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Street Fighter IV ships 2 million

Stylised 2D fighter passes the milestone on the weekend of its European and American release

Capcom has announced that it has shipped two million copies of Street Fighter IV since its release in Japan on February 12, as well as in North America and Europe on February 17 and 20.

According to the publisher, the sales results of the 2D cross-platform fighter signifies a success in its strategy to revitalise the brand following the franchise's 20th anniversary, which it's also hoped will receive a boost by the upcoming release of the Street Figther: Legend of Chun-Li movie on February 28.

"The movie was developed in order to help rebuild the Street Fighter brand by drawing in new fans and reinvigorating fans of old," the company explained in a statement.

"In fruition of its policies, Capcom has achieved the feat of breaking the two million copy mark despite the economic crisis with this first iteration of the Street Fighter series in 11 years."

The company concluded: "At Capcom, not only do we strive to make entertaining and profitable games, but we are always endeavouring to lucratively develop our popular franchises in other media in ways that will please the fans."

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James Lee