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