Capcom – RE: Darkside Chronicles sales are a “disappointment”

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 5 January 2010 21:34 GMT

RE Darkside Chronicles

Capcom France’s Antoine Seux has told Gamekult (thanks, Nintendo Everything) that it was very disappointed with Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles sales.

Seux said he feels Wii users have “moved on” from hardcore games, causing a lack of publisher support in 2010.

“As for Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, absolute figures are not too bad, but we’re not going to lie, they are below what we hoped,” he told the site back on December 23. “After three weeks we are a total of 16,000 units sold.

“One feels that there is a problem very clear on this style of game on the Wii, where gamers are obviously moved on. Here we can see, the customer of this console has turned to something of a much broader audience.

“It is a disappointment.”

Difficult core sales on Wii have dogged not only Capcom, but, as has been well documented, Sega, EA and Rockstar have all fallen foul of the logic trap that there’s a large hardcore gamer audience on Nintendo platforms.

Sega admitted this week it was to pull back from core Wii development, saying it would “probably not” produce any more “mature titles” for the system.

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