Capcom: ‘West Led Titles Unsuccessful’
“As a group, the new titles where development was led from abroad didn’t do so well,” Tsujimoto told the Financial Times. According to the piece Dark Void sold 520,000 copies, failing to meet a projected 2 million, while Bionic Commando sold 700,000 copies compared to Capcom’s original target of 1.5 million.
The games were developed by Airtight Games in the US, and now-defunct Swedish outfit GRIN respectively. Tsujimoto confirmed that Capcom would continue to work with foreign developers on sequels and reboots of its existing IP, so there's still hope for those of you holding out for a violent first-person Megaman game by id Software…