Third-party peripheral maker Mad Catz is going to be at Comic-Con in San Diego this week, and to celebrate, the company is selling special, Comic-Con only, Street Fighter IV controllers. The Limited Edition and Street Fighter IV Fight Pad will be available exclusively for purchase at the official Capcom booth at Comic-Con.
The Arcade FightStick: Tournament Edition will be limited to 250 units for the 360 and 250 units for the PS 3. Each unit is sequentially numbered. The Fight Pad will be limited to 500 sequentially numbered units for each system, so don't sleep on either controller or you'll be left empty-handed.
Mad Catz said they worked very closely with Capcom in order to come up with a fan-pleasing design for the controller. Rather than focus on a group of characters, these controllers are all about Sagat, that be-scarred fighter that gamers all gravitate towards. But not in a cheesy way -- the sticks are stylish! The Tournament Edition FightSticks will cost $179.99 for each system, and the Fight Pads will sell for $49.99.
Do you have a "special" controller for fighting games? And how much difference do you think it makes to your performance? Personally, I always use a regular controller. That way, when I get destroyed, I can say, "Well, that guy probably has a 'real' controller. No wonder he beat me." I have very fragile self-esteem.
What do you think of the prices of these sticks? Worth it?