You guys are getting upset over nothing. DD is not a test and DMC5 is not being held hostage.
DMC5 coming to Switch is something that has already been decided. Its either feasible and worth the investment on a high selling console, or its not.
So they could have already decided it's not worth the investment and still decided to make this statement?
So either Capcom has already decided DMC5 is coming to the Switch, in which case they are bullshitting us with that statement to try and sell more copies of Dragon's Dogma, or they have decided already to not make it, in which case they are incredibly shady for giving us falses hopes and, once again, bullshitting us to try and sell more Dragon's Dogma. Either way, this is messed up.
Capcom didnt make any comment though, Itsuno did. And considering how long its taken for DMC5 to be made i am going to assume he doesn't make the call on what gets green lit, and what doesn't.
Maybe it is his hope that Capcom will change their mind (if they have already decided not to)
If what you are saying is true (it seems believable at least), people are getting upset over a shady tactics to sell a game to people who don't want it with a lie, as you say the sales of that game don't matter. That is not being upset over nothing.
i mean, being upset that a game will only get ported if another sells well, and being upset that someone is lying to you about said port is not quite the same thing though.
But yes, being upset about either is a fair reaction.