The steady decline of the Japanese gaming industry has demanded that Japanese developers reevaluate their stance. Unfortunately, the Japanese showing at this year’s E3 has left some developers crestfallen. Senior executive officer of Japanese developer/publisher Square Enix Koji Taguchi has called the Japanese showing ‘almost humiliating’ in comparison to the Western offering. It’s understandable why; the most talked about games post show include Gears of War 3, Resistance 3, Uncharted 3, Halo 4 and so on, all Western developed. Koji continued saying:
“this has been a week where I worried daily about how we can fix this.”
The future of the Japanese gaming industry is decidedly unclear; one can only be left with doubts after an E3 this one-sided. Hopefully, they can atone for this at the Tokyo Game Show this year, where legendary Japanese developer Tomonobu Itagaki will be showing off his newest game, Devil’s Third.