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Pokken Tournament on Wii U has Outsold Street Fighter V on PS4

According to NPD leaker and analyst ZhugeEX, after April’s NPD report, Pokken Tournament on Wii U has outsold Street Fighter V on PS4. This is significant news; although Street Fighter V is available on PC, the game is a console exclusive for the PS4.

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Shubhendu_Singh1596d ago

You fycked it up Capcom...you fycked it up.

Maybay1596d ago

Once you factor in Wii U's small install base, it's almost unbelievable. It's Capcom's fault no doubt.

Monster_Tard1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

SF5 has also been out a month longer. I find this a little hard to believe.

sorenx1596d ago

A lot of wii u game out sell ps4 gamed lol

never4get1595d ago (Edited 1595d ago )

Quality

Hold_It1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

Once you factor in that Pokemon in name alone is one of the best selling games ever, you'll realize this article is nothing but click bait. It's like trying to compare Dragon Quest's sales to Resident Evil's sales.

rjason121596d ago

Yeah, but street fighter is one of capcoms best selling series and street fighter 5 was really hyped up, while pokken tournament wasn't, and is a new collaboration.

Monster_Tard1596d ago

Not really as many Pokemon spin off games haven't sold that well. Like Pokemon Conquest for an example, it received high ratings but only ended up selling a little over a million copies.

Segata1596d ago

You have no idea what you talking about. Pokemon spinoffs don't all that well. Wii U is 13 million systems sold vs 37 million sold PS4's. Street Fighter is one of if not the biggest name in the genre of fighting games. Thing is Wii U typically has insanely good attach rates where PS4 does not. SFV was also more heavily promoted. Nintendo barely promoted Pokken. Oh and RE does VERY well in Japan. As Biohazard it's a huge money maker not just in the west but Japan as well.

Hold_It1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

@segata

Pokemon is more popular than Street Fighter, that is fact. Resident Evil is one of Capcom's best selling series, more than Street Fighter, and the majority of their other games. Street Fighter is not as popular as Mortal Kombat, and not as casual as Mortal Kombat is. Street Fighter is more like the Battlefield of fighting games, and

Mortal Kombat is more of the Call of Duty of fighting games. That being said Street Fighter requires more skill than MK, and most casuals (average gamer), doesn't like to learn a fighting game, hence why they'd rather play Mortal Kombat. Not just the lack of content, but the fact that SFV is an honest fighting game doesn't help the people that got used to all the bullshit that SFIV Ultra had in it. Mortal Kombat has more bullshit going on in it, and it seems that people want more chaos and unbalanced system mechanics in their game, hence why the Marvel vs Capcom games are still in FGC tournaments.

But people like you who can attempt to accuse me on here of "not knowing what I'm talking about", because you don't agree with what I have to say, not because what I said is actually wrong. I wasn't talking about just Pokemon spinoffs but Pokemon as a brand and their games that they put out with Pokemon on it. Pokemon sells as much as GTA does, which is almost close to what Call of Duty does.

It's so sad that there are so many people on this website that go out of their way to shit on SFV with every chance that they get, but when I complain about MGSV not being finished, it's the end of the world or blasphemy. I think the next time someone wants to accuse me of not knowing what I'm talking about they should fact check against what I said rather than just saying i'm wrong, because I don't provide a link you can google yourself.

Metallox1595d ago

The Pokémon brand helps, ok. But what about the abysmal differences between Wii U and PS4 units out there, the huge promotion that Capcom made for Street Fighter V and the one-month advantage that this game had?

Hold_It1594d ago (Edited 1594d ago )

@Metallox

I'd say that more people bought MKX, because the sales show it, and those players went to Street Fighter, didn't like the differences in gameplay, art style, and game modes, so they went back to MKX, and those who didn't come from MKX, heard everyone taking a dump on the game and joined the hivemind mob mentality of "boycotting" the game.

Plus it doesn't help the fact that Street Fighter V is an honest game when it comes to fighting games, and lot of people that came from SFIV hated that the game was. It seems that fighting games with more unbalancing, and broken gameplay mechanics last longer in the FGC scene than games that don't have those things. Look at UMVC3, it's got all kinds of ridiculous one touch of death combos, unblockable, unreactable combos and overheads, and the game is still at EVO, and other fighting game majors.

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TheColbertinator1596d ago

Pokken certainly surprised me how deep it was. Pokken 2 as a launch title for NX would get me to pick up an NX.

wonderfulmonkeyman1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

Well...that was unexpected.
I was thoroughly expecting Pokken to stay niche and under-selling for at least a little longer.
Seeing it turn around and nab a lot of sales like this certainly surprises me, but not in an unpleasant way.

Mayhaps I'll check out that free demo of the game on the Eshop.
I'm not really a Tekken fan, and I got out of Pokemon quite some years ago, but, eh, it could be fun...

Darkfist1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

I guess it doesnt matter if the install base is big or small, when you fu** up a game you end up losing sales.

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