One week before Street Fighter IV's console debut in Japan on February 12, Capcom was projecting lofty sales goals for the game's global performance. As part of its third-quarter earnings report, Capcom said that it expects to sell 1.7 million units of the game through its fiscal year end, or March 31. One week removed from Street Fighter IV's US and European release, and the publisher appears to be well on its way to meeting--or exceeding--those expectations.
Today, Capcom announced that it has shipped 2 million copies of Street Fighter IV to retailers across the globe. While the figure signifies strong demand for the title, Capcom did not reveal how many of those units had actually been sold. Since the original Street Fighter launched in 1987, the franchise has sold more than 500,000 arcade cabinets and 27 million console games, according to Capcom.
Street Fighter IV marks the first all-new installment in the series since 1998's Street Fighter III. (Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix was released as a downloadable game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 last November.) The 2D fighter features all 12 of the classic World Warriors that fronted the heralded Street Fighter II series. Also entering the ring are seven fighters that have appeared in other Street Fighter games, such as Fei Long and Akuma, as well as six all-new characters.
A PC edition of the game is expected to launch later this year. For more information, check out GameSpot's full review of Street Fighter IV.