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 Super Street Fighter IV 3D  Becomes First 3DS Game To Reach 1M Shipped
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Becomes First 3DS Game To Reach 1M Shipped
April 12, 2011 | By Mike Rose




Capcom has announced that Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, the Nintendo 3DS installment of the classic series, has shipped 1 million copies worldwide.

The fighting game was part of the 3DS launch line-up in all regions, and is the first 3DS title to reach this lofty figure, Capcom claimed.

The publisher noted that the stereoscopic 3D capabilities of the handheld "have received high praise from users and have successfully expanded the audience for our fighting games."

"In capturing both new fans and longtime fans of the series, we were able to reach the 1 million unit mark for this title," it said.

The publisher has more 3DS titles on the way later this year, including additions to the Resident Evil franchise -- Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D and Resident Evil Revelations -- and a new Mega Man title, Mega Man Legends 3.


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Ujn Hunter
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Crazy stat considering you could buy both of the superior console SFIV games which this game was ported from for the same price. Then again this is only a "shipped" stat. I find it hard to believe people are willing to pay $40 (2x the price of the original game) for an inferior port. Then again it might just reflect the fact that the 3DS doesn't really have that many "good" games yet.

Kris Graft
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I have the game and have played about 230 online matches and played it for about 20 hours... just the fact that I can take it around with me and watch TV or whatnot while playing is nice. I'll probably play this more than SSIV or SSFIV on other platforms just because of its portability. Also, it's a really well-done portable fighter, and might just be the most feature-packed of all the 3DS launch games.

Fiore Iantosca
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It's by far the highest rated 3DS game right now.



I played the iphone version more than the console version. The portability aspect is huge, some people don't get it I guess



I will probably buy this soon.

Victor Reynolds
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im a loooooong time SF fan, and plan to pick this up. i have both sf4 versions on the 360, as well as a homemade arcade stick...yet, the game(s) collect dust. (prob since i dont renew my xbl membership, lol)



however, the portable aspect of the 3DS version is appealing to me. Being able to play some online matches, or quickly jump into the game on the go is the main appeal for me.

Jamie Mann
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shipped... or sold?

Clay Cowgill
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My TechInsights email today had the following statistic:



"According to Japanese magazine publisher Enterbrain, Inc., which focuses on video games and computer entertainment, Nintendo had sold 801,423 units of the 3DS in Japan as of the end of March, compared to its original domestic sales goal of 1.5 million units. "



Granted, they've had ~12 days in April to boost that number plus US and European sales, but selling through one million SSFIV's seems like a *really* high attach rate if there's only 2-3M 3DS worldwide (SWAG). I assume they must just be talking units shipped to the channel...

Kris Graft
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Hey folks. Yes, as the story states these are shipped figures, not sold-through.

Clay Cowgill
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It was a little confusing in the article-- to wit-- "In capturing both new fans and longtime fans of the series, we were able to reach the 1 million unit mark for this title," it [Nintendo] said.



Seems like counting the chickens before they hatch if it's just shipped units. (No doubt those *will* sell through at some point, but it's sort of a dubious statistic unless there were concerns about how many carts they could produce in a short period of time or something.)


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