In a recent interview with 4gamer and Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony, discuss about how Japan gaming market has reached “adulthood” but they still need to have conscious decision making for markets oversea.
During the interview, the Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 controversy was brought up with Yoshida replying:
It’s due to cultural differences. The West has it’s own thinking about how to depict women in games media which is different from Japan […] Speaking personally, if it is a representation acceptable to the general people in Japan, I wouldn’t be concerned about it in Japan. It’s a difficult problem.
And Yoshida also discussed about Dragon Crown:
I loved Dragon’s Crown, but that title got some criticism. And it got extremely low points in reviews.
Update regarding comment about Dragon’s Crown:
@haeleos I know, it was lost in translation, I said some reviewers knocked down the score based on some character design