Mature Wii games donâ€™t sell. This isnâ€™t new news, but a recent interview with Capcom also reveals that so-called ‘gamers’ games arenâ€™t shifting either with many â€˜hardcoreâ€™ gamers putting down their Wii remotes and reaching out for their Xbox and PlayStation joypads instead.
The low sales of the recent Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles on Wii, compared to Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, were used as an example. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles has only shifted 16,000 copies in three weeks whereas Resident Evil 4 sold 140,000 in the same amount of time.
“Two years ago, there were still gamers on the Wii, Nintendo loyalists who – a priori – have turned their backs on this console in favour of the next generation,” said Capcomâ€™s French general director Antoine Seux.
This doesnâ€™t mean that weâ€™re only going to see mass-market tiles on Wii from Capcom; Monster Hunter Tri is out in a few months time. Seux does point out though that its success will depend on how well it will be advertised.