Street Fighter 6 Already Breaks An Incredible Video Game Record

Street Fighter hit an incredible peak of 66,000 concurrent players on Steam.

By Jason Collins | Published

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Street Fighter 6, Capco’s iconic fighter hit, broke an incredible video game record; the game had an all-time peak of over 66,000 Steam players, which is the highest player count for a fighting game on a PC. But that’s not all; the game’s sales numbers are exceptional, proving that the hype Capcom has created around the title wasn’t for naught.

According to Kotaku, the long-awaited Street Fighter 6, which recently dropped on last- and current-gen Xbox and PlayStation platforms as well as the PC, hit an all-time peak of around 66,000 concurrent players. That’s nearly 4.5 times more than the all-time peak of its predecessor, 2016’s Street Fighter 5, which managed to attract a maximum of nearly 15,000 concurrent players on Steam. These are actually fantastic numbers for a video game in the fighter genre.

The player count makes Street Fighter 6 the most played game within its own franchise, but it also shows that it surpassed other prominent games of the same type. For comparison, Tekken 7 had nearly 19,000 concurrent players, Mortal Kombat X had nearly 16,000 players, and Mortal Kombat 11 had more than 35,000 concurrent players on Steam—a maximum number of players playing the game at the same time.

But that’s not the game’s only achievement. Street Fighter 6 reached one million players in just three days following its release on June 2, and the franchise has now officially sold more than 50 million copies since its debut in 1987. In celebration of its first million players, Capcom is giving away a reward to everyone currently logging into Street Fighter 6.

It’s nothing fancy, really, no free skins or other cosmetics, just a title that reads “Just Picked Up SF56.” This can be claimed through the in-game’s notifications, and it typically conveys that the players have just started the game.

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Street Fighter 6 gameplay

Considering the very limited success of Street Fighter 5, and the pre-launch worries that Street Fighter 6 might suffer the same fate, the excitement surrounding the latest game is quite substantial Teens of thousands of players have gathered to watch new game’s live streams, and the game’s community, lively as it is, feels even livelier following the game’s launch. Capcom targets 10 million lifetime sales of the title, and considering the current success, and the fact that more fighters will be added later through DLC, we’d say that Street Fighter 6 is on a good path to 10 million.

The only game that could affect its success is the upcoming Mortal Kombat, which is the in-narrative reboot of the popular fighting franchise. The recently released trailers show even more brutality and gore than usual, complemented with unprecedented graphical fidelity. Though trailers can and often do lie, the upcoming game looks great, and its chances of surpassing the success of Street Fighter 6 are actually quite high.

Street Fighter 6 is currently available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and the PC via Steam.