66% of Capcom doesn’t think continuing SF is a good idea, if you’re part of the 34% that does, copy and paste this in your signature.
I think DevilJin 01 has the right idea, I think Capcom knows where gaming is heading, and they don’t want to get left behind. Let’s face it, 2D fighters are a niche genre, and I don’t see this changing anytime soon, especially in this “regenerating health” era of gaming. I think a lot of people are interested in getting into SF, or fighting games in general, but they just lose desire after getting creamed online two or three times. Most people just don’t put in the time to get good, instead going to games like Halo or Gears of War so they can get some quick sense of gratification being able to at least score kills on another player.
I hope though, that this is just a marketing ploy by Capcom to try and ensure as many people buy SF IV Dash a possible, you know, guilt them into buying it: “Sure, you could always NOT buy Dash, and not support Street Fighter, but then we just may not go ahead and make SFIII 4th Assault, or SF IV Double Dash, it’s really up to you.”