Street Fighter 6 Sales Driven To 1 Million Within A Week Of Release

Monumental.

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  • Street Fighter 6 is the next major iteration in the Street Fighter franchise, boasting a specialized upgrade for the series in terms of its visuals, gameplay direction, and the introduction of additional gameplay modes. 
  • In recent times, Capcom announced that more than 1 million users have played Street Fighter 6 so far, and franchise sales have crossed 50 million copies. Now, the industry giant is proudly reporting the game to have amassed more than 1 million sales following its June 2 release. 
  • Street Fighter 6 currently enjoys a 93 Metascore on Metacritic. 

Capcom is finally at that point again where followers of the industry giant would refer to it as Capgod, considering the flurry of top-tier titles it’s been pushing out as of late. The latest title coming straight out of the headquarters of the Japanese gaming tycoon is Street Fighter 6, released about seven years after its predecessor, but making the wait all so worth it. 

From a sales perspective, the fighter title has gathered more than 1 million sales worldwide according to Capcom and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Earlier this week, it was also revealed that the franchise has clocked more than 50 million sold copies and that Street Fighter 6 has welcomed more than a million players following its recent release. All that in just under a week—Capcom must be having a field day at the moment.

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In the same investor press release where Capcom has detailed this admirable achievement for its newest title, a brief history of the Street Fighter franchise has also been laid out. Apparently, this particular series has come a long way from its humble beginnings, having the first-ever Street Fighter launch in 1987, followed by the inception in 1991 of the best-selling franchise title to date—Street Fighter 2.

In addition, the developer seems to be making great strides toward the facilitation of the ultra-competitive eSports scene. Capcom says in the investor relations press release, 

Additionally, Capcom is carrying out a variety of initiatives to build excitement for Street Fighter 6 in the realm of esports, including with the news that it will provide over $2 million (approx. 260 million yen*) in prize money for the Capcom Pro Tour 2023, which features the title, of which $1 million (approx. 130 million yen*) will be awarded to the champion, marking the company’s largest-ever event prize pool.” 

In other news, Street Fighter 6 has already received a VR mod that you can download for yourself on PC by heading over to REFramework on GitHub. The overall quality of the add-on is nothing but baffling, given how it integrates brilliantly with the core game without any frills of unnecessary gimmicks. Here’s a glimpse of the whole thing in action. Credits to “Praydog” for this work of art. 

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Moreover, Street Fighter 6 has broken quite the record lately, amounting to the highest concurrent player peak on Steam as compared to any other Tekken, Mortal Kombat, or even Street Fighter game. The figure has clocked in at 70,573 according to SteamDB and more than 30,000 people are in-game at the time of writing. Little quality of life touches such as that Wi-Fi or wired connection indicator are contributing to the title’s overall success.  

Oh, we almost forgot. If you’re situated in the UK and have been waiting for a good time to purchase Street Fighter 6, now might just be the opportunity for you to jump to. Amazon UK momentarily has the much-awaited sequel listed for a 28% discount, thereby reducing the recommended retail price to £43.49 for the Standard Edition of the Xbox Series X variant. There are the PlayStation 5 and 4 versions to check out as well on there.

What do you think of Street Fighter 6 so far? Let us know in the comments ahead. 

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