Street Fighter V is one of the most anticipated PlayStation 4 games of 2016. If you are planning on buying the game for Sony’s current-gen console, there are several other complementary product that you should pick up as well if you want to optimize your time with playing the fighting game.
While Street Fighter V won’t be released for the arcades anytime soon (if ever), a lot of gamers, especially those that play competitively, still prefer using an arcade stick over a traditional gamepad. Capcom teamed up with Mad Catz to produce several sticks of varying price ranges.
Mad Catz is considered to be one of the better companies when it comes to stick quality. So, if you are interested, you can check out the SFV branded products with the following Amazon links: Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick Alpha, Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TES+, Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TE2+ and Mad Catz Street Fighter V Chun-Li Arcade Fight Stick Tournament Edition 2. The Hori brand of PS4 fighting sticks are also work checking out. You can take a look at the company’s selection with this page.
If the sticks are a little too expensive for your tastes, then you might want to get a dedicated fight pad instead. Capcom also partnered with Mad Cats to create several branded Street Fighter V controllers. These pads come with a circular pad and analog stick (if you prefer using one or the other for directional inputs) along with six face buttons. Purchase the various colors available with the subsequent pages: Chun Li Blue, Ken Red, M. Bison Black and Ryu White.Another quality fighting controller worth a look, especially if you would rather use a traditional directional pad, is the Hori Fighting Commander 4. You can find the fight pad here.
For gamers looking for a little advantage, they might want to purchase the official strategy guide, which includes frame data and other tips that will help you beat the opposition. You can find the mini edition of the book with this link.
There is also a collector’s edition of the guide available, which comes with a hardcover with exclusive artwork, 10 inch by 8 inch art print, 16-page art gallery (featuring the four new fighters: F.A.N.G., Laura, Necalli and Rashid) in addition to a digital eGuide that will be updated every time the game receives a patch and/or DLC over the span of one year. You can purchase the Street Fighter V Collector’s Edition Guide with this page.
Collectors should also check out the Street Fighter V Collector’s Edition. The bundle comes with a disc copy of the fighting game plus the following extras: 10-inch Ryu statue, 48-page hardcover art book in addition to card codes to download a soundtrack sampler, Udon Digital Street Fighter Comics and one month subscription to the Capcom Fighters Twitch channel.
If you are interested in any or all of the extras, you can buy the Street Fighter V Collector’s Edition here.
While Sony is releasing several limited edition PS4 systems, these specially designed consoles are only limited to the Japanese market. Fortunately, there are a few third-party skin sets worth a look if you want to decorate your console and DualShock 4 controllers. The ones from Beyone are made with high quality vinyl and won’t leave behind any sticky residue when removed.
GAEMS Vanguard Personal Gaming Entertainment System
Gamers who travel a lot and don’t have access to a monitor, may want to invest in a Vanguard Personal Gaming Entertainment System as well. Along with providing a travel case to carry the PlayStation 4, the product comes with a 19 inch EL-LED monitor with integrated stereo speakers. It also includes two 3.5mm stereo headphone jacks if you prefer using headsets.
You can find the Gaems Vanguard Personal Gaming Entertainment System Street Fighter V Edition here.
Street Fighter V Season Pass
In Street Fighter V, you will be able to unlock DLC characters and other content with currency that can be earned through playing the game. With that said, you might want to pick up the season pass if you don’t have the time to earn enough Zenny. Not to mention that you will also get an exclusive PlayStation 4 theme as well as PS4 avatars featuring Chun Li, M. Bison and Ryu with the bundle.
If the above-mentioned benefits entice you, you can check out the Street Fighter V Season Pass with this page.
Of course, you will also need to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber if you want to play online multiplayer as well. Fortunately, being a member also grants you other benefits such as free access to PS4, PS3 and Vita games (the list of titles will refresh monthly) in addition to exclusive discounts. If you aren’t a member already, you can purchase a one year subscription via this link.
Other Street Fighter Games
If you are anticipating Street Fighter V, you will most likely enjoy the prior releases as well. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition were released for the PlayStation 3 (via the PlayStation Store) and Xbox 360 (via the Xbox Store). You can purchase the two with the following pages: Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition.
Ultra Street Fighter IV came out for the PlayStation 4 last. It is also available on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. So, if you are buying Street Fighter V, make sure you check out the complementary products we mentioned above as well if you want to get the maximum enjoyment with the game.