DmC sales figures are in for US, UK and Japan so we can now compare how the game performed as compared to the DMC4 which is the least selling DMC game.
First DmC with 3 more days of sales in the debut week
UK: PS3 = 11,556 XBOX 360 = 13,279 Total = 24,835
USA: PS3 = 163,615 XBOX 360 = 120,285 Total = 283,900
Japan: PS3 = approximately 110,000 XBOX 360 = approximately 5,000 Total = 115,000
Now DMC4, the least selling DMC game with 3 less days of sales in the week as compared to DmC.
UK (detailed data is missing so we can just multiply the sale of DmC by 3 to calculate DMC4 sales):
Total = 74505
PS3 = 146,336 XBOX 360 = 228,784 Total = 375,120
Japan: PS3 = 208,837 XBOX 360 = 42,917 Total = 251,754
DmC first week global sales = 423,735 DMC 4 first week global sales = 701, 379
There you have it guys, now anybody can decide if DmC is a flop or not. The game was initially predicted by CAPCOM to sell 5 million instead of just 2 million that DMC4 sold but with those kind of figures I do not think it will cross 1.5 million. Therefore, in my opinion , it is a flop!
Those numbers you got from vgchartz is probably inaccurate, but regardless, DmC still looks to be in deep trouble when it comes to sales. Yeah, it is definitely a major flop considering the intention behind the reboot in the first place.