Darkstalkers Resurrection cannot currently be considered a success, Capcom senior vice president Christian Svensson has revealed over on Capcom Unity.
The two-games-in-one downloadable game, which offers updated visuals and online play, was released in March, but so far gamers aren’t flocking to digital stores to purchase the game.
In response to a Capcom Unity forum post asking, “Hey, Darkstalkers one of the best-selling PSN games… What gives?” Svensson replied: “Sadly, it’s not as high on that list as it really needs to be to be successful.
“We’re working on promotions and the like to improve the situation. We’ve not given up. But I’m disappointed in the opening sales response relative to any other fighting title we’ve put out on the same platforms given the frequency and urgency of requests we’ve had here over the last several years and the quality of the execution. It is the most fully featured and probably best project of this type we’ve done.”
He concluded: “And before people jump to the wrong conclusions, I’m not blaming fans who did buy it and supported the brand. I’m very thankful for those guys (thank you, to all of you). I’m more disappointed by my misread of the information in this particular case.”
Svensson’s comments follow a recent post in which he more of less confirmed the publisher would not be pursuing further updates to its retro fighting titles, stating the “novelty is wearing off“.
Source: Capcom Unity