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Street Fighter 5 reaches 5 million units sold, people continue to purchase Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • November 11, 2020 at 9:38 a.m. PST • Comments: 59

Capcom has released the updated list of sales numbers for their games over on their investor relations website. In the fighting game space, Street Fighter 5 continues to see an increase in sales, and despite its bad reputation Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has also upped its units sold.

Featured in their Platinum Titles section โ€” referring to games that have reached at least 1 million sales โ€” Street Fighter 5 has seen an increase of about 300,000 units sold. The series is now up to 5 million.

Back in August, Capcom's IR page listed Street Fighter 5 at 4.7 million units sold as of June 30, 2020. The latest numbers take into account the sales up through September 30, 2020, giving the series a nice bump over the three month span.

Street Fighter 5 continued to make sales during the main months of the COVID-19 lockdown, from the beginning of April to the end of June, selling an addition 200,000 copies. From July through September, the game sold 100,000 more units than the previous quarter.

One of the potential contributing factors to the game's success over the last few months was the big Summer Update stream that took place in early August. The Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition development team came forward with a presentation that announced an official Season 5 of the game complete with five new DLC characters.

Dan Hibiki, Rose, Oro, Akira from Rival Schools and one final mystery character will be joining the fight all the way up through Fall 2021. The first fighter on the list, Dan, is slated for a release here in Winter 2020, and he is coming alongside a balance update and a new game mechanic.

While it's not all that surprising that Street Fighter 5, Capcom's main fighting game on the market right now, continues to sell, one thing that is certainly interesting is the current state of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. The virtually forgotten fighting title has sold an additional 100,000 in this last quarter, bringing its total number up to 1.6 million.

Marvel Infinite's life was as brief as it was rocky. Hit with a bevy of different issues, the general consensus on the game is not a positive one.

There still exists a hardcore fanbase for the 2v2 fighter, and it does boast an interesting and fun battle system โ€” one of the few things that is typically praised about the game. But its perception in the eyes of the community typically isn't good, and yet, here we are in 2020 seeing its sales numbers go up.

Obviously, this is a good thing as it's heartwarming to see Marvel vs. Capcom still getting some love here despite its lackluster latest installment. At the very least, it shows that there is still a hunger for the Versus series.

Source: Capcom IR. Thanks to Gunko, 4kgk2, and IkeMoses for sending this in.

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