DmC Devil May Cry Ships 1 Million Copies; Forecast Lowered To 1.2 Million

Capcom have revised their forecast for DmC Devil May Cry down from 2 million to 1.2 million.

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miyamoto2113d ago

well that is disappointing compared to 2008

phinch2113d ago

Build up a fanbase then shit on it and this is what happens

Vettur2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )

If the fanbase had pre-ordered the game, they would have gotten the classic dante skin. I really don't see the problem there since a real fan would do so

In that case i've misunderstood the whole case. I thought it was weird how everybody was angry about the new dante, but changing the gamelay can be pretty bad.

jimbobwahey2113d ago

The fanbase doesn't care about a classic Dante skin. This crummy reboot has a whole wealth of gameplay problems which is why people aren't touching it, most fans couldn't care less about how Dante looks, they just wanted a good Devil May Cry game which Ninja Theory completely failed to deliver.

Real fans did the right thing, they voted with their wallets and sent a clear message to Capcom that they want real Devil May Cry games, not the garbage that Ninja Theory put out.

phinch2113d ago

It's not just the hair, that doesn't bother me really but even the feel of the game was different

Pozzle2113d ago

People aren't going to buy a $60+ game they're not interested in playing just for a skin though.

Information Minister2113d ago

I see Ninja Theory fans are still clinging on to that "it's the hair" excuse for dear life, while ignoring the true reasons why Devil May Cry fans rejected this game.

Not even all the (undeserved) praise in the world, from the gaming media and their wildly fluctuating standards could save this flop. I'll have a smile on my face for the rest of the week... And it's only Monday!

Sevir2113d ago

They lowered their shipments from 4 million to 2... And that game barely edged past the 2 million mark. I guess people and Real Fans didn't get their DMC either... The fact is capcom took the grips people had with DMC4 which was pound for pound a carbon copy of DMC3 which was the highest selling game in the franchise, and since Real fans saw DMC4 and gave a collective meh, even though it was a great game, Capcom chose to reboot it and in my opinion This game takes the best of the franchise and rolls it into an excellent cohesive package. The problem is refused to give this a chance mostly due to the initial cosmetic change and held on to the ire if NT being outspoken.. what will likely happen is if this game doesn't sell better than DMC4 Capcom will can the entire franchise, because the current climate for the hack and slash genre isn't bright, Bayonnetta didn't cross 2 million and these so called hardcore DMC fans hated and mocked that brilliant hack and slash game made by the original DMC creator.

It's a pity DmC isn't being looked at by fans of the series as anything substantial, even though it is a brilliant retelling. Capcom is certain to shelve it, and these "fans" will get NOTHING!

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HarryMasonHerpderp2113d ago

To be fair there is no evidence that it would of sold more if they had stuck to making a DMC game like the originals.

jimbobwahey2113d ago

Devil May Cry 4 is the fastest selling game in the franchise, as well as the best selling game in the franchise too. Evidence suggests that if they had stuck to the winning formula they would have had another hit on their hands.

They went and screwed up by handing the development of the game to one of the worst studios in the industry, though. It's no surprise that it underperformed.

phinch2113d ago

what jimbob said, also including the size of the install base of ps3/360 owners now it would have only grown in sales

jetlian2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )

DMC was also the first to got MP so theres no telling what would have happened!

Maybe dmc 4 left a bad taste in peoples mouth! Same like how people hope the next RE does bad

Maybe they should cancel it them blame fans. I would lmao too. Sick for gamers this gen. Soon dmc fans will be crying like megaman fans

HarryMasonHerpderp2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )


You can quote older DMC sales all you want but the fact is DMC4 came out 5 years ago.
The economy is completely different and like I said there is no evidence that it would of sold more in this current day.

Edit: By the way this has nothing to do with which games are better I'm just saying the industry has changed quite a lot.

firelogic2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )

Of course there's no guarantee that it would have sold better but the likelihood is astronomically higher. And you're really going to drag in the "economy" argument? The big 3 have sold more games this generation than in any other.

The fact is, Ninja Theory developed games do not sell well. For whatever reason critics seem to love them but the gaming masses do not. Heavenly Sword only sold what it did because there was nothing else to buy on the PS3. Enslaved sold poorly.

Ninja Theory fans just have to accept that their games are mediocre and "good" on the extreme high end.

But let's put your "economy" theory to the test. We can compare DmC's sales vs Metal Gear Rising's. MGR isn't a traditional MGS game and is a spinoff, it's a hack and slash, and it's made by a different developer, so I think the comparison is apt.

HarryMasonHerpderp2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )

Well the "economy argument" is a very valid argument so I'm not sure why you would pass that off as some kind of myth.
Also maybe the reason the big three sold more games this gen was because gaming has become more popular in general and also this gen has lasted for 6 years.
Still there are no hard facts that more than 2 million people would of bought the new DMC if it was like the original games. Not to mention the game has only been out for a month and 1.2 million isn't exactly a flop.
I know DMC4 sold a lot more in the same time frame but again that was 5 years ago.
Anyway I'm out of bubbles so PM me if anyone wants to carry on the discussion (I am open to all opinions)

edit: @Baka-akaB
I'm not trying to make excuses for DMC under performing I'm just saying the same thing could of happened if it was in the same style as the old games. I could be wrong it might of sold 5 million copies but I doubt that. It's something we will never know, unless the next game goes back to the original team.

Baka-akaB2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )

Games sold at the exact january period just fine last year .

The economy was already bad then and didnt suddenly devolve into some apocalyptic crash only affecting DmC .

And DmC was the ONLY high profile release of the month , or at least its week . Last year had FFXIII-2 , soul Calibur and SSX among other things duking it out .

I'm obviously biased against the game , but i dont see how DmC is a special case then .

"Soon dmc fans will be crying like megaman fans "

Probably , but some of us , even if obviously in huge minority , would rather see a good franchise rest , if better can't be done , than devolving under the threat of cancellation .

Hell to use another example , i'd have seen Shining force dead over what Sega is doing to it right now


Dont worry more of a general statement and petty gloating at some others than aiming you .

The 5 million thing was irrealistic anyway , by any version of devil may cry in the current market .

Only God of War usually pull that by being a big exclusive flagship

Nerdmaster2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )

"Devil May Cry 4 is the fastest selling game in the franchise"? So was Resident Evil 5. And it's common knowledge that it's one of the worst in the series. People bought it because 4 was great, they were disappointed, and less people bought 6 because 5 left a sour taste.

The same is happening to DmC. You say "Devil May Cry 4 was great", but many remember all the backslash the game got when it was released, saying that it was worse than 3. DmC now suffers from the sour taste that 4 left in the mouths of those who played it.

Another funny thing is that after Resident Evil 6 was released, people started to say "5 was really good". The same is happening to DmC.

Kurylo3d2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )

I got laid off few months ago. If i still had a job i would definently buy this dmc on steam. And dmc 4 was fun but the same reused levels the 2nd half and corny as hell villains ruined that one.

jetlian2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )

All these whiners are killing gaming. We dont have many series in the genre to begin with and low sale only gonna limit devs from even thinking about doing anymore.

This the year of hack in slash and I hope people support them so we dont get nothing but tps/fps next gen.

We got DMC,MGR,GOWA,NG:YAIBA, KILLER IS DEAD,bayo 2 and word is NG3Sigma maybe coming.

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Azurite2113d ago

Above my own expectations, glad to see it doing this well.

PS4isKing_822113d ago

Pathetic sales for a pathetic game.
Time for the bargain bin with it.

$15 in 2 months.

Knushwood Butt2113d ago

So true. Asura's Wrath style.

Raccoon City too.

I see a trend here.

fei-hung2113d ago

Can't wait until it drop to the bargain bin. I want to play this game but I will only purchase it 2nd hand once it hits the bargain bin. Hopefully, that will be soon. If not, no problem. I've got Dead Space 3, MGR:R, GoW:A, TLOU, Castlevania and Beyond to help me get by.