Submitted by Dom_Sacco 1770d ago | news

Capcom: 'Gamers have abandoned consoles'

President of firm’s mobile arm says smartphones have taken the place of DS, PSP and PC, reports MCV. (Capcom, Industry, Mobile)

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Optical_Matrix  +   1770d ago
Really? I use my DS and PSP more than my phone for entertainment. Same with my Macbook. What you mean to say is, Japanese devs have abandoned consoles.
thereapersson  +   1770d ago
At least now we know that Capcom has officially lost touch with reality this gen.
zootang  +   1770d ago
Should it not be "developers have abandoned consoles"
presto717  +   1770d ago
When should someone ever play a handheld? I find it just too hard to leave my ps3 and pc to go and play on such a tiny screen. I cant play while travelling because its too distracting and I find listening to music + reading to be better. So when do people play handhelds really???
rroded  +   1770d ago
Gamers have abandoned
Doletskaya  +   1770d ago
Lol, they think that since nobody is buying their games, gamers must have abandoned consoles. But the real reason is that their games suck.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1770d ago
@ Doletskaya

Your right and thats what they get for their shitty DLC rape.
Sarcasm  +   1770d ago
80m Wii's, 50m 360s, and 47m PS3s disagree.
cochise313  +   1770d ago
They keep making trashy games, they will keep getting trashy results.
DORMIN  +   1770d ago
Funny story Capcom, I haven't owned a portable system since the gameboy advanced.

I own all 3 consoles though and am looking to spend at least $400 on games for the year.
rockleex  +   1770d ago
Yea, you went ahead and made Monster Hunter 3 for the Wii where none of its fanbase was instead of the PS3.

You go and made multiple unnecessary versions of RE5 and SF4, and release crappy DLC.

You go and mess up Devil May Cry.

Then you say we have abandoned consoles?!
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Winter47th  +   1770d ago
The Japanese videogame's industry isn't relevant anymore, they're in pieces and a shame to their own past & glories. I called it quits when Tekken, Final Fantasy, Silent Hill & the 27 versions of Street Fighter IV failed to live up to their hype.
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Dark_Charizard  +   1770d ago
Nintendo says 'HI' :)
Dno  +   1770d ago
your right about everything but street fighter as i think its the highest rated and best selling SF/ fighting game in years and it also revived the WHOLE fighting game genre.

Also as a long time SF fan it is by far the best one yet as far as character balance, content, and pure fun for hardcore and casuals. (SSF4 is the number one game at evo btw)

can not wait for MVC3^^
baker_boi   1770d ago | Trolling | show
guzman  +   1770d ago
Silent Hill has been in western hands for years, genius.
guzman  +   1770d ago
@baker_boi: Yeah, yeah cry me a river. Just because Nintendo is hammering the competition, doesn't mean there aren't other options available to you. Playing in traffic for instance.
pxpxp  +   1770d ago
more like "capcom has abandoned gaming"...
catguykyou  +   1770d ago
In japan consoles have taken a backseat to portable systems. Because they are a Japanese company I'm sure they primarily mean their home market.
JsonHenry  +   1770d ago
"There is a higher profit margin on mobile devices."

There, I fixed that statement.
BLACKBOIJONES  +   1770d ago
U r right....This article is total FAIL. The only thing i use my black berry for is pinging,internet and music when im on the move. But if im on a long journey i play games on my PSP not my black berry.
Jezuz  +   1770d ago
Capcom doesn't represent ALL Jap Devs
Christopher  +   1770d ago
I admit I use my phone more than my PSP and DS for "gaming". But, the type of gaming is vastly different considering I tend to do crosswords, kenken, sudoku, and similar puzzle games.

For "real gaming", nothing takes up more time than my PC and PS3.

What they fail to acknowledge is that while many more people can game on a phone, the biggest profit is from console games still. Just perhaps not for Capcom considering their lackluster productions other than fighting games.
UnwanteDreamz  +   1770d ago
Maybe gamers are just abandoning Capcom. Typical "it's them not us" mentality.
KotC  +   1770d ago
Everyone hold up 4 fingers.

That's how many successful good games CAPCOM has made in the past 5 years.
DA_SHREDDER  +   1770d ago
Contrary. Most 3rd party devs and publishers have abandoned us ps3 users since the beginning of this gen. Go F yourself Capcom. The only thing good to come from the company has yet to be released. MvC3.
Theonik  +   1770d ago
No, Japanese gamers have abandoned consoles. As a result Japanese developers make games for their core fanbase. One could argue that western devs have abandoned handhelds.
BigKev45  +   1770d ago
What a lie.
SnakeMustDie  +   1770d ago
Coming from a company that milks gamers with useless costume DLCs locked in their games.
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NYC_Gamer  +   1770d ago
now capcom will put out crappy games on smart phones
pedrami91  +   1770d ago
I call BS on their claim
It's been proven that a good quality made handheld/console game will sell a lot.

Im pretty sure their making 1 or 2 PSP2/PS3/multi games right now as we speak.
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30sec  +   1770d ago
We've abandoned you Crapcom. We've abandoned you.

...until MvC3.
OhReginald  +   1770d ago
uh no.
El-Fenemeno1213  +   1770d ago
WTF lmao. This is a load of bullshit
trevonn95  +   1770d ago
get lost u scum bags and take dmc with you franchise ruiner
Buffniceguy  +   1770d ago
That comment makes me not want to get MvsC 3........stupid.
Stealth20k  +   1770d ago
Are you suprised the president of the mobile arm is saying this?

And considering they are putting a ton of things on the 3ds.......

Nothing is taking over consoles and dedicated handhelds
sjaakiejj  +   1770d ago
Lol, I don't even have a smartphone. And it will most definitely never replace my PC! Being a PS3 only owner, I generally play Xbox 360 titles on PC, such as Mass Effect (which I will keep on playing on PC, unless save data can be transferred to ps3.. Still, I'll probably play the third on PC anyway) and Splinter Cell: Conviction..
SuperStrokey1123  +   1770d ago
New capcom sure isnt the capcom i used to like...
guzman  +   1770d ago
You said it man. We're a far cry from the Capcom of the Nes,Snes, Arcade, PS1- Gamecube era. Hell, they could even made Disney games awesome back in the day.
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nevin1  +   1770d ago
The numbers don't ppl. back to back years the industry made less. The industry is slowly dying and Sony and Nintendo knows the threat of smartphones and understanding that portable devices are the future.
kaelix  +   1770d ago
Capcom has abandoned their roots
xX-StolenSoul-Xx  +   1770d ago
Ha... This is so funny. I have abandoned my Ps3 to play shitty iphone games? i think not.
Tommykrem  +   1770d ago
I think handhelds are the consoles they're talking about here.
But, yeah, I'll still take Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker before Metal Gear Solid: Touch anytime.
xX-StolenSoul-Xx  +   1770d ago
Either way i don't even play my psp. When im out i usually just play quick minis not no Mgs.
Ares84PS3  +   1770d ago
This title is missleading. The article is only talking about handhelds not actual consoles.

Millions upon millions are playing their PS3's, Xbox360's and Wii's.

Just because Capcom faild to produce a decent game in recent years for consoles is not our fault.

Make groundbraking titles as you did years ago (such as the original RE games, Onimusa and the like) Capcom and we will show you what we play on.
Tommykrem  +   1770d ago
Capcom is still a bit off the mark. DS and PSP have 200 million units sold behind them (DS selling 140, PSP 60) so they're still a force to be reckoned with. But, yeah the title is indeed misleading
Ponurasky  +   1770d ago
Playing on a phone is like masturbation with left hand, you can do that but it's pointless.
newhumanbreed  +   1770d ago
What if you're left handed?
Ponurasky  +   1769d ago
Then you're lucky.
BabyTownFrolics  +   1770d ago
i hope gamers are not abandoning consoles
I just got into Valkyria Chronicles, amazing game btw. I wish I could play the sequels but I dont want a psp or any other handheld. Nothing against them but I just dont want to game that way.
iMaim  +   1770d ago
Now that's just wrong.
mac_sparrow  +   1770d ago
1 word, boll... ah you already know this, shame Capcom doesn't.
Simco876  +   1770d ago
Just bought Starcraft II, so I am going to abandon my console for a few months. Unless the girlfriend wants to play LBP2, then I am right back on it.
archemides518  +   1770d ago
if this is true, then it should read "games have abandoned consoles, and been EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED"

what a joke.
xtremegamerage  +   1770d ago
Capcom, do you still own ghosts n goblins?

Why not bring that back, revamped sweet graphics,hd. Put some new stuff in there.

Sell on PSN.

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Acquiescence  +   1770d ago
Hey babeh.
ReBurn  +   1770d ago
Capcom, if you give me a great game to play on my PSP I will buy it. Decent or average isn't good enough. I want something worthy of my money.
zoks310  +   1770d ago
There is no evidence of this, maybe if Capcom would actually make a good game then maybe.................
-Gespenst-  +   1770d ago
Abandoned consoles?! There's like 12 fucking games I want to get for my ps3 this year! This is total bullshit.
Shane Kim  +   1770d ago
This is why women should stay in the kitchen and keep their mouths shut.
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