Virtua Fighter 5 coming to the Xbox 360

By Spencer . December 21, 2006 . 9:23am

It looked like Virtua Fighter 5 might be one of the exclusive titles to get fans of the series to run out and buy a Playstation 3. However, Sega’s technical fighter is also coming to the Xbox 360 in late summer 2007. Jeff Bell, corporate vice president of global marketing at Microsoft said, “It’s a franchise that has grown an army of loyal fans both in arcades and on consoles worldwide, and is consistently rated extremely high by the media. Fighting game fans have been hungry for Virtua Fighter 5 and we can now proudly deliver this game with SEGA to Xbox 360 gamers around the world.” This could be a pretty big blow to the Playstation 3 if Virtua Fighter 5 plays and looks the same on the 360.


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  • Lucas

    Wow! When is Sony gonna spend money on something USEFUL like enticing developers to make games exclusive and not on lining CEO’s pockets and esoteric adds with plastic baby dolls crying car oil at a PS3!!!

    HOLY RUN ON SENTENCE, BATMAN!!

    For crying out loud…

  • Veilknight

    Just think of it this way: this is Microsoft’s way of getting back at Sony from stealing the exclusivity rights to Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion from them. ;)

    While Virtua Fighter 5 certainly couldn’t convince me to purchase a PS3, it’s just the extra incentive I’ve needed to buy an Xbox 360. The 360 already has a strong lineup of titles as it is, and VF 5 is the final push I’ve needed to go out and purchase the console. Hopefully Sega will release the USB Virtua Stick to coincise with this port, to give us that true arcade experience at home.

    What would really outdo the PS3 version is if this was playable online through Xbox Live. The PS3 release already lacks online play and doing so would definitely make the 360 port more favorable.

  • the_importer

    β€œIt’s a franchise that has grown an army of loyal fans both in arcades and on consoles worldwide, and is consistently rated extremely high by the media. Fighting game fans have been hungry for Virtua Fighter 5 and we can now proudly deliver this game with SEGA to Xbox 360 gamers around the world.”

    Translation:

    SONY @#$%&* up big time with the PS3 launch and the damage will keep going during 2007. So in order for us to sale a home version of VF5, we’ll have to port to another game console that can handle it, mainly the XBOX 360. Although this version will probably not sale well in Japan, the combined regions will out sale the PS3 version for sure due to SONY’s lack of being able to produce more consoles.

  • cesca

    I’m terribly sad and impressed by sheer stupidity Sony has demonstrated with the whole PS3 launch; it has lost quite a few exclusive titles and rumors about MGS4 coming to 360 have really preocupied me; PLEASE Sony, wise up and hire some competent people and drop the whole arrogant attitude, though I hate to say it, you need all the help you can get right now…like a previous poster said, spend some money in securing your exclusive titles and in your factories to cheapen and quicken your PS3 production rate; hire a competent marketer and put your engineers on the roles their supposed to do; that they are geniuses for developing consoles, doesn’t mean their bussiness prodigies.

  • K_G

    Wow…While SEGA and MS have quite a bit of business together during the post Dreamcast era, SEGA never shared Virtua Fighter with MS. With the possiblity of more developers starting to think that they should plan with both the 360 and PS3 in mind rather than trying to milk the PS3 for all its worth and then trying to cram that down into the 360, Sony could spend the next several years fighting the mindset of ‘yeah, the PS3 version is better looking but its not $200 (or more if MS drops the 360′s price in the spring) better looking’.

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