Kojima’s Not Upset with PlayStation 3 Hardware
A few weeks back, a story circulated that Hideo Kojima had said he was being limited by the hardware of the PlayStation 3. As it turns out, it was merely a poor translation that led to this. Kojima has clarified his comments and tried to better explain what he meant the first time around.
“I am Japanese, so I try to be modest. I’m an especially modest person. I don’t wish to brag about it and say, ‘I am the amazing Metal Gear guy’, or say, ‘This is the best one’, just like how Americans brag [about] stuff like this,” Kojima explained.
“Westerners do not have a tradition of modesty, so the statements are translated correctly but the original meaning is totally different.”
Why, thank you, Mr. Kojima. I like you, too.
He goes on to explain more of what he really meant. You can find the full translation at Kotaku.