Arcade Stick Comparison Chart

Arcade Stick Comparison Chart 2019

On this page you’ll find the current best arcade sticks, or fightsticks, on the market for different platforms They are laid out in a handy table format, so it’s easy to compare and find the one that best fits your needs.

If you’re not entirely sure if arcade sticks are for you, or how much you should be prepared to pay for a proper stick, you may find some pointers in theĀ Introduction to Arcade Sticks.

When your mind is set, maybe you’ll find some more guidance about choosing the right fightstick from theĀ Buyer’s Guide to Buying an Arcade Stick.

PS4 Budget Arcade Sticks

NameMayflash F300Mayflash F500Qanba DroneHori Fighting Stick Mini 4Venom Arcade Stick
PictureMayflash F300Mayflash F500Qanba DroneHori Fighting Stick Mini 4Venom Arcade Stick for PS4
PlatformsPS4*, PS3, Xbox 360*, Xbox One*, PC, Switch
PS4*, PS3, Xbox 360*, Xbox One*, PC, Switch
PS4, PS3, PCPS4, PS3
PS4, PS3, PC**
Cable Length (approx.)9.8 ft (3 m)9.8 ft (3 m)
7.5 ft (2.2 m)8.2 ft (2.5 m)
9.8 ft (3 m)
Cable ManagementCable Management
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Weight-----
ButtonsUnbranded (30mm)
Unbranded (30mm)
Qanba (30 mm)
Unbranded (non-standard size)
Unbranded (30 mm)
JoystickUnbrandedUnbrandedQanbaUnbrandedUnbranded
GateSquareSquare (nowadays it ships with an additional Octagonal gate)SquareSquareSquare
Headphone JackHeadphone jack
Headphone jack
Headphone jack
Headphone jack
Headphone jack
Mod-FriendlyMod-friendly
Mod-friendly
Mod-friendly *
Mod-friendly
Mod-friendly
Short SummaryWorks well for beginners, but it's likely you'll soon outgrow it. That's where the modding comes in: you can make it feel like a completely different stick with new parts, relatively cheaply.Big brother to F300. It's bigger, heavier, and has metal top and bottom, and easily changeable artwork under a plexi panel.Slightly better-feeling joystick and buttons than on Mayflash, but parts are still proprietary and not a match for Sanwa and the like.
Very, very small arcade stick, and really quite awkward to handle. For tiny hands... I can't really recommend this stick for any kind of serious gaming.Seems to be built around Mayflash 500's case, but has Sony's official license. Joystick and buttons are on the same level as on F300/F500, i.e. you will probably want to upgrade them sooner than later.
Notes* You need to connect this arcade stick to your regular gaming controller with a USB cable.* You need to connect this arcade stick to your regular gaming controller with a USB cable.Officially licensed by Sony.
*Note: Changing the joystick to Sanwa seems to require a bit more effort, like soldering or cutting and twisting cables together.
-Officially licensed by Sony.
This stick is only sold in Europe.
** May require additional software to work properly
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PS4 Arcade Sticks

NameHori Real Arcade Pro 4 KaiHori Real Arcade Pro.N HayabusaHori Real Arcade Pro Tekken 7 EditionQanba ObsidianRazer Panthera
PictureHori Real Arcade Pro 4 KaiHori Real Arcade Pro.N HayabusaHori Real Arcade Pro Tekken 7 Edition for PS4Qanba ObsidianRazer Panthera
PlatformsPS4, PS3, PCPS4, PS3, PCPS4, PS3, PCPS4, PS3, PCPS4, PS3, PC
Cable Length (approx.)10 ft (3 m)10 ft (3 m)10 ft (3 m)8.8 ft (2.7 m)10-14 ft (3-4 m)
Cable ManagementCable Management
Cable Management
Cable Management
Cable Management
Cable Management
Weight4.8 lbs (2.2 kg)6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)7 lbs (3 kg)-
ButtonsHayabusa* (30 mm)Hayabusa (30 mm)Hayabusa (30 mm)Sanwa (30 mm)Sanwa (30 mm)
JoystickHayabusaHayabusaHayabusaSanwaSanwa
GateSquareSquareSquareSquareSquare
Headphone JackHeadphone jack
Headphone jack
Headphone jack
Headphone jack
Headphone jack
Mod-FriendlyMod-friendly
Mod-friendly
Mod-friendly
Mod-friendly
Mod-friendly
Short SummaryMost bang for your buck! The already classic RAP4 design pleases many, and with the easy modding capabilities, it's been a hit among the players. Hayabusa parts have garnered their own fanbase.If you don't like RAP4's wide but slender case, but would rather prefer a heavier, roomier box-styled case, this is the one! It uses the less common Noir layout for buttons.Came a bit earlier than RAP.N Hayabusa, so it's essentially the same with Tekken 7 branding. It has 4 small rubber feet at the bottom, compared to RAP.N's big rubber pads that cover most of the bottom plate.This is one shiny, premium-looking stick with aluminium panels, Sanwa parts, and LED lights on the sides. Stylish!It's a big, heavy box with premium Sanwa parts. The top cover is openable, and hydraulic bars will keep it open while you stash the USB cable inside - or change parts. Very cool!
NotesOfficially licensed by Sony.
Multiple colors available.
*Early versions had Kuro buttons
Officially licensed by Sony.
Button layout is Noir (right-most buttons curve downwards more), instead of the more traditional Vewlix.
Officially licensed by Sony.
Button layout is Noir (right-most buttons curve downwards more), instead of the more traditional Vewlix.
Officially licensed by Sony.
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Xbox One Arcade Sticks

NameHori Real Arcade Pro.V KaiRazer Atrox for Xbox OneMayflash F500Hori Real Arcade Pro Tekken 7 EditionMayflash F300
PictureHori Real Arcade Pro.V Kai for XboxRazer Atrox for Xbox OneMayflash F500Hori Real Arcade Pro Tekken 7 Edition for XboxMayflash F300
PlatformsXB1, X360, PCXB1, PC (Win8, Win10)PS4*, PS3, Xbox 360*, Xbox One*, PC, SwitchXB1, X360, PCPS4*, PS3, Xbox 360*, Xbox One*, PC, Switch
Cable Length (approx.)10 ft (3 m)13 ft (4 m), detachable9.8 ft (3 m)10 ft (3 m)9.8 ft (3 m)
Cable ManagementCable Management
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Weight-----
ButtonsKuro (30 mm)Sanwa (30 mm)Unbranded (30 mm)Hayabusa (30 mm)Unbranded (30 mm)
JoystickHayabusaSanwaUnbrandedHayabusaUnbranded
GateSquareSquareSquare (nowadays it ships with an additional Octagonal gate)SquareSquare
Headphone JackHeadphone jack
Headphone jack
Headphone jack
Headphone jack
Headphone jack
Mod-FriendlyMod-friendly
Mod-friendly
Mod-friendly
Mod-friendly
Mod-friendly
Short SummaryBasically the same stick as RAP4 for PS4. In 2018, this stick was updated to use the newer, smoother Hayabusa buttons (while the older revisions use the older Kuro buttons).Very similar to Panthera. Top panel opens with a push of a button, allowing you to access storage compartments inside and easily change the parts. Durable braided cable.Big brother to F300. It's bigger, heavier, and has metal top and bottom, and easily changeable artwork under a plexi panel.If you don't like RAP4's wide but slender case, but would rather prefer a heavier, roomier box-styled case, this is the one! It uses the less common Noir layout for buttons. Tekken 7 branding.Works well for beginners, but it's likely you'll soon outgrow it. That's where the modding comes in: you can make it feel like a completely different stick with new parts, relatively cheaply.
NotesOfficially licensed by Microsoft.-* You need to connect this arcade stick to your regular gaming controller with a USB cable.Officially licensed by Microsoft.
Button layout is Noir (right-most buttons curve downwards more), instead of the more traditional Vewlix.
* You need to connect this arcade stick to your regular controller with a USB cable.
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PC Arcade Sticks

NameHori Real Arcade Pro 4 KaiMayflash F500Mayflash F300Qanba ObsidianHori Real Arcade Pro.N Hayabusa
PictureHori Real Arcade Pro 4 KaiMayflash F500Mayflash F300Qanba ObsidianHori Real Arcade Pro.N Hayabusa
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS3PC, PS4*, PS3, Xbox 360*, XB1*, SwitchPC, PS4*, PS3, Xbox 360*, XB1*, SwitchPC, PS4, PS3PC, PS4, PS3
Cable Length (approx.)9.8 ft (3 m)9.8 ft (3 m)9.8 ft (3 m)8.8 ft (2.7 m)9.8 ft (3 m)
Cable ManagementCable Management
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Cable Management
Cable Management
Weight4.8 lbs / 2.2 kg---6.4 lbs / 2.9 kg
ButtonsHayabusa (30 mm)Unbranded (30 mm)Unbranded (30 mm)Sanwa (30 mm)Hayabusa (30 mm)
JoystickHayabusaUnbrandedUnbrandedSanwaHayabusa
GateSquareSquare (nowadays it ships with an additional Octagonal gate)SquareSquareSquare
Headphone JackHeadphone jack
Headphone jack
Headphone jack
Headphone jack
Headphone jack
Mod-FriendlyMod-friendly
Mod-friendly
Mod-friendly
Mod-friendly
Mod-friendly
Input SupportDirect Input, X-Input (early models didn't support X-Input*)Direct Input, X-InputDirect Input, X-InputDirect Input, X-InputDirect Input, X-Input
Short SummaryMost bang for your buck! The already classic RAP4 design pleases many, and with the easy modding capabilities, it's been a hit among the players. Hayabusa parts have garnered their own fanbase.Big brother to F300. It's bigger, heavier, and has metal top and bottom, and easily changeable artwork under a plexi panel.Works well for beginners, and is also easily moddable. This could be a good stick for a little Raspberry Pi arcade machine project.This is one shiny, premium-looking stick with aluminium panels, Sanwa parts, and LED lights on the sides. Stylish!If you don't like RAP4's wide but slender case, but would rather prefer a heavier, roomier box-styled case, this is the one! It uses the less common Noir layout for buttons.
NotesOfficially licensed by Sony.

* The older RAP4 Kai model with Kuro buttons is missing the PC switch, and doesn't support X-Input
* You need to connect this arcade stick to your regular gaming controller with a USB cable when playing with a console.--Button layout is Noir (right-most buttons curve downwards more), instead of the more traditional Vewlix.
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Nintendo Switch Arcade Sticks

NameHori Real Arcade Pro.V Hayabusa for Nintendo Switch8Bitdo N30 Arcade StickMayflash F300Mayflash F500
PictureHori Real Arcade Pro.V Hayabusa for Nintendo Switch8Bitdo N30 Arcade StickMayflash F300Mayflash F500
PlatformsSwich, PCSwitch, PC, Mac, AndroidPS4*, PS3, Xbox 360*, Xbox One*, PC, SwitchPS4*, PS3, Xbox 360*, Xbox One*, PC, Switch
Cable Length (approx.)9.8 ft. (3 m)Wireless, USB* 9.8 ft (3 m)9.8 ft (3 m)9.8 ft (3 m)
Cable ManagementCable Management
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Cable Management
Weight4.8 lbs (2.2 kg)3 lbs (1.4 kg)--
ButtonsHayabusa (30 mm)Unbranded (30 mm)Unbranded (30 mm)Unbranded (30mm)
JoystickHayabusaUnbrandedUnbrandedUnbranded
GateSquareSquareSquareSquare (nowadays it ships with an additional Octagonal gate)
Headphone JackHeadphone jack
Headphone jack
Headphone jack
Headphone jack

(has one, but doesn't work with Switch)
Mod-FriendlyMod-friendly
Mod-friendly
Mod-friendly
Mod-friendly
Short SummaryGreat quality stick that offers the best bang for the buck - if your budget allows it. Absolute best stick currently available for Switch. It follows in the steps of the tried-and-true RAP4 for PS4.A wireless budget stick based on the case of Mayflash F300. Works well for casual gaming, but if having the least possible lag is important, a wireless stick won't do.Works well for beginners, but it's likely you'll soon outgrow it. That's where the modding comes in: you can make it feel like a completely different stick with new parts, relatively cheaply.Big brother to F300. It's bigger, heavier, and has metal top and bottom, and easily changeable artwork under a plexi panel.
Notes-* Direct USB connection is compatible with PC only--
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