I’ve been using my Mad Catz TE for a while now with an octo gate and ball top, and I’ve been loving it. Last month, though, I got a chance to play with a Virtua Stick High Grade and I really enjoyed it. Something about it just felt more responsive to me, I had an easier time with my execution.
When I took a look at the parts, though, it looks like the VS and my TE are nearly identical. The only difference I can see is that the joystick on a VS is listed as “Sanwa JLF-TP8Y-SK,” and a TE is “Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT-SK.” The only difference in model number is a letter T, though, and I can’t even find the TP8Y on any sites, so I’m inclined to think that they’re the same thing.
So both seem to have the same Sanwa parts, and with my octo gate and ball top they are virtually the same stick. Is there a difference I’m overlooking here? Maybe the weight of the Virtua Stick was affecting my play?
Thanks for any help/advice.