Street Fighter 6 Is Already The Second Best-Selling Game In The UK

Quite the launch week.

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  • Street Fighter 6 has launched to extreme fanfare for its visual direction, gameplay overhaul, fresh new characters at the forefront of the fighting screen, and enjoyable new story mode. The title’s release dates back to June 2, which was only a few days from now.
  • According to new findings from GfK UK, Street Fighter 2 has debuted at the second spot in the UK’s sales charts, coming second only to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The game’s off to a massive start—that’s for sure. 
  • The week ending June 3, 2023, has seen Tears of the Kingdom leading the front in the UK’s charts, further comprising titles such as FIFA 23, Hogwarts Legacy, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor apart from Street Fighter 6. 

As per GfK UK’s analysis of the week ending June 3, 2023, Street Fighter 6 has debuted at the second spot, serving as the second best-selling title in the UK at the moment. The first position goes to the ever-amazing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which has now retained its spot for the fourth consecutive time in the region. Moreover, Nintendo’s latest front-runner is now the third best-selling Nintendo game in the UK’s history. 

Other games, including FIFA 23, Hogwarts Legacy, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, among other titles, made it to the top 10s. Here is a full list of the involved games. 

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  2. Street Fighter 6
  3. FIFA 23
  4. Hogwarts Legacy
  5. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  6. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  9. Grand Theft Auto 5
  10. Nintendo Switch Sports

To talk about Street Fighter 6, in specific, Capcom‘s newest major release has been making waves across the world and not just in the UK ever since it made landfall on the second of June. Upon release, the sixth mainline entry in the Street Fighter franchise was declared an instant hit, boasting a 93 Metascore on Metacritic and gathering universal acclaim for everything it’s gotten right so far.

That includes the improved gameplay, of course, the addition of a new major gameplay mechanic called the Drive system, enhanced visuals, and a novel story mode called World Tour where you create your own character and delve into Metro City. So far, more than 1 million players have hopped on board, and Capcom reports that the Street Fighter series has sold over 50 million copies to date.

Even more so, the fighter title has shattered the peak concurrent player record of all other Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and even Tekken games on Steam. At the time of writing, more than 70,500 people have clocked in, according to SteamDB, enjoying the best of what the latest, most refined Street Fighter title has to offer. In case you’re left wondering, WB Bros. Games’ MultiVersus currently holds that top spot with over 153,000 players.

Street Fighter 6 Peak Concurrent Player Count
Street Fighter 6 Peak Concurrent Player Count

In other news, Street Fighter 6 has recently been given the VR treatment by Praydog. The developer of the project basically cranked up the already established REFramework Mod and fine-tuned it to adapt to Street Fighter’s colors. The result? A brand-spanking-new way to battle it out with your favorite characters in virtual reality that’s as good as the real deal, should Capcom pursue this functionality down the road.  

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Street Fighter 6 was released on June 2 for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC, with no port for Xbox One. The game’s available on Amazon UK for a fairly discounted price at the moment, should you choose to check it out. 

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John Rooney is a News Writer on eXputer who’s been keeping up with the gaming and technology industries since he was 14. If there’s a buzz in the industry, John’s news report will be among the first you’ll read on the internet. He’s got a Bachelor's in Journalism and has several years worth of experience reporting on the gaming industry. Experience: 6+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Published 200+ News Stories ||

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