Despite its rich arcade pedigree, Street Fighter IV will only be officially released for home consoles and PC in the U.S., Capcom told Edge on Friday.
This is really kind of a shame, but it's rather telling of the state of the arcade scene here in America I think.
I think they should have said no more because there are already some here. http://www.eventhubs.com/ar...
Well, it's kinda like PS3 games. Certain titles might be banned in some countries but being that all PS3 games are region free you can just import any game that doesn't get an 'official' release in your country. So yes, you can still import a Street Fighter IV cabinet... but that's of course very expensive. No doubt considerably more than it would be if they were released here in America 'officially'.
Nevertheless the title is misleading IMO.
wow, capcom just officially ripped the soul out of street fighter for the US. The SF games have always meant to be in the arcade. Its a complete shame. Im glad arcades are still alive and well in Japan
The arcade business has never slowed down in Japan. Whereas on the other hand, in the U.S., arcades having been a dying breed. The only places you can play arcade games are some movie theaters, resorts like disney world and disney land, and a few arcades left throughout America. Luckily, I live in NYC, so I'm sure Chinatown's arcade will get the import cabinet.
There's still plenty of arcades, just subsidized and focused. Such as in Dave & Busters or Chuck E. Cheese. You'll always find people playing DDR in an arcade, even though you have home versions. If you're telling me SF4 won't draw a crowd, you're nuts.
Dave and Busters is a good spot.I was playing Metal Slug and some KOF there a few days back.
Three words: SCREW YOU, CAPCOM. It's all well and nice to have the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions for sale, but people want to show off their mad Street Fighter skillz IN PUBLIC. THAT'S THE ENTIRE POINT OF GETTING THE HOME VERSION - SO YOU CAN SHOW OFF IN PUBLIC!
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