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Sakurai talks about Smash Bros. Ultimate surpassing Street Fighter II in sales

A milestone achievement

Masahiro Sakurai's most recent column for Famitsu gives us some commentary on Smash Bros. Ultimate surpassing the sales of Street Fighter II. Check out a summary of what Sakurai had to say below, courtesy of @Sephazon.

- in Japan, Smash Bros. Ultimate is referred to as an action game, rather than a fighting game
- with so many variations of Street Fighter II having been released, it's hard to decide what versions should be tallied together
- since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released as a single game, there's no doubt it's the best-selling singular fighting game
- despite Smash Bros. Ultimate surpassing Street Fighter II, Sakurai feels Street Fighter 2 is still the king of fighting games
- Sakurai says Street Fighter II is a wonderful game, and many titles followed in its footsteps
- Terry Bogard has a play-style like a classic fighting game, and his inclusion makes for a fun and exciting eSports game
- Smash Bros. Ultimate can be a difficult game to play online, particularly for children
- that said, it's still easy to have fun, especially with so many famous characters available
- Smash Bros. is a series based on the idea of a fighting game with many interesting tactics
- traditional final games can get stale once you learn all the tactics
- Smash Bros. is a paradox of a game, but Sakurai is happy to see it top the fighting genre
- Sakurai says thank you for supporting Super Smash Bros. and he will continue to work hard

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Sakurai, you have done well.

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