Not satisfied with building your own arcade cabinet for SFIV and you want the real, “official” thing? Then this auction on eBay is for you. The seller apparently won this through Gamestop/Capcom’s sweepstakes by pre-ordering SFIV on the PS3. He says that it is still on the crate and currently the bid is going for $5000 (although the reserve has not been met yet) but he seems to think that these are worth $15,000 a piece so the reserve might be a way off from being reached.
I do have to question something about this one – why does it have an Xbox 360 inside as opposed to the Taito Type X2 board that the arcade version game is supposed to be running on? The cabinet looks authentic but without the TypeX2, it looks to me that Gamestop/Capcom shortchanged the winners of this contest by giving them something that was modified from the actual arcade version of the game. Anyone else want to comment on this?