Why don’t Darkstalkers players at least buy Darkstalkers Resurrection? Even PC gamers should have at least a PS3 or X360 to help support it and prove to Capcom there is interest when communities seriously take action through improving sales instead of talk.
The fighting community should all buy the Darkstalkers Resurrection version (PS3 or X360, or both), the GGPO on that is great too. And PSN and XBL could use a Darkstalkers community online. I still see some people doing ranked matches. If anything this holiday season, more people should buy and play Darkstalkers Resurrection, it may not be the perfect port w/ Darkstalkers 3 standard roster people are looking for (I mean let’s admit it, DS3 set the standard for the full roster, and maybe the Saturn version if you want to count that. People can say the arcade perfect versions are better for tournament play, but people praise flavors more than “arcade” standard competition.
A fighting games aren’t totally balanced, so DS3 could have gotten more people to get Darkstalkers Resurrection, but regardless, it does deserve more sales and fans. Capcom did put more effort into it than anything since the PS1/Saturn versions and Chaos Tower, so it does deserve more sales and support if Darkstalkers fans really want a Darkstalkers 4, it’s not too late since it’s still up on PSN and XBL, and the new gen consoles aren’t going to start going mainstream until 2015. So the entire fighting genre community for that matter, should prioritize support over entitlements. Just about every Darkstalkers fan is a Street Fighter fan, SF purists should support this game/bundle too. If we had SF4 series sales numbers for Darkstalkers Resurrection, that could really influence a Darkstalkers 4.
Yea people can argue Capcom made a mistake with how they delivered this edition, but people are also making a mistake being so picky how it’s served, that their inaction is causing DS4 to not be a priority. If everyone that signed petitions and even mild interest in a DS4, they would buy Darkstalkers Resurrection and prove to Capcom there is enough demand to promote this series with a big budget project and sequel.
Of course if people just doubt, then of course nothing gets off the ground. People can be stubborn, but they are their own worst enemy. If Darkstalkers community (and fighting game community in general that wants a DS4 that rivals SF4 series production values) really want DS4 to be priority, it’s still up in the PSN/XBL store. (another company like Konami would pull it off the market like I think they are doing with Skullgirls).
but yea if people set aside their entitlements and excuses already owning DS3, already owning ____ DS game, and buy this for themselves, for their friend, and everyone that signed petitions and all for a DS4, all buy Darkstalkers Resurrection, that could have a positive impact. and the bigger the sales, the more Capcom will realize how serious and how badly people want DS4. Words don’t reach companies like money does.
And total sales are not limited to launch window sales.
The best petition would be more than enough people buying Darkstalkers Resurrection instead of
just allowing Capcom to keep the series in a back corner somewhere.
Just like Resident Evil and Street Fighter fanbase is always faithful and buying every edition, DLC and resold milked edition/port keeping the series a priority, the fighting community can help do the same for Darkstalkers also.
but people have to actively buy and play Darkstalkers Resurrection (the learning curve isn’t friendly like modern games, but it’s still very playable) and keep it relevant within communities like shoryuken.com and eventhubs as well. There is a lot of quality gaming in Darkstalkers Resurrection, and now is the best time for the community to make a comeback and show Capcom that Darkstalkers does matter and it’s worth investing in a DS4.
Capcom already stated they are upset about the sales, but it’s still on the market, any amount of people can buy it right now if they wanted to.
If 100,000+ people bought it on PSN/XBL (just like the hundreds of thousands of people bought Call of Duty Ghosts and other things in the digital market), we could really have Capcom take the Darkstalkers fans seriously to give the Darkstalkers 4 idea a second chance.
Not sure how much sales Capcom would need to convince them, but considering people throw money at $60 games that they play and shelf the same week, it wouldn’t hurt to donate support through buying Darkstalkers Resurrection, instead of just sitting there without faith.
And for only $15, even just the vanilla arcade ports are a steal at that price, especially considering the quality GGPO branded online, and other added features, if people think that’s too much, then
the industry is doomed, eventually people expect videogames to be free or the price of a donut, and the industry can’t survive and develop like that, there would be nothing but lame smartphone games.
Tons of money is dumped on kickstarter things that don’t even have the replay value and quality this offers. If the communities don’t unite with supporting Darkstalkers Resurrection, then they are basically proving Capcom “right”, that there is too little interest to make a DS4 matter. So is that what the fighting community wants? They prefer the market to remain stagnant with overused SF/ASW/Namco/Tecmo franchises while ignoring franchises like Darkstalkers that deserves to become mainstream as well?
The crossroads still have two paths.
Either communities really start buying and support Darkstalkers Resurrection, Capcom’s ultimatum to determine whether or not to make DS4,
or communities just give up on a franchise that deserves more attention and support.
Maybe people think there will be another case when Capcom might test the market again with Darkstalkers, but why wait then instead of letting them know now through sales how much the Darkstalkers franchise is loved?