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People Are Not Vibing With Street Fighter 6’s Pricey Ninja Turtle Skins

Cost a great deal more than a couple of pizzas

Look, I am a kid that grew up alongside the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – so seeing them come to the mean streets of Street Fighter 6 feels like an easy sell to a sap like me.

It was almost enough to prompt me to finally pick up the game – until word spread about how much these pizza-munching muchachos would cost.

In SF6, these cosmetic items are bought with a currency known as Fighter Coins – and these coins are sold in bundles. Nothing out of the ordinary, as far as gaming stores go. You can pick up a bundle of 610 FC coins for $17.95 AUD, as a spot of reference.

This is where it gets decidedly non-tubular – these premium costume are asking for a shocking 750 Fighter Coins. No, not for a set of four turtle-tastic looks – for each turtle. To buy a single turtle boy, you will need to buy two coin bundles ($7.55 and $17.95 respectively) to have enough fighter coins. Sure, you can always earn Fighter Coins – but that only comes after buying the Fighter Pass, so it’s cash every which way you look.

If you want to outright buy all four of the amphibious arse-kickers, the math is simple – and horrifying.

  • 750 Fight Coins, multiplied by four, is 3000 Fighter Coins.
  • 2,750 Fighter Coins can be purchased in a bundle for $75.95 Australian Dollary-Doos
  • A further 250 Fighter Coins can then be purchased with a modest $7.55 AUD
  • A casual $83.50 (eighty-three dollars and fifty cents) will provide you with all the Turtle Power you need

That is enough to purchase an entire other game. Heck, you could buy an entire Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle videogame for that kind of money, and still have cash leftover to grab a pizza and really round out the experience.

Sufficed to say, people aren’t super impressed.

Where the fault lies is anyone’s guess – is this the hungry hands of Nickelodeon wanting their big cash for their half-shelled heroes? Is it some weird design choice by Capcom to make sure their beloved community isn’t flooded with Turtles?

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By any metric, it’s a tough turtle-y pill to swallow for anyone who wanted to kick back and have a little fun with the party dude Michelangelo. Especially when you take into account that these are just cosmetic costumes – not fully fledged fighters to pad out your roster.

Not very Cowabunga at all.

How do you feel about these costly crime fighters? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

Written By Ash Wayling

Known throughout the interwebs simply as M0D3Rn, Ash is bad at video games. An old guard gamer who suffers from being generally opinionated, it comes as no surprise that he is both brutally loyal and yet, fiercely whimsical about all things electronic. On occasion will make a youtube video that actually gets views. Follow him on YouTube @Bad at Video Games


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