Capcom announced today that Street Fighter V has shipped 1.4 million copies between PS4 and PC, including digital download.
have beatemups always been niche? I know street fighter isn't for the faint of heart *fighting game
Street Fighter isn't a beat 'em up. Double Dragon and Final Fight are beat 'em ups. Street Fighter is a fighting game. :)
Lol look at all the tears on hefe.Must suck not being able to play it :)
Sooooo is this good?
Street Fighter 4 sold over 3m in the same time frame and with the rise of streaming and the fighting game community growing considerably since then, I'd consider 1.4m to be very very bad. Pretty sure Naruto games sell more copies than that and I'd consider them to be far more niche than a brand like Street Fighter.
Looks like lots of ps4 exclusives sell crap Sony must be paying devs lots of cash because if 3rd partys keep concentrating on the casual audience on ps4 then they can expect crap sales,the wiiu would of sold more copies then that due to the smash fans ect....to me ps4 is a big misconception and game sales prove that Sony has gained casuals this gen,Nintendo with wiiu will retain at least 80% of that audience that bought wiiu to do the jump to NX due to the console showing utter quality even though it was less it was still quality over quantity on wiiu.
Stop lying! Street Fighter IV sold 3.4 million in its LIFETIME, SFV is has been out 3-4 months. It's not very very bad as u put it, according to Capcom they predicted 2mill. so its not far of. Plus there is more updates coming for the game, so the game is evolving. So just stop spreading FUD.
^^^^ Yeah I might be wrong, on the 3m figure, that's what I read somewhere else but I can't confirm it. The best info I can pull up was that Street fighter 4 shipped 2m units to retail (this 1.4m figure is shipped units to retail too) in it's first two weeks.. that's still considerably higher than SF5. You can accuse me of spreading FUD as much as you want but the fact remains, 1.4m isn't exactly a good figure considering the growth in both the FGC and gaming in general. I have no agenda against the game, I love the game but I won't look on through rose tinted specs either, Capcom dropped the ball with this and only have themselves to blame. You only have one chance to release a game, you don't release a half finished game then promise to patch in the content later. If they had launched the game with the same amount of content as say MKX and done a better job marketing it, it'd have sold double their 2m estimate imho.
1.4 million shipped to retail probably equates to just over a million sold at retail. I wonder how well its doing digitally? Either way, fighting games have definitely turned the corner in a bad way and gone from being popular must own by all titles to rather niche titles these days.
@fox79 Well as long as Nintendo doesn't release another failing platform like the Wii U, they should get some kind of 3rd party support. Let's hope it isn't another under powered, not 3rd party friendly console with a new gimmick like a tablet.
SFV sold terribly when Capcom had to give you shipped + digital sales for both PC and PS4. Not surprising considering the poor half product they released, and the terrible choices like making it console exclusive. In comparison, a smaller franchise like Killer Instinct had over 6 million unique users across XB1 and PC in month of March 2016. That is massive growth, user engagement and mindshare. http://www.gameinformer.com... Street Fighter used to be the king and now....
I'd say it's not very good at all. For as much hype as this game got, to hit 1.4million shipped including digital sales across PC and PS4 (the two biggest install bases this gen (PC is always the biggest)) is pretty bad. I'm sure crapcom is regretting their decision to go console exclusive now
For such a barebone package, this is quite a number. Well can't really say I'm surprised. SWBF was barebone too and it sold millions. Seriously...what won't gamers today tolerate?
Well the thing is, are gamers going to bite next time Capcom releases SFVI? Reality is that, I think the user engagement numbers is far lower and quickly diminishing. Capcom shot themselves in the foot with a shotgun, and I don't think they can fix that foot.
More proof ps4 is full of casuals and mums and dads the game sales are abysmal for 40 million install base wow....Capcom should of went for more consoles ps4 does not sell games well the worst attach rate I've ever seen on any console....
PlayStation Home Console has bad software attachment rate when it comes to the exclusives.
More proof u dont know what u are talking about. Your comment history tells the story of a sad little fanboy trying to be "clever".
So funny people saying PS4 owners don't buy games might want to check their facts, as far SFV in concern many people are not stupid and have waited for more features to be added before purchasing it I know I have. @fox79 LOL that's why sunset overdrive tanked or why R&C out sold QB or how about the success of Bloodborne some of you fanboys need to learn to check facts.
@Fox79 Well if the casuals aren't on the Wii or the 360 anymore, they have to be somewhere else right? not my problem if the competition couldn't get their hardware right for everyone. I got a couple of "Casual" friends as you say and they're enjoying their PS4 a lot as an entertainement/gaming machine. If Mario maker didn't existed, I would barely play the Wii U.
Comment makes no sense, attach rate of ps4 and x1 are extremely similar. Maybe do a tiny bit of research before spouting BS as fact.
@donthate Dude, seriously? For THAT you want source but for Fox79's ridiculous claim of "worst attach rate I've seen on any console...", I didn't see you asking for source! Double standard much? Fact is, games in general sold more on the PS4 as proven by charts everywhere but there is just no solid numbers on attach rate available to anybody so claiming "worst attach rate" based on 1 game is a bit much don't you think? Quit your trolling! Same goes to Fox79. And this is about SFIV. As much as I'm a PS4 fan, I'm glad this didn't sell more. Charging full price for barebone product like thisbis unacceptable!
I didn't ask for a source from Fox79, because his/her comment is an opinion/observation. Your comment suggest it is a fact, and a well known fact at that. I ask you, because your comment seem to lead on that you know more as opposed to myriad of BS comments. So do you have a source, or are you also BS'ing?
@don't hate are you serious? His comment reads as opinion?? No it does not. But I know I'm wasting my time with u as you're a well known Xbox fanboy on this site. Do you have a source that says what he says is correct?? All games sell more on ps4 than x1. It's very difficult to find any sources regarding attach rate, but for some companies Like EA attach rate is higher on ps4, for ubisoft attach rate is higher for x1. Like I said, very similar. Do you have proof that I'm wrong or are you just defending your brand like I always see you do on this site?
@badz149: Stop pointing fingers at others, and stand behind your own comment! For a moment there I actually took your comment seriously, but it seems you are just a BS'er like Fox79. At least his was an opinion, a BS opinion, but an opinion none the less.That said, it seems you don't know the difference between opinion and fact either.
I would have got it had it been more content rich. I've enjoyed the majority of Street Fighter titles but all the bad press put me off of this one until it comes down in price or improves in features. Right now I have my eye on King of Fighters XIV instead.
Mortal kombat is king. Still don't understand why they launched SF with next to nothing in game all they did was hurt themselves.
Yea so king.....that it took a whole year just to get its online play playable and its still crap.
I never had a problem with it's online and ive had it day one. Mkx is the best fighter on the market atm (smash not included lol)
Don't hold your breath, SF has been king of fighting games since SF2 first came out on arcades those many years ago and still is to this day. Hurt themselves ? SF5 selling 1.4 million copies is a pretty good number with it having limited content when we know new content is on the way and the game will be continually updated.
Back in the day yeah sf was king but MK has surpassed it.
I like Mortal Kombat, for sure its better than SF5, but the real king will always be Tekken.
I used to love me some tekken it's been so long since i played it tbh.
me too, i sold my ps3 a while ago with all the games, Tekken tag 2 is the one i miss the most :(. hopefully Tekken 7 will be on PC.
Nintendo have a huge opportunity with NX to steel not just ps4 gamers but all gamers if they do it right,my bro got an xbox one and it's not great he has played it twice I keep saying get Dirt and he says I'm not wasting my money ,he also says he will get a NX due to the graphics on xbox one not blowing him away so xbox one or ps4 there both weak and full of dull 3rd party multiplats not a patch on last gen.
So funny SFV is doing fine considering the terrible launch it had because their core audience is happy. I plan on picking it up when it has more single player features. Technical fighting games are not for a casual audience and will never sell like such so why try to make it sound like a bad thing. Street fighter was hugely popular due to it being in arcades that are all but gone now.
Sure it'll be a slow burner but once all the characters drop and dlc is launched story mode in June I'll grab another copy again. That and the price shouldn't be too bad by then.
How did I know it was a Dualshockers article you ask? Because of the article pic of course.
mark my words! this game will have amazing legs, it will hit 4 million at the end of the generation.
So shipped not sold right? Because from what I have been told on this site there's a huge difference and shipping doesn't equal success but is some kind of sneaky marketing ploy to make it seem like a game or console is having success. Personally I was not as excited for this entry as I was for SF IV. Maybe the lack of main characters that I played that were absent in this entry (even though Guile is now back). I rented it, played it and after a few matches I sent it back in favor of Dark Souls 3 and other games. Maybe when all the content is available I'll give it another shot, especially now that Guile is back.
God the butt hurt is so strong with you. You act like a child that has been hurt so much that your console of choice isn't winning.
*Tear* *sob* *sniff*, you are so right! Me not particularly enjoying this game because a lot of my mains weren't present, the content was lacking, the new characters were unappealing and the whole grind design that Capcom implemented was all due to my console of choice not winning. I bet you're a big Lee Marvin fan aren't ya. Yeah me too.
He said he felt IV is a better Street Fighter game than V. How does that translate into him being mad console A isn't selling as well as console B? lmfao
@zeekquattro your reading comprehension isn't very good is it? Did you happen to read the first sentence there? You know, the one I was referring to? Yeah I bet not, maybe try reading and understanding before talking out of your ass...
@ganngsta_red no I bet even if it had all the characters you'd still complain because you're a known Xbox shill on this site. You do all you can to defend your brand and belittle the ps4. Sorry but to me you're a fake gamer. I can't take any opinion you have seriously because all you do is defend MS and trash Sony. Maybe if you were a little unbiased I'd take you seriously, but you act like a victim and say stupid ass things like "oh I guess shipped matters now." It's digs like that that show your true colors,.that you're obviously butt hurt that your piece of plastic is losing, like it matters...
@Zeek Pssss...hey zeek, don't even bother...he's convinced that this has anything to do with the fictional console war that he's a front line soldier of. But don't tell him it was directed at Capcom and their constant money schemes..I think he believes that Capcom is Sony only because it's in regards to SFV... *wink* @Stogz Aaaaaw, Stogz, does this mean we're not friends anymore?...I didn't know that this would put a wedge in our very close and personal friendship...well...I'm sadden to hear this. Maybe if I start to defend Sony more you'll start to come over for crumpets and fruit juice like the old days right?
You've never played SFV, stop lying.
But who's really playing it? When simple achievements like "finish 200 matches with an EX special" are "rare achievements" only earned by 12% of the players, I'd have to say 2/3rds of that 1.4 million aren't even playing game. I hate the game, only played it for a month, and I have a higher player level and unlocked more achievements than a majority of the people who've been playing it for 3 months..... that's pathetic.
It's obvious why it sold bad. It's not because it's a bad game but it didn't have the content that justifies a purchase. That's why Capcom should have release a tournament edition for $30 for those that want to play in tournaments and sell a complete full game with story, trials, mini games, etc. later on.
Really terrible for a Street Fighter game and shows that having a big install base doesn't guarantee sales. Maybe the game will have legs but when most of the money is made in the first month for most games this is bad especially since they bundled in PC sales to get to 1.4 million.
1,4million with digital. Including between two platforms???? Wow it did awful indeed. Do ps4 players not support these kinds of games? Heck even tomb raider reach well over a million on Xbox one in like 2-3 months not including digital
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