I’ve been wondering lately why the prices shot up so high recently. I understand that some of it is due to SF4 coming out of course, however the current prices are often times nearly double the original prices and much higher than msrp. Not to mention everything seems to be out of stock everywhere.
Is it simply that Hori and Madcatz flat out did not predict the demand for their sticks and were not ready to produce the amount needed? I am skeptical that this is the case. Is it from those companies supplier side? Is sanwa not producing enough jlfs? I’ve seen that a lot of them are out of stock in various places as well. That said, why is there also a shortage of the non sanwa parts sicks?
While these two aren’t the only sticks out there, it seems like the option of choices have allowed other companies to severely overprice all of their goods. Any ETA on when prices get under control again?