People have this weird logic you pointed out, OP. Maybe they're young and don't know it or they can't remember it.
Let me explain how Capcom works:
- Make a new franchise - Does it pay its production cost or generate profit? If so proceed, if not, throw it in the garbage. - Make a sequel if it paid its production cost (Devil May Cry 2, Dino Crisis 2), make an updated version and / or port it to other platforms if it generated profit (Resident Evil Remake, Resident Evil 5 Gold, Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition, Super Street Fighter IV) --- Did the port / update sell well? If it sold well make a sequel, if not, put the franchise on hiatus. --- Did the sequel pay its production or generate profit? If it did, make a sequel, if not, throw it in the garbage. - Is this the series longer than 3 or 4 games? If so, did the last game sell substantially more than the last 2 games? If yes, make another sequel with the same gameplay, if not, put it on hiatus (Onimusha) or change gameplay (Resident Evil 4) or reboot (DmC). --- Did the gameplay change make it sell better? If yes, make sequel, if not, hiatus. --- Did the reboot pay its costs, generate profit or lose money? If it paid its costs, make a sequel, if it generated profit, make sequel and port and updated game, if it lost money, put it on hiatus.
This is how they'll operate, regarding DmC. Trust me, I've seen lots of great franchises with lots of potentials getting "retired" by Capcom.
If DmC pays its cost, they'll make a sequel as they already spent a lot on marketing to get this new character out, with this new origin. Probably have already separated tools for a sequel, just in case.
If DmC sells well, there'll be versions with all DLC compiled as well as some updates to it, like extra characters and outfits beyond what's already in production for DLC and a port to Wii U with gimmick gameplay on the touch screen.
If DmC doesn't sell at all, they'll put it on hiatus and you'll see ANOTHER reboot trying to go back to the original style in 2021 as a 20th year anniversary thing and an attempt to make more money. --- Aion is just like all other WoW clones, I mean, the Mage in Aion has a Fireball spell and can make Portals. WoW ANYONE??? - Aion Boards
DMC4 sold great. Capcom explained their decision to make a reboot. They said they wanted to "push themselves."
Are you missing a zero there? No way in hell it sold that little and is getting a sequel. --- "The great thing about the internet is you can make up a quote and claim somebody famous said it." ---George Washington.
To whom, you silly person? To Capcom? Stores pay up front, they don't get to sell back unpurchased stock.
Either way, there are myriad sources (including NPD and media create, as well as VGChartz) that put it over a million. But I'll trust random internet person Detha, and his completely asinine 90k number instead. --- http://i.imgur.com/J7RZm.gif http://i.minus.com/jdhz8Qk44JjS5.jpg http://i.minus.com/ibvmrm7irgmmJM.gif