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Price: $129.90
This item is currently sold out and unavailable
Item Number: UHP3-07
Publisher: Hori
Jan/UPC Code: 873124001822
NCS Product Synopsis
A new production of the Hori Real Arcade Pro joysticks for the PS3 and Xbox 360 are slated for release in mid June and early July respectively. Please note that the supplies are being described by the distributor as "very limited" which probably means we won't get all of our requested quantities but we've submitted our numbers already yesterday and we're hoping for the best. The following are being manufactured again:

» PS3 Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 Joystick
» UPC:
873124001822 / SKU: UHP3-07 / Price: US$129.90

» X360 Hori Real Arcade Pro EX Joystick
» UPC: 873124001815 / SKU: UHX3-10 / Price: US$129.90

   Hori is also releasing another batch of the PS3 Fighting Stick 3 and the X360 Fighting Stick EX2 but we're not really interested in either of them since the RAPs are where it's at.

Update: February 7, 2007
«©NCSX» New orders are welcome for Hori's third (canonical, not chronological) Real Arcade Pro Joystick which uses the same form-factor and case of the other Real Arcade Pro sticks. Similar to earlier HRAPs, the new stick uses actual arcade buttons and a clicky Sanwa lollipop-style joystick to give gamers an authentic coin-op experience at home. A heavy duty base completes the package to give the controller a weight of nearly 6 lbs or 2600g.

The RAP3 features the same button arrangement found on the RAP2 with the eight standard buttons (face and trigger) in red and the START and SELECT buttons in a bright yellow patina. The RAP3 does away with the row of slide levers on the upper left corner of the stick which controlled rapid-fire on the RAP2. Hori uses a more elegant solution this time around and adds a "PS" button. The RAP3 connects to the PS3 by way of USB cable and the analog thumbsticks on the SixAxis controller may be emulated by toggling a slide lever which switches from D-pad, L-analog, or R-analog control. Preorders are shipping today and new orders are welcome.

View larger photos for this item on the main NCSX website.

NCS Product Notes
» Hori packages the RAP3 economically (read: poorly) inside the retail container. Egg carton cardboard is used to retain both sides of the heavy RAP3 which means that the joystick will see a good amount of bouncing while in transit. We don't understand the lack of care in packaging the sticks at the factory since an additional cardboard retainer would only cost about a dime. To alleviate this problem, we will add some additional bubble wrap inside the package to minimize the amount of movement while the stick is in transit.

» The dimensions of the joystick are 412 x 243 x 135mm or 16.22 x 9.56 x 5.31" so it'll cover your lap nicely. The base of the joystick is made of metal and the USB cable measures 3 meters or 9.84' which is adequate for our little game testing room.

» Please note that the HRAP3 ships in a box that triggers dimensional weight shipping charges of 18 lbs. As such, NCS recommends only shipping by UPS Ground within the United States and USPS Airmail for our international customers.

Shipping Advisement
   Please note the RAP3 is a dimensional weight item of 18 lbs. NCS recommends only shipping by UPS Ground within the United States. If you reside outside of the USA, we will ship by USPS Airmail Service by default unless you instruct us otherwise.

This document is ©NCSX 2007, 2009. All rights reserved. No reproduction in whole or in part of this document may be made without express written consent of National Console Support, Inc.

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