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Street Fighter IV Hits 86,000 Sold On Japanese Launch Day

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I think it has to be considered in context.

First week sales of Soul Calibur 4 in Japan was about 100k first week.

Virtua Fighter 5 was about 60+K first week.

200k for Tekken 5 in japan first week on a vastly larger userbase (PS2).

It will likely crack 100+K for it's first week which is just fine given the genre.



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i wasn't expecting blockbuster sales in any event, so i'm pretty pleased with the numbers.

my copy is already pre-ordered... i'm sure they have the shipments in, i wish they would just get on with the delivery!



I think SF IV looks like garbage. The Japanese often know what games are good, but I think too many people bought this one on launch day just because it has been a popular series in general. Soul Calibur IV deserves more sales.



Infinity said:
I think SF IV looks like garbage. The Japanese often know what games are good, but I think too many people bought this one on launch day just because it has been a popular series in general. Soul Calibur IV deserves more sales.

 

Soul Calibur IV doesn't hold a candle to Street Fighter IV. The first rule of a good fighting game is character balance and SCIV severely lacks balance.



karimkassis4life5000 said:

Perhaps the only real question is: can SFIV, which is clearly designed to cater to the hardcore fighting fan, beat out last year's SCIV, which was obviously for the casual fighting fan? It's good enough, but...well, we'll just have to wait and see.

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Darc Requiem said:
Infinity said:
I think SF IV looks like garbage. The Japanese often know what games are good, but I think too many people bought this one on launch day just because it has been a popular series in general. Soul Calibur IV deserves more sales.

 

Soul Calibur IV doesn't hold a candle to Street Fighter IV. The first rule of a good fighting game is character balance and SCIV severely lacks balance.

 

This implies that some characters in Soul Calibur IV are no good. So which characters are no good in Soul Calibur IV where other characters could easily defeat them?



Um I don't know what people are talking about SFIV sold decently well and could have good legs , we'll see.

I didn't think the art style was one that would apeal to the japanese anyway.



Numbers are decent i suppose but not great, ill wait and see the final numbers before passing final judgment. Japanese gamers really should buy more games on consoles.



I'm not actually looking at this as a combine total sales. I'm looking more individual platform and for its budget and sales its kinda bad.



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