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Street Fighter 5 is up to 4.7 million units sold

Capcom recently updated their Platinum Titles section over on their investor relations website. We now have the latest sales numbers for their most popular games.

According to the list, Street Fighter 5 has seen an increase in sales of about 200,000. The running total for units sold is now 4.7 million.

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Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition is getting an new battle mechanic this winter and I don't think it will be the previously rumored additions

Earlier this month, a wave of new information regarding the future of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition was dropped on fans. During their Summer Update live stream, Capcom revealed that Dan, Rose, Oro, and Rival Schools' Akira will be joining the cast here in Season 5, and the company provided a road map that details when we can expect to see all of the new content released.

One of the liner notes for the first big update in winter — that which will add Dan to the game — states that a new battle mechanic will also be added at that time. Speculation on what it might be has already begun, and though the logical conclusion is that it will be one of the rumored additions to existing mechanics, I think we'll be getting something different here.

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Seth uses a bunch of Makoto's moves and goes full Dragon Ball Z on M. Bison in this oh-so-satisfying Street Fighter 5 beat down

We'd be lying if we didn't acknowledge that some of the satisfaction that comes from watching this clip stems from the catharsis that comes from seeing M. Bison, a character that's been frustrating us for a good four and a half years in Street Fighter 5 now, getting absolutely rocked, but it's also just a very aesthetically pleasing sequence.

The newest addition to this current Street Fighter, Seth, is able to teleport about like a damn Dragon Ball Z character when they implement their V-Trigger 1. Put them in the hands of a lab monster like Javits Arias and it almost feels like you're watching an anime battle.

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Update: Which revealed 'Season V' characters for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition have you the most and least excited?

Update: Voting in the polls is now closed, so you can see the final rankings for most and least wanted Street Fighter 5 characters in the original story below.

Dan Hibiki, Rose, Oro, and Akira Kazama were recently revealed for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's "Season V" roster. We'll learn about the identity of the fifth and final character at a later date.

The first character that will be released in Dan. He's due to become available in winter 2020. This means we'll have to wait until 2021 for the other four fighters.

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Will Street Fighter 6 cost $60 or $70 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X? Capcom talks next generation game prices and push towards digital downloads

It's fairly crazy that we're only like three months away from the launch of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X, yet there's still so much that we consumers and even developers / publishers don't know about how the next generation will operate.

Capcom recently held their newest financial report for the first fiscal quarter of 2020 where the company tackled some of the ideas of next gen, downloadable games and pricing including the parts they aren't wholly set on yet.

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Is the PlayStation 4 heavily responsible for people thinking Street Fighter 5's online experience is trash? Thoughts on Ono's departure from Capcom

Playing Street Fighter 5 online has been something of a chore ever since the game first launched back in early 2016 and while Capcom has most certainly made many significant improvements over the last four years, our network play experiences have still been more frustrating than fun... until about a week ago.

Both DreamKing and I had been playing on PlayStation 4 Pro and vanilla PS4, respectively, but recently built our own personal computers. With the transition to PC being the only updated variable, Street Fighter 5 online has begun to feel like playing a whole new game for both of us.

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Seth moves up a spot in popularity and E. Honda continues to win the most in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's July 2020 online stats

The latest Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition online stats have hit the internet. Over on the Shadaloo CRI, fans can now check out the character usage and combat statistics for July 2020.

This set of stats didn't see too many big shake ups, but there are definitely some interesting movements in the placements that have caught our eye. Most notably, Season 4 characters appear to remain popular and doing well.

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Did you know that Dan's Danretsuken in Street Fighter 5 actually came from Street Fighter 4 Omega? Here's a closer look at how this move might work

Dan's inclusion in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's Season V roster was something that probably nobody saw coming. Regardless of his status as a joke character, Dan will be the next fighter to become playable in Fall 2020.

As a true master of the Saikyo arts, Dan has quite a few "taunt" moves in his arsenal. It's been heavily implied that there's more to these taunts this time around in Street Fighter 5. Even if we refer to Dan's Omega Street Fighter 4 incarnation, we aren't too sure what Dan's taunts will do when he's released.

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Character-specific mechanics may be a theme for incoming Street Fighter 5 DLC figures like Oro, Dan, and Akira

One of the commonly-spouted complaints during the earlier days of Street Fighter 5 was the fact that character design did not leave enough room for player expression. Capcom has since nipped that in the bud and given us plenty of variation through additional V-Skills, V-Triggers, and characters with unique mechanics built into their tool kits.

To point out a few examples, G must micro manage Presidentiality levels, Gill has Retribution, Seth steals away other character's moves, and Juri must store charges. We got a few glimpses of incoming Season 5 DLC characters Dan, Oro, Rose, and Akira during Capcom's Summer Reveal event, and it looks as though the theme of special character mechanics may continue more heavily than before with this new batch.

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Ford Models tosses their cap into the eSports ring, picks up Chris T as first fighting game representative

The fighting game community has been weathering a particularly tumultuous storm here in 2020 as many events have been canceled thanks to COVID-19, but we're happy to be able to finally report some good news in the particular realm of eSports as professional Street Fighter player Chris Tatarian has been picked up by a new sponsor.

Enter Ford Models and their new Gaming and eSports division directed by long-time entertainment and eSports and gaming attorney, Justin M. Jacobson, Esq.

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If these are the fan-made Street Fighter 5 costume designs that didn't make the cut in Capcom's contest imagine how good the finalists will be

Capcom is currently running a costume contest for Street Fighter 5 as two lucky and skilled fans will each get their designs for an SF5 character outfit into the game.

The application window is now officially closed and contest organizers are preparing to present the finalists for a community vote that will ultimately determine the winners. It seems those still in the running are not allowed to be shown on social media (for obvious reasons) but those who have submitted and been notified that their designs have not been selected for the final round are allowed to share their submissions.

We've rounded up a gallery of some of our favorites to share with you today. Continue on to see some very enticing, very creative takes on the likes of Ed, Laura, Urien, Ken, Menat, Zeku, and others.

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Dan's throw game in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition could either end up being exceptional or awful based on the developer footage

For better or worse, Dan Hibiki will be the first character of the "Season V" roster to be released for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. Players will be able to play as the self-proclaimed Saikyo master in winter 2020.

As such, we currently know more about Dan in Street Fighter 5 than Rose, Oro, Akira Kazama, and especially the unnamed fifth combatant. Unlike the other fighters, we've actually had the opportunity to see some gameplay footage for Dan and it revealed some potentially interesting tidbits about his throws.

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Guile can completely KO Rashid with this sequence using no super meter in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

A common piece of tech we see shared in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition is the "kill whoever" combo — which was pioneered and made popular by Javits. The basic formula is this: land a practical combo, wait for the opponent to wake up with a reversal, then stun and ultimately KO them with the next combo.

There are a lot of different combinations here, and these sequences typically utilize full resources for the desired effect. However, KJ_guile on Twitter has found a way to kill Rashid using Guile that uses zero Critical Art meter.

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There's reason to speculate that Street Fighter 5 Season V's final mysterious challenger could be a male based on their number of costumes

Dan, Rose, Oro, and Akira Kazama (from Rival Schools) were revealed to be four out of five characters from Street Fighter 5's "Season V" roster. It seems that Capcom wasn't quite ready to reveal that last character during their Summer Update stream.

The only things we know about the final Season V character is that they'll be releasing in Fall 2021 and they'll launch with three costumes aside from their default appearance. Based on this information, there's reason to believe that this fifth combatant is possibly male.

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Katsuhiro Harada, Ed Boon, Ryota Niitsuma, and others pay respects to Yoshinori Ono following his resignation announcement

Doing a "#Shoryuken" search on Twitter right now will land you countless posts from solemn Street Fighter fans thanking and wishing the best for Capcom's Yoshinori Ono, who announced he'd be leaving the company after more than a quarter century long career.

Whether specifically a Street Fighter fan or not, this news resonates with virtually all members of the fighting game community as Ono played an integral role in the genre's recent golden age thanks to his work at the helm of Street Fighter 4.

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Yoshinori Ono announces departure from Capcom after almost 27 years with the company

Yoshinori Ono has announced that he'll be leaving Capcom this summer after nearly 27 years of being with the company. This also means that he'll be resigning his position as a Capcom brand manager.

"And now, after serving almost 30 years at Capcom, I am leaving the company in this summer," said Ono in his released statement. "This means that I will resign my position as the brand manager for Capcom's various titles including Street Fighter."

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Dan's Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition development footage compared to Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter Alpha by HiFight

Dan Hibiki wasn't really high on people's radars when it came to predicting the "Season V" roster for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. Regardless, he'll someday become playable along with Rose, Oro, Akira Kazama (from Rival Schools), and one more yet to be named fighter.

Although Dan is often relegated to "joke character" status, he's appeared in a few Street Fighter titles before. HiFight recently released a video that compares Dan's animations from the shown development footage for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition to Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter Alpha.

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