Is there a mechanical difference between the stages in Street Fighter 4?

At first glance, they seem to be identical in all but graphical elements and aesthetics. However, I have heard numerous claims that some stages are actually shorter or longer than others. This has always seemed unlikely to me, but I can't deny that it's possible. What is the truth in the matter?


This is a common myth, but no, all of the stages in Street Fighter 4 are the exact same length. This has been verified independently by multiple players by frame-counting how long it takes a given character to walk across each stage, as well as by comparing move properties with known ranges. In all cases, the values are identical across all stages for a given character.

It's also possible for anyone with access to 60fps video capture equipment to fact-check this data using the same methods.

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