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      04-21-2009, 01:38 PM   #1
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PS3 Street Fighter 4 Custom Arcade Stick Feedback

Hey guys.
I'm working on a custom arcade stick for SF4.
As always, I need feedback from you guys.
Box is made out of genuine picture frame wood with Non-slip rubber feet.
Acrylic top, customizable artwork.
12" x 16" x 3"

I'm thinking of selling the custom stick.
Here are options:
1. Sell just the box with acrylic top & base for $85
2. Sell the whole arcade box with all the hardware (Sanwa Parts or Happ Parts, and PCB) for $290. Plug & Play both PC & PS3 compatible.
3. Sell the box and joystick hardware only (Sanwa or Happ parts but no PCB) for $185 (buyer has to assemble & put their PCB like 360, PS3, PC in)

I appreciate your input!
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      04-21-2009, 07:19 PM   #2
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IMO, cheaper is better.

Even one without a character graphic if it saves some money.
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      04-27-2009, 12:39 PM   #3
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No feedback?
Hmm may be SF4 is not popular here....
Capcom will launch SF4 on PC soon and I thought it would be good time to market this stick for both PC & PS3.
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Basically, $85 is too much. $185 and $290 are out of the question.

$60 is the most I would pay for such a product.
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i bought a te
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I'm not sure what a te is, but I'm not happy with my PS3 controller for SFIV. Many motions and button combinations would be easier on a joystick with the 3 on top, 3 on bottom button layout. However, I just don't see myself paying more than $60 really.

The same reason why I haven't bought a Logitech G25 Wheel. I understand it's awesomeness: brake with variable resistance, clutch with manual transmission, and full 1080 degree rotation; but I don't see myself paying upwards of $200 for it.

Back to this arcade stick, aesthetically, I don't like the curvature of the buttons, that is I want them in a straight line as they are on an arcade machine. The stick itself is OK, but I prefer the stick that looks more like a hyperbola shape than the knob on the top. They're easier to hold. The one with the ball knob here reminds me of late 80's arcade machines.

I'm not trying to be critical, the OP was asking for opinions, and that's mine. It will be great if he can get it by the time of PC launch; I've played SF II, III, and all the Zero's on my PC through emulators and while it's entirely possible to beat the game on a keyboard, it helps to have a USB controller (even better if you have a USB Joystick!). However, because this joystick will be competing with USB controllers priced from $20 to $60, I would suggest pricing this joystick at $60-$90.
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Thanks for the input.
TE is a joystick made be Madcatz. It's a Tournament Edition Limited Edition stick for Street Fighter 4. This stick is retailing at $185 (CAD, probable a lot less in USD).
I understand that genuine arcade stick & custom sticks can be pricey, but there is a very good reason for that, Quality.
I've used many pre-made arcade sticks and I was not happy with all of them especially when you want to play just like the arcade. Hence, I've started to make my own. I used highest quality parts available in the market. That's why my stick is pricey (yes I know...) Honestly my costs for all the parts were $190 before adding my labor.

Anyways, back to the stick, the 'Bat' style stick is called Happ competition stick and it is used in North America. Same thing with straight button layout.
I've followed Japanese style stick (Ball Top) and button layout (curve). I think being an Asian influence the layout. I currently have the straight layout as well but it makes harder to put the combos in.

P.S.: my stick is connected via USB. It's Both PC & PS3 compatible
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Maybe if you offered both layouts, giving options, you could improve sales.
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Cool stick. Looks like it was made pretty well. I bought 2 hori sticks for the PS3 and paid $150 each. $85 is an awesome price assuming they feel like the arcade sticks.
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No 360 box?
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No 360 box?
Making a 360 stick is not a problem, but I don't have 360. Hence I cannot test the unit...
If there are enough request for 360, I will probably buy 360 and start making the stick.
However, I am also offering just the box and arcade parts without 360 pcb in it. You can always put 360 PCB in.
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