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Street Fighter IV Invades PS3, San Francisco

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Hundreds of fans got their hands on the PLAYSTATION 3 version of Street Fighter IV recently, as Capcom held its final round of Street Fighter Club in San Francisco. I caught up with Seth Killian, who (quite favorably) compared the PS3 version of the game with the arcade, as well as John Diamonon, who I thought you all might wanna meet, seeing as he’s a staple here on the blog.

Oh, and a PROTIP from me: The optional install for SFIV is well worth a bit of your hard drive space – it drives load times in between matches down to almost nothing.

One final note from Capcom: PlayStation gamers will soon be able to experience Resident Evil 5 for themselves as the intense new two-level demo will be downloadable on the PlayStation Network for the PLAYSTATION 3 on February 2, 2009. With three modes of action- single-player with AI controlled support, split-screen two-player co-op and two-player co-op across PlayStation Network– the demo will give fans an in-depth glimpse into the game a month before it launches on Friday, March 13, 2009.

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SlashZaku said:

January 21st, 2:25 pm

Great news all around about SFIV, the RE5 demo, and Capcom assault the PSN this year (hopefully Dino Crisis 2 makes it into the PSOne Classics).

@ John:
I know some are probably wondering but what is the Install size for SFIV?

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    John Diamonon said:

    January 21st, 2:31 pm

    Just as small as DMC4. J/K. I don\’t know.

Carl said:

January 21st, 2:25 pm

Haha at John Diamond!

Anyway, SFIV looks awesome. Also, immensely looking forward to the demo for Resident Evil. Damn, my wallet is going to take even more of a beating than last year.

Damn you Sony and your wallet-bashingness

MetalGearC11 said:

January 21st, 2:26 pm

Can’t wait for RE5!

happy_spud said:

January 21st, 2:27 pm

Yeah my avatar isn’t showing up either.

JordanBlack68 said:

January 21st, 2:28 pm

Yeah John is on the small side :P

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    John Diamonon said:

    January 21st, 2:31 pm

    Anyone looks small next to Jeff. He\’s like 6\’7\”.

bballsports said:

January 21st, 2:30 pm

Street Fighter 4 looks awesome…

XxBigP123xX said:

January 21st, 2:30 pm

Nice interviews.

Not getting SF4 because, well, I suck at Street Fighter.

Stoffinator said:

January 21st, 2:32 pm

@ Jeff

I’m using Firefox also. But not the newest, I’m using I don’t have the problem with doing it, just the blog.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 21st, 2:34 pm

    Ok, thank you, that should help. It\’s not happening to everyone. Maybe a cookie issue? The dev team investigates!

JordanBlack68 said:

January 21st, 2:35 pm

John I take that back 6 7” HOLY [DELETED]

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 21st, 2:50 pm

    I\’m 6-3, tops. He\’s short, lol.

MajorZero77 said:

January 21st, 2:36 pm

Nice!! RE5 demo

so I guess the store will update on Tuesday that week instead of Thurday since the 2nd falls on a Tuesday?

Vengeful-Chaos said:

January 21st, 2:39 pm

I think it is a cookie issue I cleared mine and signed in and it worked.

Also when can we expect some Capcom (game related not logo) avatars or for that matter decent avatars?

I am tired of sporting a sheep.

maxxy209 said:

January 21st, 2:39 pm


Whenever I add the playstation blog to my psp, when I go to check the updates nothing there it just says no items found its like it doesnt even add anything, is there something wrong with my psp or am I just doing the updating wrong. I would to look at the blogs even when im having to leave my house ^_^.

Capt-Fury- said:

January 21st, 2:40 pm

even Sagat looks small next to Jeff


Dark_Vincent said:

January 21st, 2:43 pm

Street Fighter IV resurrected the determined gamer kid in me. The one beyond all fanboyism, console [DELETED]-flinging or “hardcore vs casual” arguments. The one who just wants one thing: To be a world warrior.

Pre-ordered the Tournament Edition fightstick as well as the game Collector’s Edition two weeks ago. February 17th could come sooner!!

Carl said:

January 21st, 2:47 pm

Jeff, just to let you know, it keeps me logged in. so it’s not happening to us all!

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 21st, 2:52 pm

    Good to know, thanks Carl. Again, dev team looking into it. We want this to be as convenient as it was.

    Oh wait, off topic. Seriously kids, Street Fighter IV kicks @$$. We play it every day here in the office. Every. Day.


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gamestopper09 said:

January 21st, 2:52 pm

Thanks Jeff!


January 21st, 2:53 pm

I knew there was something BIG for February 2nd which is my birthday. How about a freebie Jeff or anyone else out that wants to make my day even more special. As for Street Fighter, I think John and EvoAnubis would be a good match to see. Or even the both of them versus ME! Set it up Jeff, Like only you know how. Can’t wait for Groundhogs Day! YIPEEEEEEE I’ll be OLD!

Vengeful-Chaos said:

January 21st, 2:55 pm

Hey Jeff where can I get a PlayStation shirt like the Spanish one your wearing in the video?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 21st, 3:02 pm

    I\’m not even sure how *I* got one… I saw someone with it, and begged for it. We should order more, yes?

JordanBlack68 said:

January 21st, 2:55 pm

I may consider buying it, at £40, its alot of money :( Also Killzone 2 is close :D


January 21st, 2:56 pm

I can’t wait for the RE5 Demo. I’m also looking forward to some PS One Classics hitting the store

KaiserSosate said:

January 21st, 2:57 pm

Yes, more content from capcom. Well I just hope that they stay bringing us something good to buy.

maxxy209 said:

January 21st, 2:57 pm

Wow after watching this vid, I actually feel the need to re-download my street fighter game, call my friends over, and pwn them in it :D.

Edd said:

January 21st, 2:57 pm

HA 6’3″, I’m 6’5″ and i’m 16!!! :P

Capt-Fury- said:

January 21st, 2:58 pm


that reminds me…what happen to the PS shirts? I remember Sony making a deal with some company to make them.

bob52 said:

January 21st, 2:59 pm

YA capcom looking foward to RE5 demo,Hope theres online co-op!

ADR143 said:

January 21st, 3:00 pm

man looks good so far

i wish i was in san francis co :(

cant w8 for the resident evil demo!

JBruno said:

January 21st, 3:01 pm

BTW Mr. Miyagi, RE5 will have too a OPTIONAL install as SFIV?

Prezhulio said:

January 21st, 3:02 pm

thanks for the update about RE5 demo! i’m so psyched for capcom games these coming months.

AshtonFX said:

January 21st, 3:05 pm


@ jeff

we need more avatars on PSN man.

also I noticed somehow since Tuesday(PSN account merge)the number of comments have skyrocketed.Congratz ;)

if you could do the same for youtube PS channel it would be awesome but I guess that’s too hard to do

maxxy209 said:

January 21st, 3:06 pm

Do you guys know when the next ps3/psp psn updates will be.

I’m going to start buying alot of psn cards , and I want to spend them on only on good games I like and I know ill like.

Fullmetal156 said:

January 21st, 3:11 pm

im super amped about this merger i always wanted to be heard but im kinda new to this and the old way drove me nuts lol anyway hello all my first post yay o and street fighter looks amazinglysickliocious haha send me an invite and as my man guile says “Get It ON”

Vengeful-Chaos said:

January 21st, 3:12 pm

Yes please order more i’d gladly pay for one, being Cuban and living in Miami it would be great advertisement.

Stoffinator said:

January 21st, 3:12 pm

@ Jeff.

I think it would be really cool if you could do a blog post of everyone at the office. Like those who make the blog happen. We hear about the dev team and so on all the time, but we never get to see them or “chat” with them.

And don’t you guys have some over stock of swag you could give away? *big grin*

GanjaQueen said:

January 21st, 3:12 pm


Finally a freakin’ date for the PS3 version of RE5 demo! I got so sick of hearing when Xboxers where getting theirs and nobody giving us a definitive date. Now I don’t have to guess and see. ;)

ManaKnight said:

January 21st, 3:15 pm

John Diamonon is definitely quite short like others have said. I don’t know if I buy that Jeff is just really tall. ;)

Anyway, that was an awesome video. Makes me even more pumped for SFIV. The wait feels very painful. :(

morningdrive said:

January 21st, 3:16 pm

That is pretty cool looking forward to those PS1 games. Thanks Jeff I enjoy watching these behind the scene videos you put up!!

cuz_im_fly_homeboy said:

January 21st, 3:21 pm

mane, you and john BOTH IS FLY

AshtonFX said:

January 21st, 3:22 pm


Capcom is THE BEST Japanese (3rd party) developer the second that’s very distant second is tecmo.

(yea i don’t like RPG so no square enix/level 5/atlus for me)

TheHater2 said:

January 21st, 3:25 pm

The dude in the video stated that FANs are the ones that matter. Well this is on UNHAPPY Monster Hunter fan right now.

guitain said:

January 21st, 3:26 pm

One thing about the blog not related to the merging, which by the way went smoothly. Besides the immediate lack of icon… ^^

When I click the Playstation Store Games segment in the right side box on the top it doesn’t refer me to the most recent PS Store update, it refers me to following:

SFIV looks cool, too bad I’m not a big fan of fighters =P

Dennie said:

January 21st, 3:30 pm

Bring it on! 1 more month to go.

BigNolDogg said:

January 21st, 3:32 pm

Great work guys, can’t wait for this game. Thanks Capcom for the support.

viprdude said:

January 21st, 3:34 pm

Philly has had an arcade cabinet from Japan of Street Fighter 4 for months. It is an awesome game.

BabeBro said:

January 21st, 3:34 pm

Oh my god! Yes! The day of reckoning is almost here! I can’t wait to see Cammy White on my HDTV in all her thonged up glory!!!

Quick question John, is there DLC planned for Street Fighter 4? I’d love to download Cammy’s sky blue Alpha costume. Please, please, please give us DLC for Street Fighter 4!

Also, please make sure to bring contant to PlayStation HOME! It’s so boring in there, we need it! Thanks for all your hard work!

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    John Diamonon said:

    January 21st, 9:30 pm

    DLC for SF4? I don\’t remember if we announced anything about that.

    I know there is a SF4 space in Japan. I\’m not sure if there will be one in US. I need to check.

Jeigh said:

January 21st, 3:36 pm

Please smite the “first” posters, O Mighty Jeff.

Can’t say I’m thrilled with the fact that 360’s getting the RE5 demo a week before we are, but it doesn’t really bother me all that much either. Just hope you got a good chunk of cash for it…

Congrats on the SFIV release- it has to feel great to finish such a big project. :)

xFaTaL_GuNnAx said:

January 21st, 3:41 pm

Cannot wait for this game o man

Patriotbball5460 said:

January 21st, 3:44 pm

great video, capcom has got to be one of the best publishers this generation, right up there with EA. Keep it up Capcom and please keep supporting the PSN and PS Family.

P.S. John=teh major awesome!

Letters2Kay said:

January 21st, 3:50 pm

I’m a huge Capcom nut, and these next few are going to be some excellent months for me. I have the collector’s editions of SF4 and RE5 reserved and am looking forward to the new PSOne titles on the PSN Store (Resident Evil series, FTW). Thanks for all you’ve done for the fans lately (and always), guys!!! You are THE best. Another big thank you for devoting resources to the Playstation side of things so I don’t have to boot up my 360 again… not ever. Now if only we could get some Dead Rising on the PS3, my dreams would come true. That and a nice Resident Evil level pack for LittleBigPlanet or at least a costume pack like the LBP Street Fighter DLC. Any chance of this happening???? :D PLEASE!?

Delriach said:

January 21st, 3:52 pm

John, I want the Chun-li cover for Street Fighter IV. Have the dudes at capcom upload some uber high quality image of it. Then I can print it out >_>

Make it happen. :)

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    John Diamonon said:

    January 21st, 4:22 pm

    That\’s an excellent idea. I\’ll pass along the info to the product manager of SF4.

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