Capcom Senior Vice President: Capcom Survey Data Was “Very Telling”

By Ishaan . January 9, 2013 . 3:30pm

A few weeks ago, Capcom ran a survey, asking fans to vote on what kinds of downloadable games they would like to see from the publisher, what their favourite franchises were, and other similar questions to gauge feedback. Capcom’s Senior Vice-President, Christian Svensson, reports that over 60,000 people responded to the survey.


Svensson shared this piece of information in reply to a Mega Man fan on the Capcom forums, who asked what Capcom had taken away from the survey results. Here’s Svensson’s reply in full:


I think the breadth of feedback we received was fantastic (more than 60K respondents) and I think Japan will think the same. So thanks everyone for taking the time.


The data collected was very telling and in my opinion easily gives a prioritized list of things I think we should do (conveniently enough, many of them are things we’ve been pushing for for a while). My next task is to convince the gatekeepers in Japan with the data (which they have in their possession) and ensure what we’re working on fits with the complete digital strategy for the company.


Games  of this sort take a couple months to greenlight and usually a year or more to make, so again, to set expectations, please don’t expect any new news being driven from this survey in the short term. That said, we do have games already in development in this segment, some of which you’ll hear about a bit later in the year.


It sounds like a few people at Capcom now have a good idea of what to do with their download titles in the future. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before we see the results.


  • Robert Hendrie

    I want the downloadable battle network games to happen, I miss playing them

    • Niyari

      same! i put yes for like every battle network related thing in that survey. haha

      • venomryu

        the battle network series i hated those game capcom flood the market with those

      • Robert Hendrie

        Would be amazing if they added content that never got finished and stuff that was cut from the English versions

  • SirRichard

    That’s rather encouraging stuff, and I’m glad he’s willing to be a bit frank about it. If the response manages to turn some heads at Capcom, we’re in for some potentially interesting stuff over the coming years. I just hope something comes of it.

  • Farid Belkacemi

    Capcom, I’m still waiting for Ace Attorney INVESTIGATIONS 2 ;)

    • Strain42

      This. Please say there was some good news regarding AAI2.

      • Tsunamori Nanashi

        I sure did vote for it

  • *Ahem* Tech Romancer

  • Jordan Ortiz

    I picked megaman x and viewtiful joe on the survey yet it only asked if I was interested in a new devil may cry, or regular megaman games, not the best survey for peoples true opinions.

  • I marked Breath of Fire; time for a revival, right? …right? Who’s with me here, ladies and gents?

    Oh well, we’ll probably at least get some new Megaman thing out of this, so it’s probably not all a wash.

    • Vitonofrio del Rosso

      i’m with you bro! both bof and megaman!

    • Sergio Briceño

      I too voted BoF up and Powerstone because I knew Capcom USA was already interested in continuing the year of Megaman. But what surprised me is that even though I voted BoF higher and picked it up from the questions more than I did PS, I still got more PS related questions.

      So I’m guessing BoF wasn’t really on their list of priorities from the start. I just hope they change their mind.

    • Nozomi

      I did as well.

    • Göran Isacson

      You have my thunder-breath! Always interested in anything BoF related.

  • LynxAmali

    -we’re working on fits with the complete digital strategy for the company.
    -complete digital


    • You’re misinterpreting what he’s saying. He’s not saying that the company is going completely digital, he’s saying these particular games will be part of the company’s overall strategy for download-only titles.

      • LynxAmali

        Which is exactly what I was worried about.

        Should’ve made that clearer I guess.

        • …but… that’s what the survey was about in the first place…

          • Nemesis_Dawn

            There was a guy on one of the boards on GameFAQS complaining that the survey didn’t ask him any questions after he said that he doesn’t download games and doesn’t use Steam, PSN, or XBLA. It was like, “It’s a survey about digital games!”

  • Onizuka Gio Hikari

    i believe i was 20k of those responses lol jk naah but really I was sooooo hype when they asked about battle network, mmx9 etc


    • venomryu

      i got hype when dino crises was on the list and clock tower

  • DongT

    gimme that viewtiful joe hd collection capcom!
    oh and was megaman battle network really on the survey? i totally missed it :P those games were awesome as well

  • Guest

    New HD Battle Network title! I’d love that so much! Ace Attorney Investigations 2 would be a great bonus. :) I’m starting to love Capcom again. :D

  • AkuLord3

    You mean the stuff been waiting and asking u to see…are being told to use this TIEM?! Capcom…u Genius Bastards

  • $29082171

    Demon’s Crest HD remix, please.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Hope that the survey there will allow Sven to persuade those old folks on the top of Capcom to shows that many of their franchise is still loved by many fans.(Onimusha, BoF, Megaman and of course Phoenix Wright.)

  • Göran Isacson

    Well then… here’s to hoping we managed to make a difference, everyone.

  • Hours

    Ace Attorney Investigations 2
    Rival Schools
    Breath of Fire
    Please and thanks.

  • Lionxie

    Legends 3 please D:

    Breath of Fire is another i want to see again. Such good franchises..don’t forget them! Treasure them and nurture them. They will pay back!

  • Elvick

    Here’s hoping for something good out of it based on my votes…

  • David Curry

    well dreamcast was pretty awesome

  • Bakuryukun

    come ooooon Gargoyle’s Quest and Breath of Fire.

  • Tsunamori Nanashi

    lol so we’re saying that capcom *learnt something*? no way

  • Brimfyre

    I wish more companies would do this. Just the fact they included Project Justice on the list and even if I’m the only one who voted for it, it shows they are aware that franchise still exists and it gives us some voice that we want to see more.

  • Mister_Nep

    So I guess we’ll get some Megaman X re-releases this year, and maybe hear some news about Megaman X9 next year? I’m really hoping so.

  • AaqibRawat

    I do not care for legends

    breath of fire

    dungeons and dragons

    demons crest


    please capcom thank you

  • Will Jay

    We better get that new Battle Network. Hopefully on the 3DS.

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