I had one of the original limited edition Madcatz Tournament SFIV sticks (the one with the fire art on it). I had the xbox 360 model and it worked with the pc great and I really loved it.
I’ve just gone and grabbed a PS3 and all the stuff that goes with it so I find myself in need of a new fighstick. I just wanted to know if there’s any differences between the old Limited Edition sticks, Round 2 and the new Round ‘S’ editions? I’m having trouble findiing either in Aus and its most likely I’m going to have to import one.
On the other hand, some people have said to have a look at the new Hori stick, the Real Arcade PRO 3 Premium VLX. I’ve seen them online and they are quite pricey for me to get one in. $360US and then shipping on top. Plus that and conversion plus bank charges could mean I’m up for $500AU by the time I’m finished (my PS3 cost less than this).
So, which is the better buy. My friends who are tournament level scorn the Hori as not being as sensitive on the buttons (and I admit I love the sensitivity of the Madcatz) but do admit that they haven’t seen or tried the new Hori stick (and not likely too as they’ve blown enough money getting Madcatz), just going off the previous models . I’ve also seen the thread on this forum re the new Hori and seen that some have problems and some don’t. Considering that its going to be a major problem with returns if I import a Hori in and it has trouble, is there any advice anyone can give?
Should note that I love Madcatz at the moment, and my friends and I haven’t had a problem with a single one we have bought (and we have a few), so won’t mind a ruling in their favour.
Also does the Hori have the square gate? I grew up with square gates so what I’m used to.
Any further info and comparisons on the separate editions of the Madcatz TE sticks, and then the Hori stick are most welcome as well.
Phew, think I covered everything!