In a surprising turn of events, the 7th Hokage's excellent Ninja Storm outsold the most-hyped game of February. 

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According to industry sales-tracker firm called the NPD Group, Naruto Shipudden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4's PS4 version outsold Street Fighter V on the platform alone. 

Remember that Naruto was released in PC, Xbox One, and the PS4. Excluding the first 2 platforms, Ninja Storm still outsold Street Fighter V. 

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What's more, Naruto is the best selling game on any single platform, beating out high profile titles like Fire Emblem, Far Cry, and yes - Street Fighter V.

People are comparing it to Street Fighter V for the simple reason that SFV had more marketing and promotional budget. What with tournaments, commercials, etc etc...

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Now, let's have to take note that the NPD group only tracks US retailers, so the numbers do not include digital downloads.

Nintendo is boasting 400,000 Fire Emblem Fates sold. 

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Also when we combine the sales of games from multiple platforms, Far Cry: Primal is the biggest new game of Ferbruary.

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Still, the biggest issue is Naruto selling the most from any single platform. Proving that the Ninja from Konoha, who is currently its 7th Hokage still has a huge fan base in the US. 

Also, it can also be because Ninja Storm 4 is the game that will take players up to the finale of the series, where Sasuke and Naruto had their ultimate showdown.

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It also has the most number of characters in any Naruto game. Do you want to play as Gaara? Check! Sarutobi? Check! Obito? He's playable! 

With the Naruto series ending, I wonder if Bandai Namco will continue creating games for the franchise. Who knows, right? After all, Dragon Ball has a new game almost every year.

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