I assume you aren't informed to the situation concerning SFxT but I don't see 12 additional characters for $20 as frivolous. Unless you're referring to another "tournament arcade stick" manufacturer, I'd also like to hear your reason for a $150 accessory to be included in a collection that costs $150.
$20 worth of DLC characters already stored on the disc
! What a steal!
A tournament stick would be nice giving it's tall price and the value of SFxT isn't that great giving it's low sales due to the DLC shenanigans that angered consumers. As for the price, after having been personally burnt-out on the cheaper (yet licensed) versions of the SF4 Arcade sticks, it's not like they're made of gold.
However, just because you don't want something in the set doesn't change the fact that it's still there.
If you're looking at it objectively, you have SF4 Arcade, 2 digital games, and SFxTekken as the main meat of the package (with the frivolous costume DLC I might add). We're gonna ballpark that to $100 worth of content, the extra $50 is on a Bluray documentary, DVDs, Shoryuken statue, belt, artbook, and soundtrack.
-I- don't think it's worth an extra $50, but it's not like the world revolve around me and only me. I can't put a price on how much a 25th anniversary set is worth to a devoted fan *shrugs*. It's your money, not mine. I was only pointing out the costs for the stuff that attributes to the high price. A Bluray SF documentary isn't your main motivation for putting down $150, at least I hope not.
If you're going to be discounting the value of the video content because of piracy, why not just zero out the games as well?
I don't think 12 characters priced at $20 would count as a frivolous addition to a fighter. You better jack that price back up to $60. The costumes you can disregard since those are actually frivolous.
In what world can you possibly justify Capcom locking content out of the game, then have the audacity to charge you to access it down the road? They got so much bad rep that at management level they're reworking their policies. http://www.capcom-un...out_on-disc_DLC
I mean, you really can't spin this any other way than Capcom acknowledging this issue. They've done this practice in the past, but not to this scale. Incidentally Jill and Shuma aren't part of UMvC3, they're still DLC.