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SFV hands down.

TR isa great game, but not the best game in the genre, it is a tier 2 under uncharted... on the other side,SF is the number 1 fighting game and no other game gets close, SF is justthe best in the genre.



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padib said:
ICStats said:
We already had this question.

I say SF5. TR is substitutable by UC. SF5 has no substitutes. If you're into SF, you're not just going to be happy with MK.

Killer Instinct is a strong competitor to SF as a franchise. In most arcades when KI was in arcades, it was always there alongside street fighter.

That was a long time ago, and I think KI and SF success is in different leagues.

But that's not the point.  KI impact is already factored into XB1's sales, whereas SF4 & SF5 impact are not yet factored into PS4.



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padib said:
ICStats said:
We already had this question.

I say SF5. TR is substitutable by UC. SF5 has no substitutes. If you're into SF, you're not just going to be happy with MK.

Killer Instinct is a strong competitor to SF as a franchise. In most arcades when KI was in arcades, it was always there alongside street fighter.

Are we back in the 90s now?



Sigs are dumb. And so are you!

SF5, look at the sales.

And even without that, SF5, because it's a definitive exclusive, unlike tomb raider "holidays 2015".

Well, SF5 is ""exclusive"", but we don't know if the next one will stay the same, we will see.



I'd buy any console for SF5, even if it's an Ouya.

I'd never buy a console just for TR. But I'd buy the game if it's available on my console.

So, SF has more impact for me.



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prayformojo said:
method114 said:
Chris Hu said:
Neither, both are somewhat overrated franchises.


lol SF is overrated? Ok I don't even know what to say to this. If there was a poll of the greatest fighting franchise of all time SF would win if not be damn near close it's far from overrated.


What ever happened to Tekken? I thought that use to be way up there too.


Tekken was big, when SF retired after 3rd Strike.

But when SF4 came out of retirement, it knocked Tekken from the top spot immediately.



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Street Fighter and Tomb Raider are both big franchises. So there will be an impact. But the amount of impact imho is greatly exaggerated here and on GAF no matter which side of the coin you are on.

Street Fighter IV did sell very well. I bought it day one. But it was the first new console SF game in what... 9 years or so? None of the subsequent upgrade versions sold nearly as well. Also, these numbers (around 7 million) are on a combined 160,000,000 userbase. The fanbase that will exist solely on PS4 and PC is much, much smaller. Another reason the effect of this is lessened is because Xbox players have a great fighter of their own in Killer Instinct. Now you can say "hey that's not a big franchise!" but I could easily counter with the idea that there is no big fighting franchise anymore. This was always a smaller genre but with arcades obsolete, it's even more of a niche genre. Xbox people can very easily get their fighter fix with Killer Instinct.

Tomb Raider also sold very well. Around 4 million. SF IV sold more but it has also been around 4 years longer. This game will also have a much smaller fanbase on current gen platforms than it had on last gen. And this game also suffers from the same issue SF V will have: it's available on another platform. And also just like Street Fighter V, fans of the opposite console who want to play Tomb Raider, have a quality alternative.

I think it was a good deal for both publishers and console manufacturers and was done so because the publishers knew the effect would be little to none. Tomb Raider can come to PS4 three months or six months or a year later no problem. Super Street Fighter V can come to Xbone a year later no problem.



Definitely Tomb Raider. Just look at those fanboys' reactions lol.



Yea I will say tomb raider, the last SF was waited for, for a long time. so I don't think the hype will be as high for this one.



kupomogli said:

Tomb Raider.

People are looking at the previous sales of Street Fighter 4 and all of its versions, but they're forgetting everything in between Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 2 that didn't sell well. Capcom milked the series so hard in the 90s that when newer versions of the game came out, people just didn't care and I feel the same thing is happening again with Street Fighter 5.

I think this is how it's going to turn out. Casual gamers or casual fighting game fans don't play fighters to perfect their technique and they'll probably play it around a week before their friends and them finally give up on it and move to something else. Those interested might play online a bit, rage after several losses as they're unskilled scrubs and quit. If this has happened to them a few times in the past few years I'm sure it's stuck within their memory and they'll ignore most fighting games. Being reminded with constant releases of Street Fighter 4 and how quick they got bored of it isn't doing any favors for Street Fighter 5.

Street Fighter 5 is going to sell worse than just the PS3 Street Fighter 4 combined sales.

I will counter predict you and say that sf5 will greatly outsell tomb raider, which is really what the question is here, not whether it will outsell ps3 sf4 sales (which it also will)