current-player.Then we extracted 1,500 PACHINKO or PACHISLOT players, and asked them various questions through the internet.
The design of these questions has been undertaken in collaboration with Entertainment Business Institute(EBI) and Amusement Press Japan Inc.(APJ).
53.4% PACHINKO players have played it 4 times or more a month. 49.3% PACHISLOT players have played it 4 times or more a month.
Percentage of highly-frequency players are increased year by year. It means that comparatively low-frequency players have made a breakaway from PACHINKO or PACHISLOT. 35.9% PACHINKO players and 32.4% PACHISLOT players answered 'frequency decreased throughout the year compared to the previous year'. Approximately 70% PACHINKO players and PACHISLOT players answered 'I'm going to continue playing PACHINKO / PACHISLOT'.