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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite shipped 1 million units in 2017, Capcom reports 'soft' sales for the fighting title

Latest financial report released

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • January 31, 2018 at 10:42 a.m. PST • Comments: 163

Capcom's latest financial report has been released, and with it comes an update on the sales of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

According to the latest numbers, MvCI shipped 1 million units within the nine months ending on December 31st, 2017. The game saw it's official release on September 19th, 2017, meaning a little over three months are being taken into account here.

The 1 million mark includes units worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, as well as digital sales on these platforms. Capcom notes that though Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers remains a smash hit, Marvel Infinite's sales were on the soft side.

"In this business, Resident Evil 7 biohazard (for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC) and Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross) Nintendo Switch Ver. (for Nintendo Switch) performed strongly, in addition to Ultra Street Fighter II The Final Challengers (for Nintendo Switch) becoming a smash hit," the report states.

"Meanwhile, sales of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC), which was launched in September 2017 targeting the European and US markets, tended to be soft."

Overall, the company's operating income came in at ¥7 billion ($64.5m) for the nine month period. This is a 36.9% increase year-on-year.

Net sales were down 10.8% -- totaling ¥47.7 billion ($439m) -- which Capcom attributes to launch delays in their amusements business (Pachinko machines and the like).

Despite the lower sales of Marvel Infinte, Capcom's game business held strong throughout the nine month period. The company saw an 8.5% increase in net sales in this department, and a 328.2% jump in operating income.

In the fourth quarter of the fiscal year, ending March 31, 2018, Capcom is aiming for an aggressive sales campaign. This will be lead by their flagship title, Monster Hunter World, which just recently saw an official release.

We haven't heard much about Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite since the Battle For the Stones finals at Capcom Cup in early December. The game recently saw a small patch that fixed several bugs and removed the turnaround unblockables, but outside of that, things have been silent.

Marvel Infinite saw the release of its first six DLC characters, with the latter three -- Venom, Winter Soldier, and Black Widow -- launching shortly before the tournament finals.

Fans are wondering if there will be continued support for the game, and the reported soft sales aren't boding well for Infinite's future.

Source: Capcom IR. Via GameIndustry. Sent in by sviper14 and jimk23.

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