Not sure if someone already mentioned this, but the (real) Dante just came out in MvC3 recently! That alone makes your entire topic irrelevant.
old news dude, plus, the only reason people play it because of marvel. Nobody even knows half the Capcom characters or where they came from.
What? Marvel came out (twice) last year. I've seen people with no faith in humanity, but to think people can't even remember a game a year old?
I think he meant when MvC was first announced. A lot of people(except for nerds and older people) don't know the "filler" capcom cast. They mainly like the Marvel peeps and the popular Capcom characters. Dante/Vergil/Wesker gets popular due to gameplay and overall badassness.
Yes, that is exactly my point! believe it or not but all you hardcore gamers are in the minority, you have already started to make a small percentage of the gaming community. The once popular franchise devil may cry has really gone under, many people will see this new DmC as a start of a series and honestly wont take the time to look back. There are people who know Dante and Vergil only from MvC and nothing else.
When Nolan rebooted batman, he did what he wanted to do. There was established ground that tim burton layed out, but Nolan did something completely different that has no bearing on the older series. Therefore its not really fair to compare the two, which is why I think it isnt right to compare this obvious reboot of devil may cry to the older series. It was a different time.