Capcom: Street Fighter X Tekken sales have “fallen short of our plan”

Cannibalism to blame, says publisher.

Sales of Street Fighter X Tekken have failed to meet internal expectations, according to publisher and developer Capcom.

Despite moving over 1 million units, the company had previously described sales for the game as having “lagged.”

“Sales of Street Fighter X Tekken have fallen short of our plan,” it said in its latest financial Q&A. “We believe one of [the] causes is cannibalism because of the large number of other games in this genre that were launched within a short time.”

Games website Eurogamer notes that Capcom has released a number of fighting games in recent years, including: Street Fighter IV, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, their various iterations, Street Fighter X Tekken and various downloadable re-releases.

The crossover fighter shipped with a number of issues, notably the omission of single-console online co-operative play on Xbox 360 – despite it being printed in the manual – online glitches and various imbalances, such as infinite combos.

Capcom’s decision to include on-disc unlockable content, which was later to be charged to unlock, also sparked outrage. It further led to the additional content, such as extra characters, being extracted and used by hackers unfairly in online matches.

Street Fighter X Tekken is available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, with a release set for PlayStation Vita this fall.

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