- Street Fighter 6 has recorded the highest peak player count for a big three franchise fighting game on Steam.
- The Capcom title gained almost double the concurrent players (65k) compared to the previous record holder Mortal Kombat 11.
- Overall, only MultiVersus has a higher concurrent player peak for fighting titles than the Capcom game on Steam.
Capcom’s newest entry in the franchise is already breaking records as Street Fighter 6 has registered the highest concurrent player peak for any fighting game from the big three franchises on Steam. This means that, with its all-time peak of 65,800, the title has surpassed every Tekken, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter game on the platform. Hence, the sixth entry in the series is now the king of fighting games among the big three in this regard.
Previously, 2019’s Mortal Kombat 11 held this record with its all-time peak of 35,100 players as per SteamDB. Street Fighter 6 has absolutely smashed this record by attaining almost double the players the NetherRealm title had. Tekken is even farther behind in this race as its latest title, Tekken 7, only had an all-time peak concurrent player count of 18,900 users. Hence, it occupies 3rd place just behind Mortal Kombat X.
NetherRealm Studios’ 2015 fighting game got a respectable 15,700 players, a little bit more than the fifth-placed title in this list, Street Fighter V, which had 14,700 thousand concurrent users at its peak. Therefore, Capcom’s newest game in the franchise has set a new standard for fighting games from the big three franchises. Overall, Street Fighter VI is still not No.1 for all-time concurrent players on Steam for the fighting genre.
Street Fighter 6 has just SMASHED the All-Time concurrent players of every Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, or Tekken game on Steam
• Street Fighter 6 – 64,000+
• Mortal Kombat 11 – 35,147
• Tekken 7 – 18,966
• Mortal Kombat X – 15,743
• Street Fighter V- 14,783 pic.twitter.com/CtlpZnxkSy
— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) June 2, 2023
Warner Bros. Games’ MultiVersus still holds this record with its concurrent peak of over 153,000 players on Steam. The online fighting game hit this number during its early access on July 27, 2023, and is currently offline. Hence, it isn’t on the official SteamDB chart for the most popular fighting games on Steam. Oddly, the list also contains some titles with higher player counts than Street Fighter 6 that aren’t really fighting games.
For example, Naraka: Bladepoint, an action-adventure game where up to 60 players battle with each other is in this ranking. Its all-time concurrent player count of 187,400 is higher than Street Fighter 6 but it isn’t a traditional fighting title. Similarly, For Honor is another such action game with a much larger all-time peak player count (225,800) that is on this list.
But, it doesn’t matter if you exclude or include these titles from the definitive Steam ranking as Street Fighter 6 is in the top 5 anyways with its player count. Some other non-big three fighting games have also racked up impressive concurrent players over the years on Steam. Guilty Gear Strive from Arc System Works beats every Tekken game with its all-time player peak of 31,100 in 2021.
Likewise, many Dragon Ball fighting titles have performed better than a lot of big three projects. 2018’s Dragon Ball FighterZ peaked with an impressive 44,300 players, better than every game from the major fighting franchises bar Street Fighter 6. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 also racked up an impressive 19,400 players with Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot doing even better at 25,800 concurrent users.
Therefore, Street Fighter 6 has not only outdone the big three fighting games but also the most popular titles from the genre on Steam. Capcom’s newest title is off to a flying start already and with rave reviews supporting the game, it isn’t stopping. The fighting title is out now on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC, and will make its way to Arcade’s later this year.
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