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Capcom: Darkstalkers' opening sales are a failure

7:00 PM on 04.11.2013 // Allistair Pinsof
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'We've not given up. But I'm disappointed in the opening sales'

Capcom senior VP Christian Svensson recently said that fighting game re-releases are dropping in popularity, and now the sales numbers for Darkstalkers Resurrection confirm his theory.

After years of fans asking for a downloadable re-release, Darkstalkers Resurrection didn't place on the list of best-selling PlayStation Network games. Svensson says part of this is due to a lack of promotion but he's working on changing that.

"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," Svensson says on Ask Capcom, "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."

Svensson continues, clarifying that he is not upset at the fans who continue to support the franchise. We all knew this day was going to come, as fighting games got a shot in the arm in 2009 from Street Fighter IV. The popularity just can't last, it seems, and if it can then re-releases aren't the solution.

Ask Capcom [via Shoryuken]




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