20 Facts About Street Fighter


Street Fighter, commonly abbreviated as SF or ??, is a Japanese media franchise centered on a series of fighting video and arcade games developed and published by Capcom.

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Street Fighter is one of the highest-grossing video game franchises of all time and is one of Capcom's flagship series with total sales of 48 million units worldwide as of June 2022.

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Street Fighter, designed by Takashi Nishiyama and Hiroshi Matsumoto, debuted in arcades in 1987.

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Street Fighter was ported to many popular home computers, including MS-DOS.

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Street Fighter was later included in Capcom Classics Collection: Remixed for the PlayStation Portable and Capcom Classics Collection Vol.

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Street Fighter II is the first one-on-one fighting game to give players a choice from a variety of player characters with different moves, allowing for more varied matches.

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Original Japanese version of Street Fighter II introduced an African-American boxer boss character that shared the physical characteristics and likeness of real-life boxer Mike Tyson.

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Street Fighter II eclipsed its predecessor in popularity, eventually turning Street Fighter into a multimedia franchise.

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The following game, Super Street Fighter II, was ported to the Super NES and Genesis in 1994.

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Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is an updated version of 1994's Super Street Fighter II Turbo for the Nintendo Switch.

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EX combined the established Street Fighter cast with original characters created and owned by Arika.

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Third game in the series, Street Fighter EX3, was released as a launch game for the PlayStation 2 in 2000.

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Street Fighter X Mega Man is an all-star platform game that was originally supposed to be a fan game developed by Seow Zong Hui, but Capcom distributed and released the game for the PC in 2012.

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The Street Fighter content was released as extra in-game downloadable content in 2015 and includes Ryu and Suzaku Castle, a stage inspired by Ryu's stage from the Street Fighter II series.

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Street Fighter III introduced the "Super Arts" selection system and the ability to parry an opponent's attack.

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Super Street Fighter IV includes ten additional characters including two characters new to the franchise: Juri and Hakan.

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Street Fighter V was released exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and PC, enabling cross platform gameplay, in 2016 with a roster of 16 characters including Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li.

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Street Fighter has remained Capcom's second-biggest franchise behind Resident Evil as of 2014, and is Capcom's third-best-selling software franchise behind Resident Evil and Monster Hunter.

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Street Fighter currently holds a world record of "the most successful player in major tournaments of Street Fighter" in the Guinness World Records.

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Street Fighter II has been sampled and referenced video game in hip hop music, including The Lady of Rage, Nicki Minaj, Lupe Fiasco, Dizzee Rascal, Lil B, Sean Price, and Madlib.

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