New arcade parts from Sanwa and Seimitsu coming soon?


#1

It looks like it…  Besides the possible <b>limited edition balltop handles</b> from <b>Sanwa</b> – the <b>silver</b> and <b>gold</b> mentioned in the FocusAttack thread --, it looks like there’s a limited amount of new product and what is probably limited production run colors.<br><br>(NOTE: I did NOT see these balltop handles/pics in the FocusAttack thread itself.  I had to use the search function and for some reason a picture DID pop up of these balltop handles there!  They both look nice.  I find gold to be a garish color, though, and prefer silver.  It just goes better with more colors.)<br><br><br><br>Most of this comes from links off of the Japan Amusement Expo site… http://www.jaepo.jp/company.html<br>There’s very little English and you have to look for the company links blindly to see pictures of the new items.<br><br><br><br>First off, Sanwa since that’s the company most people are interested in – http://www.rakuten.co.jp/sanwadenshi/<br>There’s an image right away of a new button design.  It has a large domed plunger on it.  This is the one that’s already been talked about here – Anyone try the new Sanwa OBSF-30Q series buttons yet?!? these <b>high-convex/domed-plunger buttons</b> haven’t worked out well for the initial buyers.  Guess they might be limited production after all?<br>(Were they meant for DDR type games???  They sure don’t look like fighting game/traditional buttons!)<br><br><br><br><br>Seimitsu seems to have more new product/limited edition items coming out in the near future… http://www.seimitsu.co.jp/<br><br>The main things I see for Seimitsu are <b>solid white</b> 30mm <b>PS-14-G</b> AND <b>PS-15</b> buttons as well as a <b>black-rimmed, white plunger PS-15 button</b>.<br><i>I can see the new solid white buttons being incorporated into permanent production lines.</i>  As vanilla as it is, white’s the most popular button color… (Uggghhh!)<br><br>There looks to be a new kind of <b>LED-equipped button</b> coming out called the <b>PSL-30</b> but I don’t know that it’s meant to be used with home rigs and this is the first I’ve heard of/seen it.  Very interesting…<br><br>The last item is the <b>re-release</b> of <b>colors</b> that Seimitsu tried out a few years ago.<br>It looks like they’re bringing back these colors for the <b>PS-15 button line</b> – <b>light blue, dark/navy blue, hot pink, forest green PS-15 buttons</b> as well as <b>LB-35 balltop handles</b> in these same colors.  <i>It does NOT look like they’re re-releasing the black-rimmed versions of these button colors…</i><br><i>My guess is that these buttons will probably be limited production</i>.  There must have been some demand for them to re-release these colors but I don’t think they’ll become part of permanent.  I think the white buttons I mentioned earlier probably will stay in production for the forseeable future.<br><br>This is all I caught for both companies.  There might be a little more but as Focus Attack top guy jmanDMC said (paraphrasing here), “There doesn’t appear to be lot of new product [from Sanwa and Seimitsu] this year…”<br>


#2

<div>Those convex Sanwa buttons are probably meant for fruit machines. There’s no way they could have been designed for something like a fighting game.</div><div><br></div>


#3

^^for the seimitsus those are Ash/light Gray colored PS-15’s.<div><br></div><div>PSL-30’s have been around for a while, A friend of mine sent me 3 of those not to long ago, but i got the 12V ones, which are meant for cabinets, I don’t wanna break them, so i haven’t tested it, they are pretty much PS-14KN’s with leds. I really wanna get a proper full set of those personally. They have 5V ones available too, which I assume is more suitable for USB based setups (home/console arcade controllers).</div><div><br></div><div>this was apparently at the sanwa booth at jaepo2013, probably just a concept piece, but still interesting… </div><div><img src=“https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1908672/candy/4988003429713.jpg”><br></div><div>I know last year at AOU, Sanwa had this magnetic/optical analog Lever they were working on. Not sure if they’re still working on that.<br></div>


#4

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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/69842/hibachifinal">hibachifinal</a> wrote: <a href="/discussion/comment/7994095#Comment_7994095" class=“QuoteLink”><span class=“ArrowLink”>»</span></a></div>
<div class=“QuoteText”>^^for the seimitsus those are Ash/light Gray colored PS-15’s.<br /><br>
PSL-30’s have been around for a while, A friend of mine sent me 3 of those not to long ago, but i got the 12V ones, which are meant for cabinets, I don’t wanna break them, so i haven’t tested it, they are pretty much PS-14KN’s with leds. I really wanna get a proper full set of those personally. They have 5V ones available too, which I assume is more suitable for USB based setups (home/console arcade controllers).<br /><br>
this was apparently at the sanwa booth at jaepo2013, probably just a concept piece, but still interesting… <br /><br>
I know last year at AOU, Sanwa had this magnetic/optical analog Lever they were working on. Not sure if they’re still working on that.</div>
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Oh gosh, a mashed up D-pad/arcade lever?  That’s a unique one, though I don’t think it’d be very practical personally.  :P


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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/8333/Ikagi-chan">Ikagi-chan</a> said:</div><div class=“QuoteAuthor”>Oh gosh, a mashed up D-pad/arcade lever?  That’s a unique one, though I don’t think it’d be very practical personally.  :P </div>
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Sure it would, for example any action game that uses the left analog to move and the d-pad to switch items or menu stuff. Games like DMC with a fixed camera that don’t really make use of the right analog, or another example, Mark of the Ninja. Although, having a temporary toggle switch that is off/on depending if the button is held in or not could do the same.<br>


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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/15806/Moonchilde">Moonchilde</a> said:</div>
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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/8333/Ikagi-chan">Ikagi-chan</a> said:</div><div class=“QuoteAuthor”>Oh gosh, a mashed up D-pad/arcade lever?  That’s a unique one, though I don’t think it’d be very practical personally.  :P </div>
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Sure it would, for example any action game that uses the left analog to move and the d-pad to switch items or menu stuff. Games like DMC with a fixed camera that don’t really make use of the right analog, or another example, Mark of the Ninja. Although, having a temporary toggle switch that is off/on depending if the button is held in or not could do the same.<br></div>
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<font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>I don’t think that the lever that Sanwa was showing off was an analog stick, but I do see your point.  I don’t think this was made for analog use though.  Could it be a secret Sanwa experiment to try and accommodate players at the arcade who prefer using a D-Pad?  :O </span></font>


#7

Maybe, or maybe it isn’t a analog stick but could be wired up to the solder points and the D-Pad wired up to a D-pad solder point. Or maybe they’re both set to the same and like you said, it’s just to make pad players more comfy. I still don’t see how that would help pad players though, because the stick would move during inputs… I guess we’d find out if the shaft was hollow or not. It could just be simple decoration in the end.


#8

A combo D-pad and joystick lever? Mad SOCD issues all over again like what the Hit Box had?<br>


#9

So basically, Sanwa/Seimitsu have nothing actually new.


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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/32315/Darksakul">Darksakul</a> said:</div>
<div class=“QuoteText”>A combo D-pad and joystick lever? Mad SOCD issues all over again like what the Hit Box had?<br></div>
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That brings up a good point. I really wonder just what that product is.<br>


#11

I don’t think this deserves it’s own thread but I wanted to share some new stuff that Sanwa has up it’s sleeve.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/gumbyslide/IMG_9717.jpg

Long shaft JLF - It has a shaft extension that threads on…nothing new about this. It’s just not offered directly from Sanwa.
Clear Bat Top - Self explanatory.
High Resilience JLF - Very slightly stiffer spring. Doesn’t even feel like 2 lbs.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/gumbyslide/IMG_9716.jpg

Also, there were these…

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/gumbyslide/IMG_20140711_202357.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/gumbyslide/IMG_20140711_202514.jpg

They have had these for at least two years but I don’ think they have ever sold them stateside on this kind of scale. Glad I could get some for a few lucky Tech Talkers.

Funzies: The Sanwa guys were really nice! :slight_smile:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/gumbyslide/IMG_9715.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/gumbyslide/IMG_9714.jpg


#12

Clear Battop… I need!