Never have a thought that Sony would made a kick starter goal like that in their Big conference , but it was just a covert op and a camouflage to determine how much the demand for the games. - http://kotaku.com/sony-is-helping-make-Shenmue-iii-1711819045 -
We also knew this, that Konami position is not like going to bankrupt soon or under heavy monetary problem like SEGA was, and if they really worried the games will not sell that much they can just make an announcement for kick starter campaign or hell they can just contact SONY, Microsoft, or Nintendo to make exclusive deal.
I think Japanese Industry is still quit big even under a big influence of monetary crisis like now, they still have a lot of smart people that can save their video games industry. - it's a philosophy that money is not the problem here, but attitudes to move forward that hold their success.-