Capcom To Reduce Wii Investment

Capcom Has Announced That It Plans To Reduce Its Emphasis on Wii Titles

January 6, 2010 – In a statement that echoed Sega’s announcement that it would cease development of mature Wii games, Japanese publisher Capcom has said that it intends to focus more heavily on Xbox 360 and PS3.

The announcement comes after poor sales of the ‘mature’ Wii game Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles, which sold just 16,000 copies over three weeks. Resident Evil 5 for Xbox 360 and PS3 sold 140,000 copies over a similar length of time.

So-called ‘gamer’s games’, such as Dead Space: Extraction and MadWorld have suffered from disappointing sales on Wii.

Antoine Seux, Director General of Capcom France, said “The Wii is still an important part of sales, but growth is on both [Sony and Microsoft’s] platforms. The Wii console is very much a family commitment… for us, Capcom, the future is the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.” (Translation by Spong.)