We all know that Japan’s gaming industry has taken a hit over the last few years but this year’s E3 showed quite how far the west has pulled ahead of Japan in our gaming hierarchy. At the three main press conferences, there were only two Japanese developed games shown off on stage. Even then, the focus of the Street Fighter X Tekken demo was showing off the inclusion of Infamous’ Cole.
Of course the story’s going to be different at the Tokyo Game Show, but it’s not hard to notice how little impact Japan is having on the gaming community over here. It’s even now got to the point where the Japanese giants are trying to mimic their American cousins to curry favour with the western audience.