In a rather surprising turn of events for madcatz, the sf4 Tournament edition arcade stick is sold out everywhere, and i really mean everywhere: gamestop, eb games, amazon, play asia, gamecrazy etc etc
This is a first for madcatz who had a terrible, terrible reputation for the quality of their products few years ago and are now fully concentrating on the quality by giving consumers 2 years warranty on all their products.
If you haven't pre-ordered yours you will probably not get one with the release of the game. However Madcatz knows that there is a high demand for this sticks and while talking to joystiq.com the company's representative did let us know that the famous arcade sticks are going back to production.
From the article: " Alex Verrey, who was surprisingly candid about the situation. The issue is that the initial production run of the $150 Tournament stick consisted of 3,000 units. The company's pre-order count is now "many, many, times that amount," which Verrey admits caught the manufacturer by surprise. The sticks are currently going back into production, but it will take a little time for turnaround."
Awesome news to whomever did not preorder the TE stick and still wanna lay hands on that sexy thing.