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Capcom: DmC will only sell 1.15million units

Capcom has revised the sales forecast of its games for a second time, saying that "excessive outsourcing" has caused a decline in quality.

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bicfitness1256d ago

Wow, take a niche, Japanese game that has built up a loyal fanbase over the years, strip out everything campy, familiar and cool about the series and turn the main character into an emo-a$$hole and somehow it doesn't sell?

Who would have thought?

/s

P.S. Any fan of the series - myself included - was shouting from the rooftops that this was going to happen, but Capcom and the Ninja Theory enamoured journalists tried to convince everyone otherwise.

Hufandpuf1256d ago

No, DMC fans thought that the game would not sell because it would be crap. However, the game is pretty good. How can you condemn a game even though it isn't bad?

kreate1255d ago

I never played this reboot. But 90% of the gamers online said this would be crap and it was a crap.

So u must be the 10% who liked the game.
At least, this was my observation.

Godmars2901255d ago

Because how it was introduced, which was badly and for the wrong reasons.

They didn't change things up to make them new or fresh, to change them to change them, but because Capcom got rid of the original dev.

They changed things for business reasons, not creative.

Baka-akaB1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

Says you . I mostly said it didnt look up to the standards , especially gameplay wise set by the serie (who cares about dmc2 ? it was eons ago and some would argue its still better gameplay wise) , then it was playable on floor and wasnt up to standards , then a demo was released it still wasnt up to standards , and the final game was there and still wasnt .

"Barely ok" doesnt cut it when you expect better , even more so when your artsyle and story is already controversial . Dmc4 had plenty flaks , deservingly so , but was still a success and couldnt be criticized much for its core gameplay .

How can you even go lower than that and expect to succeed ?

And why so many hellbent on pretending a lesser sequel/reboot is usually ever seen as ok ? It never is accepted , and people shouldnt request otherwise from Devil may cry fans .

If anything it's the non dmc fans that "let down the game" by not supporting a game made with them as a target . They didnt bite , and it's on NT and Capcom . Dont oversell the abitility and powers of us "forum whiners"

LostDjinn1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

It's not just original DMC fans that are calling it crap.

""excessive outsourcing" has caused a decline in quality." - Capcom are blaming NT for it being crap. What more can one say?

Edit: Sorry I had to fix something. I couldn't just leave it. I'm sick of seeing what some people on this site do to the English language on a daily basis.

andrewer1255d ago

I started to play DmC with this game, and I liked, so I think its because I'm not a fan haha. But I understand what it is to have one of your favorite game series become trash, so I can't say they are overreacting.

Root1255d ago

Reviews don't mean crap

They said FF13 was amazing and Resident Evil 5 was better then RE4.....how wrong were they

Something went on behind closed doors with this game with some reviews, while others had probably never played a DMC game before.

OmegaSlayer1255d ago

The game is not good.
It's worse than Darksiders 2 and MetalGearRising.
By far.
It's just better than DevilMayCry2.
And I had more fun with Asura's Wrath storywise.

ThanatosDMC1255d ago

Gameplay is crap. Style system is crap. Combo system is crap. Absolutely no cancels. It's a downgrade from the series. DMC4's combat system perfected Dante's gameplay then they come out with this casual herpy derp easy mode crap.

princejb1341255d ago

I didn't play the game
But it just didn't appeal to me at all
I played the demo and got bored before I finished it
The art style, the character just looked so boring to me

Another reason why I didn't pick it up is because ninja theory developed it
The best game they've had is heavenly sword
After that their other game enslaved sucked

Qrphe1255d ago

Capcom got what they had coming.

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N311V1255d ago

It's impossible to know how DmC would have sold if they simply released a sequel rather than a reboot. One thing that is certain, and you said it yourself, this game appeals to a niche market. I doubt sales numbers would have been large either way.

Minato-Namikaze1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

DMC4 sold about 3 million copies. I feel a proper sequel would have sold at least that.

wishingW3L1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

DMC4 = 3 millions

DmC = 1.5 millions at best

Dante and Vergil are literally the 2 most popular characters on MvC3. People want more DMC, real DMC games not this garbage reboot.

Baka-akaB1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

It's obvious a proper sequel or reboot more in line with the franchise could do better . Hell while not setting the world on fire is doing better . As it is DmC is as slow a sale as Enslaved , a frickin' new ip .

Godmars2901255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

But after all this would Capcom now what a proper game in the series would even be? Would they continue Nero's part in the story or just drop Virgil back into it?

Baka-akaB1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

Quite frankly , while i wont say that i dont care - i actually rather enjoyed most of the plots from the old series , as campy as it was - i mostly wish for a return to better deep and intricate gameplay and fighting mechanics , whatever its form (like i crappily suggested a few times , i couldnt even fathom some open world kind of Dante/virgil/new guy demon hunting experience)

And as long as a more fitting psyche for most of the core characters , and more fitting design comes back . Cause it still does count .

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Dno1255d ago

this is why gamers will always be treated lik little kids and nerds. Because a good game (yes this was a good game) gets no sales because a bunch of little brats did not like a new hair cut.

Silly kids you are.

IRetrouk1255d ago

Have to agree the game was enjoyable, yes i miss original dante and didnt like new dante at all, now that i have played the game hes not so different, still cocky and sure of himself, still a bad ass, combat is a little different but still enjoyable and the story is ok too, i would give the game an 8 all day long.

alegolo1255d ago

it was an alright game but not a good hack n slash one, it was too slow and lacking in combat depth

FunAndGun1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

sorry, wrong reply.

IRetrouk1255d ago

@alegolo,
Like i say, good game if you look at it for what it was, as a dmc game it definatly is not up there with 3 but it wasnt bad. I stand by my 8/10

Statix1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

"Brats." "Nerds." "Little kids."

Care to throw anymore extraneous, child-like insults in there and prove how much more mature you are? You sound a little bitter.

hulk_bash19871255d ago

And here comes the haircut argument again. You people are seriously thick headed. A simple haircut is the least of this games problems. And I fully blame Ninja Theory for its failure. Please stop giving these ass hats anymore franchises, they'll just ruin them.

Sketchy_Galore1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

I never was a fan of the original Devil may cry but I would never buy this one despite the seemingly good fighting mechanics, simply because the plot and characters are CLEARLY for silly kids. Silly teens anyway.

I think knowingly tongue in cheek campy melodrama is less childish than a swaggering teenage douche punching out a nightclub bouncer then writing, 'f-ck you' on the guy's sign in sheet. That's the kind of fantasy a Jersey shore jock has in their head before they make a drunken ass of themselves.

It wasn't so much that the hair was different, more that it was perectly styled to look like what businessmen think kids think is 'hip and groovy and rad and totally phresh' and was sat on the head of the same kind of douche you see in hair gel ads, full of undeserved self confidence and preening vanity, being a dick to people for no reason because that's totally how you look like you're all rebellious and cool.

This game's defenders act like they're defending Alan Moore's changes to Swamp thing. Like Ninja theory really tried to mature the medium by pushing these risky and passion driven changes into the series. In fact it's more like defending Michael Bay's current butchering of TMNT. People are arguing against cynical businessmen coming into their cult franchise and turning it into the something the kids will think is cool until their pocket money is gone and will look back embarrassed in five years at how they were exploited by cynical market researchers.

ILive1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

Yeah, I agree. They whine about everything, not seeing the flaws in their argument. Either shut up, or go make your own game if you can. Its definitely not a crap game since effort was obviously put into it. If something stays the same too long, they complain. If something changes too much, they complain. I am generalizing a bit, but its far more complicated than that obviously. One thing that does annoy me is how they spew their dribble like its a fact. Devil may cry 3 was the best, and this, which is actually better than dmc 4, stands in second place. Anything after these two were just okay, really.

gunnerforlife1254d ago

What's your favourite game?

Dno1254d ago

@ gunnerforlife
My fav games are the FF series, and street fighter. both games that change a lot every now and then.

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aCasualGamer1255d ago

@Hufandpuf

Not sure if you're a DMC fan or not. I respect your opinion.

My opinion is this, though, the developers were arrogant and naive to think that DMC fans would just jump on this game without any consideration to the mistakes they made during development, gameplay wise.

I played the demo and it was the worst game i've ever played. They took so many things out from the series that in my honest opinion it was like they raped the series. No consideration to the fans, atleast not what you would expect.

I hope Ninja Theory never gets a license to an existing franchise, ever. They should stick with their own games and not bother anyone elses work.

j-blaze1255d ago

well said bicfitness, from 5million to 1.15million.. i don't think the game will reach that number either lol
i'm happy Capcom finally realized that outsourcing their franchises will never do them good

thaking1551255d ago

Reading this article and seeing that Capcom says that due to "Excessive Outsourcing" is why this game declined in sales. Original Dante has something to say about that....

http://youtu.be/GrXoOh9rkQg...
16 Sec-25 sec

What in the world has the fans been saying since you've announced the game. Oh and DmC is near the bottom of the barrel in the series. DMC3, 4, 1, DmC, DMC2. Outsourcing to the wrong developers (Ninja Theory) and trying to make it "westernized" was also a huge cause of why it failed.

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MaideninBlack1256d ago

They also said that its "previous policy of outsourcing work to third-party studios is no longer desirable".

Rai1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

I thought it was a fun game, unfortunately the story was stupid. I kept telling my friends before they bought it, if they watched all the trailers for the game you would know the whole story since the trailers showed most of the important parts. The ending didn't take much to figure out since Devil May Cry fans all knows what happens to Virgil and it didn't help that they came out with that DLC.

Gameplay was fun story was dumb.

mediate-this1255d ago

This game is awesome, i think capcom along with alot of other japanese devs are stale and need to re-invent them selves.

There are pf course great japanese devs, but alot of japanese devs stop innovating after awhile and then competition(western devs) catch up and exceed.

Its not only game devs, happens with alot of japanese companies, car companies, game devs etc.

Capcom will learn from their errors and they could be top tier again.

Baka-akaB1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

Meh , obviously you wont convince me and i wont convince you . Still I just ponder at the idea of it considered as inventive and innovating with :

-a run of the mill licensed engine , the least original you can find . Even if at the end of the day it's what you do with it that count .

- Pretend yet tedious platforming

- A similar yet simplified gameplay with missing basic features .

- Mostly corridors but "hey its ok they morph and write creepy message on walls "

- Diminished challenges .

- No actual new gameplay features , besides color coding the effects of your weapons .

- Core modes of the franchise being a dlc after thought

- The most boring boss fights possible with barely an ounce of novelty . Mondus is basically stuff we did at the start of God of War or darksiders (and still better done)

- The plot , the so called direct benefit of the reboot , a far cry from NT's own usual offering . And it's superiority to the usual DMC mediocre stuff being quite unproven and open to intense debates

FunAndGun1255d ago

"Its not only GAME DEVS, happens with ALOT of japanese companies, car companies, GAME DEVS, etc."

just thought that was funny.

aviator1891255d ago

Hmm...are you Phil Fish??

Baka-akaB1255d ago

Lol it's not even sure it will sell that in the long or mid term .

It isnt breaking a million so far and completely dissapeared from the radar .