Capcom surprised at unsurprising Marvel vs. Capcom 2 sales

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 was a game brought back by popular demand. The arcade title recently saw ports to Xbox Live Marketplace and, just last week, PlayStation Network. With everyone hoping that the company would once more let us pound into Ryu with Spider-man, or kick the stuffing out of Wolverine with Chun-Li, you’d expect the game to have strong sales. It did.

It appears Capcom however weren’t expecting such good things from the title. When an angry fan, hungry for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 claimed that the port would not sell on the Capcom-Unity forums, Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer and Vice-President of Strategic Planning & Business Development of Capcom stepped in to say, “Your assertion that MvC2 wont’ sell is a bit off. It could become our best selling digital title so far. It’s actually surprised us.”

The game launched on PSN on the 13th of August, and this statement was made on August 11th so PSN sales can only help the title on its way to the milestone. Capcom have seen a slew of great downloadable titles hit XBL and PSN over the past few years including Bionic Commando: Rearmed, Mega Man 9, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, so MvC2 has done well for itself to sell this well. Still, who can pass up the opportunity to optic blast a sombrero-wearing cactus into tomorrow? You? I thought not.

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