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Submitted by PS-Analog 1253d ago | article

Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter! Who is ahead in all-time sales?

Mortal Kombat and Street fighter have been going at it since the SNES and Genesis days. You bought a SNES for Street Fighter 2 and you bought the Genesis for the blood effect in Mortal Kombat. Back then Nintendo was the clear victor in the Console war. But which Fighting series has prevailed over the years? (3DS, GameCube, Industry, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PSP, Retro, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360)

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Shok  +   1253d ago
MK for life. SF is awesome too though, of course.
Awesome_Gamer  +   1253d ago
Mortal Kombat is way better, way way better...
Omnislash  +   1252d ago
Street Fighter has ALOT more hype at tournaments, and it pretty much revolutionized the fighting game genre. Mortal Kombat is all gimmicks! oooh blood and gore! Yeah that can only go so far. Street Fighter has better gameplay mechanics and characters and moves than Mortal Kombat, MK is loved by casuals only a casual would say that MK is better than Street Fighter.
Samus HD  +   1253d ago
the Capcom VS series for me in general..
but for this two options, MK of course
doogiebear  +   1252d ago
The Arc System's games like: Guilty Gear/Blaz Blue/Persona Arena, etc are WAY better, way more technical, yet user friendly with all of it's deeply stacked mechanics. Just because SF and MK are more well known, doesn't mean they are that great.

On topic: I think Capcom screwed up by mixing SF 2 and SF3 characters in SF4, without factoring the fact that FS 3 characters rely on parry's, are less reliant on fireballs, and are far more technical. It's a struggle using Makoto (for one example) in SF 4 because of the inbalances in the game (like Zangief). Caracters like Blanka and E.Honda also dominate the scene despite too.

I mean, Justin Beaber and Soulja Boy get a lot of sales, but they're talentless compared to real, quality [sometimes independent] artists/musicians.
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Hatsune-Miku  +   1253d ago
Which one is better or has scorpion?
prototypeknuckles  +   1253d ago
i like MK more it has sub-zero, jade, and scorpion, sorry SF
LOL_WUT  +   1253d ago
MK hands down. Better story, better characters, fatalities and so on.
garos82  +   1253d ago
agree on better story, fatalities and so on but in terms of characters and gameplay Street fighter all the way. Street fighter alpha 3 is my favourite fighter of all time
Mighty Boom  +   1253d ago
Does anyone know how to download and SNES emulator onto Windows 7? I've tried, but failed so far.
one2thr  +   1253d ago
Mighty Boom  +   1253d ago
I figured it out. 13 disagrees? lololololololol
one2thr  +   1253d ago
Yeah you gotta be very careful on this website lol
Demarco156  +   1253d ago
Krimmson  +   1253d ago
Having almost no Street Fighter games come out during the PS2 era certainly helps the sales for MK.
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ShaunCameron  +   1253d ago
Street Fighter. More memorable characters and theme music.
Hatsune-Miku  +   1253d ago
Mortal kombat 1 has the best theme music
RockmanII7  +   1253d ago
I'm interested in which games were included in these totals, primarily with Street Fighter. They say they counted Street Fighter X Tekken, did they count Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe and Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter? Did they include all variations of the games (Street Fighter 2/Street Fighter 2 Turbo) or just one variation? Also how many games are there on each side, I hear Mortal Kombat 2011 was the 9th game while Street Fighter 4 came out in 2009 but SF has more spinoffs/remix's. I would have preferred a list stating each game and showing the total sales of the games combined so we can better compare the games against each other based on system/time frame/main series iterations/spinoffs/ect.
NYC_Gamer  +   1253d ago
I would have thought SF since it has more games/spin-off titles
Baka-akaB  +   1253d ago
Sales figures aside , Street Fighter all the way . More depth to it , better balance , better characters , way better animations , better online , better music
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nevin1  +   1253d ago
Both games made a impact on my childhood gaming life. Ken and Scorpion are some my favorite video game characters.
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fanboygamer  +   1253d ago
"As for Top fighter Franchise of all time? That accolade goes to the Tekken series. Including Streets of Rage and Death By Degrees the Tekken series has been able to push out a very impressive 38.03 million copies!"

Not sure if that is a typo but that is stupid, Streets of Rage has nothing to do with Tekken series. It's like saying SF series including mario has a total sale of 100million.
On a side note; final fight sales could technically be included with the SF series since they are kinda in the same universe now.
born2live  +   1253d ago
The japanese name for Streets of Rage is Bare Knuckle: Ikari no Tekken - I agree with you though, sales for that game should not be included in the total, but I'm pretty sure Tekken would still be on top.
fanboygamer  +   1253d ago
Yeah, completely agree. Tekken would still be on top. Just wanted to laugh at the knowledge of the person who wrote the article.
It's common knowledge to know those are two different franchises made by different companies, or a simple google/wikipedia would have told him that.
But since the person who wrote the article included Nina's side story game. It would only be fair if they included Mortal Kombats side scroller's(Sub Zero game) and Final Fight. Final fight was supposed to be the next street fighter but had a change of name, most of the character has also been included in SF games so it should be ok to count Final Fight as part of SF series.

But to be really honest, I don't really care which series is in the lead with sales. They all doing pretty well for themselves, so that means these series could possibly go on for as long as fans want them to.
PS-Analog  +   1252d ago
Will look into it
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MrKingofVideoGames  +   1253d ago
I caught that right away, too. Considering there were 3 Streets of Rage games on the Genesis, if these were included in the writer's Tekken total they would certainly sway the numbers quite a bit.
amaguli  +   1253d ago
Both Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat are great franchises. Both have great characters, themes, and stories (yes Street Fighter has a storyline). That said, if I had to choose just one I would say Street Fighter. It's a tough call though.
Biohazard8860  +   1253d ago
Love them both But i love Mortal kombat
born2live  +   1253d ago
Funny, I never liked Mortal Kombat when I was younger - I've grown up Street Fighter all the way. Although, in recent years, I've made DOA my favourite fighting game. Great character balance and the rock/paper/scissors approach allows you to get out of any situation (like the combo breaker from Killer Instinct - I wish they would make a sequel to that game...)
Man-E-Faces  +   1253d ago
Street Fighter has been more consistent(quality) through the decades while Mortal Kombat went downhill badly after UMK3, it wasn't until recently with MK9 that Mortal Kombat became relevant again, do you notice the big gap between 3-9. I personally enjoy the Virtua Fighter style of fighting with a pinch of Mortal Kombat & Street Fighter on the side. I love them both though so many memories of playing in the local arcades or sitting in true multiplayer style next to my friends in REAL LIFE! I still have my copy of Mortal Kombat 2 Sega Genesis from when I was little.
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fanboygamer  +   1253d ago
Personally I have been more of a SF fan, I hardly played any MK games. I am just glad that these games are still relevant in todays gaming industry.
asyouburn  +   1253d ago
Virtua fighter is the best fighting game ever made
HardcoreGamer  +   1252d ago
virtua fighters is cool and all. but hardly anyone likes it at all. if people had choices of what games to buy after testing them, this would be the lowest one chosen,
josephayal  +   1253d ago
Mortal Kombat is a Street Fighter Carbon Copy
Krew_92  +   1253d ago
Yup it's an exact carbon copy, because we all know in the end of all battles we get to see Ken rip off Chun-Li's head if you input the correct moves right?
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GammaSix  +   1253d ago
MK hands down

best story
better character diversity
Cooler presentation
Rich history and secrets

i can go on, but i like some of the SF's
megamanX2  +   1253d ago
Lol street fighter of course did this person bother looking up the info?
spurgeonryan  +   1253d ago
What are you talking about? Other than the Tekken problem everything is correct.
WeLive  +   1253d ago
Both are awesome games.. I love the bloody gore in MK but the grace of SF.. Someone develop a middle ground arcade fighter.. with elements from both so i can play another
Kratoscar2008  +   1253d ago
The best fighter for me is MK, it has impacted the industry more than street fighter.

Mortal kombat Trilogy or SF Alpha 3? Tough call.
3-4-5  +   1253d ago
I prefer the look and style of SF. I'm not really into Fighter's anymore as they don't hold my attention and I get bored of them easy.

MK was cool back in the day and the last one for PS3 was actually a good game, but I'm not really into gory , dark death type of stuff. The Lighter colors and move sets in SF always appealed to me more.

Both are as good as it gets in the Genre though.
OneAboveAll  +   1253d ago
Mortal Kombat is miles better. I find dark, gritty brutal fighting games more fun in general and it doesn't get much better than MK.

The story and characters are far more interesting as well. Hell, even the MK movie is better than the SF movie. As a matter of fact, the first MK movie could be the first and only movie based off a game that's actually good.
Jdub895O  +   1253d ago
i really wish somebody could beat me at mortal kombat 2.... invite me for a challenge on ps3 PSN jdub8950.
Stansolo  +   1253d ago
If I had it I would just to see some of the combos you and MK experts pull off. A joy to watch!
LightofDarkness  +   1253d ago
Mortal Kombat simply hasn't had a deep and balanced enough fighting engine to compete with Street Fighter until last year's reboot. There is no argument there, any fighting game fan will tell you so. The old MKs, while fun, were actually pretty basic in terms of gameplay, especially when compared to Super Street Fighter II or King of Fighters 94 (both games released around the same time as MKII/MK3). As a kid, I liked MK more purely for the aesthetic and themes (and the blood, let's be honest); but after playing Street Fighter properly, you know which is the better game. Especially once I played Street Fighter Alpha 2, there was simply NO comparison at that point.
Krew_92  +   1253d ago
In order I'd prefer Tekken > Mortal Kombat > Streeth Fighter

I don't know I grew up with the Tekken and Mortal Kombat combo. So I have better memories of those than Street Fighter, although I respect Street Fighter for what it is, except for those bloody turbo edition things.
Stansolo  +   1253d ago
Street fighter 2 turbo (snes), Mortal kombat 2 (snes). Loved them and still do today.
Mkai28  +   1253d ago
Street fighter always had better fighting mechanics then Mortal Kombat, nether realm just added a descent combo list and it took nine years. Moreover most of the combos are automatic on Mortal Combat, ( except for jugglers) hence is the reason why most ppl prefer it. It's easy to play, you could be a child and beat someone in Kombat and never played it before. Street fighter takes years to master. Whereas Kombat moves are like up/ down, back/ back moves. Street fighter has motion moves , half circle, forward slanted down.
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