It seems the Wii is slowly losing support from it’s third party developers. Recently SEGA announced they probably wouldn’t develop any more “mature, hardcore” titles for the system, and now Capcom has decided to shift their focus away from the WIi.
According to Capcom France head honcho Antoine Seux, “gamers’ games” aren’t selling on the Wii. In an interview with French site GameKult.com, Seux reveals the newly released Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles only sold 16,000 copies in its first three weeks, lower than the company had hoped for.
Seux also cites problems with development for the console as another reason for the shift in focus.
“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.”
Capcom used to be one of the Wii’s greatest supporters with titles such as Zack and Wiki, Okami and various Resident Evil games.
Fred Dutton of Official Nintendo Magazine is currently calling bullshit on Capcom’s reasons for backing away from the Wii, asking developers to stop making excuses.