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Street Fighter V Experienced Massive Drop In Sales Last Year

By Sarene Mae Butao , Feb 04, 2017 06:12 AM EST

Capcom reported that their latest fighting game title Street Fighter V had retailed approximately 1.4 million copies from March of last year. By the end of December of the same year, the number increased from 1.4 to 1.5 million copies, which means from the span of April to December the game only sold around 100,000 copies.

According to the report from Attack of the Fanboy, Capcom's latest entry in the famous franchise only sold about 11,000 copies per month. As a result, this is a huge sales drop for the game given the fact that it managed to sell out 1.4 million copies during its first six weeks. Meanwhile, Capcom initially said that Street Fighter V would break the 2 million feats by the end of March 2016, which they have missed it badly.

Though these recent numbers are shocking, but it is not really surprising considering that Street Fighter V was known for its very rocky release. As reported, the game launches with several missing features and unsteady online performance.

Capcom eventually released an update to fix these several issues surrounding the game and also added some new features. However, it seems like the opening launch gave the game a low reputation and pushed back a big part of the audience which resulted in a massive drop in sales.

Aside from Street Fighter V's sales drop, Capcom also revealed their financial report from April to December 2016. Based on the released report, there is an overall drop to Capcom regarding in sales and income compared to 2015. However, the company has attributed that drop to the release of Monster Hunter X in Japan last 2015.

Furthermore, Capcom reported that game titles such as Monster Hunter Generations, Dead Rising 4 and the re-release of popular Resident Evil games have carried the majority of their sales in Japan. Meanwhile, they are positive for the following months as they foresee game titles such as Monster Hunter XX and Resident Evil 7 to increase their sales this year.

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