Capcom addresses sore thumbs with SF D-pad cover
Anyone who's ever played Street Fighter 2 or any of its many iterations across the console landscape will tell you that the nth hour of fighting will bring about either A.) sheer animosity for that buddy who constantly wins by pulling the same cheap move over and over again, or B.) a severe case of thumb pain that may or may not come with a throbbing blister. Thankfully, Capcom has been more than aware of this and is pledging to release a limited-edition D-pad cover for the PSP with the Japanese release of Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max (better known as Street Fighter Zero 3 Double Upper to our friends in the Land of the Rising Sun).
Billed by Capcom as the "Official Support Pad", fighting game fans should note that these will be doled out in limited quantities, so you should keep tabs on your favorite import sites when the game is released in Japan this January 19.
Unfortunately, there's still no solution as of yet in regard to dealing with that cheating friend of yours.