But not on the same platform. I don't count Arcade machines because its not something you would normally buy.
Might wanna check out the PSX and PS2 era before you say something like that. Just because they aren't current gen doesn't mean you can brush them off as "they aren't doing it"
I do have a little more understanding for the older machines because there really wasn't any other way to update those games. Despite this, I did actually look up a few titles before I wrote that, and couldn't come up with anything that would even come close to what Capcom is doing on a regular basis.
Street Fighter 4 had one purchase upgrade. Super Street Fighter 4. Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition is DLC. Yes, there is a hardcopy for fans who want a physical copy or for people who want to play it but don't have Super Street Fighter 4. This is very similar to Blazblue.
UMvC3 is very soon and I do agree here. However, I'm not surprised that they did it.
King of Fighters - Gets a new game roughly once a year, the key word here being new, its not quite the same thing.
Blazblue - Did it once so far.
Melty Blood - No idea this even existed, a little too obscure to use as an example.
Mortal Kombat - Very few instances of this happening and mostly on different platforms. The only comparable example of this happening was Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.
Tekken - Again, very few instances of this happening and mostly on different platforms.
If these are your examples of this being a regular thing, then it either means that you still don't understand what everyone is complaining about or you had nothing to back up your statement.
Please elaborate how my examples are not similar things. Ultimate MvC3 has enough changes in it to put it with the rest of my examples. So far, UMvC3 has done it once, 9 months apart from its first release. The other ones have done it multiple years roughly 12 months apart each. Also, I don't see how a different system means everything is forgiven. If it's a 1:1 port, that's a little different. If it's on a different system but has new modes, new characters, new anything - then it's an upgrade - which is what UMvC3 is. Again, biggest difference is it's only 9 months apart which is pretty close.
King of Fighters - yes, they released a new version. Ultimate MvC3 is still a "new" version. New characters, X-Factor changes, TAC changes, Balance changes, etc.
Blazblue - still a new series. S/SF4 is in a very similar situation as Blazblue.
Melty Blood - Melty Blood is very well represented at SBO and Tougeki, two huge Japanese tournaments. Melty Blood has also been played at numerous Evolutions. You really don't know much about fighting games outside of Wikipedia, do you?
Mortal Kombat - the whole "different platform/console" argument is nonsense. An upgrade or new entry into the series is a new entry.
Tekken - Again, you have no clue what the fuck you're talking about. Tekken 2 and 3 = PSX. Tekken 4, 5, and Tag = PS2. Tekken Tag at least was an awesome upgrade.