Soul Calibur IV global sales reach 2.2 million
- Posted February 13th, 2009 at 10:39 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 11 Comments
Namco Bandai announced today that Soul Calibur IV has sold approximately 2.2 million units worldwide since its launch last summer.
Available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the game shipped with exclusive content for each format in the form of Star Wars characters Darth Vader and Jedi Master Yoda. Interestingly, the critically acclaimed brawler reportedly shipped a total of 2 million copies a mere one week after its release on July 31, 2008.
Namco posted a total profit of $99.7 million USD for its third quarter ending December 31, with much of its 2008 success attributed to Soul Calibur IV and Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit.
Our review of Soul Calibur IV can be see here.
- 5:45am EST - February 13th, 2009
I love SC4 i was playing the other day
Hopefully this bodes well for a sc5
- 6:17am EST - February 13th, 2009
That's really low for a known franchise that's muliplat.People were saying that LBP sales were low,but as an exclusive it sold more than SC4.Just goes to show you that muliplat does not always equal more sales.
- 6:21am EST - February 13th, 2009
2.2 million = low?! Are you crazy?
- 7:21am EST - February 13th, 2009
Well I have mine gathering dust. The bad online move really made the replay value suffer. And the unblanced characters did their job too. I am very close to selling it. One fighting game is enough for me and that is SFIV ohhhh and Tekken6 too XD
- 7:30am EST - February 13th, 2009
need more DLC (like more star wars character are someone from tekken appear in other that yosh.)
- 8:14am EST - February 13th, 2009
DarkNemesis has a point.
5 months to sell 2 mil across 2 platforms? And this is worldwide. DMC4 sold 2 mil in half the time. MGS4 sold 1 mil in a week. And LBP, the game everyone says is a flop, is closing in on 2 mil and has only been out half the time.
I think fighting games are stalling faster than jrps.
- 9:06am EST - February 13th, 2009
I still have the game and I don't play it :(
- 9:49am EST - February 13th, 2009
soul calibur 4 , thats a forrbiden name. dont say that name anymore.
- 10:06am EST - February 13th, 2009
I lost interest in SC after the Dreamcast release....which was the last one I bought. I have played IV, but I was not impressed. I think the Star Wars thing pushed me away even more, but hey that's the future of gaming.....crap sells so why make a good product. I look at how much more Carnival Games sold for the Wii compared to No More Heroes or Metroid and I cry.
- 10:34am EST - February 13th, 2009
So... first week they sell 2millions and from then till now just 200,000? That's weird.
- 4:51pm EST - February 13th, 2009
what does it have to do with dbz?
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