The second quarter of 2017 is shaping up to be a stellar one for fighting game fans with releases such as Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, Injustice 2 and Tekken 7. If you want to play these games in an arcade-like experience, we recommend investing in a fight stick. So what are the best arcade fighting sticks for Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, Injustice 2 and Tekken 7? You can find out in our buying guide below:
Cheap PS4 and Xbox One Fight Sticks
Fortunately, there are several fight sticks available even if you are on a tight budget.
Hori Fighting Stick Mini 4:
One of the cheap high quality arcade sticks we recommend checking out is the Hori Fighting Stick Mini, which has been officially licensed by Sony Interactive Entertainment for use with the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Although the product is relatively small (measuring at eight inched in width by six inches in length), it still manages to fit comfortably in your hands while also providing eight action buttons for use at the same time. The other notable features include rubberized feet for a stable grip in addition to having the Options and Share buttons of the DualShock 4.
In addition to the PS4 and PS3, the Fighting Stick Mini 4 is also compatible with the PC. If you are interested, you can purchase the low budget stick with this link on Amazon.
Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick:
For those looking for a cheap quality fighting stick for the Xbox One versions of Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, Injustice 2 and/or Tekken 7, we recommend taking a look at the Mayflash F300. This stick uses authentic Sanwa Denshi buttons and joystick, the same ones found in Japanese arcade cabinets. It also features eight action buttons as well as turbo functions.
In addition to the Xbox One, the F300 is also compatible with the PlayStation 4, PC (via both D-input and X-input methods), Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. You can buy the Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick via this page.
Medium Priced Fighting Sticks
If you are looking for a medium priced fighting stick, then you can’t go wrong with the Hori Real Arcade Pro Kai series. The PlayStation version has been officially licensed by Sony Interactive Entertainment for use with the PS4 and PS3 (also compatible with PC) while the Xbox version is officially licensed by Microsoft for use with the Xbox One and Xbox 360 (as well as being compatible with PC).
These arcade sticks have been built with authentic arcade buttons. Both versions use an original Hayabusa stick and Hayabusa action buttons in addition to having assignable buttons. The PS4 version also comes with a turbo functionality and touch panel.
The Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai has four different color variations on the PlayStation 4. You can check them out with the following links:
There are also a Tekken 7 Edition of the Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai for both platforms. The PlayStation version of this product features the male fighters from the latest Tekken installment while the Xbox One version is based on the female fighters.
Premium Arcade Fighting Sticks for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
If price is not a issue, then there are a few premium arcade fighting sticks worth checking out.
Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Premium VLX KURO Fighting Stick:
On the Playstation 4 side, we definitely recommend the Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Premium VLX KURO Fighting Stick as it is a perfect replica of the Vewlix cabinet found in Japanese arcades. Thus, you can expect to find an authentic Hayabusa stick lever to go along with Kuro push buttons. It has also been officially licensed by both Taito as well as Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
For those who are into modding their sticks, the Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Premium VLX KURO Fighting Stick can also be easily opened as you only need to remove three screws. The other notable features include a functional touch pad in addition to programmable buttons.
You can purchase the Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Premium VLX KURO Fighting Stick, if you are interested, with this link.
Razer Atrox Arcade Stick:
On the Xbox side, we recommend checking out the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick. This particular product is built with premium quality Sanwa hardware components. Not to mention that is also simple to mod and customize with easy-to-remove screws in addition to having an included screwdriver.
The Razer Atrox Arcade Stick is compatible with the Xbox One as well as PCs with Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating systems. You can buy this premium fight stick, if you are interested, with this link.
So, if you want to play Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, Injustice 2 and Tekken 7 with an arcade fighting stick, then you should check out our list of the best available options, at different price ranges, with our buying guide above.