Capcom: Don't worry about the Shareholder Report Comments
This past Thursday, Capcom released a shareholder [Register or Login to view links]. One of the more troubling entities which was identified revolved around mutliplatform and exclusive titles.
"All major titles launched during the next fiscal year or thereafter will be developed as multi-platform games," read the report. However, Capcom is now attempting to partially mitigate the damage that the financial report has caused.
"Relax. I think the materials pretty much speak for themselves and we’re continuing to support all consoles with appropriate content," said Capcom’s Christian Svnesson.
"It just means things that in the past would have been timed exclusives to a single platform will no longer be exclusive to a single platform. It’s just better business decisions at play. I don’t think fans have anything to worry about. That said, I know nothing I say will keep people from freaking out, screaming ‘the sky is falling, OMG!’ So feel free to carry on assuming the worst. I suspect you’ll be pleasantly surprised if you do so." More PlayStation 3 News...
Going multi-platform is the safer choice for Capcom, my as well get the games out to as many systems as possible instead of limiting yourself to just one system. This won't hurt Capcom, only help them. And it seems to be the "in" thing to do as a 3rd party software developer.
Look at Square-Enix announcing that FFXIII will no longer be a PS3 exclusive. I can only see this increasing sale for games, since you have a larger consumer base by going multi-platform.