Hell, I think a few months could have improved it more. A year could have done wonders. Still loved it, regardless.
I think this crap happens when you set release dates far too early in the process. At least make the date a realistic one shortly before it's actually completed and tested fully. --- PSN: LordMalus XBL: LordMalusDCLXVI
DMC was always dead. There were only two way this could have gone. 1. DmC is a success and Capcom sticks with NT to give us more DmC games. 2. DmC fails and Capcom simply assumes that the franchise doesn't sell anymore and shelves it.
So DMC was always gone for good. Fans simply took DmC down along with it.