Monday, August 6, 2012

SoulCalibur V sells 1.38 million copies

The numbers are in.

Namco Bandai has released a financial report revealing the sales of SoulCalibur V (SCV). The game has sold 1.38 million copies. The numbers so far fall short of SCIV sales, which sold 2.3 million copies.

With so many fighting games on the market, it should come as no surprise that SCV didn't sell as much as SCIV. Are declining numbers a sign of things to come for $60 fighters?

Capcom expected Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) to sell two million but only walked away with 1.4 million. Tecmo Koei expects Dead or Alive 5 (DoA5) to sell one million copies. Namco Bandai's next fighter, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2) is expected to hit the two million mark.

Fernando's POV: It's difficult to hit expected sales numbers for fighting games when the market is oversaturated. It wouldn't surprise me if TTT2 didn't sell two million units despite the amount of hype Namco Bandai has put together.