Capcom release a lot of fighting games.
This year’s Street Fighter x Tekken is the latest in a long list of fighting games to have been released since 2008 when Street Fighter IV helped to rejuvenate the genre.
However, according to Capcom, sales of the fighter have “fallen short” of their plans. Since its release in March, the title has shifted 1.4 million copies.
So what does Capcom blame for the game’s poor performance at retail?
“We believe one of causes is cannibalism because of the large number of other games in this genre that were launched within a short time.”
For reference, Capcom has released these fighting games on home and portable consoles in the last 4 years:
- Street Fighter IV (2008)
- Super Street Fighter II HD Turbo Remix (2009)
- Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (2009)
- Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (2010)
- Super Street Fighter IV (2010)
- Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (2011)
- Super Street Fighter IV 3D (2011)
- Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011)
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (2011)
- Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition (2011)
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 [Vita] (2012)
- Street Fighter x Tekken (2012)