Daigo Umehara's book Willpower to Keep Winning re-enters top 10 sales on Amazon Japan, #1 Kindle book

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • January 4, 2013 at 8:53 a.m. PST
Daigo Umehara's book Willpower to Keep Winning re-enters top 10 sales on Amazon Japan, #1 Kindle book The Beast has staying power. Despite being on the market for almost 10 months, MCZ|Daigo Umehara's Willpower to Keep Winning has resurfaced on Amazon Japan's top 10 list, hitting the 6th spot overall. It's also currently the #1 book on their Kindle Store.


Amazon Japan also labeled the title as one of the best selling non-fiction pocket books of 2012, as it placed in the 7th spot for their sales calendar year.

Originally retailing for 777 yen (roughly $9.57 USD), the 254 page title sold out at multiple locations in Japan in its initial run.

This is really cool news for the fighting game community, as it shows that the games we play have attracted something a main stream audience, at least in Japan, and that some of the people who picked this up have an appreciation for the level of dedication and effort it takes to become a top competitor in this scene.

The Willpower to Keep Winning covers Umehara's past, present and philosophy of how he approaches gaming. If you'd like to listen to a small sample of the book, you can check out the audio translation Cross Counter's Zhi put together for the community a ways back.

Thanks to the very awesome Beast Note website for this information.

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