Inafune: "Japanese games industry is far from finished as long as Capcom is around"

Capcom’s Keiji Inafune reportedly told journalists at last year’s Tokyo Game Show that the Japanese games industry was “finished.” This obviously caused quite the stir in the gaming world especially because it came from a Japanese gaming house, so Inafune is now clearly trying to back track on his comments, saying the Japanese industry isn’t dead as long as Capcom is still around.

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Chris3993005d ago

And this man is shooting off his mouth again? This industry is full of blow-hards.

Natsu X FairyTail3005d ago (Edited 3005d ago )

It's their lowest profit because they havent given the games most people wanted.

RE5 , SF4, SSF4 all did pretty well and I also Expect DeadRising2 to do good But Who really cares about Bionic Commando? and Dark Void? nobody.

They need to start giving what the fans Ask for and thats

megaman Legends 3 , Dinocrisis Reboot(not that sh1t in Space) , omnimusha , vietufulJoe ,Okamai with Move and Some new Interesting games like ASura's wrath.

if they do all that they'll be good.

Ggame3005d ago

And also, rebooting their title like DmC is a shit thing.
If they still do like this in the future, the end of capcom may early come.

P.S. In my opinion (and the most Asians)

crck3005d ago

I'm still waiting for a new Powerstone.

dredgewalker3005d ago


Nice list of games that I also want back. The new DMC will definitely not be accepted by the fans and to heck with that new Dante. I want Monster Hunter for the PS3 too with Move support!

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HammockGames3005d ago (Edited 3005d ago )

Says the guy trailblazing the way to oblivion.

He needs to quit talking so much and just focus on making better games.

DigitalAnalog3005d ago (Edited 3005d ago )

Unfortunately, legends like Kamiya and Mikami left CAPCOM to do design their own games without having to deal with the head-boss. Did you know Biohazard/Resident Evil didn't almost make it if it weren't for Keiji?

Besides, I see this as no coincidence as creators like Itagaki, Hideki and Mikami left to form their own studios. As you can see the situation at hand, this is not the best CAPCOM ever was. In fact, I'll go so far to say this is the worst CAPCOM has been. No longer do they make original "Japanese" type games. Catering to the "west" is the equivalent of pulling down the local sushi shops and turning them into "burger joints."

Sad that Square-Enix and SEGA have fallen into this mentality. Namco is already on the verge of transcending beyond them with this "Twilight-may-Cry" character. The only decent Japanese publisher that still sticks to it's roots is Koei Tecmo.

I really want to play some "native" Japanese games localized to move away from Western games at times. 80% of my entire catlogue are all "western" based games save for: Demon's souls, Katamari, MGS4, Valkyria Chronicles, 3D Dot Heroes, Yakuza 3, NGZ and SIREN: BC.

Back in the old generation, this was the exact "opposite". I really wanted DMC and FFXIII to be on my collector's list but this "western-to-cater" inspiration are just plain irritating. Sooner or later, Nintendo would be the only platform with uninfluenced eastern based gaming.


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ChronoJoe3004d ago (Edited 3004d ago )

Natsus moto is

Close your studios, fuck new IPs. Let's keep reproducing the same crap, over and over and over.

Would you be saying the same thing if Bionic Commando, or Dark Void were actually, good games? it doesn't mean shit, that they weren't 'cared for' before release, as an IP, if they played well - they would have been.

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FiftyFourPointTwo3005d ago

Capcom is dead as long as Dante Cullen is around. -__-'

Ggame3005d ago (Edited 3005d ago )

...But I doubt that you are abolishing yourself, capcom.

goosepoose3005d ago (Edited 3005d ago )

capcom rely on nostalgia for sales. all their games this gen are hd remakes of old franchises or games that attempt to appeal to western gamers (but its a futile practise, because they stuck with ps 2 GAMEPLAY).

capcom is sad. they will never ever be or beat nintendo. they got that nostalgia element sorted.

Cloudberry3005d ago (Edited 3005d ago )

Inafune commented like that while Capcom's have the lowest profit in years ever since 2005.

It should be.........

"Japanese games industry is far from finished as long Capcom makes great games again."

FIXED title, lol.

Organization XII3005d ago

i have to say it out loud "Capcom Sucked Ass This Generation" Give me back the capcom i know in the PS1 and PS2 era...

chazjamie3005d ago

i think thats the problem. they just dont have a handle on this generation of gaming. give it more time

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