Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles News for Wii

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Speaking to Gamekult, Antoine Seux, director general of Capcom France, has revealed that sales of mature Wii title Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles have been a disappointment and believes the hardcore gamer has abandoned Nintendo's console.

"As for Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, absolute figures are not too bad, but we're not going to lie, they are below what we hoped," said Seux (the interview was conducted in French so there may be translation errors). "After three weeks we're a total of 16,000 units sold. There is clearly a problem with this style of game on the Wii, where gamers have obviously moved on."

He continued: "Two years ago Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles was a big success on Wii. You can see that customers of this console have turned to titles with a much broader appeal. It's a disappointment."

The so-called gamers' games are selling less and less on the Wii said Seux, pointing to the likes of MadWord, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop and The House of the Dead: Overkill.

Seux added that he feels the Nintendo loyalists who had been supporting the Wii in its early years have now abandoned the console in favour of the Xbox 360 and PS3.

He concluded: "The Wii is a family console with relatively low attach rates, so for us at Capcom, the future is on PS3 and Xbox 360."

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JediKnight's Avatar

JediKnight

I think the real question is...does Nintendo really care? New Super Mario Wii sold wonderfully. Wii Fit keeps on selling.
They will be coming out with Other M and SMG2 later this year and the new Zelda game announced for later this year (I personally believe next year).
Nintendo knows their market and that's what they are targeting.

We the gamer feel dissapointed, however, until Nintendo decides to change their strategy, we have PS3 and 360 for a consitent stream of core games.
Posted 18:24 on 08 January 2010
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CANCEROUS

Well maybe if more Core gamers who own wii actually went out and bought these games they been moaning about not having then things would be different. But at the same time the developers should also take note of what the core gamers are asking for. Its in EA defence Dead space extraction is a good game but we all know that we was hoping for a similar game to the PS3/360 versions same with some of Capcoms efforts... We know that Capcom can make RE5 on wii so why not build a ground up experice that we will want. which isnt on rails.
Posted 15:22 on 06 January 2010
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Rogue_Soul

The knives have really come out for the Wii this month. First EA, then Sega, now Capcom...
Posted 13:44 on 06 January 2010

Game Stats

Release Date: 27/11/2009
Publisher: Capcom
Genre: Action
No. Players: 1-2
Rating: BBFC 15
Site Rank: 1,736 44
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