Street Fighter 6 Sells Over 1 Million Units Worldwide in Its First Week

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Capcom has announced that Street Fighter 6 has sold 1 million units worldwide since launching last week on June 2, 2023. In comparison, Street Fighter V, which originally released in February 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and Windows platforms, did not hit its milestone of 1.4 million copies sold until months later, in May. The cumulative sales of the Street Fighter series have now passed 50 million units.

From a Capcom press release:

The first title in the Street Fighter series was released as an arcade game in 1987, followed by the global smash hit Street Fighter II in 1991 which generated mass excitement due to its innovative battle system. Even today, more than 35 years since Street Fighter first debuted, the series still enjoys immense popularity across the globe with cumulative sales for the series totaling over 50 million units worldwide. Further, in recent years the series has increased its presence as a driving force in the fighting game genre of esports.

Street Fighter 6 represents the next evolution of the series and a new generation of fighting games, launching seven years after the previous title in the franchise. In addition to delivering the pinnacle of fighting game experiences, the title includes new features such as World Tour Mode, in which players create an avatar and journey through the universe of Street Fighter, as well as Battle Hub, where players can interact with one another. Further, the game provides different controller input options tailored to appeal to both beginners and seasoned players alike, and has improved audio accessibility settings to supplement gameplay experiences without the use of visual information. As a result of providing features for a diverse range of players, the title was met with broad acclaim, driving sales to 1 million units worldwide.

Additionally, Capcom is carrying out a variety of initiatives to build excitement for Street Fighter 6 in the realm of esports, including with the news that it will provide over $2 million (approx. 260 million yen) in prize money for the Capcom Pro Tour 2023, which features the title, of which $1 million (approx. 130 million yen) will be awarded to the champion, marking the company’s largest-ever event prize pool.

Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all players by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences.

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