While the Pokemon franchise is one of the most popular game franchises in the world, the news is still a surprise due to the large disparity between Wii U and PS4 sales. Sony has sold over 35 million Playstation 4 consoles, outpacing Wii U sales nearly three to one.
Despite Nintendo's limited market share, Pokken Tournament is a popular game, in part due to its popularity with competitive gamers. Street Fighter V, however, has been criticized for numerous software bugs and a lack of content. While Capcom had hoped to sell more than 2 million copies of Street Fighter V by the end of its fiscal year, the game had only sold 1.4 million copies as of March 2016.