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SFIV Tournament Sticks In Stock At Newegg... For Now

The pricey, hard-to-find ultimate joystick can be yours, if you're fast. Act now! Supplies limited!

As of this writing, Newegg has in stock both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 flavors of the Madcatz Tournament Edition Fight Sticks, the badass joysticks specially made for Street Fighter IV that have been in extremely short supply since the game's February release.

Jeff Gerstmann of Giantbomb.com said, "It's probably the best console joystick I've ever used, and the only one I would use to play Street Fighter IV... or Raiden Fighters Aces." You hear that? Probably. A ringing endorsement!


The sticks ain't exactly cheap at a list price of $149.99--and even at that premium price, they're sure to move fast. So if you want one, do act quickly.

Thanks, Jared!

UPDATE: The 360 sticks are already gone, though the PS3 ones are still holding steady for the moment.

UPDATE 2 TO CRUSH THE REMAINDER OF YOUR DREAMS: The PS3 sticks are now also sold out.
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Posted by Brad
As of this writing, Newegg has in stock both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 flavors of the Madcatz Tournament Edition Fight Sticks, the badass joysticks specially made for Street Fighter IV that have been in extremely short supply since the game's February release.

Jeff Gerstmann of Giantbomb.com said, "It's probably the best console joystick I've ever used, and the only one I would use to play Street Fighter IV... or Raiden Fighters Aces." You hear that? Probably. A ringing endorsement!


The sticks ain't exactly cheap at a list price of $149.99--and even at that premium price, they're sure to move fast. So if you want one, do act quickly.

Thanks, Jared!

UPDATE: The 360 sticks are already gone, though the PS3 ones are still holding steady for the moment.

UPDATE 2 TO CRUSH THE REMAINDER OF YOUR DREAMS: The PS3 sticks are now also sold out.
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Edited by funkyboy

Lets hope they ship to Europe!

Edit: NO THEY DONT :(

Posted by The_A_Drain

Buy them up while you can people, these babies are AMAZING. I absolutely love mine. Pity my Xbox is broken at the moment.

Posted by Winternet

Am I going to be the first??!!!

Posted by TooWalrus

Giantbomb.com?

Posted by OllyOxenFree

Heh my TE stick is coming in Thursday.  Go FedEx, go!

Posted by Atomic_Tangerine

Already sold out dude... Why don't they just make more if there are people wanting to buy them?  I remember Brad talking to a guy who said this was not supposed to be some limited run thing and they would make enough to satisfy demand.  Why do I have to jump like this and hope to get one or go on ebay and pay $200?

Posted by Pazy
TooWalrus said:
Giantbomb.com?

Ye its just some stupid video game site, not as if anyones heard of this Jeaff Gurstmann fella?
Posted by OmegaPirate

Hahah :D is if you linked to giantbomb in your own post xD

Edited by C0V3RT

Back when I played SF IV tons , I wanted one in the worst way.  Couldnt get one and had to settle with the fight pad.  Since then, I dont play as much so am kind of glad I didnt sink 150 bucks into one.

Posted by Church069

Dammit I don't paid until next week!  this sucks!  Hopefully this means though that these fight sticks will be easier to find in the coming months.

Posted by Linkyshinks

Available on Amazon also, at a higher price.



Posted by XaiaX

XBox page just has a link for "auto-notify" now.


No sticks for you.
Posted by Jeffsekai

 My local EB has a ton of these I'd suggest calling around alot of stores seem to have them.

Posted by FlipperDesert

Giantbomb.com? I heard you get added to a terror watch list if you visit there, I'd better not follow that link.

I'm not too great at fighting games, but I really am considering getting a stick and SF4 one day.

Posted by Tapeworm

Heh, well, piss...I added the 360 stick to my cart, input all my information, and then tried e-mailing the significant other for approval.  By the time I got a response from her and hit the confirm button, newegg told me the item was no longer in stock.  Shucks.  Eh, I have the SE stick anyways and am just waiting for my parts from Lizard Lick to arrive (4 weeks and counting...).

Posted by TripMasterMunky

You could just wait for the MvC2 sticks too....same thing...

Posted by coonce

i wanted one so bad when they came out -- but im really digging my gamepad .... unsure what to do :/

Posted by OmegaPirate

Coonce- buy a stick and then donate you gamepad to orphans - or something liek that- then you get a present - and brownie points with karma!

Posted by darkspirit138

isnt giantbomb.com a site for pornography?

Posted by Death_Unicorn

Brad <3

Posted by John

Hmm, I'll buy it at a high price! ... *evil laugh*

Posted by Judoka

These sticks wont match demand until late this year or early first quarter at the latest.  Sanwa is running out of stock so the sticks are being pumped out when ever MadCatz receives their orders.  I hope they match it fast.  If you cannot find one look for the HORI Real Arcade Pro EX.  These sticks have The Sanwa joystick but hori buttons.

It also has quick disconnects so they are a breeze to mod.  These sticks are a little hard to find too but, its another try at least.

Posted by slinky6
TripMasterMunky said:
You could just wait for the MvC2 sticks too....same thing...
Those were fake and aren't coming out.
Posted by RHCPfan24

Very nice if you need it! Go get 'em!

Posted by slantedwindows
darkspirit138 said:
isnt giantbomb.com a site for pornography?
thats giantboob.com
Posted by darkspirit138
slantedwindows said:
darkspirit138 said: isnt giantbomb.com a site for pornography? thats giantboob.com [more]
Posted by NateDogg

Got 2 for the Xbox 360 and 1 for the PS3 :)


Totally worth it if you love to play fighters.... and Raiden apparently :)
Posted by addictedtopinescent
I want one of those way to much....but I don't want to pay that kind of money.
"navigates away from the page"
Posted by reddwarf42

Yay! Thank you Giant Bomb.

Posted by Meltbrain

Dude, they're still going for £149.99 here in the UK. That's a bargain compared to what we pay. Oh well, I already got my regular edition stick. I'm pretty happy with it, of course I would love the TE, but hey, I'm happy with what I got.

Posted by Iceman2913

I prefer the ds3

Posted by shuref00t

OF COURSE! It's finally in stock after I paid $200.00 for mine from eBay. I had a feeling this was going to happen. That's what I get for being impatient.

And I'm a frequent NewEgg shopper (I have their credit card).

Posted by LtColJaxson
Posted by Shadow

Almost tempted to get it just because it's a rare find even though I play much better with the normal left stick on the 360 controller.

Edited by Najaf

Funny, I just successfuly ordered a 360 one with no trouble. How do you guys know they are sold out? I got my order confirmation email and two day shipping estimate. I did this in the last 5 minutes.


edit: I guess it really is out now. Maybe there were some cancelled orders and that is how I was able to get through. Now you cannot add one to the cart. Lucky timing for me I suppose.
Posted by DavidSnakes

Does anyone else think this is complete bullshit?  Madcatz has a fucking monopoly on high-end sticks that cost a fortune for one game.  I'm shelving SF4 until the prices are reasonable, or not, and the game gets sold.

Posted by TripMasterMunky

They became "in-stock" again for a little bit. But now they're sold out again? Um, okay. I don't know why it just did that.

Edited by slinky6
DavidSnakes said:
Does anyone else think this is complete bullshit?  Madcatz has a fucking monopoly on high-end sticks that cost a fortune ... [more]
Or you could not be stupid and play it with a controller.   There's nothing wrong with the normal controllers.   I'm not saying they're ideal, but they're fine unless you are super serious about being the best SF player ever.
Posted by Slippery
@slinky6: Slinky I'm pretty crap at Sf4 but playing with a normal controller makes me want to vomit out my lungs.
For one you can't apply the skills you learn at home to an arcade and two, just try doing some really fast motions (say, down back, up back, down back, forward back, down back, forward back - Balrog's headbutt into Ultra) with your thumb in the air, now try doing it with your whole hand. Doing it with your whole hand is easier and faster - the reason why playing with a stick is so much better.

Sure people don't need to buy a TE stick (I just have a crappy Hori FS3) but a stick really is necesssary to play the game, not just if your "super serious"

I sir take your stupid comment and re-direct it towards yourself ;p (I'm jk, to each his own and all that)
Posted by slinky6
Slippery said:
@slinky6: Slinky I'm pretty crap at Sf4 but playing with a normal controller makes me want to vomit out my ... [more]
Don't get me wrong I'd love a TE stick and I'm actually in the process of building my own stick, but since launch I've been using the 360 dpad and while I can see it's not great it is WAY better than people make it out to be.   I can do headbutt to ultra no problem, it's all about muscle memory no matter what controller you use.
Posted by MrKlorox

360 d-pad is much WORSE than people make it out to be.

Posted by slinky6
MrKlorox said:
360 d-pad is much WORSE than people make it out to be.
bullshit
Posted by MrKlorox

Great argument.

Posted by Media_Master

I'm not getting that, just to play one game.

Posted by The_A_Drain
@Media_Master:

It's not for one game.

The person who is going to buy this is the hardcore fighting game player, and seeing as it can be used on PC as well, it's for SFIV, SCIV, MvC2, VF5, Tekken 6, Battle Fantasia, numerous XBLA titles that are ports of arcade games, DOA5, BlazBlue etc etc. And thats just X360, theres more on PS3 and PC.