Instead of seeing it as 11 years ago. Why dont you see it as just last generation?
Because it was still 11 years ago. That's a long time.
You try to point out that capcom havent made a good success for the first entry in new franchise ( well in case you want to exclude MH which doent have the explode opening ).
I did include Monster Hunter. In fact, I specifically pointed out that Monster Hunter is their best first week (120k) and best LTD (289k) of all their new franchises in the past decade.
I'm not even trying to suggest that Dragon's Dogma won't put up some decent numbers. I think it should end up beating Monster Hunter in both first week and LTD sales to become their best new franchise entry in the past decade (even if that's not a particularly high bar to clear). But it's not going to sell 500k first week, or 1M LTD which is what the discussion was about earlier in the thread.
And considering the lengthy dev time and massive size of the dev team involved, I suspect that the game will have a difficult time trying to recoup its investment - but that's another issue entirely. And it could even be a moot point altogether if they ultimately nurture the series and evolve it into something bigger with future sequels (a la Monster Hunter).