One of my first post on this site touched on the subject of Nintendo and 3rd parties co-existing in the same space. Well Capcom (one of the biggest 3rd party developers in the business) has just released some sales figures for two of their high profile Wii games, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles and Zack & Wiki: Quest For Barbaros’ Treasure (pictured). Turns out neither of the titles didn’t do half bad on the system, with Resident Evil selling 950,000 titles to date and Zack & Wiki doing a respectable 300,000. Now I’m not a high profile analyst who makes mega bucks crunching numbers and predicting if fiscal aims will be met, but something tells me that the powers that be at Capcom can’t be too mad at a game on the brink of breaking 1 million sold, and a new original IP that had virtually no advertising or marketing, that is close to moving half a million.
Wow! Maybe now as you read this there are graves being dug for the tired old assumption that there’s not enough plates at the Nintendo dinner table. This stands as good news considering that some developers are starting to get a piece of the double layered pie that is the Nintendo Wii install base. From EA to Ubisoft, and now Capcom, it appears that things could be shaping up to be different for the Big N this time around.