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http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/capcom-almost-halves-dmc-sales-expectations/0110372

DmC: Devil May Cry is going to fall well short of Capcom’s initial expectations for the game.

Capcom had originally forecast sales of 2m units by the end of its financial year. That has now been lowered to just 1.2m units, Eurogamer reports.

In its first week on sale in the UK the game sold just a third of the number of copies shifted by its predecessor Devil May Cry 4 in the same time period. In Japan it managed around half the sales of DMC4.

It’s potentially a sad end to a tale brought about very much by the fans themselves. Anyone who played Devil May Cry 4 must surely of seen how desperately the IP needed an injection of new ideas and modernisation – which is exactly what the skilful Ninja Theory achieved.

Yet the fans revolted because Capcom dared to reinvent its IP for the 21st century and dared to change the colour of Dante’s hair. It’s really very sad.

A headline suggested by a colleague: “Devil May Cry fans destroy brand out of spite.” That about covers it.

The news comes as Capcom reports a sharp surge in profits.



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Thus is why we can't have mega man nice things 



    

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This happens if you alienate (or in this case - troll) your fanbase, I guess. Not that the DmC fanbase was a good fanbase anyways...



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Who didn't see this comming from a mile off, frankly I've got no sympathy for capcom.



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I was skeptical, and then I decided to give it a try. Turns out it's not so bad, and Dante's immaturity dwindles as you progress. I'm sure by the second game he would feel very familiar to 'fans'. My friends disliked the notion as well but after I convinced them to try it .... they really liked it. Oh well ....



 

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Weedlab said:

I was skeptical, and then I decided to give it a try. Turns out it's not so bad, and Dante's immaturity dwindles as you progress. I'm sure by the second game he would feel very familiar to 'fans'. My friends disliked the notion as well but after I convinced them to try it .... they really liked it. Oh well ....

I've noticed a lot of people are the same way. I've been seeing a lot of positive buzz for the game but it's rare for an old fan of the series to automatically flock to it. Once people give it a try most seem to like the game.



Yeah, I'm pretty turned off by the DMC "fans" who have probably effectively killed the franchise.

Ultimately, it doesn't really matter, I guess. If they'd made Devil May Cry 5 with Dante still sporting his goofy, dated look, that game wouldn't have been a success, either. I think the party is over either way.

The other other way I think they could have gone was to have made it a totally Japan-centric, visual-kei oriented release with Gackt cast as Dante.



Gotta say this is as it should be. This reinvention looks very uninspired and looks like a total douche. Old Dante had flair



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sales2099 said:
Gotta say this is as it should be. This reinvention looks very uninspired and looks like a total douche. Old Dante had flair