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Calls for digital Darkstalkers release were not matched by sales, Capcom reveals

Ben Parfitt
Calls for digital Darkstalkers release were not matched by sales, Capcom reveals

It’s one thing taking to the internet to say how badly you want a game to be re-released. It’s another thing to altogether to then go and spend money on it.

Capcom admitted recently that it might have come to the end of the road when it comes to re-releasing its 2D fighting titles on modern formats in HD. And now it has explicitly admitted to its disappointment at the sales of Darkstalkers Resurrection.

“Sadly, it's not as high on that list as it really needs to be to be successful,” Capcom’s corporate officer and senior VP Christian Svensson said of the game’s PSN charts performance.

“We're working on promotions and the like to improve the situation. We've not given up. But I'm disappointed in the opening sales response relative to any other fighting titles we've put out on the same platforms 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.

“And before people jump to the wrong conclusions, I'm not blaming fans who did buy it and supported the brand. I'm very thankful for those guys (thank you, to all of you). I'm more disappointed by my misread of the information in this particular case.”

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