The newly available Dead or Alive 5: Last Round can be played perfectly fine using the DualShock 3, DualShock 4, Xbox One Controller, Xbox 360 Controller and other gamepads. If you want a more authentic arcade experience, however, you should consider picking up a fighting stick. You can find our list of the best arcade fighting sticks for the PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC game below.
Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai for PS4 and PS3
The Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai is the latest from the impressive line of arcade fighting sticks by Hori. The product is officially licensed by Sony Computer Entertainment in addition to being compatible with the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. It uses the same Hayabusa joystick and Kuro buttons as the authentic Japanese arcade cabinets. For the newest version, Hori modified the chassis and the space below the buttons for ergonomic purposes. Other features included are the button configuration, input toggle and touch panel.
If you want the most up-to-date fighting stick to play Dead or Alive 5: Last Round on the PS4 and PS3, you should definitely buy the Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai. You can preorder the product, which is releasing on the 2nd of March, with this link on Amazon.
Hori Fighting Edge for PS3 and Xbox 360
For tournament players, the Hori Fighting Edge for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is also a great buy. The product has many of the same features as the Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai, including the Hayabusa joystick and Kuro buttons. It also as a touch screen panel, configurable buttons and a non-slipper underside pad. Last but not least is the tournament mode, which is designed prevent you from accidentally using the touch panel during the more heated sessions.
So, if you are serious about competing against the top level players on the PS3 and Xbox 360, make sure to check out the Hori Fighting Edge with these following pages: PlayStation 3 version and Xbox 360 version.
Qanba Q4 Q4RAF Joystick for PC
If you are primarily a PC gamer, you should take a look at the Qanba Q4 Q4RAF Joystick if you feel like playing the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round on your computer. The product is built using the Sanwa JLF joystick in addition to 8 Sanwa OBSF-30 buttons, the same parts used in many arcade machines. It also has four rubber feet to keep it from slipping during play. Lastly, the arcade stick compatible with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, so you can use it for more than one platform.
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is coming out for the PC on March 30. You can buy the Qanba Q4 Q4RAF Joystick here.
Real Arcade Pro Hayabusa for Xbox One
Last but not least, Xbox One gamers should take a look at the Real Arcade Pro Hayabusa. It has the same authentic Hayabusa stick lever and Kuro buttons we already mentioned. Hori also made some adjustment to reduce the input load of the stick in addition to improving the response of the buttons. The only real downside is that it is not compatible with the Xbox 360.
The Real Arcade Pro Hayabusa can be purchased with this link.
Hopefully, you will be able to optimize your Dead or Alive 5: Last Round experience with the above-mentioned PS4, Xbox One Xbox 360, PS3 and PC arcade fighting sticks. The videogame was released on the 17th of February on the four consoles with the PC version slated to come out at the end of March.