Hori Real Arcade Pro N Hayabusa Review

Hori Real Arcade Pro N Hayabusa
PriceAmazon
ReleaseJune 26, 2017
Compatibility*PS5 / PS4 / PS3 / XSX / XB1 / X360 / PC
Dimensions16.9” x 10.6” x 4.7”
Cable3 m
Weight6.39 lbs
*PlayStation and Xbox models sold separately

More PlayStation Editions

Soulcalibur VI

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Xbox Edition

Soulcalibur VI

Quick Facts

  • Hayabusa buttons are featured.
  • The options button is concealable with a cover.
  • The arcade stick supports turbo mode.

Performance

The Hayabusa joystick is quite responsive, there is plenty of wrist space, and the unit fits very comfortably on a player’s lap, especially because of the anti-slip pads, but note that it does not come with the Soulcalibur VI editions. However, there are rubber pegs.

There is no learning curve needed at all for the Noir layout of the buttons. In fact, most seem to like it more than the standard Vewlix layout. The buttons themselves are quite audible. 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.

Hardware

The unit feels extremely solid, and the buttons have a pleasing texture to them. There is a compartment in the back for the USB cable, and there is a headphone jack. The carrying handles are convenient.

It seems that opening the unit up 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. On the bright side, this arcade stick is quite mod-friendly.

Appearance

This is a good looking arcade stick. The black color gives the unit a slick vibe, and the gold 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.

If you decide to go for custom artwork, our artist, Felipe Fernandez, has made at least one digital artwork for the arcade stick and can do the same for you:

Conclusion

There is a reason why this arcade stick is one of the most dominant in its generation.

  • Quality parts
  • Noir layout
  • Stability
  • Convenience
  • Louder buttons
  • Anti-slip pad availability

Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Links

Hori

Amazon (PlayStation 5)

Amazon (Xbox Series X)