I just stumbled upon this on the front page of AkihabaraShop’s website. There’s a simple statement that says:
“2. Sanwa stopped selling JLW-TM-8.”
I can only infer that this means that production of the JLW has been halted, just like Sanwa’s JLHS-8Y FLASH 1 optical joysticks.
I’ve never personally used a JLW before, so I can’t exactly express an opinion, negative or positive, about these joysticks. However, I do at least hope that, for the ones who like the JLW, this post’ll give you all a chance to purchase one from places that still stock them. So, unless someone informs me otherwise, I’d just like to say:
Requiescat in pacem, Sanwa JLW. :sad: