Good is not good enough, says Capcom, referencing to the decent-but-underwhelming sales numbers of their digital release of Darkstalkers Resurrection, available through the PlayStation Network and XBox LIVE.
The HD remastering of prior releases Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3, Darkstalkers Resurrection has enjoyed some notable acclaim (I myself have it and enjoy it). But Capcom’s senior vice president Christian Svensson replied to the fact that it was in PlayStation Network’s Top 10 for March by stating that “sadly, it’s not as high on that list as it really needs to be to be successful.”
Svensson took to the official Capcom Unity forum boards to discuss Darkstalkers Resurrection, saying that maybe the company overestimated interest in the franchise:
“We’ve not given up. But I’m disappointed in the opening sales response relative to any other fighting title 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.”
Darkstalkers Resurrection can still be found in both online stores.