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IGN: Capcom PC Q&A

Capcom corporate officer Christian Svensson recently stated that he was disappointed by the sales of Devil May Cry 4 for the PC and attributed the slow sales of the action game to piracy. "It's such a good version and it really deserves better sales. I know it's getting pirated to hell and back (it was up on torrents literally the day it shipped)," said Svensson.

IGN had the opportunity to follow up with Svensson and asked him if other factors could have attributed to the disappointing sales of DMC4. Why, for instance, is Capcom Japan cautious about digital distribution? In reponse, Svensson touches upon the state of the PC gaming industry and more.

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Charmers3609d ago

You just give up sometimes with these companies. The minute I saw DMC 4 coming to the PC, I KNEW it wouldn't sell. It would be like trying to sell a turn based strategy game set to a historical Babylonion backdrop on the consoles.

I tried the demo and that was enough to tell me I shouldn't waste £40 on it or any of my bandwidth on it either. This game is totally impossible to play if you don't have a joypad. Hey Capcom little clue for you a lot of PC gamers don't have a joypad, if we want to play games with a joypad we would buy a console.

Suffice to say DMC 4 was doomed the minute they decided to bring it to the PC, it has NOTHING to do with piracy and it had everything to do with PC gamers not wanting to play this type of game on the PC.

Gangsta Krizzab3609d ago

I'm tired of hearing Pirated = Lost sales.

Tons of people who pirate wouldn't buy it anyways.
How many people pirate music in the intent of buying them? I don't know but buying Music Album from the store is a ripoff.

hano3609d ago

Piracy is the bane of PC gaming, and causes so many lost sales.

Sven is the best company representative Capcom could hope for, he's very close to the fans, and open to debate. Capcom-unity.com is really special, if you're a fan of Capcom check it out.

BTW, Devil May Cry 4 is a good port and game and should receive good sales. Hope it becomes digitally distributed and sells well.

jinn3609d ago

obviously, nobody would play DMC4 on the PC