Japanese developers to 'lose to America'?

Tecmo's Tomonobu Itagaki disappointed by eastern 360 efforts

Dead or Alive 4 Producer Tomonobu Itagaki has expressed concern over current Xbox 360 efforts from Japanese developers.

Itagaki explained during an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu that, after seeing other Japanese Xbox 360 games at E3, he came away disappointed with his contemporaries' efforts.

"They are supposed to be software makers that represent Japan," Itagaki proclaimed. "I wonder if they have any pride? Given the world's strongest console, I was hoping to see some amazing graphics [from other Japanese developers], but I saw nothing.

"Some developers may be wondering what in the world I am saying, but they should bring something that's better than what I've made. I'm saying this from the kindness of my heart. If this continues, we'll really lose to America."

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