“It’s completely different working with an American team. There are of course advantages and disadvantages, but overall, I’m really impressed with the American staff and their technology. Their graphical and technical ability is amazing.

There’s a huge gap, actually. They’re very advanced. I’m Japanese, and I think this is not just with Silent Hill but with the whole of the industry — I look at what American developers are doing and I think wow… Japan is in trouble.”

Yamaoka isn’t talking anything about Nintendo, but I can see this including the whole industry.  I’m not sure if Nintendo believes this yet. They been pulling a lot of American publishing, (AKA Project Hammer) I would like to see more development in the US, it would open jobs up for me. ; )