Street Fighter X Tekken sales blamed on ‘cannibalism’

sfxt_75496_screenBad news for Capcom’s newest game, Street Fighter X Tekken did not perform as they had hoped.  The publisher of the game believes that a glut of recent fighting game releases is to blame.  The worldwide sales of the game add up to 1.4 Million.

The following is a statement released by Capcom:

“Sales of Street Fighter X Tekken have fallen short of our plan.  We believe one of [the] causes is cannibalism because of the large number of other games in this genre that were launched within a short time.”

Capcom has released a string of fighter games ranging in versions.  Some of these include, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, and Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition.  In the same time frame, other publishers have released other fighting games including Mortal Kombat, SoulCalibur V, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend, and King of Fighters XIII.

Capcom also addressed the release and sales of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.  That game sold only 2 million units which has given Capcom vindication of it’s new business plan.  Regarding that, they had this to say:

“This shows the success of our decision to try the new approach of using an alliance with an overseas development company.”

Source: GameSpot

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