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FightStick, PC SFIV & Tatsunoko vs. Capcom updates

Posted by Jon 'Catalyst' Grey • January 13, 2009 at 8:10 p.m. PST • Comments: 0
FightStick, PC SFIV & Tatsunoko vs. Capcom updates Seth Killian was a busy guy today, as he responded to quite a few posts on the Unity Boards.
The Tournament Edition FightStick isn't available for pre-order on some sites anymore, what's up?

Seth: What's going on is pretty simple. The best stick on the market is also turning out to be the most popular. Since they didn't make a billion of these things, they're starting to be pretty hard to find.

The Capcom Store here is supposed to have a healthy shipment coming in, though I'm not sure when they'll go on sale -- just check back on the store regularly and I'm sure they'll pop up in the near future for pre-order.

IGN said the PC release date of SFIV is Feb. 17, 2009, that true?

Seth: The IGN date is not correct, and the PC version will indeed be later than the console version. Often those dates are automatically generated based on limited information, rather than some kind of insider reveal.

If they DO have that kind of insider/leaked info, you'll find it in a headline, not an after-thought-ish release date box. Same goes for the Gamespot date, as we've made no announcement regarding specific PC release date.

It's clear Tatsunoko vs. Capcom didn't do so well in the first weeks.

Would that be the only factor to determine whether the game was successful or not... or do you also consider the amount of quarters spent on the arcade machines?

Seth: Capcom's official position would probably be something like "money is money, and we're happy about it either way." :)

That said, we usually only make money on the sale of the machines themselvses, since it's the arcade operators that get all those 100 yen coins. Capcom DOES own a fair number of arcades in Japan, so it gets a little blurry, but an arcade success without console success could still be a good thing.
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