These things seem to be getting harder to find online near original MSRP in the US.
I just picked up the last one today in the local area at MSRP ($49.99). There’s a chance I might break down and get a Wii for a few games as well as for a GameCube stand-in.
Just a few weeks ago I had seen a cluster of 6-8 of these Wii sticks at the same store.
Online prices for the Hori Wii Fight Stick in the American market seem to be going up quite a bit. Seems like it’s still available in Asia, though. About $20 more expensive than it was in the US. I know a few others here have found the same stick on clearance for closer to $20.
On the other hand, it’s not the only Wii fighter stick I have seen, though.
Exar is selling a Wii Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom stick in Asia, too. $10 more than the list price for the Wii fight stick on Play Asia, though.
I did pop open the Wii Fight Stick I got today and noted that Hori seems to still be using a lot of the same old components that popped up in the Hori American Tekken 5 stick. The spring’s the same, the shaft seems to be similar, and overall arrangement of the interiors (minus the 3 mini-buttons) is typical.
Should be no harder to mod than the T5 was for sure!