More Capcom games might be heading to Nintendo Switch. During the company’s earnings report last week, it was announced that the success of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers could lead to more of its iconic video games getting a Switch treatment.
Ultra Street Fighter II Sales Report
The report comes from Takashi Mochizuki of The Wall Street Journal. On Twitter, he revealed that Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, published for Nintendo Switch last May, exceeded expectations. In fact, Capcom revealed that the fighting game sold over 450,000 copies in just a few months.
In their financial report, Capcom noted that the fighting game for Nintendo Switch “made an excellent start and proved to be a smash hit.” The Japanese company did not divulge their own sales projection, but the game contributed to the uptick in their financial performance. The video game publisher reported $105 million increase in net sales, a 7 percent increase from the same period last year.
Meanwhile, the company’s operating profit rose from $6.5 million last year or $7.4 million this year, attributing to a 13 percent increase. The report is based on the company’s performance in the past three months (from April 1 to June 30). Read their full financial report here.
Capcom also cited that Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (PS4, Xbox One, PC) and Monster Hunter XX Double Cross (Nintendo 3DS) contributed to the company’s revenue. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is an update to Super Street Fighter II Turbo published in 1994.
The new Nintendo Switch game added a slew of new modes to play and added two new fighters: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. The game also allowed players to ship from the original graphics or use the revamped look with a press of a button.
Capcom Games For Switch
Polygon reported that at least two more video games from Capcom are heading to Nintendo Switch. The Japanese company announced that Resident Evil: Revelations and its 2015 sequel would both be released on the new console by “late 2017.”
Platform-specific features and price for the Switch version are yet to be divulged, but the company will also re-release the 2012 horror-survival game to PS4 and Xbox One this month. The game will retail for $19.99 and will include a 1920 x 1080p resolution, improved framerate and refined movement.
Check out the tweet and announcement trailer below.
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