Depending on initial pre-order demand, WB might order 12,000 or less of these sets produced.
That’s about 60% the number of game-joystick sets produced for the Tekken 5 10th Anniversary release set. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34374
(It took a while for the T5 Anniversary sets to sell out; large numbers were still unsold for around 2-3 years after the set was released. They were available well into the first year-and-a-half the PS3 was out on the market. That’s why I don’t think we see a lot of joystick gift sets released in the US. They’re a bit more common in Japan.)
Although the Injustice Joystick itself looks less than pro-level based on the autopsy, it has a couple of features in its favor –
a) the big one is the LED feature. You have the PCB and LED’s themselves set up for you already… This has to be a lot cheaper and less trouble than buying the LED kits and controller PCB by themselves and trying to figure out on your own/following directions on how to put it all together! At least all the major wiring work and programming has been done for you;
b) all the included parts seem to be upgradeable or moddable with Sanwa standard parts. You’d have to do a bit more to get a Seimitsu lever to work… It’s not getting the joystick mounted and properly positioned that’s the issue, it’s the LED. Can you adapt it to work in synch with the PCB/directionals of a Seimitsu joystick? Hollow shafts exist for the Zippyy/LS-32 joysticks (and that’s what you’re limited to unless you can find hollow shafts for the other Seimitsu type joysticks) and getting a wire/LED mounted to light the bubbletop/opaque/transparent balltop shouldn’t be the big problem. It’s the rest of it (IF the directionals light up) that’s the issue.
c) I SERIOUSLY DOUBT that it’s impossible to mount a Seimitsu joystick or the new Crown CWJ-303A Korean joystick in this case. I think we’re looking at Dremel and drilling time again… NOT Dreamcast Agetec case-mod bad but more involved than a T5 case mod. Lots of plastic shavings, scrap, and shrapnel are going to fly over the room. Get your safety glasses and plan to do this in stages over a few days if you want a clean mod without screwing up the case!
The existing mounting plate that comes with the JLF-clone might have to be modded – new holes drilled to line up with existing screw holes on the top of the plastic bases of the Seimitsu/Crown joysticks–, OR something will have to be rigged or cut away to fit the Seimitsu/Crown mounting plates. Modding the existing mounting plate MIGHT be easier if the alternate joystick bits fits into the case neatly without having to cut a lot of plastic around the mount area and if you have a convenient workshop area where you can drill holes safely and neatly into the stock mounting plate.
It DOES NOT look like the stock joystick LED will be usable (at least directionally) with a replacement joystick.
The LED is sized to fit on between the mounting plate AND The TP-MA PCB clone (the PCB with the soldered microswitches for the joystick). That LED is made specific to the JLF-clone PCB/fits on top of the TP-MA “twin”… I doubt the circuitry could be made to work easily with any Seimitsu -01 PCB joystick or Crown’s new joystick (which has no PCB).