Fighting games are notoriously popular because of their excellent settings, gameplay dynamic, and replayability, and Street Fighter is one of the oldest fighting game series, with the first game released in 1987, making the series over 35 years old. Street Fighter has the same gameplay dynamic as most fighting games you will see today, except there are no game modes that include more than two players, but you don’t always need more players to have a good time. Street Fighter has been around for a very long time and the series has crossed so many milestones that put it in the gaming hall of fame, we are going to take a look at some Street Fighter statistics and see how the series stands today. If you want to learn more about the gaming industry, we can tell you how much the esports industry is worth, so check it out!
Street Fighter key stats
This section is going to take a look at some general stats surrounding the Street Fighter franchise, from total sales stats to revenue earned since the first games were released, but also some relevant news points that will tell us more about where the series is heading in the future. When you have a series with as long of a reputation as Street Fighter, there are bound to be a lot of numbers to check up on, so let’s get into it!
The Street Fighter series sold over 48 million copies.
(Source: VG Sales)
The game with the most sales is Street Fighter II (1991) with 20.8 million sales.
Street Fighter IV sold 9.4 million sales.
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior sold 6.3 million copies.
Street Fighter V sold 6.6 million copies.
Street Fighter II Turbo sold 4.1 million sales.
Street Fighter 6 sold over 2 million copies since released.
Street Fighter is one of the most-sold video game series in history, with nearly 50 million views since the first game was released back in 1987, and it has established itself as one of the cornerstones of modern fighting games, laying down the foundation that many will follow in the years to come. Street Fighter II has had the most sales because it was available on a wide range of arcade machines before being ported to, like a billion consoles.
The Street Fighter series has generated $12.4 billion in revenue.
(Source: VG Sales)
Street Fighter II generated $10.8 billion in revenue.
Street Fighter IV generated $693 million in revenue.
Street Fighter V generated $270 million in revenue.
It is no surprise that Street Fighter is going to generate a lot of profit seeing as it is the most widespread game in the series, but 10 billion dollars in revenue is an absolutely massive number to see for any game, let alone a fighting game. Although digitalization has made sure that games can be more widespread, Street Fighter V has still not seen the kind of profit that Street Fighter II has.
The Street Fighter series has 61 games.
There are 6 games in the main series.
There are 36 spinoff games and appearances.
The games have been released on 32 platforms.
The games have 73 playable characters.
Street Fighter Alpha introduced the most characters at 20.
There is a total of 20 nationalities among all of the characters.
The series has had 59 total stages across 21 countries with 3 day/night variants.
Here we can see the influence that the Street Fighter series has had on the gaming industry since there are over 61 games in the series including the main games, as well as a wide array of characters to choose from, and that is what makes the game appealing apart from its gameplay. Other than that, variety is also extremely important in fighting games, so the high number of stages and variants adds to the general appeal of the series.
Street Fighter NFTs gathered $3 million in 24 hours.
The WAX blockchain hosted the Street Fighter trading card game in 2021.
65,000 trading card packs were sold.
The initial volume of generated revenue was $2 million.
The secondary market value of the sold content was $1 million.
The card with the highest value was a Pwr 5 Ken valued at $6997.5.
NFTs have been spreading their roots across the entirety of the Internet, gaming included. Although their popularity has been decreasing over the past few months, WAX still managed to generate a considerable amount of money from Street Fighter trading cards, with some of the cards bringing in $7000. In either case, $3 million is a lot of money to earn on anything, let alone trading cards, so this is a fairly impressive feat.
Tekken has beaten Street Fighter for total copies sold.
In September 2020, Tekken announced that the series had reached a total of 50 million copies sold.
Tekken 7 solidified the total sales of the series by selling 6 million copies.
Tekken had fewer releases than Street Fighter at 14.
Tekken 7 has recently received a new DLC featuring Kunimitsu, much to the joy of the community.
Although Street Fighter has amassed global fame, it is still not the most popular fighting game franchise as Tekken has more sales than it. It is interesting that the series sold more than Street Fighter since the first Tekken game was released in 1994 while the first Street Fighter game was released in 1987. The two fighting game series have some similar characteristics, but what sets Tekken apart is the fact that its games are a bit harder to play and it features 2.5D arenas that allow you to rotate your characters, which is innovative and interesting.
Street Fighter V has accumulated more sales than Street Fighter II.
(Source: WCCF Tech)
Street Fighter V sold 6.6 million units.
Street Fighter II sold 6.3 million copies.
These sales for Street Fighter II are only regarding the SNES and not all of the other platforms the game has been made available on.
Of course, we do not think that any game is going to beat the sheer numbers that Street Fighter II has gathered through all of its ports and releases, but it is important to note that this is just in relation to the total number of sales that Street Fighter II has generated on the SNES platform. This means that we can’t say that Street Fighter V is falling off since its sales are still doing quite well.
Street Fighter Twitch and esports statistics
Now we’re going to take a second to look at some of the most relevant Twitch and esports statistics regarding Street Fighter V as it is the newest game in the series and the release of Street Fighter VI is still a long way off. Since Street Fighter and many games like it have a lot of replayability, people love watching it, and Street Fighter V, in particular, has received a massive Twitch following because of it. A good deal of the justification for the popularity of the game also falls on the fact that it is simply awesome and looks amazing, so it has that going for it.
Street Fighter V has 19.5 million hours watched on Twitch.
The game has 464,290 broadcasting hours.
It has 2,229 average viewers.
It has a viewer ratio of 42.1.
It had a maximum viewer count of 249,613.
25,742 broadcasters were streaming the game.
Since it is the newest game in the series, Street Fighter V has seen quite a few hours watched on Twitch and a lot of broadcasting hours, meaning that the game is still popular with viewers and is most likely going to remain that way for the foreseeable future, at least until Street Fighter VI comes out.
Street Fighter V has awarded $2.26 million in esports earnings.
The highest prize pool was awarded at the Capcom Cup 2017 at $380,000.
The rest of the tournaments had prize pools between $360,000 and $37.
These earnings were distributed between 130 tournaments.
$754,397 of the earnings were distributed in the United States.
Since it is a very competitive game, Street Fighter V events have distributed a vast amount of money to its players across quite a few tournaments, which means that the game is doing quite well on the esports scene even though the last Street Fighter tournament took place in 2021, but you can never know when the next one is going down.
The most successful Street Fighter V player is Du Cong “NuckleDu” Dang.
He has earned $334,546 from 83 tournaments.
He is ranked #657 in the world.
He is ranked #115 in the United States.
It’s always good to take a look at the accolades that the best players of a game have gathered over their career, and NuckleDu can be considered an authority on Street Fighter, and the total amount of money he has earned proves that. He has earned over $330,000 playing this game and it stands as a testament to the fact that you can become successful playing your favorite games.
To sum up
And that would be everything we have to say about the Street Fighter franchise and all of the statistics related to it! It’s always a good thing to see an age-old franchise survive the test of time and prosper into something that is sure to stay around for a very long time as the series is still quite popular. As you can see, the total number of Street Fighter sales and revenue reaches millions and billions, respectively, so you can be sure that the franchise has been a massive success. When it comes to future games in the Street Fighter franchise, Street Fighter VI is looking to be a hit because they are sticking to the base gameplay and the newer graphics are going to make the game extremely appealing. We sincerely hope that you have enjoyed the content we have provided here and that you have learned something new!
“Street Fighter V Overtakes Street Fighter II as Capcom’s Best-Selling Fighting Game”. WCCF Tech, 2022, https://wccftech.com/street-fighter-v-overtakes-street-fighter-ii-as-capcoms-best-selling-fighting-game/