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Street Fighter 5 and Marvel vs. Capcom continue to sell as Capcom sets company financial records

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • February 2, 2022 at 2:43 p.m. PST • Comments: 44

Street Fighter 5 has been something of a 6-year rollercoaster at this point with the fighting game community experiencing some major peaks and valleys across that span of time, but the game is overall in a good place now and continues to sell.

Capcom recently updated their Platinum Titles list of all-time best selling games up to the end of 2021, which revealed that Street Fighter 5 and Marvel vs. Capcom titles continue to move up the ranks, as the company as a whole posted record profits to close out the year.

As the current Street Fighter entry begins its twilight age, SF5 managed to push another 100,000 copies over the last 3 months of 2021 to reach a total of 6.1 million in sales lifetime.

That puts the newest game only around 200,000 copies behind the single best selling release in the series with Street Fighter 2 on the Super Nintendo, but that still puts it behind SF2 and Street Fighter 4's total life sales of around 15 million and 8–9 million respectively.

What was also interesting to see in the updated numbers is that Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3's re-release, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection all saw bumps in their sales as well by 100,000 apiece.

We've previously talked about how the MvC series continues to make money even without any official support, but now things have gotten to the point where fans have taken matters into their own hands by modding brand new characters for UMvC3.

Over the full year of 2021, Street Fighter 5 managed to sell around 900,000 copies, which is pretty darn good for a 5-year-old game at the time and likely helped by Season 5's release and a healthy amount of sales and discounts.

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection sold around 400,000 copies in total last year while UMvC3 and MvCI both increased 200,000 as well.

Looking at Capcom as a whole, the company reached 88,163 million yen ($770.47 million USD) in net sales for the third quarter, which set a company record for the period and increased 35.9% over the previous year.

Capcom attributes much of this success to the growth of digital game sales as well as the releases of Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin with their full catalog of titles selling 25.8 million copies during the period.

The company also makes note that they are still leveraging eSports as well as films and licensed products as other factors they are continuing to push to try and increase revenue.

From where they were at the time of Street Fighter 5's release, Capcom appears to be in a much healthier situation and higher standing in the gaming community, so hopefully we'll continue to see this success rub off when the time comes for the next Street Fighter to launch.

We recently also discussed the possibility and impact of a proposed acquisition deal between Sony and Capcom, which you can read more about here.

Capcom Fighting Game Sales - As of December 31, 2021

Street Fighter 2 (SNES) - 6.3 million
Street Fighter 5 - 6.1 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
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection - 2.1 million
Super Street Fighter 2 - 2 million
Super Street Fighter 4 - 1.9 million
Street Fighter X Tekken - 1.8 million
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - 1.8 million
Street Fighter 2 Special Champion Edition - 1.65 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 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - 1.3 million
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - 1.2 million
Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition - 1.1 million
Street Fighter Alpha 3 - 1 million

Capcom Fighting Game Sales - As of September 30, 2021

Street Fighter 2 (SNES) - 6.3 million
Street Fighter 5 - 6 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
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection - 2 million
Super Street Fighter 2 - 2 million
Super Street Fighter 4 - 1.9 million
Street Fighter X Tekken - 1.8 million
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - 1.7 million
Street Fighter 2 Special Champion Edition - 1.65 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 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - 1.2 million
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - 1.2 million
Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition - 1.1 million
Street Fighter Alpha 3 - 1 million

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