A lot of the Japanese still play it. In fact, their lobbies are packed early in the morning.
The Japanese play ACAH quite often. In 99% of the matches that I take part in, there are always 2-3 Japanese players at all times.
Look at the leaderboards. Of course (I might get some of the PSN IDs wrong, so forgive me) Hayabusa8823 doesn't count, seeing as he boosts like none other and never logs off PSN. If I'm not mistaken ReaperKalina snuck up on him as he was 6AAMing and gun killed him in an A-10.
Kinda scares me how high the points are in the top 10. 3/4 of them boost. The 2nd place came out of nowhere, I never saw them on the leaderboards before. It's really quite sad at how much people boost, and I don't think they realize that their skills go way down if you take up boosting.
I wish people actually played the game rather than boosted. There are hardly any good matches these days. Shitty connections don't help at all either.
As for DLC, it's kinda dried up.
Edited by HeavyArrow, 01 October 2012 - 08:55 AM.