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Street Fighter II no longer Capcom's best-selling title

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After more than 20 years, Street Fighter 2 has finally been displaced as Capcom's best-selling game--but not by the Resident Evil it was hoping for. Along with Capcom's most recent financial statement, the Japanese company revealed that Resident Evil 5 has sold 6.5 million units worldwide as of Sept. 30, topping The World Warrior's 6.3 million.

Capcom originally projected Resident Evil 6 would blow past both titles with 7 million sales in its 2013 fiscal year, which ended in March. But it remains in third place with 5.2 million units sold as of September, just past Resident Evil 2's roughly 5 million units.

Monster Hunter 4 for Nintendo 3DS shipped more than 2 million units after its September release in Japan, Capcom reported, and.Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen sold steadily. The HD update of Resident Evil: Revelations and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies "basically achieved projected sales."

Lost Planet 3 failed to meet Capcom's sales expectations, which the publisher partially attributed to stiffer competition in the U.S. and Europe--the game was developed by Spark Unlimited, a California studio.

Capcom posted a net income of 4.95 billion yen ($50 million) for the six month period which ended on Sept. 30.

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5 comments

  • GenderBender_9000 - October 31, 2013 2:44 p.m.

    Resident Evil 5 was my favorite one in the series.. But I didn't think it would end up being Capcom's best selling game.
  • TheMcFinder - October 31, 2013 1:10 p.m.

    But... but... Resident Evil 4?
  • injustice45 - October 31, 2013 1:09 p.m.

    This is surprising. Of all Resident Evil games, #5 is the one that goes past Street Fighter II. But, Street Fighter II is still a legendary game.
  • J-Fid - October 31, 2013 12:36 p.m.

    Oh No! I wasn't expecting to see this today. Though, if Super Mario Bros. can be passed, then I guess any classic games' records are in jeopardy.
  • shawksta - October 31, 2013 11:56 a.m.

    Resident Evil 5!? Damn "basically achieved projected sales." The games barely been out, good to know it already hit the "Projected" sales, you better keep it coming Capcom and not just leave us in the dust like investigations 2.

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