It seems that despite the fact that Capcom USA has completely dropped the ball on the arcade version Street Fighter IV so far it’s not deterring some operators from getting their hands on the game already. Obviously they need to import the game from Japan but in case you are curious to know of a couple of places that I know of (and I am quite sure that there are several others out there) where you can play SFIV without having to go to a Capcom press event, there is Tokyo Game Action in MA that I reviewed recently and the upcoming arcade in Texas that we talked about a few weeks ago called Arcade UFO and they will have it when they open (on the 29th of this month). I do wonder if operators are opting for the full machine or the kit as you can go either way but I’m happy that some arcades have the opportunity to jump on this and hopefully it will bring out a lot of people to give each arcade a boost. I would import it too but I’ve used up my funds for such things for now.
Now something similar has happened with Tekken 6 because Namco didn’t release it in the US. It is telling at the very least since some say that fighters are past their heyday.
[Thanks to Adam for the tip on ArcadeUFO getting the game)