Japan Not the Gaming Place it Once Was, says Capcom

Capcom has been one of biggest (and most successful) proponents of propping up and tapping into “Western” development for projects, even if the “West” is not quite trusted to produce new IP for the publisher these days. This drive to better establish development fronts outside of Japan was deemed very necessary by Capcom, feeling that their native Japanese gaming market is by no means the juggernaut it once was.

Indeed, Capcom’s head of global research and development (and the force behind the Mega Man, Onimusha and Dead Rising series) Keiji Inafune believes Japanese development is becoming less important to the global gaming scene, and the “West” is more than capable of picking up the slack.

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