Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 06:40 BST
Darkstalkers Resurrection: Capcom boss “disappointed” in early sales
Capcom USA senior vice president Christian Svensson is kicking himself a bit over Darkstalkers Resurrection, which hasn’t sold as strongly as he apparently expected.
Writing on Capcom Unity, Svensson said Dakrstalkers Resurrection’s debut in the March PSN charts wasn’t up to snuff.
“Sadly, it’s not as high on that list as it really needs to be to be successful,” he said.
“We’re working on promotions and the like to improve the situation. We’ve not given up. But I’m disappointed in the opening sales response relative to any other fighting title we’ve put out on the same platforms given the frequency and urgency of requests we’ve had here over the last several years and the quality of the execution.”
The executive said Darkstalkers Resurrection is the most fully featured and possibly best fighter re-release the publisher has produced.
“And before people jump to the wrong conclusions, I’m not blaming fans who did buy it and supported the brand. I’m very thankful for those guys (thank you, to all of you),” he added.
“I’m more disappointed by my misread of the information in this particular case.”
Earlier this week, Svensson hinted that Capcom’s fighter re-releases hadn’t been doing particularly well, saying the publisher would slow down on the as it seems the novelty is wearing off. Svensson is popular among Capcom fans for his openness regarding business matters and his regular championing of much-requested projects; he was behind the Ducktales Remastered initiative, for example.