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Street Fighter V: 36 Million Game Sales Over 80 Titles

After the success of Street Fighter IV and its countless spin-offs, it was almost guaranteed there would be a fifth numbered entry in the brawler’s paradise. For Street Fighter V to be exclusive to the PlayStation 4, though, was a genuine surprise even to experienced analysts of the industry. No Street Fighter game has been confined to a single console, bar the second version of Street Fighter III and the EX 3D spin-offs. Even Street Fighter II, the game associated with the SNES, came out on plenty of other formats.

The wonderful world of Street Fighter, explored through the medium of pictures, numbers and colours. Enjoy!

Our online poll to see which characters players most wanted to see in Street Fighter V attracted over 70,000 votes. If you ignore SNK and Arika characters (Capcom don’t own the rights to them, after all), Q came out on top with Alex a close second. This is how the top ten turned out…

Almost 150 people used the ‘Other’ category in our character poll to request Final Fight star Mike Haggar for Street Fighter V he even managed to beat ten legacy SF characters.

BLAST FROM THE PAST

1987
STREET FIGHTER
Introduced six button controls and command-based special moves

1991
STREET FIGHTER II: THE WORLD WARRIOR
Added multiple playable characters and perfected gameplay

1992
STREET FIGHTER II: CHAMPION EDITION
Bison, Balrog, Vega, and Sagat become playable characters

1992
STREET FIGHTER II: HYPER FIGHTING
Introduced faster play and new special moves

1993
SUPER STREET FIGHTER II: THE NEW CHALLENGERS
Added Cammy, Fei Long, T.Hawk and Dee Jay, and a scoring system

1994
SUPER STREET FIGHTER II TURBO
Brought in Akuma and Super Combos

1995
STREET FIGHTER ALPHA
Expanded the Super Combo system, added air blocking, chain combos, throw recoveries, and rolls

1995
STREET FIGHTER THE MOVIE: THE GAME 
Introduced digitised characters

1996
STREET FIGHTER ALPHA II 
Introduced the Custom Combo system

1996
STREET FIGHTER EX
Took the series into full 3D

1997
STREET FIGHTER III: THE NEW GENERATION
Created a more free flowing play style and introduced high jumps, dash and retreat, quick stand, leap attacks and the parry system

1997
STREET FIGHTER III: SECOND IMPACT
Included Shin Akuma, Hugo and Urien, plus EX attacks, taunts, and throw escapes

1998
STREET FIGHTER ALPHA III
Introduced Isms and Guard Power Gauge

1998
STREET FIGHTER EX 2
Added Excel Combos

1999
STREET FIGHTER III: 3RD STRIKE
Included the Guard Parry system

2000
STREET FIGHTER EX 3
Added tag team battles

2003
HYPER STREET FIGHTER II
Released to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Street Fighter II

2006
STREET FIGHTER ANTHOLOGY
A compilation of the Alpha series

2008
STREET FIGHTER IV
Introduced Focus Attacks and Ultra Combos

2010
SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV
Added selectable Ultras

2011
STREET FIGHTER III: 3RD STRIKE ONLINE EDITION
Added Parry training and challenges

2011
SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV: ARCADE EDITION
Oni is introduced to the franchise

2011
SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV: 3D EDITION
Mapped Street Fighter IV’s gameplay to the 3DS’s interface

2012
SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV: ARCADE EDITION 2012
Improved character balance

2012
STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN
Turned a large portion of the Tekken cast two-dimensional

2014
ULTRA STREET FIGHTER IV
Introduced Red Focus Attack

2016 (TBC)
STREET FIGHTER V
Competes to become the best in the franchise by combining all the best elements of the previous games and adding all new mechanics

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