In a recent interview, Mega Man creator and former Capcom employee, Keiji Inafune stated that Japanese developers don't understand the North American gamer, in terms of what they want in a game. Do you agree or disagree? I have listed a link to the article as well as a response from YouTube webshow host Gaijin Goomah. I realize that some of our members do not live in North America, but I would still like to hear your thoughts on this matter.
On April 22, 2010, Inafune was promoted to Global Head of Production at Capcom, a position that puts him in charge of overseeing R&D at all Capcom development houses worldwide. "Those of you who know me, know how serious I am about trying to make global games on a global scale especially thinking about America and Europe when designing a lot of our titles," he said. "I've been pushing really hard for the last several years to try and gear our games in that direction."1
On Tuesday October 19th 2010, Inafune submitted his resignation from Capcom effective from the end of November. He had acrued enough leave to essentially leave the company at the end of October. He left "with the intention of starting over".2