Capcom Reaffirms Commitment To Wii Following Skepticism

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles

Sega wasn't the only company to make headlines talking about diminished hopes for the Wii this week. Capcom's director general in France, Antoine Seux, told Gamekult.com that Capcom's future was on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. His company appears to have other ideas -- or at least the desire to distance themselves from any perceived Wii bashing.

"Further to comments made in a recent article on French website Gamekult, Capcom would like to confirm its commitment as a multi-platform developer and publisher of interactive software," the company's European PR team said in a statement.

Seux cited low sales of "Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles" as evidence that core games had moved on. He compared the game's 16,000 units in first-month sales to the 140,000 that "Resident Evil 4" managed to sell for the Wii in the same amount of time in 2007. He said the Wii was still important, but called it a family console with comparatively low attachment rates.

Judging from the wording of Capcom's statement and Seux's opinion, it sounds as though they may still be drifting into the Sega camp to focus on the 360 and PS3 with their more mature titles, even if games like "Mega Man 10" and "Contra Rebirth" still fit nicely into the WiiWare catalog. Capcom also has "Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars" on its way to Wii later this month. Seeing how its sales numbers stack up against "Darkside Chronicles" may be telling.

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