Nestled within the covers of the March 16th issue of Weekly Famitsu is a feature article explaining the current rage that is "Western" gaming. Whether by poor marketing, poor localization, or perhaps just personal bias, the majority of Japanese gamers still maintain the opinion that games developed in America or Europe have nothing to offer them. In an attempt to dispel the myths, Famitsu arranged for several interviews with top Japanese development talent to get their take on games made outside of Japan, but due to space restrictions, many of the developers' comments had to be cut.
However, the magazine has preserved these candid interviews, and will be reprinting them in a five part series to be presented all week long on Famitsu.com. Monday's interview was with Sega's Toshihiro Nagoshi, who, in addition to working on the Daytona USA series, was also the producer behind Yakuza. In this article are his thoughts, translated by GamePro.