Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite Outsold In Japan By Pokken Tournament and Ultra SF2

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite Outsold In Japan By Pokken Tournament and Ultra SF2

Capcom's next hope isn't off to the best start.

Things aren't looking too good for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite so far. The game debuted on the UK sales chart at #12, being handily beaten by Pokken Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch. The latter being a re-release of a Wii U title from 2016.

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The Japanese charts aren't looking much better. The Media Create numbers for last week are live and Marvel vs. Capcom charted at #8 on PlayStation 4 with only 8,273 copies sold. The Xbox One version didn't even chart, being that this is Japan. In contrast, Pokken Tournament DX took the #1 spot with 53,395 copies sold, showing the Switch is a monster that cannot be stopped in Japan. (The Switch sold 43,426 units for the week.)

Worst, MvC: Infinite's debut is below that of Ultra Street Fighter 2 for the Switch. Way back in May, Capcom's mega-remix of Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix sold 16,404 copies during its debut week. That was enough for a respectable #3 for the game. Street Fighter V was far ahead, with 41,990 copies sold for its debut in Japan on PlayStation 4.

Suffice it to say, unless the North American sales are painting a very different picture, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has a long road ahead of it. This is a dire start and sales don't normally get better after opening weekend. Can Capcom turn the ship around? The publisher has more downloadable characters planned for the game, including Black Panther and Monster Hunter, but what happens after that?

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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