They certainly benefit by being able to put the game out on multiple platforms in the same week, but it's an impressive stat either way. Capcom's John Diamonon has announced that the company's recent digital release, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, has sold over 250,000 copies so far. He goes on to state that in addition to "shattering" the day one and week one records for a digital release, it'll probably break the 30 day record, as well.
Anyone know what those records actually are/were? Not that I don't believe the claim, but it'd be interesting to know what the new number two is.
Also, here's a quote from Diamonon that I found interesting:
It would be idiotic and quite frankly, irresponsible to attribute the success of this game to just one person. That's like saying Boxer has better kicks than Chun-Li, it just ain't true. We'd like to thank everyone who poured their heart and soul to reviving one of gaming's most beloved franchises. From the producer, Rey Jimenez, to the folks from Backbone and Udon, to the product development, business development and marketing teams at Capcom, HD Remix was a labor of love for everyone involved.
Hey, who do you think he's talking about? Certainly not the ex-Backbone dude who's been going around giving interviews and post-mortems about the game, right?