hawthorneluke wrote:I think it's incredibly simple.
"Back in the day", there were pretty much only Japanese games. Western devs were still in their infanacy and of course while there were some absolutely amazing games, 90% of the quality came from the veterans in Japan. People playing games had pretty much no choice but to buy such games.
Now, we have more gamers than ever, especially casual ones (I'm calling those that just sit down every now and then and play CoD casual here), and generally, games made by the west, for the west are going to be favoured over Japan (by westerners, which make up a lot of gamers), just because of how peoples tastes are. If you look at Japan, of course they prefer the games made by Japan.
This isn't a "my county's better than yours" thing, it's just that the west and Japan have slightly different tastes and obviously the people making the games make them with the same tastes as the rest of the country they know.
Of course there are still tons of people that tend to prefer Japanese games and tons of Japanese that recently love western games, but when talking about majorities, this is how things have ended up. It's very natural imo.
A terrible thing to happen would be if Japan also ended up just trying to make games to mimic the western ones, so to suit the tastes of the west, as we'd lose certain types of very interesting games that keep pushing the industry forward. I don't think this would ever happen though. (Games like resident evil were in 100% English (with Japanese subtitles) from the very first game too though.)
the west is also trying to mimic..........people should just do there own thing