Capcom's Inafune Declares Japan Game Industry 'Finished'

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As reported by Destructoid, Capcom's Keiji Inafune - a development fixture going back to the original Mega Man - was unimpressed by the games being shown on the TGS floor. Except for Capcom's of course.


At an event Friday, Inafune asked attendees what they thought of the show, asking them to be candid with their opinions. Then he proffered this:

Personally when I looked around [at] all the different games at the TGS floor, I said "Man, Japan is over. We're done. Our game industry is finished."

Inafune backtracked a bit, saying Capcom's upcoming releases exemplify "kick ass" Japanese product. Well, yes, except for those, Mr. Inafune.

Keiji Inafune Dumps on Tokyo Game Show 2009 [Destructoid, via VG247]


Considering how pathetic this year's TGS was? I'd be inclined to agree with him. Not a single major new game announcement. Not one. No new Super Robot Wars, no new Suikoden, no new Tales, nothing.

Get your shit together, Japan.