Excellence Hitbox Review

Excellence Fighting Stick Controller
ReleaseJune 11, 2022
CompatibilityPS5 / PS4 / PS3 / PSC / XSX / XB1 / X360 / NS / WU / PC
Dimensions14.6″ x 9.4″ x 2.3″
Cable3 m
Weight4.63 lbs



The Excellence controller may be what you are looking for to take your game to the next level. As the great George Bruno once said, “Pursue excellence, and excellence will pursue you.”

This controller is available in white, black, or black and white. Furthermore, it is available in numerous hitbox and mixbox variations. Specifically, there are a whopping 20 layouts! The default layout has 11 buttons that are 24 mm and one button that is 30 mm. If you only want the buttons rather than the entire controller, you can separately order the buttons, and you can also order the case in hitbox, mixbox, and fightstick editions.

On the side, you will find start and select buttons. Here are the other secondaries:

  • Home
  • Back
  • SOCD
  • LS/DP/RS
  • L3/R3


You will be glad to know that the switches are swappable. Otherwise, the stock ones are silent Cherry MX silver switches. Those switches can be described as light and Sanwa-like. There is a soft bump above the actuation point, requiring a little bit more travel distance to actuate the switches. Furthermore, there is no clicking sound. SOCD cleaning is included to avoid registering opposite directional buttons simultaneously.


The light case is highly reminiscent of the original Mad Catz TE. There is a hinge to pop open the top panel and access the organized interior. Thanks to a zero delay arcade USB encoder, there is also Android support, but there are different arcade USB encoders inside. The Neogeo Mini and Sega Genesis Mini are supported as well.

The USB is type B to A. The door compartment containing the cable comes off completely instead of opening and closing like a door with a hinge.


This is an acrylic controller with 0.3″ rubber feet. The bottom panel has acrylic over the metal. The top plexiglass is set up for artwork, and you can get a custom panel. Note that you may receive the wrong top panel, it may appear smudged, and the plexiglass may be misaligned, so quality control needs to improve in those aspects.

We can provide you digital art through our custom art service. Our artist, Gilbert Han, draws illustrations completely from scratch. Check out his Gohan vs. Android 18 illustration with the Mad Catz TE template that is similar to the Excellence’s:


The Excellence case is one of the best on the market and comes in different variations, including art options.

  • Silent buttons
  • Sturdy case
  • Thoughtful hardware
  • Different variations
  • Customizable art
  • Quality control