Street Fighter V’s launch week sales fall short of its predecessor

Street Fighter V arrives at #2 in the UK chart. A highly respectable position, but it still fell short of bettering Street Fighter IV’s launch week sales.

We should note, however, that SFIV launched on three formats compared to SFV’s two (PS4 and PC).


Capcom’s latest brawler has been met by critical acclaim. Fans on the other hand have been left feeling short-changed due to the lack of modes, features and stability of the online servers.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III remains on top for an 11th week, breaking a record in the process – no other CoD has claimed as many no.1s 2009’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 held the previous streak, with 9 consecutive weeks.

Incidentally, Who Wants to be a Millionaire retains the record for longest run at number one – a resounding 18 weeks back in the space year 2000.

FIFA 16 is at #3, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers falls to #4 while GTA V drops one place to #5.

At #6 it’s Star Wars Battlefront – which is still yet to leave the top ten – followed by Fallout 4, Rainbow Six: Siege, newcomer Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, and finally Minecraft: Story Mode at #10.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Just Cause 3 meanwhile both departed the top ten this week.

After arriving at #19, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles drops to #40 on its second week of release. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is on a swift descent too, dropping from #15 to #34. Dying Light: The Following also clings to the lower echelons of the chart, going from #28 to #35.

Leave a Comment