The latest major fighting game is Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. A lot of fighting game fans, especially those who play competitively, like to play 2D fighters such as the latest Marvel vs. Capcom title via a fighting stick. So what are the top PlayStation 4 and Xbox One arcade sticks for the new fighting game? You can find out in our guide below.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Controls Layout
Before we being, let’s take a brief look at the controls layout of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. The game uses six main actions: Heavy Punch, Heavy Kick, Light Punch, Light Kick, Infinity Surge and Active Switch. There is also a taunt button.
Moreover, you can setup shortcuts for two button combos. They are the following:
- Infinity Storm (which combines Infinity Surge and Active Switch)
- Heavy Punch and Heavy Kick
- Heavy Punch and Light Kick
- Light Punch and Heavy Kick
- Light Punch and Light Kick
All of the above actions can be customized from within the game’s menu.
Affordable Sticks for PS4 and Xbox One
Hori Fighting Stick Mini 4
If you are looking for an affordable PS4 fighting stick for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, then the best option currently is the officially licensed Hori Fighting Stick Mini 4. Despite its relatively compact size, the wired controller features an eight button layout with a micro switch-activated joystick. Not to mention that there are even a Share, Options and PS buttons. So, even with its cheap price, the Mini 4 is fairly features packed.
If you are interested, you can purchase the Hori Fighting Stick Mini 4, which can also be used with the PS3, with this link on Amazon.
Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick
Xbox One players with a small budget should look into the Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick. This product also features an eight button layout. It comes with turbo functionality as well as the ability to change the joystick to function as a directional pad or analog stick as well. If you would like to customize you stick, the F300 will fit the Sanwa Denshi buttons and joystick parts.
The Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick is also compatible with the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Android platforms. You can buy the F300 via this page.
Medium budget PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Arcade Sticks
Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai
If your budget is a little higher, then we recommend checking the Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai for PlayStation 4. This officially licensed product comes with eight Hayabusa buttons in addition to having a Hayabusa joystick. Both of these parts are now featured in many Japanese arcade machines. The RAP4 also includes a fully functional touch pad, multiple turbo speed settings, joystick control toggle, L3 button, R3 button as well as a Share button.
The Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai can also be used with the PC and PlayStation 3. The fighting stick comes in multiple colors, including a Tekken 7 Edition, which you can check out with the following links:
Hori Real Arcade Pro.V Kai Fighting Stick
If you are looking for a medium priced Xbox One fight stick for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, then you should take a look at another Hori product, the Real Arcade Pro.V Kai. This stick, which has been officially licensed by Microsoft, uses arcade authentic Hayabusa stick and Kuro buttons (of which there are eight main action ones). While it may not be as features packed as the Hori PS4 arcade sticks, the Pro.V Kai is still a quality controller all around.
The Hori Real Arcade Pro.V Kai Fighting Stick, which is also compatible with the PC and Xbox 360, is available for purchase with this page.
Premium PS4 and Xbox One fight sticks
Hori Real Arcade Pro. 4 Premium VLX
If money is not the issue and/or you’re looking for the most authentic arcade experience possible for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, then you should definitely check out the Hori Real Arcade Pro. 4 Premium VLX. The product, which is officially licensed by both Sony and Taito, is a perfect replica of the Vewlix arcade cabinet as it uses Hayabusa stick lever and buttons. The other notable features include a functional touch pad, programmable buttons as well as being able to easily open (for easy modding).
The Hori Real Arcade Pro. 4 Premium VLX can also be used for the PlayStation 3. If you are interested, you can purchase the VLX the following links:
Razer Atrox Arcade Stick
If you are looking for a premium stick on the Xbox One for the latest MvC videogame, then you should take a look at the Razer Atrox. This product is built with Sanwa hardware components that you find in modern Japanese arcade cabinets. It is also fully moddable as a screwdriver is included to easy open the insides.
The Razer Atrox Arcade Stick, which can also be used with the PC, is available for purchase with this page.
If you are on a tight budget when it comes to getting an arcade stick for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, then you should check out the Hori Fighting Stick Mini 4 on PlayStation 4 and Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick on Xbox One.
For those who don’t mind spending a little more, we recommend taking a look at Hori Real Arcade Pro.V Kai Fighting Stick for PS4 and Hori Real Arcade Pro. 4 Premium VLX for Xbox One.
If you don’t mind paying a premium, then you should take a look at Hori Real Arcade Pro. 4 Premium VLX on PlayStation 4 and Razer Atrox Arcade Stick on Xbox One.