Capcom’s President Says Street Fighter 6 Should Hit 10M Sales
In an ambitious statement handed to Famitsu in an interview, Capcom’s President – Haruhiro Tsujimoto – stated that Street Fighter 6 ‘should’ hit ten million sales. He explained how it’s an easily achievable figure based on the notion that Street Fighter is Capcom’s ‘flagship title’ and that other, broader titles released by Capcom in recent years have easily soared past that figure.
While Street Fighter 6 appeals to a slimmer niche than the games that Tsujimoto was referring to (Resident Evil, Monster Hunter), it’s not outside of the realms of possibility for the upcoming fighter title to hit that mark. He pointed out that Street Fighter V sold ‘over 7 million units’, and by all accounts, Street Fighter 6 has had a more significant investment from Capcom.
Just Getting Better
It’s a busy year for the fighter genre, with the likes of Mortal Kombat 12, Tekken 8, and of course, Street Fighter 6 all being expected to launch within months of one another. It’s a genre that has always been fairly popular, proven by the profit procured by some of these titles.
Over the past few years, multiple titles in the Resident Evil series have sold 10 million units, and the Monster Hunter series now has titles that are aiming for 20 million units. (Street Figher V) has also sold over 7 million units, so if we can make use of our experience in the digital field, we should be able to aim for 10 million units in our next title. That’s why I tried to realize everything that I couldn’t do before with SF6, and that’s where I am today.
Reportedly, Capcom is almost leaning much more into the esports industry with the release of Street Fighter 6. For years, fighting games have been a staple of the industry, but admittedly, Street Fighter V’s competitive scene wasn’t as good, enjoyable, or as well-supported as it could have been.
Not only does Tsujimoto want to smash the 10 million-strong sales target with Street Fighter 6, but he wants to boost the esports ecosystem focused on the game and make it something much more popular. In a passing comment geared more towards humour, Tsujimoto explained that people have requested that he raised the prize money of the Capcom Prize Tour to ‘liven it up’.
Which one of the upcoming fighter titles are you most excited about?