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News hardware & software 06 October 2020, 11:09

author: Bart Swiatek

Joystick and HOTAS Set Prices Skyrocket Due to Two Games

Recently, the prices of flight sticks have increased strongly - in some cases almost threefold. This is most likely due to the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator and Star Wars: Squadrons.

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The prices of flight simulator controllers have gone through the roof.

According to PC Gamer, the prices of flight sticks have recently recorded a significant increase. This is probably related to the launch of two very anticipated games - Microsoft Flight Simulator from Asobo Studio and Star Wars: Squadrons created by Motive Studios - although the market could also be affected by the pandemic.

A good example of this trend is the Thrustmaster T16000M, which normally costs about 60 dollars in the United States, and now you have to pay for it almost three times as much (175 dollars). Some of the flight sticks models have been sold out for months due to a lot of interest and it is difficult to say when they will be back on the shelves at this point.

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Thrustmaster T16000M - price history on Amazon.
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