DmC Debuts Atop UK Charts, But Are The Sales Disappointing?
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
1/21/2013 10:57:58 AM Ben Dutka