Capcom is losing faith in Wii development. A few years ago it was releasing tons of game for it, but now it believes the future of its franchises lie in the Xbox 360 and PS3. The performance of its Wii games just have not been well. Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles sold an embarrassing 16,000 copies in three weeks. Capcom France’s Antoine Seux spoke about the disappointing performance on the Wii.
“Development on Wii [is] very difficult, with an oversupply [of games] and a gamer market that has radically changed,” states Seux. “[Hardcore games] are selling less and less on the console, [be it] MadWorld or Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop or House of the Dead: Overkill. Two years ago, there were still [hardcore] gamers on Wii, [but these have been] diverted from this console in favor of the new generation.
“The Wii console is very much a family commitment [and] rates relatively low. So for us, Capcom, the future is the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.”
Sega also recently condemned the Wii in a similar manner, which is unfortunate given the console’s great potential.