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Street Fighter V ships 1.4 million copies, misses sales target

Since launching in February, Street Fighter V has sold 1.4 million copies - or rather, 600,000 fewer copies than Capcom initially predicted.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

May 9, 2016

1 Min Read

Newsbrief: In May 2015, Capcom said it expected to see worldwide Street Fighter V sales hit at least 2 million before the end of the financial year, which drew to a close on March 31, 2016. 

Since launching in February, however, the game has sold 1.4 million copies -- or rather, 600,000 fewer copies than Capcom initially predicted. 

Despite falling short, Capcom says the fighter is "maintaining steady sales," and believes the franchise remains a "perennial favorite" amongst fans. 

Although Street Fighter V's gameplay was praised at launch, it was also criticized for a lack of single-player content and suffered from a number of online issues, including broken servers.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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