Capcom president Kenzo Tsuijimoto believes that Japanese development studios take far less risks than western video game studios when it comes to pumping in resources for large projects. Tsuijimoto also claims that western developers seem to work harder than their Japanese counterparts. Tsuijimoto says that games have now become risky business, but he still believes that if Japanese developers could pump more money into games then they would eventually outclass western developers.
“Japanese companies don’t take those kinds of risks like Western developers do. In the past, what the Capcom president [Kenzo Tsuijimoto] told me was that game development is becoming more and more expensive and many Japanese publishers won’t be investing $30 million or more in a game.”
“He believes that Western studios are, “working harder,” and added that “if we can invest $30 million into a game, we can win,” suggesting that the Japanese market could overtake the West if it too pumped more money into projects.”
“Part of the problem, he added, is that Japanese studios seem reluctant to employ Western tech into their projects. “As for the organizational structure of companies,” he continued. “I think it would be good if companies would be more flexible about incorporating foreign technologies”