There is no doubt that both Tekken 3 and Street Fighter Alpha 3 were to of the best fighting titles of the late 90’s. But in terms of which game is better is tough for some to decide. As a 2D fighting game Street Fighter Alpha 3 was arguably game in the Alpha trilogy in terms of gameplay. But it would be hard to argue that Street Fighter Alpha 3 was more popular than the 3D Tekken series during late 90’s.
Not only Tekken 3 receive more mainstream attention than Street Fighter Alpha 3 back then but it was also one of the highest rated fighting titles of the 90’s decade. Tekken 3 was super popular in arcade centers around the world while the home version of the game had countless modes such as Tekken Force which added to its overall replay value. Also, by the late 90’s many people were starting to get sick of 2D fighting games and started to embrace 3D graphics and visuals due to how popular the PS1 was.