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Yoshinori Ono: We're grateful that Street Fighter 5 has surpassed 2 million units sold, and is now approaching 2.5 million

Street Fighter 5 has apparently finally surpassed the 2 million unit goal

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • December 15, 2017 at 7:14 p.m. PST • Comments: 88

Only a month ago was it reported that Street Fighter 5 had sold 1.9 million units. It was very close to reaching its year one target sales.

As we all know, Street Fighter 5 had only sold about 1.4 million units by the time it was expected to have sold 2 million. According to Yoshinori Ono, it has now reached that goal almost a full year later.

Recently, Yoshinori Ono had an interview with 4Gamer, a Japanese website. Some interesting details were revealed here.

4Gamer had asked Ono about how differently characters were revealed compared to last year. After answer, Ono talked about the sales numbers of the game.

"We're grateful that Street Fighter 5 has surpassed 2 million units sold, and is now approaching 2.5 million, and in order to preserve this heat from the fans, we need to meet them with the same level of heat ourselves," said Ono. "That's what led us to doing the announcement this way."

Despite this, the sales numbers on Capcom's Platinum hits list does not currently reflect this:

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Perhaps we'll be seeing this number updated in the coming months. What's interesting is that Ono specifically mentioned that the sales are now approaching 2.5 million.

If this is accurate, then it means that the announcement of the Arcade Edition update must have had a significant impact on the sales figures. There likely hasn't been enough time for Ono to get figures after the announcement of the Season 3 characters.

Who knows how that might've affected things. There was definitely a lot of hype when Sakura, Sagat, Cody, and Blanka were announced.

Fans have also been speculating a lot about G and Falke. These are the two newcomers for the season, after all.

Street Fighter 5's launch had a bit of a rocky start back in February 2016. Many features that fighting game enthusiasts have come to expect were not packaged in this title.

The arcade mode, for example, was noticeably absent. This is what the Arcade Edition update will be adding, among other things like new V-Triggers for the entire cast.

Things are certainly looking up for Street Fighter 5's future. Arcade Edition's release is likely to also have an impact on sales.

We'll be sure to keep an eye out on just how much of an impact it might have.

Translations made by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor.

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