Capcom shared details on its sales expectations for the current fiscal year today and subsequently announced that it’s set to cut Nintendo Wii and Nintendo 3DS support.
Smart on their part. There's no much else they can do with the Wii, and the successor is right around the corner. 3DS, I'm sure they'll wait for the sales to kick up.
I dont blame them. 3D is meh.
Do u mean 3D is meh or 3DS? 3D is a really great experience on my PS3, GT5, KZ3 and WipEout HD are beautiful in 3D. I hate it when people who cant afford 3D says its crap.
3D is just something that detracts from the experience. In games? Meh, it doesn't add anything to gameplay. Movies is just a joke. Everything gets darker and blurrier and it takes you out of the experience when something sticks out of the screen and doesn't hit you. It's stupid. It's just annoying when people who jumped to pay thousands for 3D try to justify their purchase when it's purely a minor cosmetic upgrade that detracts from the experience in a failed attempt at immersion. And the 3DS will never have an RE game. Oh well. Still haven't got one yet.
The full chart, with last year's totals in parentheses, looks like this: PS3: 16 titles, 8 million units (11 / 6.2 million) X360: 14 titles, 4.7 million units (11 / 4.2 million) DS/3DS: 9 titles, 2.4 million units (11 / 1.7 million) PSP: 11 titles, 2.2 million units (11 / 6.2 million) PC/Other: 3 titles, 500,000 units (3 / 500,000) Wii: 2 titles, 200,000 units (5 / 1.4 million) Well that sure sucks!!! But majority of Capcom games are not kiddie games so that's no big deal for the Wii but for the 3DS that is dangerous considering the 3DS was made to take a lion's share of the PSP hardcore market! Those Monster Hunter market gold mine.
I get the feeling that the DS is holding the 3DS's hand because it can't hold up on its own and that's why they're placed together. So how about separating those two to see more accurate numbers.
Only Nintendo games really sell well on Nintendo consoles with a small few exceptions.
3D is a pointless gimmick that has been resurrected from the grave because the electronics companies were running out of ideas about what else to tack on to their marketing. Children love 3D because they're too stupid to realize how it works and that it's fake. Normal adults have moved on from the illusion.
@Jmorgan Istanbull is probably assuming, k
Have you moved on from games or are you to stupid to realize that it is fake and just an illusion. Yes that is what your comment sounded like. *And 3D is fine as long as it remains an option*
Im sorry, i dont give a f%ck if your a fanboy, but 3D WITH GLASSES is a huge gimmick. Before some of you disagree let me explain. It costs too much and even when prices drop, the cost vs benefit you get is not worth it on a budget. Only a few people at the same time can enjoy a movie together since viewing angle is limited NOT only that, the glasses are expensive to own. Constant exposure to 3D can lead to reoccurring headaches. Source - http://www.reuters.com/arti... Content library for movies/games is not yet fully diversified. Last but not least, prly the greatest movie director of all time Steven Spielberg has said 3D is a gimmick while James Cameron who made avatar in 3D and looked pretty good, also said that 3D is a marketing tactic and he would not have had it in his movie. Sure it might look good but once you have it your never going use it often after the first few months. Its more of a "hey guys, look at what i have".
Third parties have been having a hard time on the wii compared to the xbox 360 and ps3 and. So no big surprises there. 3DS didn't hav a real good launch do to the lack of games etc it's hard to support hardware if the wright numbers aren't there.
Yeah smart on their part, too little too late. http://www.joystiq.com/2007... Short Version: blah blah we aren't going to make a next gen version of Monster Hunter because it will cost too much and take too long to develop. 3 and a half years later Monster Hunter for Wii finally comes out and all reviews say its good but you should definitely get the classic controller that looks like a PlayStation one. Capcom you are the biggest failures this generation in losing fan support and ripping off the ones that you still have.
Totally agree with u Shok, they'll only lose money with the Wii but about the 3DS idk why cuz SSFIV 3D was the best selling launch tittle.
The 3DS does not support true 3D that comes out of screen only the screen Depth (cheap 3D).
The 3DS hasn't even been out a year and it's already getting support cut away? =|
The headline is kind of misleading. Capcom cut their DS/3DS software lineup. So they could have 7 3DS games and 1DS game coming. It's not getting cut like the Wii support. Capcom has only released 1 3DS game so far and the game shipped over 1 million copies.
exactly they didnt say they were cutting any 3ds support. Its just that ds support is pretty much over so the combined 3ds/ds number went down People dont even read anymore
Wait so if there's 7 games still coming for 3DS and 1 for DS and they completely cut the Wii.....I think Capcom is getting ready for Wii2?
The PC had 3D supports years before Sony though of it.
The 3DS is the Virtual Boy all over again. Nintendo ain't perfect, people. They have as many bombs as they do successes. They live and die by Hail Mary passes.
Gees!! That is big
And that's what she said. Anyways, I don't think their games even sale onthe wii anyway.
Your Rig is a fuckin' Power-Beast of high magnitude.
thanks! I never made nintendo fanboys made before! Awsome! That's all three platforms now!
Can people seriously not read between the lines and see that it's the end of DS support rather than a drop in 3ds support? The 3ds is the newest device(Ignoring announced ones). The ds is outdated and has it's replacement readily available. A drop in DS/3ds games in the following is expected, since, you know, there won't be many more DS games. They're lumping them together because they're both current Nintendo handhelds that are both still being supported. Capcom has not made any statement on this, which means they ARE assuming whats going on, based soley on the number of games coming out later in the year... including DS games(Which is currently losing support from most companies). To sum up. Capcom never said they are dropping,cutting or doing anything with 3ds support which is currently the strongest nintendo handheld support its ever had....... All this means is there were 4 ds games that came out this year and now thats 0 for next year. A troll article making a huge assumption based off a wrong premise...........with ZERO FACTS.
^^^ pretty much this, hell atm the best selling 3DS game is street fighter so it would be idiotic of capcom to drop support
I was planning on getting a Wii with Monster Hunter Tri. I guess I shouldn't do that anymore.
Unless they're taking down servers (which I doubt they would) I really don't see the problem in doing that.
The people that bought the 3ds = FAIL. Im sorry to hear though, just get the ngp u guysss
Get off my nuts.
LMAO way to stink up a Nintendo article with your fanboyism pride. The 3DS is awesome.
Most 3rd party developers haven't had much success on Wii. Nintendo 1st party sold the most.
The Wii I get given the new console coming and the lack of 3rd party title adoption on the console... the 3DS I am a little surprised by.
The title of this article and content is completely misleading. If you follow the source links you'll see that the numbers provided by Capcom are for last year's software sales, and nowhere, except at MyNintendoNews, is it being reported that Capcom is dropping support for Nintendo devices.
You're correct, but it will mostly fall on deaf ears. The fanbois love to congregate in any negative looking article about Nintendo and talk crap even when it's not true.
good, lets hope more follow.
I understand the Wii case as 3rd party haven't done well on Nnitendo consoles since mainly the SNES. I expect other companies to do the same. The 3DS is an interesting decision in which Capcom will just let play out.
Its hilarious that 90 percent of the people here didnt even read or look at capcoms real statements or numbers If they did they wouldnt be posting anti 3ds bullshit
While this message is vague,people should take in that production for project cafe is going on this very instant. It would make perfect business sense for Capcom to scrap (inferior)Wii titles to make titles more in line experience-wise with the 360 and PS3. The 3Ds isn't showing the promise it once held and Sony's new handheld is around the bend. Capcom may just be returning to the mature audience for the next few years. Interesting none the less. Balls to Capcom for scrapping Megaman Universe and MMO. I wouldve owned both day one.
its sad you didnt even read capcoms financial statement. And you just made a really false and bias statement based of a troll article. It said nothing about decreasing 3ds support at all. 3DS/DS games are decreasing from 11 this year to 9 next year. @pcz do you feel embarrassed believing a troll article without having any understanding of whats actually going on? As a matter of fact the 3ds is getting more capcom support than any other handheld in history. There were 4 ds titles this year and none next year do you still think a decrease has something to do with the 3ds? As a matter of fact capcom is supporting the 3ds moreso than any other handheld system they ever have in the beginning Do you feel embarrassed? @ below. They are dropping the 3ds, decreasing support for the 3ds, or anything negative like that. In fact they are increasing 3ds support. its funny you still say that without even reading there statements or looking at there financial report. Thats trolling bs. They are decreasing 3ds/ds titles from 11 to 9 from this year to next. There where 4 ds titles this year. There are no ds titles next year, So what exactly decreased smart guy?
Uh sadly you cant read either. I was speculating not citing fact and forming a guess given from the actions. Yes They are decreasing support but for what reasons? I was speculating the reasons for these decisions. Your obviously not too sharp if you assume I'm being biased. Why don't you take off your 3DS fanboy glasses and let people discuss and speculate before act as if your so much smarter than everyone. Your just acting like an ass that way. And what did you read from me that made yoiu assume I assumed(so stupid) they were completely dropping the 3DS???? I never thought that. You're out of hand dude. Stop trying to police comments. We have mods. Less games = Less support = less resources dedicated= Same thing!. Again you've proved nothing. You're just choosing to think of this only one way.
great news for wii and 3ds ownders, also looking promising when nintendos new console is just around the corner. who said the wii is dead? if the wii was a street fighter match, this is the part where the wii has just been tiger-uppercutted as a final blow and is levitating through the air in slow motion. also, what a death nail for the 3ds so early into its life.
LOL what's funny is reading the comments on that site. Who needs Hangover Part 2 when you can read angry fanboys?
I can understand Wii support but cutting 3DS support would be stupid. At least get the Mega Man Legends 3 demo up and Launch Resident Evil Mercenaries before you tell nintendo your cutting them off. And what about Resident Evil Revelations thats for early next year?
Those who hate also fear.
I'm sure project Cafe will be supported. I would really like to see a Monster Hunter on the PS3 though
too mr Ddouble. no game requires those touch pads why u may ask? cus they do noting special u can do w.e that thing is with the are buttons rear touch pads i dono whats so special about em all it does is make the psp2 pricey er and bigger
They did it because they know the majority of their sales is from fighting games and they don't make many of them for Nintendo. Besides Nintendo is becoming less and less of a household name because of how far they've fallen behind. This "Project Cafe" better be a huge deal or Nintendo is sunk.
Not really. The Gamecube sunk and Nintendo just turned out fine. Your claims of Nintendo becoming less and less of a household claim has no proof to back it up. If you look at the sales of Mario Kart, New Super Mario Bros, Smash Bros, Donkey Kong Country and Pokemon Nintendo's games are clearly more of a household name than anything sony or MS has.
Well, Wii/3DS are doing shitty. Capcom is pulling out. Rumors of "Project Cafe" are that it's going to be shit. If that's not good enough evidence that Nintendo is headed in that direction I don't know what is.
God damn... what is with you people and not being able to read? Did you only read the misleading headline or something? They're not dropping 3DS support.
I hope they can do a Nintendo vs capcom on the new Wii. I didn't want them to do it on the current wii anyways.
That would be awesome
WTF? Wii, i understand, but the 3DS? WTF?? it hasnt even been a full 2 months since release yet.. Im sure they'll be back though...
Let's just hope they start focusing on making some quality products aswell.
whew now can we not kill franchisees we love such as DMC, RE etc etc
At least they had the b*lls to say it(Unlike other development companies).
It's about time. Capcom realizes they don't make money supporting the Wii and I'm not sure about the 3ds, but it must be looking for the same for that (they must have gotten terrible sales on SF4 on 3ds). I've said this before, but I think that every major developer/publisher who isn't seeing a return when supporting Nintendo's consoles should cut ties and wait for a more hardcore audience; MAYBE the next Nintendo console will bring it, and then great, support that one. But right now, most major publishers (except for those who make dancing games or shovelware) are losing their money supporting the Wii, and I feel bad for them.
Derrr I don't read to good, so I just make assumptions.
SSF43D is the best selling 3ds game.
They're probably mad that they cant DLC scam on nintendo consoles lol
lol look at all the Sony fanboys jizz their pants without actually reading the article. That DS asswhoopin must've hurt your die-hard Sony pride more than I thought it did XD
You can bet your ass sony will make the most of this opportunity & go on the marketing offence well nintendo's on the rebound because any other company would take advantage of an opertunity
That's a bummer, They'd make a killing porting MH3 to 3ds.