Street Fighter 6 players have been waiting nearly six months to get any new costumes into the game, but that’s about to change.
Capcom hasn’t said how much they’re going to be charging for Outfit 3, however, so here’s what we’re expecting to see in terms of cost for SF6 in a few days.
While there hasn’t exactly been other releases to go off of in this game yet, we can take a look at what is there and what the developers have done for the past few days to get a better idea of what they like to do.
Outfit 2 has been available since launch in SF6 for 50 Fighter Coins each, equating to around $1, which would be awesome to see for Outfit 3 as well, but that’s not going to happen since this was basically just a way to fast track unlocks that could be obtained for free through playing World Tour.
There was also the stink over the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles avatar costumes being $15 apiece a few months back too though again, we don’t see Capcom going that route for their actual character costumes (unless they too end up being crossovers or something).
If we take a look back at Street Fighter 5, Capcom pretty much consistently priced their new costumes at $4 each while new characters were $6.
And their last major fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite ran new costumes for $3 or $4 during its short life and $8 for characters.
So up until this point, Capcom has been pretty consistent with keeping cosmetics cheaper than new characters (not counting the expensive avatar items in SF6), and we’re hoping it stays that way.
With DLC characters priced at 350 Fighter Coins, or around $7, we wouldn’t be shocked to see Outfit 3 a bit higher than previous games at $5 or $6.
The fact that they haven’t given us prices already is a bit concerning, however, as well as those aforementioned expensive avatar costumes that can cost players $15–20 in some cases.
If Capcom does want to go for the highball numbers on Outfit 3, we could unfortunately also see them pushing for a $10 price tag there even though they would receive pushback for doing so.
That’s not taking into account any possible bundles made available to get all 18 costumes at once, which is a bit trickier to determine.
The best case scenario would be to go the route MvCI took and cut each outfit in a bundle down to $2 each, but even that would be $36.
Bumping that up to $3 per costume would be $54 and $72 if they go for $4 each in a package deal.
We feel like $30 would be the absolute sweet spot that would basically make everyone happy, but we also don’t get the feeling that’s going to happen now.
There’s also no confirmation that Capcom will even release a bundle immediately for all 18 Outfit 3 choices since they didn’t really do that for SF5 outside of the Capcom Pro Tour Premier Passes.
That could especially be true if they push towards the upper limits of what players are willing to pay for a costume in a fighting game.
Their intent could be for players to just pick up 1–3 outfits for the characters they care most about, and that’s it.
We also have to keep in mind that we’ll also be paying a bit higher than the actual asking price because of the Fighter Coin system pretty much forcing you to buy more than you need for singular pieces of content, which is also very much by design.
In conclusion going off of past and current trends, we believe Outfit 3 will likely cost around $5–7 per character, but also don’t be surprised if that number ends up closer to $10.
We don’t know that a bundle is actually coming for all 18 costumes, but if there is, the cheapest it’ll be is probably $30–40 though it could get up over $70 depending on what Capcom wants out of this for users.
Everyone will find out soon enough considering Outfit 3 is scheduled to release for the launch roster of SF6 this Friday, December 1.
Let us know what you think is coming in the comments, and also vote in the polls as to how much you believe they’ll be and how much you’d pay for them.