I apologize if this was answered elsewhere, but I couldn’t find a clear answer in any of the stickies or in searching the forums.
I used to have a Mad Catz SFIV TE FightStick fox Xbox 360 (I play on PC). I ended up selling about 6 months ago because I got busy with life and thought my SFIV gaming days were over. However, SFIV being the awesome game it is, I’ve recently had the insatiable urge to get back into shoryukening things. Unfortunately, my beloved fightstick was gone and it doesn’t appear like Round 1 or 2 TE sticks are easily available anymore.
So I ended up ordering the Mad Catz FightStick PRO for Xbox 360. From what I can tell in review of these forums, the only difference I should notice is that the front of the joystick is a bit sloped, there is a bit less room for the hand at the bottom of the joystick and there is more room to the left of the joystick. Other than that, I can’t tell there is any difference.
I would appreciate if someone could answer or confirm the following:
- Are there any other differences between the PRO and TE I’m missing?
- I see Amazon has the Round 1 TE stick new from some resellers in the $500-$800 dollar range and the new MadCatz TE2 for Xbox One is $199. The Razer Atrox which also seems essentially like a TE stick to me is the same price range. If the joysticks have similar parts and functionality, why are the TE sticks selling at such a higher premium? I realize these sticks might be more mod-able, but it seems like a high price to pay for mod-ability. Seems like the PRO version is in the SFIV SE price range, which makes me wonder if I’ve made a mistake.
I’m only an average SFIV player and I usually play with the joystick on my lap. I’m also not really planning on modding the stick. If I could get some verification that I’m not missing out on any functionality, that would be much appreciated.