Fans Boycott Capcom for DMC4 Multi-Platform
While the likes of others and myself are more than stoked on the fact Capcom has realized the potential for the 360 market with Dead rising; their are those that would rather not buy the products than except that one of the few games they expected to be exclusive to the Playstation 3 is no longer exclusive.
We (The people that have signed this petition) feel very left out in your decision to make Devil May Cry 4 a Multi-Platform title, and hereby agree to boycott your sale of Capcom affiliated games. This is due to your decision to turn your back on your most faithful gaming company. For years we have enjoyed games, we have reaped the benefits of your committment to Sony. We find it absolutely demoralizing for not only the gamers, but also Sony itself. We want you to know that will not, and should not stand for your actions, and therefore withold our option of buying your product.
I find that well, just short of hilarious, to not buy a product for this reason is just plain childish. Your going to sit there and tell me you are willing to miss out on a great gaming experience and other great Capcom games because they revoked the exclusivity of one title? What about when Dead Rising goes to the Playstation 3? I know many that have already had the joy of playing it and will not give a hoot, more less petition such a great company because we feel left out.
For those of you that want a company to complain at, complain and petition Sony, if there console wasn't so damn expansive and in such little demand maybe Capcom would have kept the exclusivity, but keep in mind, the gaming industry isn't all fun and games, its mostly money. When you look at the base, you will see that more people own a 360, and if I were Capcom I would want to sell as many copies of Devil May Cry 4 as possible, and not just to the select few in Japan that bought the Playstation 3.
[hilarity via destructoid]
Response from Capcom's Christian Svensson:
"We are certainly moved that people are so passionate about our products that they would go to such extremes, at the same time we feel that allowing more people access to our content pleases far more people than it displeases (after all, we're not denying DMC4 to anyone that was already going to get it). It really is the best decision for the company and for consumers."
My point exactly.