New Info [updated 10/3]
Release Date: November 17, 2009
Pic: [credit to ohgee]
Hi all, I did a search for this and didn’t find anything on this, so pardon me if there is already a post (in which case mods please remove this).
This post is about the official MvC2 fightstick/fight stick/arcade stick/whatever you want to call it currently up for pre-order from Gamestop.
release date: sept. 24, 2009 [COLOR=“magenta”](most stores say the 25th actually)
manufacturer: Hori (this is a big ??unknown?? - all the GS stores that i contacted but 1 said they didn’t know crap)
price: $159.99 + tax
versions:: Xbox360 and PS3
I had been looking for a fightstick ever since marvel came out on the Playstation 3, and I just happened to call Gamestop this morning and talk with an employee who told me that a new MvC2 TE stick was coming out next month.
I went to the store and talked with 2 different employees about the stick and it seemed like one of them was under the impression that Madcatz was making it, but the other one was “sure” that Hori was making and claimed to have seen it/held it himself. Both of them told me that the release date would be 9/24 (note that all other GS’s that I had called earlier this week have not said anything to me about this new stick), and that it was already in their system and ready to pre-order and they had both the Xbox360 and PS3 versions.
They said the minimum deposit for it would be $50 and the price is $159.99 - I paid for it in full and have the receipt (scroll down a few posts to see the receipt photo), came out to $174.99 after socal tax.
They also said that the TE would be full Sanwa parts and that it was about the same size as the SFIV TE stick (which makes me think it’s actually Madcatz) - I’m describing all this in detail because I can’t find anything about this stick on Hori’s site, GS’s site, or any other site for that matter.
They also did tell me about a new Tekken 6 wireless bluetooth stick coming out as well (also couldn’t find anymore info on this beyond what the associates said).
I found a thread on Gamefaq’s saying this MvC2 TE stick might be exclusive to GS in which case it’s probably a limited run, but it’s all guesswork at this point.
**TLDR: seems like alot of misinfo/speculation about this stick, but these are for sure true - a) cost is $159.99 + tax, 2) sold by GS, d) release date is sept. 24 **
if anyone can squeeze anymore info out of their local GS and post it here, i think that’d help everyone out… hell, it’d even help me out and i’ve already got my pre-order receipt!
so I called up like 6 different Gamestop’s in my area (including the one that I pre-ordered mine from) and all of them said they had no idea any details except for price (159.99), release date (9/25), and that it’s for the xbox and ps3.
all that Hori/Madcatz/Sanwa/etc. details looks like is completely unofficial and varies from person to person. i asked all the associates i spoke to and there’s nothing in their database showing any other details than what was listed above.
if anyone who’s pre-ordering can add any other info, so maybe we can get a poll of what information GS guys say they have, that might be useful/amusing :P[/COLOR]