To be honest, I question the longevity of any fighting game these days.
Or, maybe I question the MEASUREMENTS of longevity. Local tournaments and local gatherings…I’m starting to wonder if those are accurate guages anymore. I mean, KOF13 supposedly “stole the show” at EVO…and, yet, I would hesitate to say that KOF13 is a wildly popular game right now (and, that’s coming from someone who loves KOF). Heck, KOF13 is at Season’s Beatings, while SFxT is not. I guess that means more people play KOF13 than SFxT in the United States. Would you bet your life on that? I certainly would not. Same with Skullgirls, which is apparently a side tournament.
I don’t know, this whole community seems more interested in appearances than reality.
MVC3 sold a fraction of the copies that MK9 sold. UMVC3, even fewer. But, if you asked the “communiity” what the bigger game was, the answer would be MAHVEL BABY. This is, like, FACTUALLY WRONG. But, no one cares. Marvel gets higher tourney numbers, so I guess that means more people play Marvel overall. Right.
SFxT is already dead. Haven’t you heard? It’s been dead since March. It doesn’t matter if people are still playing it. The fact is that people just aren’t playing it.