Update: Capcom committed to multi-platform development
Original story: More woe for ‘mature’ Wii titles. According to Capcom, sales of Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles have been a “disappointment.”
Speaking to Gamekult (via GI.biz), the director general of Capcom France Antoine Seux revealed that Darkside Chronicles had sold far fewer copies than expected, a mere 16,000 by December 23. Seux said the poor sales prove core gamers have “obviously moved on” from Wii.
While 2007’s Resident Evil 4 Wii performed well, shifting over 140,000 units, the market in 2009 has “radically changed,” said Seux. With an increase in the amount of games available, he continued, the past year saw many core titles such as MadWorld, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop and The House of the Dead: Overkill fail to make significant impact.
Conversely, games such as Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games and New Super Mario Bros Wii “work great.”