"I think the problem really is more about where people are looking and who they're targeting. A lot of creators are just focused on Japan and the Japanese market and aren't really aware of what people around the world want. Regarding technology, I think in Japan there are less people going abroad, and maybe less people going to, say, M.I.T. and being at the cutting edge of things. From a technology standpoint, I think Japan is lagging behind a bit." - Hideo Kojima
I can agree that most Japanese devs don't have a world view when it comes to their games, but that's what I like. I like the idea of game types and genres that I just don't get from Western devs.