President of firm’s mobile arm says smartphones have taken the place of DS, PSP and PC, reports MCV.
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.
At least now we know that Capcom has officially lost touch with reality this gen.
Should it not be "developers have abandoned consoles"
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???
Gamers have abandoned Capcom
Lol, they think that since nobody is buying their games, gamers must have abandoned consoles. But the real reason is that their games suck.
@ Doletskaya Your right and thats what they get for their shitty DLC rape.
80m Wii's, 50m 360s, and 47m PS3s disagree.
They keep making trashy games, they will keep getting trashy results.
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.
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?!
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.
Nintendo says 'HI' :)
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^^
Silent Hill has been in western hands for years, genius.
@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.
more like "capcom has abandoned gaming"...
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.
"There is a higher profit margin on mobile devices." There, I fixed that statement.
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.
Capcom doesn't represent ALL Jap Devs
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.
Maybe gamers are just abandoning Capcom. Typical "it's them not us" mentality.
Everyone hold up 4 fingers. That's how many successful good games CAPCOM has made in the past 5 years.
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.
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.
What a lie.
Coming from a company that milks gamers with useless costume DLCs locked in their games.
now capcom will put out crappy games on smart phones
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.
We've abandoned you Crapcom. We've abandoned you. ...until MvC3.
WTF lmao. This is a load of bullshit
get lost u scum bags and take dmc with you franchise ruiner
That comment makes me not want to get MvsC 3........stupid.
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
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..
New capcom sure isnt the capcom i used to like...
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.
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.
Capcom has abandoned their roots
Ha... This is so funny. I have abandoned my Ps3 to play shitty iphone games? i think not.
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.
Either way i don't even play my psp. When im out i usually just play quick minis not no Mgs.
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.
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
Playing on a phone is like masturbation with left hand, you can do that but it's pointless.
What if you're left handed?
Then you're lucky.
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.
Now that's just wrong.
1 word, boll... ah you already know this, shame Capcom doesn't.
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.
if this is true, then it should read "games have abandoned consoles, and been EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED" what a joke.
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. Win.
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.
There is no evidence of this, maybe if Capcom would actually make a good game then maybe.................
Abandoned consoles?! There's like 12 fucking games I want to get for my ps3 this year! This is total bullshit.
This is why women should stay in the kitchen and keep their mouths shut.
no people need to stop investing in cell phone games they aren't real games its just like saying Farmville on facebook is a game
Wrong title! It suppose to say "Handheld Consoles"! Read the article first!
yup, handheld consoles, some of them don't even bother to read before commenting... Respect for lady vengeance !
Haha.. Wimmins... Last game that i liked from Crapcom was Okami... FUUUUUUU!!!!!!
The title is misleading, what they mean is that people are abandoning their PSP and DS to play games on their phone....witch I cannot belive.
Games have abandoned Consoles says a salarywoman! DLC rip offs, DLC content on discs trash games plagiarism games expansion pack games DUBBED new game eg MvC3, SF4, SSF4 etc -Ninja Gaiden 3-is sick!:)
HEY CAPCOM ....FAIL! BTW, did you guys see their attempt at a rip-off abomination of Splosion man called "Max-Splosion"?
We didn't abandoned consoles we abandoned YOU CAPCOM and your crappy games except the Street Fighter franchise and even there capcom just can't stop charging for stupid DLCs tsc wait and see the next Kojima Game and all those stupid japanese devs will see and feel how we still love consoles...