Although Street Fighter V won’t be coming to arcade cabinets anytime soon, gamers can still get an authentic arcade experience by using fighting sticks with the upcoming game. Below, you can find our list of the best PS4 arcade fighting sticks to buy for the fifth mainline game of the Street Fighter franchise.
If you are on a tight budget, there are several products that are still worth checking out.
The first one is the Hori Fighting Stick Mini 4. The item is designed to be compact as it only measures at eight inches wide and six inches in length. Despite the small size, there is enough move for gamers to use the micro switch activated joystick and eight-button layout. The other notable features from the officially licensed PS4 stick include rubberized feet grip for stability as well as a share button for those who like to record videos and/or take screenshots.If you are interested, you can purchase Hori’s Fighting Stick Mini 4 with this link on Amazon.
Another miniature stick worth checking out is the Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick Alpha. This product comes with a Vewlix-style design along with six push buttons. While more expensive than the Fighting Stick Mini 4, Mad Catz’s stick comes with a lock/unlock button (to prevent any accidental pausing) as well as the ability to change the joystick functionality as either a directional pad, left analog stick or right analog stick. So, while you may be paying more, you will end up with more potentially useful features with the Alpha.Order the Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick Alpha with this link.
If you don’t mind paying a little more, there are some mid-range arcade sticks worth checking out as well.
The first is the Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai, which has been officially licensed by Sony Computer Entertainment America. This product is built using the authentic Hayabusa stick and Kuro buttons. Compared to the previous models, the fourth version provide better ergonomics thanks to increased spacing. The other notable features are a button customization, touch panel, turbo function and input toggle switch.You can purchase the Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai here.
A silent version, which reduces the noise levels made when using the joystick and buttons, is also available. You can check out the slightly more expensive Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai Silent Fight Stick with this page.
Of course, there are other products available if you are looking for a high-end fight stick to play Street Fighter V as well.
Mad Catz has several licensed products worth checking out, one of which is the Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TE2+. The latest Tournament Edition 2 uses a Vewlix layout with a Sanwa JLF ball-top stick (which can function as a directional pad, left analog stick or right analog stick depending on your preferences) in addition to OBSF-30 buttons. Its features include a built-in touchpad, L3/R3 buttons, the ability to disable game-pausing buttons in addition to a metal base with foam padding (for increased comfort and stability. Not to mention that it will easily be moddable if you are into further customizations).If you are interested, you can order the Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TE2+ here.
Another Mad Catz stick that is worth a look is the Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TES+. This arcade stick has the same features as the above-mentioned TE2+ with the exception of not being as easy to mod. Fortunately, it is also a little bit cheaper when compared to the new Tournament Edition 2 as well.So, if you don’t care about modding, you can purchase the Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TES+ with this link.
One last high-end stick that Street Fighter V fans should check out is the Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Premium VLX KURO, an officially licensed replica of the Taito VEWLIX Japanese arcade cabinets. It uses a Haybusa stick lever in addition to Kuro buttons. Not to mention that you also have easy access to the internal parts for maintenance. The other notable features of the VLX KURO are a touch pad and programmable buttons.The Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Premium VLX KURO is available with this link.
As you can see above, you have plenty of options available when it comes to choosing the best PS4 arcade fighting stick for Street Fighter V. The latest Capcom fighting game will be releasing on the 16th of February.