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

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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.


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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.