Is it really any surprise to learn that Street Fighter IV is an immediate success in Japan?

According to PS3Center , the hotly anticipated fighter sold a grand total of 86,000 copies on its first day of availability. It's also the best-selling PS3 fighter in the region (only by a slim margin over Soul Calibur IV ) as the PS3 version sold around 58,000 copies. That's about 30,000 more than the 360 version but, well…it's Japan. There's little doubt that SFIV will be a sales success in other regions as well, especially given the probable review scores it'll drag in. IGN, who apparently doesn't have to concern themselves with embargo dates, has already posted their impressive 9.3 review, and we figure more will follow. Ours is right around the corner as well, and if you're wondering how the series handled the long-awaited transition from 2D to 3D, you should just relax. We won't drop any significant hints, but let's just say that things turned out very well. If you're a fan of the genre, and especially if you're an old-school SF fan, you just gotta consider a purchase.

Perhaps the only real question is: can SFIV, which is clearly designed to cater to the hardcore fighting fan, beat out last year's SCIV, which was obviously for the casual fighting fan? It's good enough, but…well, we'll just have to wait and see.

Related Game(s): Street Fighter IV

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Skatejimmy5
Skatejimmy5
11 years ago

It got a 10 from GameReactor (same as KZ2), although I don't think I'll get it. I'm more of a casual fighting fan, since I just liked SCIV, I didn't love it.

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
11 years ago

I simply cannot wait…

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

Yupp II already got my copy paid off gonna pick it up tues morning fa sho.

PSN ID: V-Dizzo-F

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Why two "I"s every time? WHY???

-Arvis

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

"I TOO"

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

Yeah, but he uses it everytime, even when he's not seconding anybody.

www
www
11 years ago

maybe their twins.

rossinator_99
rossinator_99
11 years ago

i'm really going to have to practice on single player mode before i go online…i haven't played any sf since sf3 alpha in the arcades. pretty safe bet that i'm not as good as i thought i was back then.

Bill_Clinton_
Bill_Clinton_
11 years ago

i thought this game would of sold more in japan..

www
www
11 years ago

My mind's changed states.I thought SCIV was enough,but now SFIV is gettin' high scores,damn.
Killzone 2 or Street Fighter IV,which one should the www pick?

cazzy07
cazzy07
11 years ago

got my copy this wednesday.theres a one day delay in canada damn eb games.on top of that i have to wait a month to get my sf4 tournament arcade stick.that really sucks cause now im stuck with a regular controller once again damn you eb games i want it now.

isaya85
isaya85
11 years ago

Unfortunately I have to pick this up at a later date because I only have enough for KZ2 at the moment and I paid that off, need to save up more for SF4

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Day 1 Special Edition purchase for me. These next few days are going to crawl by… well… Fallout 3 should speed them up, actually…

-Arvis

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

I also have my copy fully paid up (as well as Killzone 2 and MLB 2009); I think this could be our current console generation's best fighter. Street Fighter is back from the dead!!!

Big_Boss
Big_Boss
11 years ago

i want to see this in the PS Store.

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

This is off the subject but why II do my II's like that no real reason II text message and aim ppl all day and that's how II like to do my II's that's just how II do my thing ya know SFIV 1st day is a must.

PSN ID: V-Dizzo-F

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

Stop it. Please. I get double vision a lot and it doesn't help.

www
www
11 years ago

is u really from compton?

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

I very badly want to say "That's a stupid reason" but honestly "because I feel like it" is probably the best reason anyone could have for doing something so odd. So… good on ya, mate!

-Arvis

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
11 years ago

If you're aren't going to type your "I's" right, atleast use some periods.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

i want this so bad, i need a fighter in my collection in fact i have no fighters this would be great to ad, I loved street fighter growing up just as much as MK but since being laid off im only gonna get KZ2 this month which is'nt a crying shame cus its gonna be sick! ill buy it later hopefully as long as i have money between now and uncharted 2, i think ill get it!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 2/13/2009 5:13:10 PM

chicko1983
chicko1983
11 years ago

its not really "2D to 3D", the fighting plane is still the traditional 2D side scroller but the models of the fighters and arenas are 3D

crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

i put this on preorder months ago. getting the CE 🙂

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Sadly I don't think I can afford this now, if anyone wants to kick my ass you'll have to take up a pool and put some money forward so The World can get it 🙂

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

@worldendswithme
thats funny im starting a fund right now im gonna put it on my mailbox so atleast maybe the mail lady can feel your pain but then again if i did get any money id pocket it for a copy for myself! i gotta hold out too the game looks great though!

www
www
11 years ago

bigrailer & worldends…..

well am puttin' my sciv up for sale in order to be replaced by sfiv.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

@www
not saying it wouldnt be worth it i might do the same assuming i had scIV but i dont so no telling what id do!

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

This is my most anticipated game of February!!!
This game is hot if you like fighters at all this will be the one for a awhile


Last edited by fundando on 2/13/2009 11:18:02 PM

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

you know what was the best street fighter,
streetfighter the movie the game. It was like mortal kombat only lame

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Can't wait!
Have my CE almost paid off!!!

Street Fighter's back!

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
11 years ago

THREE DAYS AWAY!!!!!!!!!

Bardock617
Bardock617
11 years ago

aww man almost here. 2 days. i got half of my CE paid off an im gettin tht Strategy guide and i'll be good.

cadpig
cadpig
11 years ago

I got my CE paid off from amazon. Having trouble finding a tournament stick since they only made 3000 for the whole of the U.S… I refuse to pay $500 for one on ebay.


Last edited by cadpig on 2/16/2009 11:06:18 AM