|Release||June 26, 2017|
|Compatibility||PS5 / PS4 / PS3 / XSX / XB1 / X360 / PC*|
|Dimensions||16.9” x 10.6” x 4.7”|
Other PlayStation Editions
- Hayabusa buttons are featured.
- The options button is concealable with a cover.
- The arcade stick supports turbo mode.
- Also available are third party Layers FGC and Sanwa editions.
There was an issue with our unit in which very precise timing was needed to register simultaneous button presses, and it was especially apparent while playing Tekken 7. Most if not all other players do not report such a problem, however. Otherwise, the joystick is quite responsive, there is plenty of wrist space, and the unit fits very comfortably on a player’s lap. There is no learning curve needed at all for the Noir layout of the buttons. In fact, some might even grow to like it more than the standard Vewlix layout. It is too bad that the buttons themselves are quite loud. The touchpad can be found on the back of the unit, making it unlikely to hit it on accident in addition to the options button.
The unit feels extremely solid, and the buttons have a pleasing texture to them. However, it seems that opening the unit up if need be will require going the old school way of taking it apart with a screwdriver. As for the shape of the unit itself, it has more of a rectangular shape and is not as wide as its predecessor, both of which are not necessarily bad things. There has been a report of making the PlayStation 4 edition work on the Xbox 360 through PC mode and XInput.
This is a very good looking arcade stick. The black color gives the unit a slick vibe, and the golden accents add enough nuisance to make it stick out from the rest. Those who are interested in overlaying custom artwork over the preexisting design will be glad to know that the plexiglass over the stock artwork allows for easy customization.
- Solid weight
- Visual masterpiece
- Simultaneous presses
- Loud buttons