PS4 Beats Xbox One in Capcom Sales Charts

Capcom sells more than double the number of PS4 games as Xbox One titles during the last quarter.

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As part of Capcom's latest earnings report on Thursday, which was rosy overall, the Japanese publisher also released a slide that offers a breakdown of games shipped by platform.

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As you can see, the Nintendo 3DS, with more than 3.75 million units shipped, was Capcom's top platform during the three-month period. This is likely attributable to the top-selling Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

As for home consoles, the PlayStation 4 led the way with 2.45 million copies shipped. This is more than double the 1.2 million Xbox One units shipped during the period.

Another interesting takeaway is that digital games are an increasingly big business for Capcom. Full-game downloads made up the majority of Capcom game sales during the quarter, accounting for 5 million of 8 million total sales. A sign of the times, it seems.

Take a look at the chart below for more.

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Thank god! Us Xbox One owners. Don't support Crapcom's GARBAGE!!!

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But Dead Rising 3...

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So, the PS4 has been outselling the Xbox One by approx. double, and Capcom are releasing around double the number of games on PS4 than on Xbox One. Sales show that Capcom are only managing to sell approx. double the number of units on PS4 than on Xbox One.

Surely Capcom would expect to sell around four times the number of PS4 games, as there's twice as many console owners and twice as many games. So the PS4 is underperforming for them in terms of software sales.

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Strider is the only Capcom game I own on PS4.

Was considering Revelations 2 but got convinced it would only disappoint me after The Evil Within.

Don't count Dragon's Dogma Online ßeta as it was a free trial. & my pre-order is for P.C :P

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I didn't get DMC4 since it wasn't that great, but I would probably get it on PS4 if I did

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A sign of the times? Or rather, a sign of Capcom not releasing very many physical games?

I'd say the latter makes more sense.

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Well duh. Every metric has the PS4 outselling the Bone 2 to 1, so obviously the games are gonna be the same way.

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@Thanatos2k: Not necessarily. It depends on the likes and dislikes of gamers who own each platform. You can't assume Xbox owners in general like the exact same types of games as PS owners.

The PS4 might be outselling Xbox 2:1, but let's say Halo 5 releases on PS4 day and date with the XB1 version, I expect the sales of the game on the XB1 to kill the sales of Halo on the PS4 despite there being twice as many PS4s out there. That's because XB1 is where all the Halo fans are. PS4 owners don't care about Halo.

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@lostn: I think you'd be surprised

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So, they release 13 titles for Sony, and 7 for MS. They sell twice as many units on PS4 than they do XBO. On a per title basis, those numbers are a lot closer than the article makes it out to be.

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@_Silent_Jay_: There's got to be a reason why those games aren't releasing on Xbox.

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@lostn: Yea it is! Sony paid Crapcom for them!

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@darkinverse: Then there's got to be a reason why Capcom thinks Sony's money is worth more than the sales they would have got on Xbox.

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@_Silent_Jay_: and some of their bone titles are exclusives unlike Ps4

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How is this news? What else did you expect when Capcom releases the next entry in their most lucrative franchise only for Sony's system?

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well of course its going to when the dev is releasing games on one console and not the other, its not hard to figure that one out..

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@xzerocarnagex: Also releasing a game on a system with nearly no presence is a dumb idea so you can't fault them for making sound business decisions. I'm talking about Japanese releases that invariably prefer PS4 over Xbox, this list is more than likely filled with Japanese game types like rpgs, and weird quirky titles. Pretty sure all of this is why Capcom went to Sony with SFV business, PS4 is selling well everywhere and even where it's selling poorly in it's homeland it's still greater than anything MS has over there at best. Although I think that someone neutral should have stepped up to fund Capcom's SFV and keep it multiplatform.

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@SavageEvil: LOL! What GARBAGE!! Its Sony who went to Crapcom for SFV!

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@darkinverse said:

@SavageEvil: LOL! What GARBAGE!! Its Sony who went to Crapcom for SFV!

Dude, Yoshinori Ono (who's the executive producer for Street Fighter) went to Sony for the funding of SF V.

Get a clue.

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Funny, of all the games I've bought over the last year or so, the only Capcom game I've bought for any console was Dead Rising 3 for Xbox One. I have 28 PS4 games. None from Capcom. I did buy USF4 on Steam during the big summer sale.

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@Defender1978: Um, dude you are like a drop in the proverbial ocean...I haven't bought a single Capcom title for PS4 either, there isn't crap out from them on the level of Dragon's Dogma or Monster Hunter so no point in spending money on these guys. Still doesn't change the fact that there are people out there other than us buying a lot of digital stuff from Capcom.

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LOL I cant believe this is an article. You take a console that has more sales and is available in more territories of the world and expect it to sell less than the console that roughly 5 or so million less in sales and call that an article???? As always, I feel the need to tell you Eddie that your articles are as if you got your journalism degree out of a cracker jack box.. Unbelievable and Im just as bad for even reading it..

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@skiggy34: well the Wii had the most install base last gen and see where that got other publishers not name nintendo...

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@skiggy34: What the hell does the consoles availability have to do with anything, if anything the manufacturer at fault for not releasing their product in enough territories almost 2 years later. The publisher can only put their wares out in a marketplace that is there, ugh your logic is pathetic but your bias is excellent though.

Pretty sure that there is also 3DS, Wii U, PS3, 360 and PC on that list and there are more PC's than all the other consoles so why aren't Capcom selling more on PC's then? Logic fail, try again.

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@SavageEvil: It's hard to believe there are still XBox fanboys out there still using the territories thing...

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Dead Rising 3 not being on PS4 was smart Capcom!

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@xOmniCloudx: If you add the Windows pc sales with the xbox one sales I'd bet it made up for it.. Thats why these devs are including pc in their console exclusivity. The pc can easily make up for a consoles sales.. Im not backing pc, i dont game on pc, im just stating the obvious...

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Twice as many consoles and twice as many titles available and they only sell twice as many games. I would have thought there would be a larger difference

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when ps4 sales are double the xbox one's is this even worth talking about everywhere

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@hahamanin: Nah but we know exactly why they post stuff like this. To rile up the fanboys.

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no mega man game no buy from crapcom

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@xavier141524: Lol. Mega Man hasn't turned a decent profit since the Famicom. And as games peaked at MMX. You're part a rare niche crowd that should just hope Mighty No.9 doesn't disappoint like NG:Yaiba did.

Monster Hunter FTW.

Next you'll post

"No Miss Pac-Man no buy from Crapco"

Nostalgia_

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Edited By Marcelojuva

Analysing the information published by Capcom and Ubisoft, Rise of Tomb Raider could sell more than twice if launched to PS4 too. Congrats Square Enix for the intelligent choice, 2015/2016 years could be much better.

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@marcelojuva: And Street Fighter 5 could also sell twice as much if it were on the X1 too

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@sladakrobot: Except Sony is funding the project so giving the game to the competition makes as much sense as Killer Instinct on PlayStation 4 :D

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@sladakrobot: Your math is horrible lol

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@sladakrobot: History of SF sales is against that statement. Also, TR sold more on Sony platforms. Nose meet knife.

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@flyincloud1116: Street Fighter had similar sales on the PS3 and the X360.
The PS3 version sold maybe 90,000 copies more

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Edited By Flyincloud1116

@sladakrobot: Incorrect, the PS3 version of Street Fighter IV sold almost 1.30 million more.

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@flyincloud1116: I checked it and you are right

It sold on PS3 globally 4,2 million
It sold on the X360 globally 2,9 million
Still,Capcom is excluding almost 3 million possible Xbox gamers

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@sladakrobot: only 1/3 more. :P

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Xbox owners only buy Halo, COD, GOW or Forza

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@Flubbbs: EPIC FAILURE. FANBOY ALERT!

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@Flubbbs: right so how come I own DragonballZ Xenoverse, Type-O HD, BF Hardline, MKX, Arkham Knight, State of Decay, Assassin's Creed Black Flag & Unity, GTAV, Ori & the Blind Forest, Geometry Wars, Wolfenstien, Sniper Elite, Sunset Overdrive, Ryse, Watch Dogs, Dying Light, MGS Ground Zeroes, Killer Instinct, Dragon Age Inq, Lords of the Fallen, Far Cry 4, Minecraft, BF4, Rayman Legends, Trials Fusion, Shadow of Morder, Watch Dogs, Strider, Titanfall, PvZ Gardern Warfare...just to name a few of my XB1 titles that aren't Halo, COD, GoW, Forza -_-

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@Flubbbs: Are you a Xbox owner?

I bought Alien Isolation,The Handsome Collection,The Wichter 3,Titanfall,Star Wars Angry Birds(guilty lol),Forza 5,Pier Solar,Castle Storm,TR DE,Crimson Dragon,Costume Quest 2,Metro Redux,Child of Light,D4,Dragon Age,Diablo 3,Lords of the Fallen,Fantasia,State of Decay.

No Capcom game...they make no interesting games anymore.

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@sladakrobot: opinion much

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@Tiger_Ali: Every comment here is an opinion...captain obvious

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@Tiger_Ali: curiousity what great capcom games have even come out for PS4/XB1 so far? I can't think of one besides DR3 that I would even play let alone buy, maybe USFIV if I hadn't already owned for years on 360/PC well that & the PS4 version is by far the worst in terms of input lag

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Edited By sladakrobot

It would be interesting to see which games was sold on the PS4 and which on the X1!

I guess there are few PS4 only titles in Japan that X1 will never see lol

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