Ultra Street Fighter II actually sold above expectations for Capcom. The Nintendo Switch exclusive managed to move more than 450,000 units, being one of the only few games Capcom released that actually did well within the quarter. Due to this, Capcom will be pursuing more releases on the Nintendo Switch.
The news comes courtesy of Takashi Mochizuki, a Wall Street Journal reporter covering Tokyo’s tech sector. He revealed via tweet that the quarterly figures for Ultra Street Fighter II were above expectations and now Capcom is looking to prepare to bring multiple titles to the Switch.
Capcom: 450K is 1Q figure for Ultra Street Fighter II, above its expectation. Also “starting to prepare” multiple Switch-version titles.
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) July 28, 2017
The significance of this news is that just recently Capcom announced that Resident Evil 7 and Street Fighter V sold less than expected in the last quarter. Capcom had been hoping for 4 million sales for Resident Evil 7 during its initial three months of release, but it came up short by about 300,000 copies.
A bunch of gamers on the Twitter thread have been posting their own requests, asking for Capcom to port over Resident Evil 7 to the Switch, along with Okami and hopefully a Western release of Monster Hunter XX.
It wouldn’t be shocking to see Monster Hunter appear on the console, along with maybe either a re-release or remastered version of one of the many Resident Evil games. Witrh Resident Evil 2: Remake on the horizon, a bunch of gamers are hoping the Switch makes the cut.
It’s impossible to tell exactly what sort of games Capcom will bring to the Switch, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they port over Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite. Given the negative impressions many gamers have of the upcoming crossover fighting game, Capcom is likely going to need to put the game on every platform possible if they hope to move any significant amount of units this fall. They’re already in hot water for the poor art direction of the game, which they promise to fix with a day-one patch.