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Despite The Game’s Sales, Street Fighter V Success Flourishes in It’s Tournament Scene

Having missed the mark on it’s sales goal of 2 million copies at the end of the companies fiscal year, Capcom has stated that it’s staple fighting game Street Fighter V has “maintained steady sales” but has yet to come close to it’s predecessor in Street Fighter IV which sold 3.4 Million units in it’s life span before ever even releasing Super or Ultra. Many say that this is due to Capcom’s questionable marketing and a rush for the game to release with limited content such as the inability to access the store, challenges, and even the Cinematic Story Mode, which did not release until July of 2016, months after the games launch in February.

But due to it’s lack luster sales, does this  truly show the success and potential of the game?  Evo 2016 (or Evolution Championship Series) is set for July 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada and features some of the best fighters in the world.  Fighters such as Daigo “The Beast” Umehara, Justin Wong, and Alex Valle have all stepped foot in the “ring” to compete in epic 1v1 Street Fighter bouts.  With their reputation proceeding them via online forums, YouTube, and especially Twitch, it’s no surprise that they have been successful in promoting the king of 2D fighters the last few years, and have shown the world why Street Fighter is so beloved among it’s fans.  With such inspiration, attendance at Evo 2016 is at an all time high!
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An Article per Shoryken.com, posted on Februrary 26, 2016 states:
“After just four days of registration, Street Fighter V broke the Evolution Championship Series’ attendance record for one game. Now, four days later, it’s surpassed another milestone.This morning, Evo organizer Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar tweeted his surprise at the current numbers. While an exact figure wasn’t mentioned, photographer Robert Paul asked if, perhaps, over 3,000 players have registered for Street Fighter V, to which Cuellar responded with an affirmative image. Before this, Ultra Street Fighter IV held the record for most participants  at 2,227 individual competitors. Street Fighter V appears to be a worthy successor to that legacy, with numbers impressive enough to warrant its appearance at the massive Mandalay Bay arena. Let’s go.”

Since then, the registration numbers for competitors for Street Fighter V alone has more than doubled!  Could this be from a die hard user fan base growing before our very eyes, or perhaps Street Fighter V is actually better than the reviews and sales give it credit to be?  Either way, it will be interested to see how those sales numbers are affected when Season 2 of the DLC is released granting us access to an even larger roster, or when the inevitable Super Street Fighter V finally launches.

Below is a list of registration numbers from Evo 2015 and Evo 2016, and for more on Street Fighter V, keep it locked right here at Provengamer.com!

EVO 2015
Ultra Street Fighter 4 – 2,227
Smash 4 – 1,926
Super Smash Bros. Melee – 1,869
Mortal Kombat X – 1,162
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- – 968
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – 816
Tekken 7 – 458
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – 437
Killer Instinct – 397

EVO 2016

SFV – 5065

Smash 4 – 2637

Melee – 2350

Pokken – 1165

GG:XrdR – 903

UMvC3 – 770

MKX – 707

Tekken 7 – 543

KI – 540

 

 

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Proven Gamer Presents: Battle Lounge Show Down

Proven Gamer is sponsoring and hosting an online Street Fighter V tournament featuring fighters from all over the country including our very own Frosty & Bbuttonguy. We will be broadcasting live on our Twitch channel at Twitch.tv/provengamer Sunday, May 22nd (time tba)   Come have some fun with us!

Registration for this event has already ended, but we would like to continue these type of community events either monthly or bi-monthly with the latest fighting games, first person shooters, and more, so there will be opportunities for everyone to sign up and be a part of the fun!

We greatly appreciate everyone’s support and would like any feedback and suggestions in the future.

For more info on this event be sure to follow us on Twitter @Provengamer and Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/provengamer

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the event moderators on Twitter @MGS_Daniel25 (or email at frosty@provengamer.com)  and @MagicJerryFresh

 

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Mad Catz® Ships Street Fighter® V licensed Fighting Game Controllers

Next Generation FightSticks TM and FightPads TM Rise Up For Highly Anticipated Global Game Launch – February 16, 2016!

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.  announced today that is has begun shipping its new range of Street Fighter® V licensed fighting game controllers to retail. Available for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system as part of the Company’s licensing agreement with Capcom®, this next-generation controller range hits retail to coincide with the global launch of the highly anticipated Street Fighter V.
Combining innovative features, precision quality components and user customization options, the new Street Fighter V range of FightSticks and FightPads are designed to provide gamers of all levels – from casual players to tournament professionals – the competitive edge they need to dominate every round.
Products now shipping as part of the Street Fighter V range include:

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  • Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TE2+: The legendary Tournament Edition 2 FightStick returns powered up for a new generation! Now, the most customizable FightStick ever, featuring premium Sanwa Denshi components, exclusive artwork, dual PS3 / PS4 compatibility and all new touchpad controls complete with L3 and R3 button functionality.
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  • Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TE-S+: A return to the classic FightStick form factor with an updated version of the award-winning Tournament Edition FightStick chassis, the TE-S+ features new touchpad controls and an exclusive ‘Shadaloo’ artwork design for those looking to stand out in the tournament.
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  • Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick Alpha: Introducing a new challenger! The FightStick Alpha features an all new compact, six-button design, ideal for easy transportation but robust enough for beginners and veterans alike. Ideal for those who want the feel of a full-size arcade stick and the freedom to play anywhere, the all new FightStick Alpha offers a remarkable value.
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  • Street Fighter V FightPad PRO: An entirely new fighting game controller for the current console generation, the FightPad PRO offers unrivalled control, robust control options, comfort and precision for those favoring a gamepad style controller over a stick. Enhanced fighting style D-pad, analog stick and touch controls work in sync with the classic arcade style six-button configuration to produce the ultimate controller for fighting games.

“With amazing graphics and accessible battle mechanics, Street Fighter V is primed to be one of this year’s biggest game launches and we’re thrilled to make available our next generation of fighting game controllers alongside this highly anticipated title. We’ve worked closely with Capcom and leaders in the fighting game community to deliver an unrivalled range of products that are truly designed to make gamers of all skill levels better fighters,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “We expect the new Street Fighter V product range to contribute to strong sales in our specialty controller category throughout 2016 and beyond.”
“As a new era of fighting games begins on February 16, our partners at Mad Catz have gone above and beyond to deliver the next generation of Street Fighter V controllers to our passionate fans who have waited so long for this moment,” said Matt Dahlgren, Director of Brand Marketing for Capcom. “Their stunning new range of Street Fighter V controllers provides the perfect complement to our game and we couldn’t be more impressed with their industry-leading new product line and their long standing dedication to the fighting game community.”

For more information or to purchase Street Fighter V FightSticks and FightPads , please visit: www.madcatz.com/StreetFighterV

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Capcom Reveals Street Fighter 5 Cinematic Story Mode

It was revealed earlier today by Capcom in a trailer that Street Fighter V will be focusing more on it’s story by implementing a Cinematic Story Mode, showcasing the roles of some of the newer characters, as well as the familiar ones. Although details on the story have not yet been revealed, we see the trailer opening up with Fang (a new fighter on the Street Fighter roster) using a machine to summon a portal leading to M.Bison’s reign of power, and it’s up to the protagonists to once again hone their fighting techniques and stop the threat.

Click the video below to view the trailer, and for more Street Fighter V news, be sure to visit ProvenGamer.com