February 9, 2007 - Are you one of the few importers who picked up a Virtua Stick High Grade arcade stick with your copy of the Japanese version of http://ps3.ign.com/objects/641/641054.html? Then a big, fat Nelson-ish Ha-Ha to you!
Following the 2/8 release of the PS3 peripheral, Sega learned of a strange problem with the device that at times makes it fail to register lever and button inputs. The company stopped sales of the device (shortly after they'd begun) and is looking into the problem.
Those who purchased the peripheral will be able to get a refund from Sega. Specific details will be offered on Valentines Day, 2/14. We're not sure if importers will be taken care of by Sega directly, but we'd suggest contacting your importing source for further information.
Thanks to http://ps3.ign.com/articles/763/763186p1.html for sharing the news with us!