Although Capcom is likely to be happy with the result, there may be some cause for concern…
The recently released DmC: Devil May Cry , the critically acclaimed but controversial franchise reboot, has topped the UK sales charts in its first week. It knocked off the previous #1 title, FIFA 13 , which had been at the top for two weeks. Call of Duty: Black Ops II slipped to third.
It's Capcom's first #1 seller in the UK since Resident Evil 5 back in 2009, but here's the iffy part- It seems DmC has only sold a little over one-third of what DMC4 sold during its first week in 2008. Furthermore, it's not like the competition has been especially stiff this month. Is this a sign that once again, despite favorable reviews, Ninja Theory will come up short in regards to sales and financial goals? We hope not but maybe too many fans have a problem with the game, and that's having a bigger impact than anticipated.
Or maybe we could just say, "Well, it debuted at #1 and that can't be a bad thing." Maybe it's better to be optimistic without delving too deep. …maybe.
Related Game(s): DmC: Devil May Cry