Western men are usually more grizzly. I guess Nathan Drake probably should have been used as a Western example, though, he's a stud.
^ We could group them even further... Lets take 3rd-person shooters, just to keep it simple...
Japan Binary Domain Vanquish Yakuza MGS Resident Evil
West Uncharted gears of War Army of Two Hitman Kane & Lynch
^ Uncharted (Drake) seems to be the exception with Western TPS games, but compared as a whole its no contest. Resident Evil alone has Chris, Leon, Jake, etc. Add to that Snake, Raiden, etc...and in the West you got maybe Nathan Drake. Just compare that with the others such as Marcus from gears of War, Kane or Lynch, the guys from Army of Two, Agent 47 (who is bald), and so on. How is this even debatable?