I’d love to get my hands on those controllers. Does anyone own both the Neo-Geo CD pads and those PDP fightpads for 360/PS3? I bought a couple because they had the mini micro-switch sticks like those, and the PDP sticks were softer and had a longer throw than I would have liked. Just wondering how they compare (plus one stopped working, thus the need for a second).
As for the unit itself, I have little interest in it if it’s a mini arcade machine with 3.5" screen and video/controller out options, that just seems like the worst of both worlds. I’d love to see one of two things:
One, an official emulation bartop for $300 or so. Neo-Geo was always niche, and that would be a great premium option if it included enough games (I’m talking the bulk of the Neo library) and the option to get ‘expansion packs’ somehow if more become available.
Second, and probably much more viable, a reworking of the Neo-Geo X into a quality Neo-Geo Mini for $100 or so. The concept was great, and if SNK takes cue from Nintendo, the product itself could be very popular. Pre-loaded games, HDMI, solid hardware, and quality emulation are all they would need. Bonus if they offer similar screen filtering options and save states, etc.