This old title is still kicking and breathing!
Even up to this very day, gamers are still purchasing the launch title “Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition” that released alongside the Nintendo 3DS back in 2011.
After the launch of “Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition,” Capcom shipped 1.1 million physical units of the game. Two years after the release of 3D Edition, players have the option of buying the digital copy via eShop as well. From the time span of July to September of this year, 100,000 3DS owners bought the title, thus reaching the grand total sales of 1.2 million.
The 1.2 million sale milestone is rather impressive on the behalf of Capcom — given the fact that it’s the older iteration of the “Street Fighter IV” series. In addition, the “Street Fighter IV” producer Yoshinori Ono stated in the past that the major updates found on the console counterparts isn’t coming to the handheld variant. It’s a shame since the extra content from Arcade, 2012 or Ultra could have pushed the envelope even further, in terms of sales figure.
Needless to say, the reason behind the ongoing sales of “Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition” remains a mystery. Aside from “Dead or Alive: Dimensions,” “Tekken 3D: Prime Edition” and “BlazBlue Continuum Shift II” — the selection of quality one-on-one fighting games are very sparse. Also, another factor that possibly swayed some customers was the convenient touch screen shortcuts (opposed to performing directional inputs and buttons to execute certain special attacks). At this point, it’s just pure speculation, but it’s still intriguing, nevertheless.
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