The numbers being quoted some places are off based on what I’ve been told, but the real story is that SFIV is not “selling well” but is in fact SOLD OUT in Japan.
There ARE no more copies to sell on the store shelves. I heard from Ono-san himself last night that Capcom has a few boxes left in the basement that they’ll be sending out on Monday, but they were totally overwhelmed by the demand. Sales couldn’t have been any higher because every single day-one copy in the stores was been sold (!!!)
PS- Big ups to everyone that came out to the mind-blowing party last night–more on that soon!
PPS- of course there are more copies in existence but it was very gratifying to hear the day one allotments were snapped up instantly.