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Street Fighter 5 inches closer to Street Fighter 2's sales record as Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 continues to push new copies

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is still doing numbers too

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • February 6, 2021 at 11:10 a.m. PST • Comments: 72

To say that Street Fighter 5 got off to a bumpy start is probably putting it kindly, but the game has turned around in terms of player perception and sales after years of updates.

That success in terms of the latter appears to be carrying on as Capcom's latest financial updates reveal that SF5 continues to be one of the company's best-selling games even as it approaches its fifth anniversary — and after a year without any new major updates.

Street Fighter 5 reached the 5 million copies sold mark as of the third quarter of 2020. Now as of the end of the year, the flagship fighting game sits at 5.2 million.

While that may not sound like the biggest jump at first glance, that 200,000 copies matches up with Devil May Cry 5's numbers during the same period and pretty much kept close pace to every other current Capcom game whose name doesn't start with Monster Hunter.

This update also lets us see that the game has sold at least 700,000 during this time period when the biggest updates we've gotten is Fighting EX Layer costumes, which is still ongoing too.

Capcom's game will need to step it up if it wants to reach its contemporaries, however, as other titles like Tekken 7 and Dragon Ball FighterZ have long since eclipsed SF5's numbers despite releasing later on console.

It also probably helps that the base game is pretty much always on sale and even the Champion Edition upgrade is getting discounted on occasion.

Another sign that's nice to see is that Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 sold an additional 100,000 copies over the quarter between PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC though I'd be guessing that many of those ended up going to the computer.

That's due to the recent reinvigoration of the Marvel's playerbase thanks in part to the Parsec streaming program for generally running matches better than the game's actual netcode.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is the only "recent" fighting game not to see any increases, so overall the genre seems to be doing pretty well within the company.

Capcom Fighting Game Sales - As of December 31, 2020

Street Fighter 2 (SNES) - 6.3 million
Street Fighter 5 - 5.2 million
Street Fighter 2 Turbo - 4.1 million
Street Fighter 4 - 3.4 million
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - 2.2 million
Super Street Fighter 2 - 2 million
Super Street Fighter 4 - 1.9 million
Street Fighter X Tekken - 1.8 million
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection - 1.7 million
Street Fighter 2 Special Champion Edition - 1.65 million
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - 1.6 million
Ultra Street Fighter 4 - 1.5 million
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age Of Heroes - 1.4 million
Street Fighter 4 3D Edition - 1.3 million
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - 1.2 million
Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition - 1.1 million
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - 1.1 million
Street Fighter Alpha 3 - 1 million

Capcom Fighting Game Sales - As of September, 2020

Street Fighter 2 (SNES) - 6.3 million
Street Fighter 5 - 5 million
Street Fighter 2 Turbo - 4.1 million
Street Fighter 4 - 3.4 million
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - 2.2 million
Super Street Fighter 2 - 2 million
Super Street Fighter 4 - 1.9 million
Street Fighter X Tekken - 1.8 million
Street Fighter 2 Special Champion Edition - 1.65 million
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - 1.6 million
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection - 1.5 million
Ultra Street Fighter 4 - 1.5 million
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age Of Heroes - 1.4 million
Street Fighter 4 3D Edition - 1.3 million
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - 1.2 million
Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition - 1.1 million
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - 1 million
Street Fighter Alpha 3 - 1 million

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