Buy a PS4 if you want to play Street Fighter 5, says Yoshinori Ono to Xbox One owners

Yoshinori Ono, the perennially chirpy Street Fighter boss at Capcom, has advised Xbox One gamers to buy a PlayStation 4 if they want to play the hotly anticipated Street Fighter V.

Speaking with GameSpot, Ono-san didn’t mince his words when giving a message to those gamers eager to get their hands on the upcoming fighting game sequel, stating, "there’s plenty of time to save $300 before the game comes out. The PlayStation 4 is at a very attractive price point at the moment."

"For the first time in franchise history we’re going to allow all balance adjustments to be available free of charge, so we’re treating it as a platform," he added on working with Sony on Street Fighter V. "If you purchase the game, you’ll be able to upgrade to the content throughout its lifespan and you’re never going to be punished if you take a break from playing the game."

Street Fighter V was announced as a PlayStation 4-exclusive and Capcom has made it clear that the game will not arrive on any other home console, including any possible ‘Ultra’ editions of the game. The fighting sequel will arrive seven years after the original version of Street Fighter IV on February 16, 2016. As well as the standard edition of the game, Street Fighter V will also receive a content-rich Collector’s Edition for those who feel like splashing out on Capcom’s new game. Be sure to check out the latest character to join the roster, Laura, and see her in action in our earlier post.

Capcom has a long history with re-releasing Street Fighter games with various new content, although right now it remains to be seen if Street Fighter V will follow a similar path. Street Fighter IV saw a number of revisions, including Super Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, and Ultra Street Fighter IV, the latter of which also arrived on PS4.