Capcom May Cry: DmC’s Sales Estimate Lowered to 1.2 Million


Five million. That was Capcom’s original sales estimate for their highly controversial Devil May Cry reboot, DmC, by UK developer, Ninja Theory. Capcom’s goal for their Western-flavored Devil May Cry game was to have the franchise match sales with God of War and other action-oriented games at the time. However, sales were later lowered to 2 million to account for the negative backlash towards the new foul-mouthed Dante. Now Capcom has lowered DmC’s sales forecast further to 1.2 million, after shipping 1 million copies of the game in January.

Despite earning positive reviews and being released with little competition, DmC has struggled in sales. DmC appeared on top of UK’s sale charts, but only sold a third of the series’ previous installment, Devil May Cry 4. Sales later dropped to a whopping 64 per cent in its second week, with the Xbox 360 version at number nine and the Playstation 3 version out of the top 10 list. The situation isn’t better in Japan, as DmC only sold half of DMC4′s numbers and experienced a 72 per cent drop in its second week. No official U.S. sales has been released, but DmC is currently absent on Amazon’s Best Sellers list. When DmC was present, the position wasn’t favorable.

DmC AmazonWhile sales could improve further down the line, DmC’s failure to expand the series’ audience at the expense of  longtime fans is apparent. Hopefully Capcom will take fans’ reactions to heart for the next Devil May Cry game, like they’re doing with the Resident Evil franchise after Resident Evil 6 failed to hit the sales mark. For now, it’s going to take more than a couple of classic DLC costumes to improve DmC’s performance.

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