The Hori PS4 VLX thread

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I have been waiting for a new VLX for awhile. Who is preordering one? I am tempted although I already have a VLX diamond. The only downside is it comes with shitty Kuro buttons.

What are your guys thoughts?
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  • ac81ac81 Joined: Posts: 22
    edited February 2015
    I would buy one to keep as a collectors item.

    Id be too paranoid to play on it.

    Blahh....I just ordered a te2 and hori v4 kai so....ill have to pass even though I'm super tempted.
  • DarkCatDarkCat Rushdowninator Joined: Posts: 149 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Preordered. Now to get rid of a TE2.
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  • skaloolaskaloola Joined: Posts: 172
    I preordered two.. not sure if I really even want them though, will probably end up cancelling at least one of them.

    If this was up vlx diamond quality I would be all over it though.
  • heunnerisbonosheunnerisbonos Joined: Posts: 77
    I cant get one until april 6, will preorders still be available by then, and if not can i go into debt with someone on this thread?
  • UKKUKK SF-ing since 91' Joined: Posts: 24
    Man, I was on the fence..I got 2 of the xbox 360 VLXes then I bought the VLX kitty x 2 so now they work on PS3 and xbox 360. Now 299 will buy me one that works on the PS4. I just can't bring myself to doing this. Ok So I have a RAP 4 Kai on Amazon pre-ordered. I got a $50 gift card that I am applying toward it so its like $100. Its really taken all of my will power to say no the PS4 VLX purchase. Anyway, I will be modding my old VLX with an FC4 for PS4. I bought a 30pin ribbon cable with IDC socket to swap out the button/joystick harness to switch between PS4 and my VLX Kitty board. Those with the old VLX, I would say mod it like I did so you can just put everything back if you need to sell it one day. Those that don't have one should get it. It is super durable and does not move and will last. Also buy a good bag if you are traveling with it. Should I even bother with the RAP 4 Kai? is it worth it?
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  • YenjoiYenjoi Joined: Posts: 556
    Pre ordered. Now back to the debt from whence I came
  • asiangrafxasiangrafx Joined: Posts: 196
    must have for me as i already have a diamond and a regular og vlx for 360. my favorite stick!
  • heunnerisbonosheunnerisbonos Joined: Posts: 77
    does anyone want to buy a TE2 that has all of the buttons taken out for like 140 so i can afford this stick? <3
  • jonyfrazejonyfraze jonyfraze Joined: Posts: 551
    :s i just preordered one. really wanted one of these since the original. time to sell stuff before may.
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  • heunnerisbonosheunnerisbonos Joined: Posts: 77
    jonyfraze wrote: »
    :s i just preordered one. really wanted one of these since the original. time to sell stuff before may.

    how did you preorder it without having the money? just go in debt with the bank? or does paypal have a credit option.?
  • TenshoTensho Joined: Posts: 2,866
    edited February 2015
    jonyfraze wrote: »
    :s i just preordered one. really wanted one of these since the original. time to sell stuff before may.

    how did you preorder it without having the money? just go in debt with the bank? or does paypal have a credit option.?

    https://creditapply.paypal.com/acquisition-app/
    Never used it before but it exists.
  • UKKUKK SF-ing since 91' Joined: Posts: 24
    lol I cancelled my order on amazon and caved in...dammit! That stick looks so good...
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  • ChikalinChikalin Joined: Posts: 88
    I've spent the last few months muttering quietly to the starry skies, "Why won't Hori just release a PS4 VLX?" while debating which sticks to get. Then this happened. Money was thrown at ArcadeShock and 0 regrets to be had; well, other than considering selling my other PS4 sticks. I've used the red and the diamond as my main sticks in the past, so the collector value of my Kuro VLX will likely be ruined by me, ya know, actually using it. Granted, my others are still in pristine condition.
  • rtdzignrtdzign Joined: Posts: 5,176
    So Arcadeshock has my $333 and change... Now we play the waiting game...
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    Pretty cool, $300 is quite a chunk of change though.
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  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,359
    I even ordered one :-D They are just nice looking sticks and I seem to be a sucker for cool stuff :-D
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  • slaycruzslaycruz Joined: Posts: 1,320
    does anyone want to buy a TE2 that has all of the buttons taken out for like 140 so i can afford this stick? <3

    Are you serious about that and what te2 do ya have?
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  • heunnerisbonosheunnerisbonos Joined: Posts: 77
    slaycruz wrote: »
    does anyone want to buy a TE2 that has all of the buttons taken out for like 140 so i can afford this stick? <3

    Are you serious about that and what te2 do ya have?

    yea im serious
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  • heunnerisbonosheunnerisbonos Joined: Posts: 77
    its the default xbox one TE2
  • donsanitydonsanity Joined: Posts: 34
    I might have to cancel my preorder for the USF4 TE2 and preorder this instead.
  • asiangrafxasiangrafx Joined: Posts: 196
    I've already seen them but let's post some pics of the beauty up in here
  • Nucking Futs!Nucking Futs! Joined: Posts: 1,279
    edited February 2015
    Didn't even know this existed until I received the email from Hori a couple hours ago. My only complaint is no stability board's included. Does anyone know if orders from Hori USA will ship with the retail box & no outer shipping box just as the original VLX did? If so then the extra $10 at Arcadeshock's well worth it if you're a collector. About to email Hori now but they often take forever to respond back. If I get one then I'm torn if I should sell the VLX Diamond or not. Don't really need it since one VLX is enough but I love the VLX design in general!
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  • slaycruzslaycruz Joined: Posts: 1,320
    @heunnerisbonos ...man if I had an Xbox one I'd be on it....I am looking for another PS4 stick
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  • jonyfrazejonyfraze jonyfraze Joined: Posts: 551
    @heunnerisbonos I just preordered it like normal.. Hey I may be interested in buying that TE2 shell off you.
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  • seqoseqo Joined: Posts: 230
    Dam, no love for EU customers :( full depressed here!
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  • kubebotkubebot Large Member Joined: Posts: 1,270
    I bought a BNIB PS3 VLX exactly a year ago for $275 shipped, so not sure if I should bite.....but that black and PS4 compatibility.
  • VirtualCosmicVirtualCosmic Joined: Posts: 165
    I bought it, I have been waiting for this :)
  • SigmaeSigmae Not made of airports Joined: Posts: 115
    I definitely love the idea of a genuine Vewlix panel in stick form. Sort of like the Astro City Sega Saturn sticks.
    Aren't the VLX kinda prohibitive to carry around / use on-lap?

    I've handled a Vewlix control panel off of its mounting and it certainly doesn't seem practical to carry around regularly.
    I suppose there's the added weight of the glass, but the majority of it should still be metal unlike Astro/Egret3/etc.

    Seems ideal for stationary home placement or the occasional special event, though.
  • buyproductbuyproduct Chemist for Hire Joined: Posts: 1,035
    Sigmae wrote: »
    I definitely love the idea of a genuine Vewlix panel in stick form. Sort of like the Astro City Sega Saturn sticks.
    Aren't the VLX kinda prohibitive to carry around / use on-lap?

    I've handled a Vewlix control panel off of its mounting and it certainly doesn't seem practical to carry around regularly.
    I suppose there's the added weight of the glass, but the majority of it should still be metal unlike Astro/Egret3/etc.

    Seems ideal for stationary home placement or the occasional special event, though.

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    seqo wrote: »
    Dam, no love for EU customers :( full depressed here!
    Arcade Shock was the one who pushed for it, which should explain why it's only the US and Japan that are getting it (US because, duh and Japan because that's where they're coming from).
  • ExtremeYoshiFanExtremeYoshiFan Joined: Posts: 1,179
    seqo wrote: »
    Dam, no love for EU customers :( full depressed here!
    Do you have any friends in the US that could proxy it for you?
    The only downside will be paying US to EU shipping (and maybe some sort of import tax? I'm not entirely sure how that works for you guys).
  • TenshoTensho Joined: Posts: 2,866
    Arcadeshock does ship internationally, but of course it's not free shipping and you'll most likely pay customs/duties/taxes whatever
  • ChikalinChikalin Joined: Posts: 88
    edited February 2015
    Sigmae wrote: »
    I definitely love the idea of a genuine Vewlix panel in stick form. Sort of like the Astro City Sega Saturn sticks.
    Aren't the VLX kinda prohibitive to carry around / use on-lap?

    I've handled a Vewlix control panel off of its mounting and it certainly doesn't seem practical to carry around regularly.
    I suppose there's the added weight of the glass, but the majority of it should still be metal unlike Astro/Egret3/etc.

    Seems ideal for stationary home placement or the occasional special event, though.

    I've never had a problem using either of my VLXes in my lap without the lap board ( in fact, the lap board made it awkward for me ). Carrying it around in hand is kind of tough, but I carried it around most of Evo '14 in the Hori travel bag with little fatigue.

    It seems like Splitframe's bigstick bag ( splitframe.net/collections/bags/products/fs-transporter-xl-fight-stick-bag ) may be more ideal than Hori's own hard-to-find offering though, on basis that it has a shoulder strap ( and backpack straps, but I'm less exited about that). Seriously, who makes a bag for an almost 20 pound stick without a shoulder strap?

    Speaking of Splitframe, though, I noticed a comment on ArcadeShock's Facebook about 10% off that XL bag from them, but I can't seem to find any mention of it now...

  • asiangrafxasiangrafx Joined: Posts: 196
    edited February 2015
    hopefully mine wont come with these dimples. they were pretty common and such a shame because you can't check for them until you open it. once you do you're stuck with it. i still have a diamond that is sealed and it looks worse on the brushed aluminum.
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  • ShenmueShenmue CEO Joined: Posts: 207
    The black metal kind of kills it for me. I really like the brushed aluminum on the Diamond edition looks a lot better.
  • TenshoTensho Joined: Posts: 2,866
    It's black metal? I thought it was plastic.
  • ChikalinChikalin Joined: Posts: 88
    Tensho wrote: »
    It's black metal? I thought it was plastic.

    The side panels and the back portion are plastic, but the rest is metal. On the VLX-Diamond, the control panel was brushed aluminum and the underside was powder coated white. On the original red VLX, the bottom and the control panel were both powder coated black and some people had a problem with the power coating coming off. I assume the Kuro VLX will also be black on black powder coated metal.
  • TenshoTensho Joined: Posts: 2,866
    Chikalin wrote: »
    Tensho wrote: »
    It's black metal? I thought it was plastic.

    The side panels and the back portion are plastic, but the rest is metal. On the VLX-Diamond, the control panel was brushed aluminum and the underside was powder coated white. On the original red VLX, the bottom and the control panel were both powder coated black and some people had a problem with the power coating coming off. I assume the Kuro VLX will also be black on black powder coated metal.

    Oh nice, hope the powder coating doesn't come off this one...
  • RoddyRoddy Count Blankula Joined: Posts: 112
    edited March 2015
    I can't seem to find any info on this stick here in Japan. Is it US only?
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