Yes, and Dunno…
Doesn’t seem likely that an octogate will fit the Hayabusa without some modding.
It’s not a Sanwa JLF!
Be interesting to see how well the parts sell on their own outside of the FE joystick case.
Hori must have gotten a lot of request to do this… I don’t think it will hurt FE sales that much. I would suspect Hori sold the majority of FE’s it was going to sell this generation before the White FE goes on sale but we’ll see.
I would guess more people are interested in the joystick lever than the buttons.
Hopefully the prices are in line with what Sanwa and Seimitsu charge for mainline (non-silent, non-transparent) product! I’d hate to think the Hayabusa would be priced above $25 but you never know…!
Think I’ll pass unless I hear more positive news about the Hayabusa… the buttons really don’t sound like any kind of improvement on what’s already on market. I highly doubt they’re going to beat the OBSF Sanwa’s unless they developed a better microswitch.
Yeah, I doubt that…
The Hayabusa is the interesting X-factor here. I read better response than the JLF but mixed with regards to the LS-32. There are people who still prefer the LS-32. What I see about the “space age” design of the Hayabusa frankly sounds like a bunch of ad agency product hyping… Obviously, people are going to have different reactions to the part’s performance and some will choose to stay with what they’re already using.
There are differences of opinion and not everybody that’s an experienced gamer has given the Hayabusa 10/10 but it’s harder to find the more critical reviews of the FE now(?). I couldn’t find ShinJN’s pre-release reviews… I was getting Database errors for the LevelUp website.