Capcom's Inafune: Japan 'At Least Five Years Behind'

Capcom's outspoken Global Head of Production, has again turned on the Japanese games industry claiming that Japan is "at least five years behind" its Western counterparts. Inafune's comments echoed those he made at the previous year's Tokyo Game Show, when he declared: "Japan is finished."

The controversial designer encouraged Japanese developers to take globally-minded development more seriously, arguing that appealing to a Western audience requires more thought than just “turning eyes blue and changing the hair color.”