I find with many people that i speak to, who thinks of themselves apart of the FGC,( this is many not all by the way), seem to think that the FGC is the majority consumer or should i say the more hardcore side of the fighting game community.
As you may possibly know, this is far from the truth. look at tekken for example while many people could say its community is lacking right now, each edition of tekken sells, alot. to be honest way more than any fighting game, period. that " The best selling fighting game" line they put in the trailer, not a lie.
why is that, i suppose it appeals to a larger fan base. ( well, to be honest alot of other fighting games, are kinda…racist, we will expand on that in another forum)
the reason i bring this up, is because i myself am a fighting game fan, for odd reasons, but i am. and when i speak to others, alot of times there is this unwelcome air to new comers. i even heard one person talk about how fighting games need to go back how they used to be, and it was better when less people were playing. while that statement in itself earns several face palms,it did make me think, how did this even happen? its kind of like, when old school sonic fans say that old school sonic was the best and did the best, and cant acknowledge that a certain black and red hedgehog pulled Sega out a financial crisis, and sells video games, comics, memorabilia, ect.
this odd disconnect is something i have noticed just wanted to talk about.