CES 2009: Street Fighter IV Specially Created Controllers Report

Street Fighter IV special advisor Seth Killian of Capcom introduces us to the magical world of specially designed joysticks and gamepads for your Xbox 360 and PS3, coming straight to you from CES 2009.

Discussion

76 comments
bloodnumber
bloodnumber

Just so everyone knows the 360 sticks work on pc's

RavenXavier
RavenXavier

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Khaledmrd
Khaledmrd

the PS3 Pads are Wireless because Sony don't object, Xbox360 is not Due to Microsoft Wireless rights.they License the Wired. Also I love the SF4 PS3 Face Plat and more the SF4PS3 Controller Skinz.

RossRichard
RossRichard

Just got my tourney stick, this thing is like friggen Excalibur. If you get a chance to get one, grab it.

NickTheMayor
NickTheMayor

the fightpads aren't wireless?!?!?! that's so stupid!

gameupdater
gameupdater

wat abt pads for PC? or sticks for PC???

Allicrombie
Allicrombie moderator moderator

kinda nice that the stick and buttons are swappable on the tourney stick

LouBrock47
LouBrock47

Hitandrun that is an opinion and if you think that the TE isnt worth it then you got your head up your azz

IIHitandRunII
IIHitandRunII

OMG to be honest, people are getting ripped off.... there is no freakin difference between the tournament and Arcade Stick. REALLY STUPID JUST USE A FREAKIN CONTROLLER! DAM

Wellk
Wellk

i would get a stick but i'm not that used to them. arcades began to die when i started getting into it. plus i don't have that much money. i'm definitely getting a pad though!

hobotech64
hobotech64

I'm a bit skeptical of those pads, nothing can match the godly Saturn controller, I have to try it out. Those sticks make my wallet cry :(

Jow279
Jow279

what's the difference btw the arcade stick and the tournament stick?

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

ricardo torres, you look much nicer, and more professional.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

I'm not joystick player, because my thumb is more quick and precise than my fist, I do kick ass with the controller, but I'm honestly thinking about giving another go to those sticks.

professorXzaver
professorXzaver

Sega Saturn had the best D-pad!!! The ones in this video look similar. I never hung out at arcades, so I dislike sticks.

cj0101
cj0101

I think, they sell them with game. (except small one which is like 360 Gamepad. In my opinion that is useless)

EpsilonChi
EpsilonChi

They should sell the empty shell, with the interface board, since you can supposedly swap out the buttons and joystick. Eh, i'll still build my own.

Juk3n
Juk3n

Pad > Stick, i never really got into stick for SF2 onward, pad all the way.

mattv888
mattv888

ps3 wireless pads ftw =D

skull_blader
skull_blader

HOLY CRAP!! Ricardo Torres got a haricut! now he no longer looks like a greased up stalker

Dmitheon
Dmitheon

I wish they had them with the Happs Ultimate joysticks and push buttons. I've never played a Street Fighter machine with ball topped joysticks or convex buttons.

San-Frodenzo
San-Frodenzo

ZOMG! a joystick... it's been like 14 years since the last time I use one of those...

donmega1
donmega1

gotta have the screw down joystick....anything else is useless...

IMDLEGEND
IMDLEGEND

I am interested in the Pad if it is anywhere near as good as the Sega Saturn pads. (The pad being wired is definitely a downer though) Although I am sure that they are great, I'm not hardcore enough anymore to get a joystick (I got one when SF2 turbo came out for the SNES)

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

nice controllers, I'd love to get the best among the three... looks like a real nice stick...

Storm82
Storm82

I've owned a saulaubi myself before. The whole stick is good but its not as heavy as other sticks so it can move, but that's not my main problem. I've played some two other types of korean sticks and prefer them over the saulabi stock stick. I can pull off moves fine on anyway of them, but less consistent with the saulabi. I have heard that the stock stick they put in the saulabi is sometimes good, sometimes bad.

YourNameHere004
YourNameHere004

@storm82: really? you think so? i can pull off shoryukens and 360 piledrivers all day with that stick. i'll admit that the buttons arent spectacular and i've heard problems with them, but i think that may come from the physically aggressive players. in any case, although i enjoy the stick personally, and to each his own, i was always a dual shock person....even though its turns my thumbs into hamburger meat. ITS THE ADDICTION!!

Orayus
Orayus

Nobody noticed Ricardo cut his hair!

lsch23
lsch23

bit of a shame they are not wireless!!

blackdreamhunk
blackdreamhunk

yea I just noticed that he didn't ask if there were made for the pc.

Storm82
Storm82

korean sticks are good, but the saulabi stick is terrible.

YourNameHere004
YourNameHere004

meh....personally i like the saulabi stick. http://www.isaulabi.com/saulabi_ps3.html not really a fan or the lollipop sticks....plus its actually cheaper than most sticks and is great quality....nice and heavy. they dont make it for 360, but it works for PC and ps3. its $50 on play-asia, but if youre in korea (like me) its even cheaper. the saturn pads are pretty cool, but i like sony's d-pad for fighters.

athenian29
athenian29

I hate Mad Catz. They make the biggest PoS-es ever. Out of the 3+ controller's I've gotten from them, only one is still working. Moral of the story: Always, always, always, ALWAYS buy 1st party.

blowtrees
blowtrees

Personally I've never thought much of MCatz controllers. They've always been rather cheapish functionally imo. These look like they use the same poor D-paD as always. This is a shameless plug it seems. DiD the interviewer mispronounce Ryu? The Sega paD style bothers me as well, SNES SF2 was always better, even MVC2 on Dreamcast was superior. Nothing wrong with triggers either, contemporary controllers are very Dynamic, form follows function after all. Can't wait for SF4, Don't care for these. That saiD, the special eDition arcaDe stick has quite a bit going for it, maybe the only one of these proDucts that is worth using, although 'special eDition' means premium pricing. (sorry my D key is broken, haD to use character map)

jazilla
jazilla

way to go on that gamespot crew. amazing feature!

FaLLeN_ELiTE
FaLLeN_ELiTE

RazorBlankGiga - These sticks work on the PC.

Sampawende
Sampawende

They are now bound to the future of SF4. Hope for them that it won't be a flop.

newcheats
newcheats

Why is that music in the background of all the videos??