The sales woes continue for Capcom’s Street Fighter V, with the triple-A fighting game getting battered by the Wii U’s Pokkén Tournament. That’s at least according to frequent NPD results leaker ZhugeEX on Twitter.
Pokken Tournament for Wii U has now outsold Street Fighter V for PS4 in the US at retail. pic.twitter.com/U0oPTDtoB6
— ZhugeEX (@ZhugeEX) May 13, 2016
Kudos to Pokkén Tournament for managing to stick out amongst a sea of fighting games, especially given it’s unusual, hybrid concept of merging Pokémon and Tekken, and given its exclusivity to a single, low-selling platform. For Capcom, however, it is more salt in the wounds of what the publisher considered to be underwhelming sales for SFV, moving only 1.4 million copies at the end of fiscal year 2016.
It’s also worth noting that NPD only reports physical sales. There’s a chance that, once digital sales on the PlayStation Store and Steam are accounted for, Street Fighter V might actually come out on top.
ZhugeEX did not provide exact sales numbers for either title.