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Japanese XBOX controller S


#1 ASoberIrishman   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 03:10 AM

Here I'm not even looking for a cheap ass deal. I'm looking for a deal period. I need to know where to buy the original Japanese S controllers, not the cheapass (in a bad way) American knockoffs. If you ever get the opportunity to try one out, you'll probably notice a slight difference in the thumbsticks and shoulder buttons, and when you play Halo competitively, those things make a difference.

On a related note, does anyone know a good site on controller modding? I mean like useful spring lightenings and action shortenings. I already know the asthetic stuff...

#2 bowmanarmy   The one from bowman CAGiversary!   575 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2005 - 03:11 AM

I have one. I though the only difference was the logo on the controler

#3 Genocidal   Summer of Punk CAGiversary!   4845 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2005 - 03:24 AM

http://www.lik-sang....oducts_id=1634

Is this the controller you're looking for?

#4 ASoberIrishman   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

ASoberIrishman

Posted 22 June 2005 - 03:44 AM

No, I'm sorr, it isn't. I already checked lik-sang. The biggest visual difference is the jewel, it is bigger and a different color. Also the buttons are different.

For who said he can't tell a difference, most people can't. I play ALOT of Halo, much of it competitively, and from what I can tell that controller has: slightly better (imo) action on the thumbstick, eiaser shoulder buttons to aid in pistoling (Halo 1), and the controller and face buttons lend to clawing easier (clawing is using your middle finger to shoot and using your index finger to press face buttons. Crucial for aimed melees).

Thanks for the quick replies guys.

#5 Ziv   Jerk Extreme CAGiversary!   1681 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2005 - 03:45 AM

Here I'm not even looking for a cheap ass deal. I'm looking for a deal period. I need to know where to buy the original Japanese S controllers, not the cheapass (in a bad way) American knockoffs. If you ever get the opportunity to try one out, you'll probably notice a slight difference in the thumbsticks and shoulder buttons, and when you play Halo competitively, those things make a difference.

On a related note, does anyone know a good site on controller modding? I mean like useful spring lightenings and action shortenings. I already know the asthetic stuff...


The controllers are the same except for a few small differences in the Japanese one. 1: The back and start buttons are not recessed. 2: The cord is about a foot shorter. 3: The logo in the middle is green and only says XBOX (no X logo). 4: The ABXY buttons are clear with indentations for the letters.

Seriously. Those are the only differences. I have several of both of them. There is not a difference in the sticks or triggers. Unless you're thinking of the original XBOX controllers in which case, yes, they are horrible.

#6 CaseyRyback   Your New Nightmare! Super Moderators   24199 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 03:46 AM

http://www.play-asia...S-14-71-2a.html

play asia has them, but they are 50 after shipping

#7 videogamejunkie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   482 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 03:46 AM

this guy has a couple

http://cgi.ebay.com/...ssPageName=WDVW

PRO :) hand slapping knee.

#8 kaw   Want some rye? CAGiversary!   1594 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2005 - 03:49 AM

Gray: http://www.lik-sang....roducts_id=1719
Clear: http://shop.system-m...PROD&ProdID=161

The second link also answers your question about controller/system mods.

#9 ASoberIrishman   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

ASoberIrishman

Posted 22 June 2005 - 03:57 AM

Ok guys, after looking at lik-sang one more time, I managed to find one:

http://www.lik-sang....roller_jap_gray

However, I'd still like one in black, color just one of my idiosyncrasies I can't get over. If anyone finds one it's be awesome.

On a related note, does anyone know a good site for info on modding controllers? Not asthetically, I already know those, and I am very aware of the thumbstick mod, but there are other small things I'd like to learn how to change. I might just have to plank down $50 and figure it out myself...

#10 ASoberIrishman   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

ASoberIrishman

Posted 22 June 2005 - 04:14 AM

Ok, thanks for the help everyone. I also figured out the black ones were actually a limited US release. As for the guy who said there was no difference, I beg to differ. The triggers seem signifigantly lighter, something different about the thumbsticks, and also the differences in the buttons makes it much easier to claw, a must in competitive Halo.

#11 Kulock   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   161 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2005 - 06:45 AM

Best Buy had them at $25 for a while, check their website.

#12 strayfoxx   Slim Cessna fan CAGiversary!   602 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2005 - 06:52 AM

Mr. Sober Irishman:

I fancy myself to be an extremely solid Halo player, have been told that I should play competitive on numerous occasions but I fail to see the advantage in clawing.

I know you have elaborated on it somewhat, but I don't see how positioning yourself in a weird manner would help your chances. Would you mind elaborating more and in detail. I would love to know. I am not doubting you, this is just the first I've heard of this...Moreover, I use Green Thumb so this "clawing" may be irrelevant to me...

#13 dafoomie   dafoomie CAGiversary!   8822 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2005 - 06:53 AM

The Japanese controller 2 is much, much better, its the only Xbox controller I'll ever use. I was lucky enough to find a couple recently.

Best place to look is at B&M stores, like Walmart, Bestbuy, maybe EB, etc. A lot of those places still have some laying around.

#14 coolpapa   The Humanoid Typhoon CAGiversary!   252 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2005 - 07:10 AM

I was lucky enough to find one at my local Best Buy about 2 months ago for $25. Like dafoomie suggested, try some local B&M stores; there is a chance they could always have one or two sitting around.

#15 hmmurdock   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   5 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 07:38 AM

Here is one that comes out to about 30 after shipping:

http://www.gameexpre...PC=805529214255

#16 sblymnlcrymnl   married ... with children CAGiversary!   30091 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 07:45 AM

I love mine, it's the only controller I'll use. I got it at best buy over a year ago for about $20. 8-)

#17 dafoomie   dafoomie CAGiversary!   8822 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2005 - 07:50 AM

Here is one that comes out to about 30 after shipping:

http://www.gameexpre...PC=805529214255

http://www.resellerr...seller1451.html

Looks like I'll have to check them out.

#18 c   The Hottest Judge on TV CAGiversary!   548 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2005 - 08:12 AM

I'm going to look into a Japanese controller-S now, because I have noticed my index fingers getting very tired after playing a game that uses the triggers extensively, such as Spiderman 2. Thanks.