'Street Fighter 5' Issues Resulted To Huge Changes At Capcom And Portfolio Adjustments

Capcom and avid fans of the "Street Fighter" game franchise had high expectations for "Street Fighter 5" when it was released. However, it did not live up to its promise with its various issues and low market performance. In a recent earnings report, Capcom CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto has revealed that the game's lackluster performance led to some changes to the company.

"Street Fighter 5" has missed the sales target initially identified by Capcom when the game first launched in February 2016. In the company's latest earnings report, CEO Tsujimoto has shared some of Capcom's earnings for the past months, specifically from "Street Fighter 5." It appears that major changes were implemented at Capcom following issues experienced with the said game, VideoGamer reports.

Tsujimoto commented on the company investing more time in "developing and running a high-quality title that will perform well globally." He stated that this approach would be "best" even if it takes a long time. The Capcom CEO also made mention of "Street Fighter 5" in the company's latest earnings report. He admitted to certain aspects of the said game needing "more polish." Tsujimoto also acknowledged the game's "lack of content" as well as "server issues" when "Street Fighter 5" was released.

The company's experience with the "Street Fighter 5" launch has pushed Capcom to make "slight adjustments" to its portfolio, Tsujimoto revealed. "Accordingly, we feel it's better to give a little more time to development than before," he added.

The Capcom CEO also explained that the recent changes will affect the company's profit levels in the next one or two years, as stated in the same report. Tsujimoto even reiterated that Capcom is committed to "firmly strengthening" its core brands.

Meanwhile, "Street Fighter 5" has sold a total of 1.4 million copies for both its PC and Playstation 4 versions, Gamespot reports. The volume represents all the copies sold from the game's launch date until the end of Capcom's fiscal year, which is March 31. The number is said to be 2 million below Capcom's target figure.

On the other hand, gamers can expect new content to arrive in June in the form of a free expansion. Capcom has also already released several "Street Fighter 5" updates that have introduced new characters and gameplay elements to the game.

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