Street Fighter V’s Yoshinoro Ono says it’s time to save up for a PlayStation 4

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In an interview with GameSpot at Paris Games Week, Street Fighter V producer Yoshinoro Ono was asked a question I am sure he’d loved to avoid for a long time about the Xbox One. When asked if he had anything to say to Street Fighter fans who have an Xbox One, he probably gave one of the biggest troll answers he could which will obviously rub people the wrong way.

[Laughs] There’s plenty of time to save $300 before the game comes out. The PlayStation 4 is at a very attractive price point at the moment. [Laughs]

He loves to troll and joke and he knows people are mad and upset, but what’s done is done. The moment Capcom announced that Street Fighter V would be released for the PlayStation 4 and PC only, tons of unhappy gamers were ready to take out their pitchforks and post angry messages about how much this move sucked, especially since the Xbox 360 was the system of choice for Ultra Street Fighter IV tournaments outside of Evolution for a long time.

It wasn’t just Street Fighter V that changed the game. Earlier this year Capcom announced that all tournaments in the Ultra Street Fighter IV Capcom Pro Tour would be played on the PlayStation 4, which went into effect a few months after the game’s initial release to fix bugs. Love it or hate it, it’s one of the smartest moves for Sony to make. The exposure is well worth the money as the fighting game scene has only grown larger over the last few years in terms of attendance. Viewership on Twitch.tv has reached over 10,000 for every major tournament held in the world, and the largest gaming tournament in the world, Evolution, reaches over 100,000 each day. This also gives Capcom the opportunity to add more money into the prize pool for the Capcom Cup during the PlayStation Experience, which is $250,000 this year.

Ono also talked about a big thing fans have asked about. Will we eventually see a Super or Ultra Street Fighter V that will require us to pay even more money for an update?

This is the only disc you’ll need to own. You can upgrade to all the content throughout its lifespan. You’re never going to be forced to purchase an upgrade pack or another disc-based product. We’re focused on the initial release right now, but we do have a long-tail strategy. That could be different bundle packs, or starter packs for other people, time will tell. But we wanted to respect the early adopters and make sure we take care of them throughout the lifespan of the game.

There is still one more character to be revealed for Street Fighter V, which is speculated to be the original character Fan/Fun. It might be revealed at Capcom Cup in less than two weeks.

Are you looking forward to the game in February?

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