Capcom has released initial figures relating to the shipped figures of the DmC, the Devil May Cry reboot, and they aren’t as high as the company had hoped, with the game having shipped just one million units since launch.
This figure has led to Capcom revising their projected shipping figures for DmC down to 1.2 million by March 31st 2013. Kris gave DmC a 7/10 in our review of the game, and generally the game was positively met by other reviewers.
It’s difficult to say why DmC hasn’t sold as well as projected, though some on the factors could be placed on the pre release negativity that the reboot met from fans of the series.
A second reason could be a lack of product awareness. There wasn’t much of an advertising presence through the traditional media of television and advertising boards, at least in my opinion anyway. A third reason could also be placed on the release window itself, with it being so soon after a big holiday with people still recovering their costs.
The report also revealed sales of Capcom’s other main titles, with Resident Evil 6 selling 4.8 million units which is below Capcom’s desired figures.
Dragon’s Dogma has reached 1.25 million units sold, and Operation Raccoon City hasn’t been successful at all having only shifted 650,000 units to date.