Right about now, Capcom is patting themselves on the back for following through with the tough decision to take Devil May Cry 4 multiplatform. Their press release boasts that not only did DMC4 reach the 2-million shipped mark, but it did so in record time — surpassing the other three games in the series in the process.
I’ve just about finished the game myself, and I can see why. Even though I’m still questioning their decision to force an install on some of us in the process, DMC4 plays like a hack-and-slash dream. However, one little detail still bothers Blindside and I: the use of the word “shipped.” How about updating that press release (seen after the jump), to include some sales numbers, Capcom? Come on, don’t be shy. We all know it’s selling well.
CAPCOM®‘S DEVIL MAY CRY® 4 SHIPS OVER 2 MILLION STYLISH UNITS
Fastest Selling Game In the DMC Series to Reach This Milestone
SAN MATEO, Calif — February 20, 2008 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed that Devil May Cry ® 4, the latest installment in the Devil May Cry series, has shipped over two million units worldwide since its recent release for both for Sony Computer Entertainment’s PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) and the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. A PC version of the game will be released in the coming months.
The Devil May Cry series is renowned for its fast-paced, stylish action and has wowed gamers around the globe. Since the release of the original title in 2001, the series has amassed total worldwide sales to date of over 9 million units and become a pillar franchise for Capcom.
Devil May Cry 4 immerses gamers in a gothic supernatural world, where a new protagonist clashes with series mainstay Dante. As new leading man Nero players will be able to unleash incredibly powerful and stylish attacks and non-stop combos using a combination of the Devil Bringer right arm and the Exceed system, both of which are new gameplay mechanics for the series. Taking full advantage of the advanced graphical and processing power of the next-gen systems it draws gamers into the Devil May Cry world like never before with highly detailed and expansive environments, even more enemies to defeat and some of the most breath-taking bosses ever conceived.