Video game publisher Capcom has announced that its release Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, which is only playable on the all-new 3DS handheld from Nintendo, has managed to ship more than 1 million copies all over the world, the first game for the new platform to reach the milestone.
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition benefited from the fact that is was part of the launch line up in Japan, North America and Europe and from being one of a minority of more hardcore titles launched early on for the Nintendo 3DS.
The statement from Capcom says that the 3D capabilities of the game “have received high praise from users and have successfully expanded the audience for our fighting games.”
It adds, “In capturing both new fans and longtime fans of the series, we were able to reach the 1 million unit mark for this title.”
The new Street Fighter is somewhat simplified, making it easier for the 3DS player to perform complex moves, but compensates by using the three dimensions available to make the fights more spectacular.
Capcom seems to be one of the biggest believes in the selling power of the 3DS and will later this year launch two games linked to the well-known Resident Evil universe, one called The Mercenaries 3D and another named Revelations, and a new Mega Man title, Legends 3.
The Nintendo 3DS has done well on all the markets where it has launched, selling big numbers of devices in the first days, although in Japan its momentum seems to have stalled, with the older PlayStation Portable from Sony managing to sell better this week.
Recently Capcom has confirmed that it has plans to further develop the Street Fighter series, launching a new Arcade edition in the coming months.
Apparently, there are also plans to take the franchise to social sites, specifically Facebook, with the social aspect taking center stage.