GotGame writes: "Until now, the only requirement for you to play the game was to speak its language: fighting. Now, you also have to buy a certain console."
Makes sense to me...
Just as much sense as Tomb Raider. $$$
i dont think there is an exclusive deal from Sony ..it is more possible that Capcom decided to release it exclusively for PS4, as Xbone simply does not sell in Japan ...while fighter audience no matter the platform they usually prefer PS consoles...also the article is at least ridiculous
There will be Street Fighter V then Super, then Ultra, then Super Duper Ultra. I don't expect the exclusivity to last through all versions considering Capcom always follows the Milky Way.
@ Septic, not really the same thing. The majority SF fans are already on PS and PC according to recent sales. TR will be missing majority of the fanbase with MS exclusive moneyhat. So It makes sense that TR fans were more outraged. MS shutout PC and PS gamers.
I hope Sony laying out the cash for SF5 will push MS to develop a full fledged AAA retail Killer Instinct.
Honestly this is getting out of hand, now I completely agree multiplat games going exclusive is flat out foul, but SF has had numerous games and spin-offs that were exclusive it's entire inception. SF I was exclusive by default. SF II, was exclusives to SNES until SF II Turbo (aka every other name it had) eventually came to genesis. SF Alpha were exclusive to PSOne, then eventually Saturn, and eventually made for other platforms. SF III was a Dreamcast exclusive, but was quickly ported to the PS2 and Xbox. SF EX was exclusive to PS2, and still is. SF vs. games have been exclusive all over the map, with exclusive PS2 games, exclusive Wii games. If anything it shows that SF generally launches exclusively in some form on the most popular console of each generation, SNES -> PSOne -> PS2 -> Wii, and now it's happening with the PS4. This game is most likely timed exclusive until the inevitable Super Street Fighter 5 Turbo comes out. It always has been like this, except for last gen, where the Wii wasn't really doing well with core games outside of Nintendo titles, and PS360 were neck and neck. This is nothing new for this franchise. Capcom simply does whatever they want, whether it's smart or stupid.
PS4 gets the regular edition and the XB1 will get a Super edition 6mos later. We all know how capcom works...
I am pretty sure in about 6 months after release, Super Ultra Hyper SF5 Turbo will be on all platforms. It is just like the first SF2 on consoles. The SNES got the original game but then the Genesis gets its own version. I have a PS4 and if anything, after 8 versions of the SF4, I'll just wait a year or so for the inevitable better versions of SF5..which will no doubt be released on XB1 as well. In the meantime, there is Killer Instinct..up to season 3 by then and the MKX for xb1 players to play..so I don't think missing SF5 initially in the beginning is that big a deal for XB1 gamers just like PS4 gamers won't be that concern with missing out on Rise of the Tomb Raider initially because of Uncharted 4.
SFV on PS4 is a good thing. Why? because we will be getting the best version of SFV possible by focusing ressources on one console. PS4 is getting Guilty Gear Xrd in a few days, why is no one crying about this one? GG is just as good as SF. Hypocrits are those writing these articles.
@abzdine "SFV on PS4 is a good thing. Why? because we will be getting the best version of SFV possible by focusing ressources on one console." Oh wow lol. I wish you were saying this on the Tomb Raider thread. Instead, you said this when it happened: "TR is historically linked to PS, but now TR is linked to $$$... just sad for fans." http://n4g.com/news/1565601... So its not sad for fans here eh? SF is not linked to $$$? "Hypocrits are those writing these articles." Maybe you should write some articles then ;)
@Septic, TR will be exclusive on the weaker console that struggles to reach 1080p. I don't see how anyone can be excited about a game not living up to It's full potential. I would rather see TR PS4 or PC exclusive. Both would be better than a Xbox One exclusive TR. Especially since Xbox One already struggles with cross gen games and the majority TR fans are PS and PC anyway.
No. Completely incomparable. How much money does Square Enix have compared to Capcom. Heck of a lot more. Capcom only has $152 million and clearly cannot afford to invest in R&D for new games like other companies can. That is why Dead Rising 3 was only on Xbox/PC. It's just why Street Fighter V is only on PS4/PC. Sony have paid for the R&D and other development costs because Capcom would not have otherwise green lit the thing. Plus, the Street Fighter has always flip-flopped between platforms in its history. Tomb Raider hasn't. I think every Tomb Raider game has been on PlayStation consoles and PC. Rise of the Tomb Raider was always going to be coming to all those platforms, and there's not much to prove otherwise. There's your difference. We make valid point and strong logical comparisons, and all Septic and his Xbox mates can do is cry "hypocrisy".
Septic: yeah i'd love that. i never said SF wasn't linked to $$$? smh... we all know crapcom! but SF5 on PS4 is something special. i guess because i am more fan of SF than TR. who wants TR when U4 is on the way :) TR is timed exclusive, they paid millions for 2 months. TR would have flopped anyway if it gets released on PS4 same period as Uncharted 4. you keep track of my posts to use them against me i can see? LOL that's what i call being bored. tbh i dont think Sony spent a dime on this one, it's just the market situation right now with PS4 being the obvious dev's console of choice.
@Abizzel. your list is a bit confused. The original street fighter was arcade and PCE/TG16 (as Fighting Street). the original SF2 was SNES exclusive and then you have the updates that were multi on SNES, Genesis, 3DO, PCE, even the Amiga CD32. the SF Alpha games released at the same time for Saturn and PS1 (no exclusivity). SF3 is exclusive to the Dreamcast and so is its followup 2nd impact. But 3rd strike was released for DC, PS2 and Xbox (ports later made for PSN/XBLA) SF4 (and its variants) came to 360 and PS3 and the 3DS got a version as well. The "vs" games werent exclusive either. They came to saturn and ps1 (xmen vs sf, marvel vs sf). But there is one exclusive vs game for the wii. Tatsunoko vs SF (great game by the way). The only exclusive SF games to grace a playstation are the EX line of 3d fighters. This SF5 will likely be console exclusive to the PS4 but knowing capcom's track record...the turbo or super edition wont be exclusive.
I am pretty sure capcom owed Sony because xbone got dead rising 3, so I doubt they paid for it.
There's a big difference. PlayStation and PC gamers make up the vast majority of Tomb Raider fans. Xbox gamers barely buy fighting games. Especially in Japan.
@Shinmaster "Xbox gamers barely buy fighting games. Especially in Japan." What!?! Some of the biggest names in the SF fighting community play on the Xbox 360! Why would you flat out lie?
A lot of pros played on 360. It really doesn't make much sense. And the previous game was multiplatform. EDIT* Sorry forgot I'm dealing with ignorant N4G users who probably don't play SFIV nor watch it competitively.
SF 1 - SF 3 were all timed exclusive to a platform, SF 4 was the first to break the trend and that's mainly because PS360 were neck and neck, and Wii couldn't handle their vision without downgrades. SF has always had the first game release exclusively on the best selling / most popular platform at the time, the only exception was PS360 and Dreamcast, but it was ported over almost instantly to the PS2 and Xbox after the Dreamcast's struggle. The vs. games are even more evidence with games being exclusive forever. This ins't a jab at you, but it's funny that people only want to remember stuff when it's convenient.
You're right that a lot of us play SFIV competitively on 360 but that's due to the PS3's inherent input lag. As of now, all evidence leads us to believe that this has been rectified in the PS4. Hence most pros jumping ship to the PS4. I'm almost certain we shall see the PS4 as the console of choice for majors/minors (Unless they wisen up and utilize the best possible platform - PC :p)
This new game is multiplatform. PS4 and PC. That looks like more than one platform to me.
So the "PlaySatation 4 has no games" does not apply here???? Move that goal post to your advantage. Lol, just turn around and jump on your tomb raider games.
At least this site "Got Game" is consistent with it's stance on this issue. They disagree with the Tomb Raider deal also. Personally, I disagree with the TR deal and this SF5 deal too. Now that Sony has secured the rights for Street Fighter 5, what do those who support the Tomb Raider deal have to say now, especially since the steel toe boot is on the other foot? Game On?
PS2 had a TON of fighting games.....they are trying to make this the next PS2, so it makes sense.
The great thing about this announcement is we find out which sites are truly biased towards xbox with crap articles like this. I mean seriously? SFIV sold 4 million on PS4 an only 2.8 million on xbox meaning PS had the bigger fanbase by far. Not to mention the countless addon games. I mean when this was exclusive to SNES did people get so uppity?? Not really.. Tomb raider exclusive deal had 2 top articles on here SF V has had 4 so far just shows the difference in titles. Xbox fans just cannot handle Sony finally doing the 3rd party exclusive thing can they?? It was okay for MS to do it the entire last gen and this gen but soon as Sony does it, everybody freaks.. GET OVER IT!
I wonder why the author is so angry? If he owns all consoles as he mentioned in the article, he can simply buy the game on the platform it is available for or just sit it out. I have to wait one year for the next Tomb Raider. I waited for Fallout 3 DLC and even more for Mass Effect. And if they don't release it on my platform of choice (PS4) I simply play it on the XBOX. I would understand the frustration of someone who does not have the money to buy a new console to play the game or is a die hard fan of the franchise. But just let us wait and see. Maybe it is just a timed exclusive like TR or exclusive to Japan like many games are already.
The truth is I think you can own all consoles and still be a fanboy to a specific console! We hear it alll the time here on N4G. Sometime I think people buying all consoles that are fanboy's are just trying to convince themselves that they're not, and also to use this as a fact when they're called out for being one. Truthfully what's the first thing a fanboy says when they are called out? "I own all consoles, so of course I'm not a fanboy!" "I just prefer console A over console B!" As if that really proves anything.
CCCCCCCombo Breakerrrrrr! On Topic: This should not make people rage anymore just because MS does the same. Sony fans get pissed because of Tomb Raider, MS fans get pissed because of Street Fighter. It is a tie so no one should be angry and to be honest MS started this whole 3rd party exclusive bullshit so I do not blame Sony for trying to make things even. I personally do not agree to make a franchise that was multiplatform before into a exclusive just like Tomb Raider was and Street Fighter was. If it is a new IP that is different but not existing franchises.
GotGame writes: "Until now, the only requirement for you to play the game was to speak its language: fighting. Now, you also have to buy a certain console. What? Remember Street Fighter III, Street Fighter EX.
Same thing I've posted above. It's almost always been exclusive and later ports are handed down to other consoles usually when they have Super / Turbo added to the title. Last gen was the only time I remember a main series SF being multiplat day 1.
Indeed ^^ Even SFII was exclusive for the SNES for a while
Disappointing ike Titanfall? Tomb Raider? Dead Rising? Monster Hunter 4? SF5 isn't even exclusive to PS4. Its coming to the Windows PC you are viewing this comment with. So what is the big deal? Crapcom goes where the money is- the PS4 install base like they did with MH4 from PSP to 3DS. Its Crapcom so I will be waiting for: Super Dooper Street Fighter 5 Ultimate Hyper Mega Turbo Special Championship Dash GOTY Complete Hidden DLC Edition Ver. 05
Some people just hate Sony for no reason.
I'm viewing this on my smartphone not PC :)
Well aren't you just mister non-mainstream edgy mcedgerson?
Ps4 is dominating and soon it might reach the ps2 level of domination at the very least worldwide. Xbox didn't have a chance and it could have been predicted last gen one year head start cheaper somehow better multiplats yet the ps3 outsold it worldwide. This gen no chance its pretty much like the ps2 GC and xbox era
Capcom is not to be trusted anyway. They're the Japanese Ed, Edd, N Eddy. The same company that thought it was a bright idea to try to hide several characters on the disc.
I think it's just fine. They went with the better selling and more powerful console which is a double win. They were smart on this decision. Anyone without the console is coming on can either do without or buy the console. Simple as that.
another stupid jelous writer!
Dude this makes more sense than being am Xbone exclusive. At least with PS4 and PC we may actually get cross-platform online matches. Sony has shown that PSN is more open than Live. Plus this shows me that Japan devs will be more inclined to push their games on PS4 than any other system.
Street Fighter 4 sold 4 million copies on PS3 - out of 861.5 million total game sales = 0.46%. Street Fighter 4 sold 2.8 million copies on 360 - out of 918 million total game sales = 0.3%. Now lets apply to the current situation. PS4 has sold 57 million copies of software x 0.46% - So Capcom could expect 260,000 copies of SF5 to sell on PS4. XOne has sold 32 million copies of software x 0.3% - So Capcom could expect less then 100,000 copies of SF5 to sell on XOne. Obviously install bases will grow before SF5 is out, and these numbers would be larger. But given the relative popularity of SF4 on PS3 vs 360 and relative software sales on PS4 vs Xone - Capcom knows they will sell 2.6 copies for PS4 for every 1 copy on Xone. And because fighting games are less then 5% of the game market (and shrinking every generation) Capcom probably doesn't think it will make its $$ back on Xone until the install base is closer to 20mm.
Don't forget PC. The FGC is slowly moving towards PC. I'm seeing Ultra SF4 on PC more now.
That's because Alienware have been sponsoring the stations at some of the events, but to be fear most Fighting game events have being played on xbox. This year's EVO was on PS3 but it was announced that next year's is going to be on xbox. unless Sony comes up with a sponsoring deal, Who knows what will happen.
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DougLord, there is a variable you're forgetting... the smaller the library, the higher the percentage of overall game sales will be for any particular game. Infamous 2, for instance, sold 1.73 million copies on PS3 - out of 861.5 million total game sales = 0.20% Infamous Second Son, however, did not sell 0.20% of PS4's 57 million total game sales, which would be about 115,000 copies. It actually sold MORE copies than Infamous 2, at 1.92 million - out of 57 million total game sales = 3.37% Its piece of the overall game sales pie is nearly 17x bigger than Infamous 2's was.
I own a ps4, but i it's prefer the tomb raider over this. Is something wrong with me? Damn you microsoft!!!
I'm Happy because I don't have to wonder "could it have looked better f it weren't cross platform catering to the lowest common denominator (Xbox)" I win because I have a ps4! And it'll force some of my dumb ass friends who are stuck in 2007 mindset of "Xbox is better" and they'll get a ps4
Totally agree, sort of. The xbox 360 was the lead development platform for the previous game. As a result the PS3 port suffered from it. The 360 version is preferred competitively because in this game at the highest competitive level every frame counts and the PS3 version had minor frame hiccups, very rarely but that is enough to change the outcome of a match at that level.
Why isn't everyone throwing their toys around like after the announcement of Tomb Raider?
Have you not seen.... I mean you can ask why isn't everyone saying 'deal with it' like after the announcement of tomb raider... Goes both ways, I'll show sympathy to those who were sympathetic with the other multies turned exclusive. The rest can eat one They get lara, we get cammy and ken.
because unlike TR which was multi and sold more on ps4, moneyhat to turn exclusive.
Because of the way Tomb Raider was announced as an exclusive. It was revealed at E3 and reported as a multiplatform release. Then several months later, after giving gamers a false impression, Square and MS were like "oh yeah, TR is exclusive to X1. We could have told you that at E3, but I guess it slipped our minds." At least with Street Fighter 5, there's no mystery or confusion about what platforms it will be on. But I can still understand why X1 owners would be upset about this news.
PSX will be good...
PS4s D-Pad is the only way to play SF anyways. XBOX's D-pad is worthless Other than those 120$ fight pads that are just ridiculous.
I kind of have to agree there... Playing Killer Instinct for about an hour and a half on an X1 controller's D-pad screwed up my thumb. First time I've ever gotten a huge blister like that.
I thought MS improved the dpad for X1. Is it still that bad?
MS made an exclusive deal, media: Hell yea! Well done MS!!! Sony made an exclusive deal, media: How dare they! Let's hang some fanboys!!
Actually, it's more the other way around. Everything Microsoft does is evil... that's what fanboys and media claim.
@fermcr Actually what he posted is true, as far as the media goes. They were saying how smart it was, and it was a megaton. Now you get quick so called journalist like this saying Sony's wrong and foul, even though the first SF games have always been exclusive to one platform, then later ported to others with the new content and updates except for last-gen. The PS gamers were the ones saying MS was evil while many XB fans were saying oh well buy and XBO. And now the reverse is happening, although IMO it's not as big of a deal because the majority of SF gamers are on PlayStation to being with (PS3 SF outsold 360 almost 2:1). The deal with Tomb Raider was that Tomb Raider sold better on PS3 and PS4 (3:1 in favor of PS4 over XBO), and yet they made it exclusive to the console with the lower sales and the slightly weaker hardware, and tried to justify it with a lame excuse besides simply saying MS bought rights for the year. No only were people mad about it being exclusive, but people were mad because these developers try to play us like fools as if we can't put two and two together. Doing someone wrong is bad enough, but when you lie about it as well that means for a breakdown / beatdown.
When you say "media," are you referring to the mostly-amature blogs that feature heavily on N4G's "news" area?
In your mind maybe, but in reality, it's the other way around.
So Xbox gets Dead Rising 3 and PS4 gets Street Fighter 5? PC gets both. Ok. I bet this has to do with Capcom's financial problems. Instead of selling their IP's, they'll just have Sony and Microsoft fund some of their development and obtain console exclusivity for them in return.
The PS4 domination train just keeps on going!
Lets be real here. MS started this buying up exclusives. Tomb Raider, Titanfall, Minecraft...Sony said that's enough they gonna fight back. I don't like this buying up exclusive deals but no company is gonna sit down and let the competition buy up everything.
dam if true lot people are going to be upset about the lack of an Xbox platform, anyway, i dont care I own both systems
LOL I love a good chuckle. There was virtually zero backlash other than from fans themselves about the rise of the tomb raider deal, but now sony counters that b.s. move and multiple pathetic excuses for 'journalists' are outraged by it. Take a seat children Microsoft started this battle and sure as hell glad now that Sony is responding.
Yes, it took it's climax when Microsoft bought Tomb Raider timed exclusivity, very obvious that the game was scheduled multiplatform and then through a money exchange a large part of the fanbase were cut out.