Capcom Preparing More Nintendo Switch Titles After Street Fighter Success

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'Ultra Street Fighter 2': The FInal Challengers' is coming to Nintendo Switch on May 26 Capcom

Capcom seems to be all aboard the Nintendo Switch train after its official earnings report revealed that the company was pleased with the performance of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers.

In the report, Ultra Street Fighter II sold 450,000 copies since its May release. The company says the game "made an excellent start and proved to be a smash hit." And according to Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki on Twitter, the company is ready to continue to support the Nintendo Switch.

Mochizuki said sales of Ultra Street Fighter II exceeded expectations and that Capcom is “starting to prepare” multiple Switch-version titles. Whether that means Capcom will simply port over old titles like Ultra Street Fighter II or plans to bring some its newer titles to the console is not yet clear.

I n a recent interview with Japanese outlet Toyo Kezai, Capcom CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto spoke on a number of points regarding the company, its latest releases and plans for the Nintendo Switch.

The literal translation of the Switch portion of the interview goes as such: “As Capcom, we aim to bring games to all platforms, and continue our research. As for the Switch, in May we will release USF2 and we will plan our support while looking at the situation [of the platform].”

Capcom and Nintendo have worked together a lot in the past. The company brought Mega Man to Super Smash Bros. and is bringing Mega Max X to the recently announced Mini Super NES. A lot of Monster Hunter games have graced the 3DS family of systems in recent years and are still coming down the line, so bringing more games to Nintendo systems makes sense.

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is available now for the Nintendo Switch.

So what do you think of Capcom’s backing of the Switch? What titles do you hope make it over to the hybrid console? Let us know in the comments section below.


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