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The Nintendo Switch has become a bit of a surprise success on the market. The hybrid mobile and home console has really hit it off with gamers, and now Capcom has decided to take a closer look at the Switch following the success of Ultra Street Fighter II's success.
The news comes from Japan correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, Takashi Mochizuki, who posted up on Twitter that despite Capcom's failings with various other titles, Ultra _Street Fighter II_ for the Nintendo Switch was not one of them. In fact, the HD 2D fighting game for Nintendo's little console actually beat market expectations.
During the fiscal quarter the game has managed to move 450,000 units on the Switch. There is no mention as to what the expectations were, but given the success of the lightly promoted title on Nintendo's gaming console, Capcom is now pursuing the Switch by making more ports for it.
We already know that Monster Hunter XX is coming to the Switch and that it will have cross-platform compatibility and play features with the Nintendo 3DS version of the game. This sort of news is unsurprising.
However, a lot of fans are now hoping that Capcom pursues other franchises for the Switch, namely Resident Evil.
There was a lot of love for Resident Evil.
But what about other Capcom properties? There's still Dead Rising, Lost Planet and of course the more immediate release of the fighting game Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite.
The crossover fighting title is due for release this September for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Would Capcom consider releasing the game on the Switch at a later date? It would seem like at this point it might be in the company's best interest.
There's also a lot of requests for Ace Attorney and maybe the Devil May Cry series making a return as well. Dragon's Dogma also received a brief mention.
Really, the sky is the limit. Just about any game that can run on the Xbox One can run on the Switch in console mode with a bit of tweaking. The only downside is getting games to run in the portable mode. However, after the success of Ultra Street Fighter II, I'm sure Capcom will find ways around that minor roadblock.
Unfortunately, we have no idea what "multiple" titles are in the works for the Switch by Capcom, and it's too early to tell if that means more 2017 ports for the Switch or 2018 releases. For now, we'll have to see how things play out and if Nintendo can finally generate enough production supply for the new gaming device to meet demand.