Wired: "Japan is over," Mega Man producer Keiji Inafune once lamented, visiting the Tokyo Game Show in 2009.
It's no secret that the Japanese game industry has long since lost the dominion it once enjoyed over the world of videogames. That's not necessarily a bad thing; a broader chorus of voices means a greater variety of video games. But every year the Tokyo Game Show feels a little emptier and sadder, even as it sets new attendance records. The people keep coming, there are just fewer Japanese video games for them to see. Some of Japan's biggest videogame makers sometimes fail to show up, and the ones who do sometimes don't bring any games with them.
WIRED is on the show floor and we've been collecting (and lamenting) the latest signs that Inafune-san might have been right. Here are the saddest, weirdest scenes from the Tokyo Game Show floor.
Hopefully Sony's PhyreEngine Game be more improve, making it easier and quicker for game developer to produce great games.
I couldn't agree more Japanese gaming isn't the same they have failed to keep up. Japanese gaming is dead
Make a badass Godzilla game that has people working together in multiplayer to take down all the giant monsters from that universe using jets and tanks, basically make Battlefield with players working together.
Tell me that wouldn't sell well there and everywhere else.
What a deplorable state of TGS in this days.
Too busy playing Monster Hunter 4