Capcom blames fighting game market saturation for Street Fighter X Tekken's sluggish sales

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • May 15, 2012 at 8:11 a.m. PDT
Capcom blames fighting game market saturation for Street Fighter X Tekken's sluggish sales In a message to their investors, Capcom stated that one of the reasons they felt Street Fighter X Tekken's sales fell short of the 2 million mark is because of cannibalism of the fighting game genre, with too many games launched in a short period of time.

Their statement read:

How do you assess the performance of titles that were introduced in the fourth quarter of the previous fiscal year?

Sales of "Street Fighter X Tekken" have fallen short of our plan. We believe one of causes is cannibalism because of the large number of other games in this genre that were launched within a short time.

Despite Street Fighter X Tekken moving 1.4 million copies, Capcom said sales of the title lagged, as it didn't live up to the initial projections for the Xbox 360 and PS3 releases.

Do you feel Capcom's assessment is accurate here? Do you think the fighting game genre is over saturated at the moment? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.

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