In a recent interview with Japanese gaming magazine Sankaku Complex, Capcom France’s director Antoine Seux had some revelations to say about the Wii console. It seems that the publisher, whose games traditionally appeal more to hardcore gamers. The executive was not happy about performance of its latest Resident Evil game, The Darkside Chronicles and that Capcom has not been having much success in general on the Wii.
He told Sankaku Complex, “With Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, all in all the numbers weren’t too bad, but we won’t lie, they were inferior to what we had hoped for. After three weeks we have a total of 16,000 units sold. We feel like there is a clear problem with that game’s style on the Wii, where clearly gamers have moved on to something else. Only two years ago, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles was a very big success on the Wii, but Wii customers have moved to games with a wider audience. It’s a disappointment. Two years ago, we still had gamers on the Wii, people loyal to Nintendo who – it seems – have deserted this console in favor of the new generation.”
I like that, your company blows on a platform so you find a way to make it sound like the problem is not with you. I do agree with him though and I have always thought of the Wii as a “casual console,” and actually have a few mates that tried it for awhile and then its straight back to Xbox 360/ Playstation 3 or PC.
Read the full article on SankakuComplex.