Virtual On PS3 Controller Brings The Arcade Experience Home For Just 30,000 Yen

By Spencer . October 17, 2012 . 11:12pm

imageSega is bringing Virtual On to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. You can play the game with a DualShock 3 or you can pick up a Twin Stick arcade controller with Sanwa parts directly from Hori.


The Cyber Troopers Virtual On twin stick controller costs 30,000 yen ($380). Virtual On is slated for release on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade this winter.

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    >_> ohh my wallet 

  • Godmars

    A $400 controller to play a $9 game. A $9 game made in the 1980s with unchanged graphics.

    And yes, I want to play it…

    • Kevadu

      1980s?!  These graphics would have been mind-blowing in the 1980s.  The original Virtual On came out in arcades in 1996.

      • neo_firenze

         And in 1996 or ’97 I bought the Japanese Saturn version WITH twin stick controller, brand new, for $19…  Which I later sold, /sigh.

  • Rohan Viajar

    I always lost in this game. >_<..

  • Kevadu

    Virtual On is one of my favorite games ever, so yeah, I’m seriously considering buying this.

    • Budgiecat

      Do you have Gundam Extreme VS

  • 30000 yens??? That’s the Wii U’s price!!! =x

  • I love how its worded “JUST 30,000 yen ($380).” That’s not cheap lol

  • ddh819

    i wonder if this will be recognized as a regular DS3 for other games.

  • Mike Pureka

    But…VO:OT is already available on XBLA.  x.x

    • Red Veron

       I think this is for the arcade port which runs on the model2 hardware.

      • 60hz

        which means it’s VO:OM not VO:OT which ran on model3… they should bring VOOT to PSN (since my xbox has red-ringed)… 

  • mikanko

    Tracking down a set of Dreamcast or Saturn sticks and modding them with a PS3 pcb would be tons cheaper.

    With the limited production of these only for people ordering from Hori’s e-shop, exchange rate, and shipping(the box these come in are larger than ordering a PS3), good luck finding these for less than $450.

  • TrevHead

    at that price haha no, I’ll stick with the 360’s asymetrical analogs

  • Budgiecat

    ow my butt

  • whew

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