When Street Fighter IV dropped earlier this year, Wii owners once again felt the void of a major multiplatform non-release. But in the crazy upside-down world of evergreen sales patterns and delayed ports of HD games, that's not to say the game'll never see a Wii port.
Over at the Capcom-Unity boards, a member questioned whether or not a version of SFIV would, or could, ever hit Ninty's console. Some posters pointed at Tatsunoko vs. Capcom as an example of the console's fighting game capabilities; others trashed the Wii's technical inferiority and said it would never happen. According to Christian Svensson, Capcom V.P. of strategic planning:
Never is such a long time. Beyond that, I have nothing to add right now.
Capcom have proven that they aren't ones to shy away from the highly improbable on Wii, with a version of Dead Rising out and the localized Tatsunoko confirmed.
Capcom community manager Seth Killian jumped in and covered the company's bases:
While not every aspect of SFIV's presentation would likely be possible on the Wii, the core elements are obviously possible. As for "never happen!"—I'd hope that if Tatsunoko vs Capcom has taught us anything, it's that we should never say never when it comes to Capcom.
While this doesn't mean there's a Wii version of SFIV running somewhere at Capcom HQ, it sure isn't a dismissal. A port would certainly fit well with the company's pledge to spread the love more this gen. Maybe someday Wii-owners too will be able to go online and face off against Ken in every other fight!