Pokken Tournament on Wii U reportedly outsells Street Fighter V on PS4

Whaaa!? If true, this is divine punishment although no word from digital downloads.

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According to NPD leaker and analyst, ZhugeEX, after April’s NPD report, the Wii U Exclusive, Pokken Tournament has outsold Street Fighter V on Playstation 4. Although, this is significant news, keep in mind that Street Fighter V is also on PC and that NPD numbers don’t account for digital downloads, therefore we can only get official digital download numbers if both Nintendo and Capcom decide to release them.

@shofu: Pokken Tournament for Wii U has now outsold Street Fighter V for PS4 in the US at retail.

@shofu: It’s from the NPD Group US Games Industry report for April 2016. They track US retail sales for Video games.

@shofu: Pokken has sold more at retail in the US than Street Fighter V as of the end of April. Note, digital sales not included.

Street Fighter V had a very disastrous launch with no arcade modes, very short story modes and servers not working, not to mention lousy hit detection, gamers who bought the game felt like they paid 60 dollars for an early access, basically a Street Fighter V still in Alpha (pun intended).

On the other hand, Pokken Tournament worked fine since day one, with only a day one patch of about 300MB that could be skipped and would only limit online gameplay, as it is with every outdated Nintendo software.

About Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament is an arcade fighting game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and published by The Pokémon Company. The game combines gameplay elements from Bandai Namco’s Tekken series with characters from Nintendo’s Pokémon franchise. It was released for Japanese arcades on July 16, 2015, and worldwide for Wii U on March 18, 2016.

About Tekken

Tekkie (which means “Iron Fist” is Japanese) is a fighting game franchise created, developed, and published by Namco (later Bandai Namco Entertainment). Beginning with the original Tekken in 1994, the series has received several sequels as well as updates and spin-off titles. Tekken was one of the first fighting games at the time to use 3D animation.

About Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V is a fighting video game published by Capcom, who co-developed the game with Dimps. It is the fifth main numbered entry in the Street Fighter series. The game was released in February 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows, with a later release on Linux, and will feature cross-platform play between the Windows and PlayStation 4 versions.

  • Charles Lupula

    From what I’ve read in several places, this is according to VGChartz, not NPD. Capcom just said they sold 1.4 million copies at their investor report.

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