Urban Scholar said:
IMO if Japan doesn't adapt and start taking online game development seriously; they're going to be pushed even further out of the market.
Do you really think SFEX4 would have sold as well as it has without online play? Hell no!
Japan needs to stop using the Internet for cell phone porn and start catching up to Western developers.
I'm sure BB and KoF12 will have questionable online play; but the important first step is having online play. Otherwise your game will be stillborn in the West.