Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Street Fighter x Tekken expected to sell 2 million copies

Capcom released its earnings for the first half of the fiscal year and the turnout isn't too great.

The company has dropped from $522 million in 2010 to $375.1 million in 2011. While it's not flattering news, Capcom believes they know what has caused the drop.

No major titles this year.

While games like Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition sold over 400,000 copies worldwide, it was an expansion to a game made back in 2009.

Don't fret Capcom fans. There is good news in this piece.

Capcom expects Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) to sell 2 million copies worldwide.

The game will make its way to the Xbox 360 and PS3 on March 6, 2012. The PS Vita and PC versions are expected to be released that same year.

With new features such as the gem system, Capcom hopes to draw in casual gamers as well as add a new spark to fighting game genre. The mode has caused confusion, but Capcom community manager Seth Killian believes it'll all work out when the game hits stores next year. Capcom also stated that over 100 gems will be available in the game at some point.

Another new feature added is Pandora mode, however Killian recently said the mode is "weak sauce" and may be cut from the game.