Pre-Orders Open for HORI’s PS3 Wireless Real Arcade Pro.V3 SA in Japan Pre-Orders Open for HORI’s PS3 Wireless Real Arcade Pro.V3 SA in Japan
Today in Japan, peripheral maker HORI opened pre-orders for its PlayStation 3-exclusive Bluetooth wireless/USB wired dual-connection arcade stick, the “Wireless Real Arcade Pro.V3 SA”,... Pre-Orders Open for HORI’s PS3 Wireless Real Arcade Pro.V3 SA in Japan

Today in Japan, peripheral maker HORI opened pre-orders for its PlayStation 3-exclusive Bluetooth wireless/USB wired dual-connection arcade stick, the “Wireless Real Arcade Pro.V3 SA”, at its HORISTORE.com online store. The arcade stick is scheduled for a summer 2013 release, priced at 15800 yen (~165 USD).

Pre-orders end on March 27 at 18:00 JST. If a set amount of pre-order sales is reached within the period, the stick will enter production. Pre-order status can be checked on the reservation page.

Product Features
  • Can be switched between BT mode (Bluetooth wireless connection) and USB mode (USB wired connection), allowing enjoyment without environment constraints.
  • BT mode functions on an internal rechargeable battery for approximately 40 hours. Chargeable via USB.
  • The first non-Sony peripheral capable of turning on the PlayStation 3 console via the PS button.
  • Features a cable storage space on the back when not in USB mode or charging.
  • Use Sanwa Denshi parts
    • Stick lever: JLF=TP-8YT-SK
    • Buttons: OBSF-30/OBSF-24
  • Equipped with stick function switch
  • The spacing between the stick unit and buttons has been increased, improving ease of usage
  • Uses a mat on the reverse side, preventing slip on surfaces and the cold metal sensation when played on the lap.
  • Comes with 3 turbo settings (5/12/20 times per second).
Main Specifications
  • Dimensions: length 430mm x width 240mm x height 125mm (Excluding protrusions. Base dimensions.)
  • Weight: 2.2kg
  • Cable length: 3.0m
Notes
  • *PlayStation 3 console activation only functions in BT mode
  • Not compatible with analog input, motion sensor, vibration functions or any other functions not listed.
  • All features may not be usable depending on the PS3 system software.
  • Product cannot be used with PlayStation 2, PlayStation or PSone.
  • Not guaranteed to work with PlayStation 2 software.

Product Page
Pre-order Guide
Pre-order Page

Source: HORI, Famitsu

  • All controllers need to be wired in tournaments right? I don’t think its gonna make production.

    • d3v

      If you’ve read the article, then you’d notice that the thing also has a USB wired mode.

  • Gustavo Peralta Soto

    This is both, wired USB and wireless, if i read right

  • JasonWalraven

    Question before I buy, does anyone know if they are going to be compatible with PS4?

    • there is a huge posibility it will, but never be sure

    • Milton O’Bannon

      I remember hearing someone from Sony who said no ps3 controllers will be compatible with ps4. I’m not entirely sure though so don’t take what I have to say to heart.

  • J.D SRK

    would these be allowed at EVO?

    • d3v

      As long as they’re switched to wired mode, then I believe yes.

  • wireles?
    NO THANK YOU

    • d3v

      Read the article. The stick has a USB wired mode.

  • Scott Bender

    do people even read? its wired and bluetooth. you can switch… smh.

    this is pretty awesome. /awaits madcatz answer to this!

  • GC001

    I’d say chances are better than 50/50 of a US release IF it does well enough in Japan and Hori see a large enough pent-up desire for the stick in the US.

    While Bluetooth wireless sounds nice, I don’t personally need it.

    I would have liked a wireless version of the newest HRAP (SC V version) more… The HRAP V case leaves me cold and I have no desire to get another…

    Remember, outside of the vanilla FightStick V cases, the the HRAP V is the least mod-friendly joystick case Hori has released on the market. The original-style HRAP cases were the most mod-friendly. The later Fighting Edge and HRAP NS (what are they calling the SC V design now???) are definitely more stylish than the HRAP V IMHO.

    On the other hand…

    I’m surprised they’re doing an HRAP wireless release this late in the PS3 life-cycle.
    I would have though a 2010-2011 release at the latest would have made more sense.

    The attention this year is obviously going to be on the PS4… Yeah, the PS3 is still going to do well through maybe Year 2 of the PS4 but the momentum on software for the PS3 will obviously be lost within 6 months of the PS4 release unless it bombs (like the Wii U seems to be doing now).

  • Ryunoken

    Will the wireless Bluetooth connection cause any input lag?

    • coolmre

      not really any lag. I play wireless blue tooth with my PSP Go and PS controller and can’t wait to get this Arcade stick to use on my PSP Go for games like Mortal Kombat Unchained on PSP!