What do you think will make more money over its lifetime?
MKX or SFV?
Spoiler: It’s absolutely MKX
Capcom sponsors tournaments to maintain relevance for Street Fighter and to try and eke out more money from a relatively small but dedicated fanbase via things like constant costumes and other gimmicks
Netherrealm sponsors tournies as a bone to the competitive scene because it gets them some extra gravy then they crush further sales with DLC of characters that sell like hot cakes to general audiences.
You guys gotta get around more gaming normies. SF has almost no relevance as a ‘premiere’ known fighter. It’s majorly Mortal Kombat. That’s what makes it premiere: name recognition and relevance. Why? Because it sells like crazy because everyone knows it and loves it and everyone knows it and loves it because it sells like crazy. Closed loop.
MKX died in one year? Street Fighter V sales died IMMEDIATELY because of how it was handled. SFV missed its sales goal by more than 25%. MKX didn’t. SFV has a life time sales of less than 2.5 million copies. MKX is the fastest selling game in the FRANCHISE OF MORTAL KOMBAT and sold 5 million copies within months as compared to the LIFE TIME sales of SFV over years which don’t even reach half of that in over 3 years.
Also to the other above discussion…
Yes, A Shadow Falls is inferior to both Injustice games and both Mortal Kombat games in terms of a story mode.
Street Fighter V retains “the main stream”
Come on, guys.
I know we all love Street Fighter but this is just silly…
Street Fighter does NOT own the main stream. Competitive obsession with the game does NOT make it the most relevant fighter.
In fact, the prominence of MK in the zeitgeist WITHOUT a competitive scene featuring longevity HILIGHTS how relevant it is as a fighting game product.
This is silly. This is worse than saying DC cinematic movies are more relevant than Marvel ones because the Dark Knight still gets lauded as the height of the genre because at least the Dark Knight sold ridiculously high numbers and busted charts upon release becoming a cultural phenomenon…y’know, all that stuff that SFV never did.