Quantcast
Capcom profits down, Street Fighter X Tekken sales lagged - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Capcom profits down, Street Fighter X Tekken sales lagged


10:30 PM on 05.07.2012
Capcom profits down, Street Fighter X Tekken sales lagged photo



The latest fiscal report from Capcom has a few pleasant surprises, but also has its share of rough spots. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City moved around 1.7 million units worldwide. That bodes well for the more action-oriented Resident Evil 6 set to release later this year. Monster Hunter 3G had an even more impressive showing, moving 1.6 million units in Japan alone. Not bad for a handheld adaptation of a 2 year old Wii game with a highly questionable marketing campaign

Still, overall profits for the company were down 13.8%, perhaps in part due to the sales of Street Fighter X Tekken. With 1.4 million discs shipped, the game is currently 600,000 units shy of Capcom's projected goal of 2 million in sales. Pretty disappointing for a crossover between the two most popular fighting game franchises on the planet. Speaking of crossovers, it doesn't look like Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 has sold its first million yet. That's got to be discouraging. 

I think Street Fighter X Tekken and Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 are great games, but they were both PR nightmares in their own ways. I really hope this teaches Capcom to not give certain consoles a free head start on 5-17 DLC characters, to stop with this on-disc DLC propostion, and to never again release a huge, retail-based update to a game that's less than a year old. Having great games will only do so much for you when the consumer ends up feeling burned every time they buy one.

Capcom Reports Sluggish Sales for Street Fighter X Tekken [Shoryuken]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.



Contest: Win a code for Strider! photo






Capcom

5:00 AM on 04.15.2014
Capcom unveils two new R&D buildings for 'highly original games'

Capcom has announced plans to construct two new research-and-development buildings near its head office in Osaka, Japan. "Constructing these new R&D buildings will make game development operations more efficient by centr...more



12:00 AM on 04.03.2014
I'm sorry, but I have to tell you about one more Flappy Bird clone

Street Flapper is a Flappy Birds clone made in the spirit of the Flappy Jam that took place a little while ago. This one takes Street Fighter II characters and has them perform their signature moves while having to avoid Dhal...more



10:00 PM on 04.02.2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV will be playable at PAX East

Ultra Street Fighter IV will be playable at PAX East next weekend. You'll have to go to the Machinima booth to play it, as Capcom won't have a booth presence otherwise. Meanwhile over at the Twitch booth, you'll be able to wa...more



View all Capcom






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more