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I have a release date of Feb 20.

 

Still trying to find out more on the arcade sticks, but my bosses know I'm very very keen for all of this.

 

The game is in our systems, so pre-ordering should be available now.

Just the game is in the system or sticks too? At this stage I'm just wanting to ensure I can secure a stick.

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A stick is a little over the top for my wants, but will i be able to get the 6 button Madcatz dpad controller for 360 from JB morris?

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I only heard a little news from head office today, so I'm not going to hold my breath until I can confirm it properly, but I was talking to head office and they said arcade sticks. They know I (and a few others near my store) want these items.

 

Will post more as I find out news.

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I got word today.

 

JB will NOT be getting Street Fighter IV arcade sticks.

This may also be a no to the control pads (otherwise late march).

 

 

:( :( :(

 

I was not happy about hearing this news, but at least that gives time to try and get from overseas.

 

:(

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I got word today.

 

JB will NOT be getting Street Fighter IV arcade sticks.

This may also be a no to the control pads (otherwise late march).

 

 

:( :( :(

 

I was not happy about hearing this news, but at least that gives time to try and get from overseas.

 

:(

Fuckers...

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I'm still glad they tried to get them.

 

But that just means I have to look overseas for the sticks instead of locally. :(

Unless anyone hears of any other retailers getting them. I doubt it though.

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frick, with the Aussie dollar pretty crap atm I was hoping JB would be less mainstream and more awesome in this case...

 

I'd like 2 of the Madcatz Xbox360 Tournament Sticks, what options are there for getting them besides Amazon? Unfortunately play-asia haven't made any mention of it, I don't particularly want to pay for shipping all the way from the US :(

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I'd say it's probably because of the way things went the last time JB got in exotic controllers (SNK VS Capcom controllers, SF 25th Anniversary Arcade Sticks... and so on) - The just didn't sell well enough.

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No it's definitely not that.

 

I've been on the phone a few times to head office about this. They wanted the sticks. They know that the sticks will sell.

From what I can see, no one is getting them in Australia. :(

I want to be proven wrong on this one.

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Has anyone found a place that will be selling the tournament edition sticks? Even online all I can find is Gamestop and Amazon.

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No it's definitely not that.

 

I've been on the phone a few times to head office about this. They wanted the sticks. They know that the sticks will sell.

From what I can see, no one is getting them in Australia. :(

I want to be proven wrong on this one.

Yeah ever since I went to that conference a few months ago where the honcho from Red Ant/Capcom mentioned to 'watch this space' regarding CE and sticks in Australia, I have been badgering my own Head Office about them, and haven't got much in the way of positive news back from them either :(

 

I do have a collectors editions as well as something called a "PE" edition, which is less pricey than the collectors edition... for whatever that is worth.

 

Both are still slated for 20/02/09 releases.

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Yeah I have my collectors edition pre-ordered as well as Ug Lee's copy (He'd kill me with anything he can get if he misses out on his copy), but no sticks :(

 

I was looking at dressing up for the launch of the game. I'm reconsidering this now.

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I've been on the phone a few times to head office about this. They wanted the sticks. They know that the sticks will sell.

From what I can see, no one is getting them in Australia. :(

FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

 

See, a stick would make a great gift (under $100) for myself and my mate ... then all he has to do is buy the game for his 360 and I can basically set up camp in his backyard ...

 

EDIT: what about the HORI DoA stick for 360? They still available? HORI still recognised as a good brand?

Edited by thesorehead

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I've got a contact at EB on the case, and they reckon they're getting some sort of stick but that's all I've been told. My hopes aren't up, at best I reckon they'd get the shitty Hori sticks or even just the d-pads. zzzzzzzz

 

Looks like it is imports ahoy methinks.

 

Got back from a holiday in Melbourne today, and I financed SFIV machines to the tune of $40 over the last three days, both at Russell St and the Crown Casino. Needless to say I am very impressed with the game, very happy I played it, and somehow even more excited for the home release.

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Also does anyone know if MatCatz has an Australian distributor anymore? I remember a time when you could find MadCatz stuff all over the place in this country.

 

edit - it's HES Interactive. Going to contact them and see what is up. A rep on the Capcom UK forum reckons they're coming out in Australia but I'll believe it when I see it.

Edited by Ug Lee

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Glad this is being kept up to date, want to know what i'll need to do to get my hands on one of those pads.

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http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-dd-77-...22-70-37j8.html

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-dd-49-en-70-37ix.html

 

Pads and sticks now on Play-Asia. Just pre-ordered a 360 TE stick. OMG I'm excited.

 

but still not wireless tho?

Would you even want a wireless arcade stick? Save on batteries, save on potential lag. I'll take wired 10 times out of 10 over wireless. Using my Virtua Stick on PS3, 360 and PC is fan-fucking-tastic.

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Can't afford the stick, but that pad is looking nicely within my budget. Gotta worry about cheaters though, with the stick so heavily customisable.

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absolutely. i manage to cope with wireless controllers, so i dont see how lag and battery life is going to be an issue with the arcade stick.

 

plus i have a long loungeroom, i dont want cables running across the floor when i'm playing.

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Alright, heres the latest on the JB story.

We already know they're getting the game and ltd etd for 360 and ps3 at 99 and 199 a piece.

 

Now for the sticks, pads and skins.

 

I have the memo from the JB I work at but I cannot directly quote it for obvious reasons. Pretty much the sale of sticks is not yet confirmed, BUT it says that if you believe that the sticks will sell at your store, contact head office. I told the games manager to do so and he believes if any sticks were to be sold at JB they would be the larger stores. eg Melbourne ones: Knox, Chadstone, City

 

This is an Australian wide memo, so at the moment theres no point calling up any JBs as there is no listing for the product in our systems yet, therefore you cannot get an estimated price nor a pre-order as it unconfirmed.

 

Melbourne people PM me if you're interested in purchasing a stick from JB so I can get numbers. Like mentioned before, your local JB may not stock it as it may be smaller but I'm certain you'd be willing to make the trip to get your hands on one of these babies.

Live in Melbourne and want to get your hands on one of the Tournament Edition sticks? Then please PM this guy on ozhadou.

 

Post on ozhadou

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Hmm...

 

I know the memo he's talking about and I'm sure there's been more news since then. i.e. Not getting the sticks even though I know they will definitely sell at my store.

 

 

Heeheheheh I just read the thread on ozhadou

I recognise a number of names on there :)

Edited by morris

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