@Radiantsilvergun3 I guess it depends on your perspective. In Japan, Xbox 360 was always considered foreign trash that got lucky if it cracked 5% of the market.
In America, the Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 all had at least 25% of the hardware sales. The Wii was mainly the “Wii Sports” system, the PS3 was the best combination of value and quality Blu Ray and later 3D Blu Ray Player, but most of the gamers who bought a game system for games bought an Xbox 360. In America, where there was a “try before you buy” download requirement which made it more popular in download games than a PS3 or Wii. Also games made for 2 or 3 systems in the US were usually sold better for the Xbox 360 than the PS3 or Wii. So even though the hardware was the closest system race in terms of consoles since the pre-crash era, where 7 consoles and 5 computers had anywhere from 2-20% of the market each, the software sales pulled it in favor of the Xbox 360, at least in America.
The PS2 strategy was DVD > Internet to beat Dreamcast. The PS3 Strategy was Built-in Blu Ray > Add-on HD DVD, and got a resurgence when 3D was added as a free download. Sony had a great install base between the Blu Ray and 3D Strategy, but it didn’t translate as easily into game sales. At least that’s the story in America
Sony definitely got rid of the movie player strategy deliberately, by not including a 4K movie player in the PS4, and concentrated more on gaming exclusives. They said physical movies is the past, digital movies is the future. That, plus the trial lead balloon of serial-encoded discs which prevented selling of Xbox One discs used had a backlash against Xbox One, combine to make the PS4 the early worldwide favorite.
Xbox One S and One X narrowed the gap with 4K movies, and both 4K Movies and Games respectively, while the PS4 Pro didn’t add the 4K movies.
I guess Capcom found it an easier sales pitch to say “you must buy a PS4 to play Street Fighter V” in America and Europe than to say “You must buy an Xbox One to play Street Fighter V” in Japan.
That proves my point exactly.
I believe the tournament scene was very bifurcated, where in Japan, the default controller used was the PS3 fight stick, and everywhere else, it was the 360 Fight Stick. I can see that becoming a problem in crowning a world champion, especially if i brought my custom right-handed fight stick. (that is of course assuming I’m world class caliber, which I’m not.)
Most of the SF4 tournaments I’ve seen used 360s, not PS3s. But then again, I’m in America.