The following comes from Resident Evil producer Masachika Kawata...
"As Inafune said yesterday, perhaps we Japanese developers need to re-evaluate. I agree with portions of what he said. The reason is that he used to be my boss, and if I disagree with him… I'm just kidding.
I think we should be researching more, researching what the world wants and what sells around the world. I think we can study more and hopefully make more products that will be accepted and enjoyed around the world."
Kawata also pointed to the success of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries/Revelations as an indicator of more Resident Evil off-shoots in the future.
"I hear that they're going to be releasing a Resident Evil 6, but in addition to that I hope that we can continue to do these offshoot titles and expand the IP more. I really hope that, moving forward, we'll be able to make new Resident Evils for new markets… that people really won't know what's coming."