Capcom’s having a fit of ups and downs this fiscal year. While Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Monster Honter 3G are unquestionable successes in Capcom’s reports, overall profits are down 13.8%. A major suspect in their loss is Street Fighter X Tekken, which only sold 1.4 million units. That’s 600,000 less than Capcom’s projected 2 million. Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 also hasn’t sold its first million either despite being around since November of last year.
Both games have been controversial in the eyes of critics and fans alike. While reviews have been generally positive, fiascos surrounding news like DLC being on the disc and as well as criticisms of both games’ balance hasn’t exactly created the most positive word of mouth buzz. For some extra perspective, Street Fighter IV has sold 3.1 million units so far and even Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (the version that came first) has sold 2 million so far.
There’s no doubt that both titles will eventually hit their coveted milestones in the coming months but seeing the hard numbers on a report should hopefully teach Capcom to handle some of their issues with a bit more care.