I hate to say this, but in USA, the arcade market is pretty weak so even IF MvC3 arcade machine don’t exist, (I hear it’s limited release) not too much of a hinderance since we moved on to online and console tourney gatherings.
However, in Japan, it’s different. They don’t take fighting games seriously that doesn’t have an arcade version. (e.g. SBO) I want to see japan take this game seriously so we get some international competition, but we won’t unless Japan at least have this game in every arcade machines like Street Fighter, Tekken, etc. (even Virtua Fighter, Melty Blood, Guilty Gear, Blazblue, etc.)
Wondering if MvC3 will have a SBO entry. (So USA can FINALLY win an SBO for once.) Along with good competition of internationals in Evo2011. (I mean, we’ve been hogging MvC2 world for 10 years. Even though that’s cool, i want to see some new fresh blood of countries trying to take the USA crown.)