Sven wishes Tatsunoko vs. Capcom 'caught a little more fire'

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • January 28, 2012 at 5:48 p.m. PST
Sven wishes Tatsunoko vs. Capcom 'caught a little more fire' Chiming in once again on the Unity Boards, Christian Svensson talked about Tatsunoko vs. Capcom's UAS sales performance on the Wii. While stating he wasn't dissatisfied with how it performed, he wished the game caught on more with a broader audience.

He also went on to explain why Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was announced so shortly after TvC came out, what Seth's role at Capcom is and responds to a fairly robust request from a fan to continue the Street Fighter 4 series.

Are you happy with how Tatsunoko vs. Capcom performed? I don't think Capcom ever released official numbers on its sales so I don't know how well it did. — Eternal

Svensson: Investor Relations has never released official numbers. Let's just say the performance was not near to any of the Street Fighter 4s or Marvel vs. Capcoms and leave it at that. I wished it would have caught a little more fire than it did (and the game being as good as it was, really deserved it) but I'm not dissatisfied with the North American performance in the end.

What was the thinking behind announcing Marvel vs Capcom 3 only three months after the release of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars? While it is true that TvC and MvC3 were on separate systems, it still was a direct competitor for a player base and Marvel was an established fighting franchise both with fans and the FGC tournaments. — Eternal

Svensson: Frankly, for the majority of the people who bought either title, it's a completely different audience given the disparate demographics of the platforms upon which those games reside. While I love the FGC, in terms of raw numbers purchased, even if TvC had been adopted more widely by the competitive community, I don't think it would have moved the needle appreciably for it in terms of broader acceptance. Secondly, it takes about 10-12 monthsish for a marketing cycle on a big game to build the awareness it needs to be successful. That Captivate was planned early in the process the right window for MvC3 (even before we'd managed to get everything done to bring TvC Westward).

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Did Seth Killian get fired? I haven't seen him around lately. — Tuan

Svensson: Seth is just very busy, and he does do a lot for Street Fighter X Tekken.

That said, in addition to being a front man for many of our fighting games, he's also in charge of all of our community development strategy across the West. That means his grubby mitts are busy with giving feedback on current and future product plans, marketing plans and all sorts of other things that keep him out of the public eye.

How about a new last version of Street Fighter 4 for 25th anniversary? Which has:

• All the Street Fighter cast from SFxT.
• More stages, character-specific ones.
• One more ultra and super for every one.
• New Anime prologues and endings and a gallery mode for them. — Strugler


Svensson: I don't even know what to say to this request...

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