What Sega could sell instead of Virtua Fighter 5 clothes

By Spencer . November 14, 2007 . 3:17pm

vf5dc.jpgSega is shilling their first pack of Virtua Fighter 5 content and it’s a bundle of character accessories for 300 Microsoft Points ($3.75). The move is unsurprising because it’s the easiest way to make some extra money. Before we go into the obligatory tearing on microtransactions avenue Sega *could* make good use of the pay-to-play system with Virtua Fighter 5.


Instead of making gamers pay for virtual clothes, why not sell something useful like arcade revisions? The Playstation 3 release is stuck on revision B and I imagine Virtua Fighter fans would gladly pay a small fee for an update to revision C. When the inevitable revision D shows up, Sega could sell that over the Xbox Live Marketplace and give gamers the option of playing online with revision C or revision D. Of course this is just a musing of mine, but I would much rather spend money on real updates than a new hairdo for Shun.

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  • Visionnerz

    Another case of selling items already on the disc. But at least you can still obtain them through playing quest mode. This download “content” just makes it a bit easier which would take the fun out of earning in my view.

  • thaKingRocka

    this would require fighting game developers to acknowledge the fact that they have been charging us full price for patches for the last 15 years or so. bastards.

  • Carmen

    Ugh, I was afraid of this sort of microtransactions stuff at the effect of increasing online connectivity between console games. But S, your idea is actually quite good. As long as the updates could be reasonably priced as to not discriminate against owners (I imagine players of different Revisions could not compete!), it would be much better then either rereleasing a revision for consoles for profit (Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution, every S.F. game ever made!) or never rereleasing much needed fixes (Samurai Spirits Rei)

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