Street Fighter 6 Is Off to a Flying Start on Steam’s Best Seller List, Beats Call of Duty Blockbuster From Activision

Published 06/06/2023, 9:51 AM EDT

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Street Fighter 6 is not catching a break since its anticipated release last week. After swaying the critics and fans with its outstanding gameplay experience, Capcom’s latest offering in the fighting series has made a roaring debut on Steam. Alongside other platforms, the game was also launched for PC on this digital store front. As expected, the game has topped the list of global best-sellers on the store, while even outselling a very popular Call of Duty entry.

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This game is none other than Modern Warfare II which was released by Activision last year. Since the last few months, the first-person shooter blockbuster has managed to be among the top three Steam titles in sales. However, the arrival of Street Fighter 6 has pushed it slightly away now.

Street Fighter 6 takes the first position on Steam’s best-seller list while outperforming Call of Duty Modern Warfare II

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Upon its much-awaited launch on June 2nd, the seventh main entry in the iconic saga succeeded in becoming the most played non-F2P title on Steam. Shattering all the expectations, the game went on to cross the figure of 70,000 peak concurrent players on the digital store front.

As a result of its record-breaking launch, Street Fighter 6 has also topped the list of Steam’s best-selling games for the week ending June 6th. According to the data from SteamDatabase, Capcom’s title has achieved the first position among other popular heavyweights.

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As one can see in the tweet from SteamDatabase, Street Fighter 6 is on the top spot in the list. However, its arrival ended up pushing Activision’s Call of Duty Modern Warfare II on the fourth position.

Street Fighter 6 currently has a phenomenal score of 92 on review on aggregating website Metacritic. Among the games released by Capcom in 2023, it sits only behind Resident Evil 4 Remake. Most of the media outlets have given it an amazing verdict, making it highly recommended for the players. It looks like the fighting game might end up giving a tough competition to other titles in this year’s The Game Awards event.

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What are your thoughts on Capcom’s latest entry in the fan-favorite franchise? Have you already started playing it or not? Let us know in the comments.

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