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"Japan used to have the lead in the game industry, but now it's quite clearly America. ...Hollywood spends like 200 million dollars producing a movie, and you can make an incredible movie with that sort of money. But Japanese movie studios don't spend anything like that. The difference in [the] scale of the budgets [is] the same in games. Japan needs to make games like Hollywood makes movies. I think Capcom and Hideo Kojima's team are trying hard on that front. I hope Japanese developers can take this hobby that we originally propagated and once more offer something special to the world." - Shinji Mikami
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