Capcom listens to the fans, is rewarded for it

Capcom listens to the fans, is rewarded for it

Matthew Handrahan for GamesIndustry.biz:

Devil May Cry 5 has reached two million shipments, and it has done so since it launched on March 8. The critics also gave the game a warm reception, leaving it with an aggregate score of 87 on Metacritic at the time of writing.

Devil May Cry 5 is the latest in a string of commercial hits for Capcom, with Resident Evil 7, the remake of Resident Evil 2, and Monster Hunter: World all finding success.

Capcom’s been killing it lately and I can’t help but attribute it to the attention they’ve been paying to the requests from longtime fans.

In the case of Resident Evil 7 and the remake of Resident Evil 2, fans wanted less of an action title and more of a truly scary game — and a return to form for the series. For Monster Hunter, PC, PlayStation, and Xbox fans had long watched as Nintendo’s consoles and Sony’s PlayStation Portable secured Monster Hunter titles as exclusives and wanted to get in on the action. Lastly, in the case of Devil May Cry — much like Resident Evil — fans were asking for a return to the roots of the series that’s been missing since DMC 4 back in 2008.

With all of these franchises, Capcom delivered and they’re being rewarded for it with great sales numbers for many of their most recent games. It makes me wonder if we’ll finally get a sequel to Dragon’s Dogma.