Us vs. Them, Whomever THEY Are.....
Xbox 360 vs. PS3
American Car vs. Foreign Car
Chocolate vs. Peanut Butter
Rabbit Season vs. Duck Season
Capcom announced that they had to cut considerable content from Lost Planet 2 due to disk space on the Xbox 360. See an article about it here. Square Enix said the same thing about Final Fantasy XIII. I find this funny because content get's cut all the time from games and you never hear about it, and not due to space concerns. If you really do the math, and these companies added the content in, these games wouldn't be NEAR launching. Sometimes they can't hide it well (I'm looking at you Fable 1.) I think it's a cop-out. Many many successful games are on more than one disk. I'm not sure I've seen an American company say these things about Xbox 360 games. Throw me a link if you have (maybe the game Rage has said something?) Is it nationalism to just outright say it was an American companies product at fault.
Anyway, it makes me think that nationalism drives a lot of this type of talk. It's good for the Japanese market to talk trash about an American product. Hell, we do the same thing in America. I have heard so much crap about Toyota cars and their manufacturing issue with some of their gas pedals. Even our government starts talking about starting a HUGE investigation into Toyota. Are you telling me it's not an agenda to discredit foreign auto imports? Heaven knows Washington has done a lot to pump money into a dying auto industry that couldn't embrace fuel efficient cars (I'm looking at you GM.)
Anyway, this is a very random rant and thanks for reading. Go ahead and flame away.