Much ink has been spilled over the decline of the Japanese video game arcade, a.k.a. "game center." So what are Japanese gamers playing when they go to the arcades? This 2ch post actually asks, and finds out:
-"Games that even beginners can easily start playing have really been on the decline recently."
-"Tetris or PuyoPuyo."
-"I was super into Time Crisis for a while."
-"QMA with a friend." (Quiz Magic Academy)
-"Damn you otakki bastards who play QMA alone while taking notes! It's a game for couples!"
-"Fighting games or QMA."
-"Ones where you kill zombies."
-(Absurdly detailed thesis about PuyoPuyo)
And for the win:
-"Whenever my friends and I go to the game center we basically stand around for a while and leave because there isn't anything a beginner can just start playing."