Pokken Tournament Outsells Street Fighter V in Japan
Pokken Tournament

Pokken Tournament is awesome. If you have a Wii U and you enjoy fighting games at all (or if you just really love Pokemon) you need to pick this up ASAP. If you don't own a Wii U then you're out of luck, because you're missing one of the most original and worthwhile fighting games that has come along in quite some time. We all expected Street Fighter V to be the biggest fighting game of the year – I know I did – but it looks like Pokken Tournament is giving Capcom's latest a run for its money.

Over launch weekend in Japan Pokken Tournament sold 69,675 copies. That's staggering, and it managed to outpace Capcom's highly anticipated Street Fighter V. Actually, it was a knockout, considering SFV's lifetime sales currently sit somewhere below 68,000 (an optimistic estimate via Nintendo Insider). The success of this bizarre Pokemon and Tekken mashup has greatly affected Wii U sales as well, which have almost tripled. This past week saw the sale of 12,998 Wii U consoles compared to the previous week's 4,629. It's true what they say, folks: games sell consoles. I couldn't be happier that Pokken is doing so well, and hopefully this means that we'll get some DLC or whispers of a sequel in the near future.

Matthew Hayes
Matthew Hayes
@Matthewface

Contributing Writer
Date: 03/24/2016

03/24/2016 08:10PM

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