Street Fighter 6 seemed to be a huge hit on PC, as it surpassed the highest concurrent player count of other fighting games.
It looks like Street Fighter 6 is a big hit for Capcom, as the title breaks the record for the highest number of concurrent players on Steam. Street Fighter 6 launches on June 2nd on various consoles and fully supports cross-platform gameplay. Street Fighter 6 has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics, as its PS5 version has a score of 92 on Metacritic. It also has a “Very Positive” rating on Steam with over 2,000 reviews, although user scores on Metacritic have yet to be released at the time of this writing.
As revealed on SteamDB, Street Fighter 6 has an all-time high concurrent player count of 70,573, as the title beats other known fighting games. Games like Mortal Kombat 11 and Tekken 7 have 35,147 and 18,966 concurrent players, respectively, while Dragon Ball FighterZ has a maximum of 44,303 concurrent users on Steam. So, the user base of Street Fighter 6 is outpacing other titles in this genre and they could be even higher in the coming days. Many titles reach peak concurrent players in the first weekend after launch, but games can also break this record years after release. For example, Destiny 2 broke the record for the highest number of concurrent players earlier this year with the launch of the Lightfall expansion.
The game is said to be extremely beginner-friendly, which may contribute to its high player count. For example, Street Fighter 6 features an alternate control scheme that allows users to easily perform special moves, making it easier for new fans to experiment with their favorite characters. It also comes with a large amount of single-player content for gamers who are not interested in online multiplayer.
Street Fighter 6 is one of the highest-rated games of 2023, along with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and the remake of Resident Evil 4. More fighting games are due out in 2023, with Mortal Kombat. 1 has a confirmed release date of September 19. It will be interesting to see if Mortal Kombat 1 or any other title in the genre can match the peak player count of the sixth installment. this, but it may take the help of a similar high score to get close to these numbers.