DmC: Devil May Cry sales target slashed by 800k

Tuesday, 5 February 2013 09:49 GMT By Dave Cook

DmC: Devil May Cry is struggling to shift units at retail, prompting Capcom to cut its sales target for the title. After launching January 15th in the States, the game has shipped one million copies, well below initial projections.

Eurogamer reports that Capcom had hoped to shift two million copies by the end of March 2013, but it has now cut its aim by 800,000 units to 1.2 million.

The site adds that while PC sales are not included in these figures, the numbers look bleak, even in Japan where the Xbox 360 version failed to enter the top 20 chart and the PS3 version shifted just 110,429.

Compare this to previous entry Devil May Cry 4, which sold 205,390 and 40,023 on PS3 and Xbox 360 respectively during its launch week, and the numbers aren’t looking goof for Ninja Theory’s reboot.

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