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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 managed to sell 1.4 million units digitally almost 10 years after the game's original release

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • October 28, 2016 at 9:10 a.m. PDT • Comments: 60

On Capcom's official site, they list the sales of their games that have risen above a million sales, and they are plentiful.


One particularly impressive entry on the list is Marvel vs. Capcom 2, because the listing is actually not all versions of the game, but solely focused on the digital release of the game for PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2009, which was 9 years after the game had originally been released in arcades and on the Sega Dreamcast.
You can see the full details of Capcom's sales data below.

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As you can see above, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 managed to reach 1.4 million sales with its digital release. What makes this even more impressive is the fact that the game was only available for a limited time, due to licensing issues with a Marvel game.

Even beyond that, it's notable that in-company sales data like this generally tracks shipped numbers, which don't always equate to consumer-sold numbers, but since this was a digital release there's no shipping involved, which means that 1.4 million people purchased the game.

Clearly, there's strong selling power with the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise, as Marvel vs. Capcom 3 also appears on their list with strong sales, with the vanilla version shipping 2.2 million copies and the Ultimate game shipping 1.2 million units.

Obviously, sales aren't an obstacle for a future Marvel vs. Capcom game, so let's hope that Marvel sees the light and decides to shake hands with Capcom again for a future collaboration.

Source: Capcom's Financial Page.
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