Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection 'performed strongly' before it even launched in Japan according to Capcom

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • October 29, 2018 at 3:01 p.m. PDT

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection released earlier in May of this year in the West to largely positive reviews from critics though only mixed reception by the more hardcore fan base due to online issues and other lacking features. That hasn't slowed the title's performance sales-wise it seems, however.

Capcom recently updated their fiscal earnings reports for the second quarter of 2018 which ended on September 30th to reveal that their big games this year have been seemingly firing on all cylinders for the company.

The new collection of Street Fighter titles is said to have "performed strongly" in overseas markets even though it had not yet launched in its native market of Japan at the time of the report. Capcom previously said the title outperformed digital sales expectations which contributed to the company's best first financial quarter ever — though much of that falls on the shoulders of the massive success of Monster Hunter World.

Japan's 'International' version of the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection was delayed essentially five months after the initial worldwide release to change the titles into their original Japanese language and versions instead of the western localizations used elsewhere — using Street Fighter Zero instead of Street Fighter Alpha, etc.

We should learn about the collection's initial sales in Japan this week since the title was released on October 25th thanks to Media Create tracking games sold in the country.

It likely won't be until April or May of 2019 when we'll find out just how much Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection has sold by the end of their fiscal year report to see if it too will join the large amount of Capcom fighters that have sold over 1 million copies, but it at least appears to be doing well enough to warrant continued support by way of patches and updates.

An update just recently released on October 23rd for the collection to further try and fix the game's online and training options as well as prepare for the Japanese launch of the title with better functionality.

Net sales were up almost 70 percent for Capcom compared to the same time last year and their operating income up over 206 percent thanks to Monster Hunter World shipping over 10 million copies worldwide and the Mega Man X Legacy Collections also performing well for the company.

Street Fighter 5 and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite were not directly mentioned in this updated report though Capcom states that "the excitement of spectators at the Capcom Pro Tour Japan Premier eSports event was palpable, giving momentum to future business expansion in this area."

Capcom is looking very strong financially in 2018 despite recently closing their Vancouver studio, so hopefully this means we'll continue to see more investment into their fighting games in 2019 and beyond.

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