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with DmC bombing the world over

#51IamthekuzalolPosted 1/29/2013 8:32:53 AM
DMC4 was rushed, met with harsh criticisms and receptions from public and gaming sites, and yet still sold way way more than DmC. So much for it dying. Well, DmC certainly did a good job at reviving the series and bringing the casuals to this game, "looks at sales", oh wait.....
#52Sophistication(Topic Creator)Posted 1/29/2013 8:34:08 AM(edited)
nonexistinghero posted...
It sold over 400k in just the US and Japan. Most of Europe's sales still aren't widely known.

That's hardly bombing -__-


Yes, when Capcom lowered projections from 5 to 2 million... that's bombing. It sold 36, 000 copies in Europe this past week. It sold 376, 000 copies world wide to date -- across 3 platforms. It's over. Deal with it. It's never gonna sell 2 million, let alone the 5 million they wanted to sell in the offset.

And please keep in mind, in my opinion DmC is easily the best one ever made
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#53nonexistingheroPosted 1/29/2013 8:49:54 AM
It was 36k copies in the UK, not in all of Europe -__-

Most games don't even sell a million. While the game isn't doing nearly as well as Capcom wanted, it's still far from bombing.
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#54Pawkie07Posted 1/29/2013 8:52:32 AM
zyrax2301 posted...
Ninja Theory aren't really that great.


Cashcom should of gotten Platinum games to do it. Everyone would of been praising the hell out of the game then.
#55AsellusPosted 1/29/2013 9:06:05 AM
Also consoles were newer in 2008, whereas today pwople are waiting for the new consoles. And DMC4 also left a bad taste in a lot of nerds mouths when it went to dat XBOX360 baby.

It sold around 50% more on the 360 than ps3, actually. Of course the ps3 had a much smaller install base at the time.

It sold over 400k in just the US and Japan. Most of Europe's sales still aren't widely known.

That's hardly bombing -__-


Heavenly Sword sold around 1.5 million copies and even that wasn't enough for Ninja Theory to be able to break even with its development budget.
http://www.vg247.com/2010/03/29/ninja-theory-heavenly-sword-sales-still-not-enough-to-break-even/

DmC almost certainly had a larger budget and it's looking like it'd be a stretch for it to break one million. Capcom's losing money on this one, no question.

DMC4 was rushed, met with harsh criticisms and receptions from public and gaming sites,

Actually, if you compare Metacritic scores it and DmC are only one point apart.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/devil-may-cry-4
http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/dmc-devil-may-cry
#56LifeOfSynPosted 1/29/2013 9:10:54 AM
To me, it comes down to this:

Ninja Theory turned:

a childish, cheesey black-hole of charisma into a engaging reluctant hero
a pathetic story into an interesting one
a series with fairly good gameplay into one with excellent gameplay

I can't really fault them on anything. I liked the old DMC games, but christ, were they badly made.
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#57CloakedNubPosted 1/29/2013 9:15:56 AM
I didn't even know what a Ninja Theory was before DmC was being advertised and released. Looked them up, they've made nothing worthy of note.

Regardless, doesn't matter who had developed the new DmC. It would have still bombed and people would have still mostly hated it.
#58albanianx1Posted 1/29/2013 9:17:48 AM
To me, it comes down to this:

Ninja Theory turned:

a childish, cheesey black-hole of charisma into a engaging reluctant hero
a pathetic story into an interesting one
a series with fairly good gameplay into one with excellent gameplay

I can't really fault them on anything. I liked the old DMC games, but christ, were they badly made.

I can't tell if you're trolling or want to get laughed at for having a stupid opinion. Fairly good gameplay from 3 to excellent in particular is either good bait or laughable stupidity.
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#59killakPosted 1/29/2013 9:23:08 AM
I think we need a support group for those who were touched by DmC.

These anti DmC, schadenfreude attitudes, are truly sickening. Hang up your controllers guys.
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#60StopthinkPosted 1/29/2013 9:39:01 AM
I have never played DmC and I just wanted to come in here and say that it is an awful game.
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