View Full Version : Is there any place in Tokyo that still carries a Capcom CPS changer?
03-19-2006, 05:26 AM
When I talk about Capcom CPS changer, I'm reffering to Capcom's obscure home console that was released in 1994, and allowed you to play certain CPS games like Final Fight, at home. It was supposed to be Capcom's answer to the Neo, but failed miserably. With that said, it'd still be pretty cool to own one, since I love the early Capcom games.
03-19-2006, 08:43 AM
No. It is a gem, even there.
03-19-2006, 09:24 AM
Hang out on Yahoo, they are more likely to turn up there methinks.
You would be damn lucky to trip over one in Akiba, maybe superpotato would do one for a premium price, but I have never ever seen one in a shop there.
Same with DenDen, they just don't seem to turn up in shops.
Quick question, does the cps changer have a branded box? Or is it just a brown cardboard shipping style box?
03-19-2006, 01:01 PM
Hmmm....Good question. Oddly enough, I found the most information on the CPS Changer on this site. Check the front page, and go to the CPS Changer section to see if the pictures posted answer the question of whether or not it's branded. I think it is, but I could be wrong. Obviously the CPS Changer page on this site was written years ago, but it was said on this very site, that CPS Changer could be had for under $100 on a good day in Japan. It's not a huge deal, but it'd still be cool to own.
Who knows? Perhaps because it is an arcade system, maybe a place like G-Front, Try, of Mak Japan will carry it. I heard they carry the games, so maybe I could get lucky. I have limits of how much I'm willing to pay for an obsolete system, mainly because of my limited finances. :crying:
03-19-2006, 04:19 PM
NGF, who lives in Saitama, located one at some point, but he's apparently got good hardnware connections. You can always ask him where he got it. I highly doubt any PCB shop will carry it, but who knows.
03-20-2006, 08:30 PM
Don't get me wrong, I consider myself to be a hardcore gamer, but if the barely supported (at the time) CPS Changer is going to cost an arm and a leg, I'll pass. I could always stick with a decent SuperGun to play some of these boards at home.
PS: I know this my sound like a dumb question, but what exactly is the Sigma AV7000. If my not mistaken, they're a regular SuperGun like the one that MAS makes, correct? Are they as easy to connect as they appear?
03-21-2006, 07:14 PM
The price of hardware doesn't haev anything to do with how it was supported. It has to do with supply and demand. There were not many made, making it hard to find. There's a whole community of people that collect obscure hardware, which makes the demand high. Hence, it's expensive. I would assume a 30,000 yen price tag in Japan, and $500 in the US. That's just a very wild guess though.
The Sigma AV7000 is Sigma's latest Control Box (Super Gun). Yes, it works like the MAS, but is considered the best commercial SuperGun out there. The controller that goes with it (The 9000TB I believe) is made from Seimitsu parts, and is very nice.
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