A Good Start for Digital Brawler
Understandably overlooked today amid all the other news was a Tweet aired from Sega’s Twitter account today that announced Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown nabbed 300,000 sales across digital platforms worldwide in its first 2 weeks of sale.
“Congratulations to Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown! Over 300K global game downloads in the first 2 weeks!” read the Tweet.
While that may not sound like a lot, it’s not bad for a digital-only product. In fact, consider that Sonic Generations sold just a hair under 300,000 boxed units on PS3 and 360 in its first 2 weeks of sale. (The caveat in that data, however, is that they only reflect sales from North America and Europe, as Japan released the title a month after the West.) If a digital title can compete with and perhaps beat sales of a boxed product, there may be a glimmer of hope in Sega’s digital future.
If Sega releases any more official numbers for VF5 or its other titles, we will relay them here.