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Pokken Tournament, the top fighting game on the Wii U, is outselling Street Fighter V on the PS4, in the physical form.
As the Wii U heads toward the end of its console cycle, it continues to impress in the realm of fighting games. According to an NPD video game sales report, Pokken Tournament is outselling the PlayStation 4 version of Steet Fighter V in the amount of psychical copies sold.
Even with a one-month head start, Street Fighter V can’t compete with the popularity of Pokemon and its enormous fan base; Street Fighter V launched on February 16 and Pokken Tournament hit stores on March 18.
The crazy thing in all of this is the difference in demand between the two consoles. The PlayStation 4 (35 million consoles sold) is setting all kind of records for its initial launch and console sales; the Wii U (10 million consoles sold), despite its strong era of games, is not pushing consoles at the rate of the PlayStation 4, or even Xbox One to that matter.
The Street Fighter V number didn’t account for sales on the PC or digital downloads, but it’s good to see the Wii U come out on top against the number one console in the game today.
The initial shaky launch of Street Fighter V coupled with the positive feedback of Pokken Tournament may be the reason why sales are behind for the classic fighting game series, even though the game is selling beyond expectations (1.4 million copies sold). Upon release, players complained about a lack of content and number of annoying bugs in the game. Still, the relatively small gap between the two may shrink as Street Fighter V begins to put its weak launch behind it, release more content in the future, and add more reason to pick up the game.
Is it too late for Street Fighter V to overtake Pokken Tournament, or do the Pokemon lovers out there have the final say?
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