Yoshida: Games tech power "has shifted from Japan to the US and Europe"

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has said that Japanese developers are making "slow progress" compared to the West thanks to a generational shift in technology power to the US and Europe.

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dib8rman3737d ago

Square Enix

Just those three alone each made at least 170x as much money as Sony made last year, Sega is one of the top 5 publisher/developers out there according to copies of games sold within a year.

What about Nintendo, we can't stop hearing people calling their platform a cash cow, and we all know "Nintendo games sell on Nintendo platforms." (That is probably the most retarded statement I've heard on the internet. Of course they sell their games on their platform, why the hell would Yoshi be in Forza or Shadow of Collosus.)

Oh wait I forgot the number one developer and Publisher is Nintendo... and they have such a huge lead on 3rd parties that develop on all systems, the lead is so large it's like a 3 legged horse race but Nintendo's on the only horse with 4 legs.

"Video games are from Japan."

otacon683737d ago

It is about technical aspect of games, not about sales....

Daver3737d ago

Like 1.1 said its not about sales...

Sega. Capcom and Square enix didnt make anything impressive this generation so far, i know titles like resident evil and final fantasy and bayonneta look great but so far they dont impress much with their games.
Square being the worst this generation, they only talk

TOM3737d ago

but on topic for this silly post

Consolidated Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended June 30, 2008

Tokyo, July 29, 2008 -- Sony Corporation today announced its consolidated
results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2008 (April 1, 2008 to June 30,

-- Consolidated sales remained unchanged year-on-year; local currency sales
increased 8%.

-- In the Game segment, performance improved significantly and operating
income was recorded.

-- In the Electronics segment, operating income decreased year-on-year
mainly due to increased price competition and a decrease in equity in
net income of affiliated companies.

-- BRAVIA LCD(TM )television profitability improved.

(Billions of yen, millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)
First quarter ended June 30
2007 2008 in yen 2008*
----------------------------- --- ---------- ---------- ------ -------
Sales and operating revenue Y 1,976.5 Y 1,979.0 +0.1% $18,670
Operating income ** 121.3 73.4 -39.5 693
(Equity in net income of 22.0 2.2 -89.8 21

Income before income taxes ** 105.7

Industry News

August 6, 2008

Sega Sammy Reports $105 Million Q1 Losses
Japanese holding company Sega Sammy reported considerable losses on its first fiscal quarter, in large part due to the ailing Japanese arcade and pachislot business.

During the quarter, net sales fell by 11.4 percent to ¥74.60 billion ($685.6m), while net income fell from a loss of ¥5.09 billion ($46.8m) twelve months ago to a new figure of ¥10.53 billion ($96.7m).

Square Enix FY profits fall May 27 2008, 2:08pm
Sales down 9.8 per cent for Japanese firm as net income drops
Square Enix has posted a full fiscal year profit of 9.2 billion Japanese Yen ($88.5 million) for the 12 months to March 31st, 2008 – down 20.9 per cent year-on-year

Your 170x might be a little off dib8rman.:)

theKiller3737d ago

by releasing AAA JRPG!!

and this fall they will get WKC which is on par with FF13 on quality!
i expect more will follow after the release of WKC