|April 11, 2023
|PS5 / PS4 / PC
|15.1″ x 8.7″ x 4.6″
The Qanba B1 Titan is a Sony officially licensed arcade stick that has a Sanwa JLF joystick and Sanwa OBSF-30 buttons in the Vewlix layout.
The control panel includes PS, L3, R3, turbo, and mute buttons. As for the toggle switches:
- DP / LS / RS
- PS5 / PS4 / PC
- Tournament lock
Needless to say, there is a touchpad. There is a 3.5 mm microphone input, and the cable can be stored on the left side.
The Titan comes with Sanwa parts, so you can expect quality performance. Sanwa joysticks are known their reliability, responsivity, and clicky feedback. The same applies to the buttons, which have optimal travel distance, so they are not too deep in a way that takes long to register a press, but they are also not too short to activate by mistake.
The Titan’s weight is enhanced by two steel plates within, and while the rubber base at the bottom makes it seem like the Titan will be stable, it can slide around during play on a table, well, depending on if you have received a lesser quality unit. Otherwise, the top panel is not malleable.
The star feature of the Titan is perhaps the distance between its joystick and buttons. The distance is simply farther than average, but it is not too far. This can be perceived as an advantage since you have more room for your left hand and right hands to move around. Furthermore, this feature sets the Titan apart from its Qanba Obsidian 2 and Drone 2 counterparts, providing a unique option for those interested in farther joysticks and buttons. That way, the Titan is not redundant.
The Titan can be described as a medium-sized arcade stick. While the cable can be conveniently stowed on the left side, part of it still sticks out, which can be bothersome when packing and traveling with the Titan. Besides that, to open up the bottom, you are six screws away from doing so. You will then see the neat and color-coded interior. If you simply need joystick access, there is a compartment for that at the bottom without unscrewing the entire panel. You can even use that compartment’s lid to unscrew the joystick.
Remember that the Titan is Sony licensed, so you can expect it to work on a future PlayStation console as well!
There is not much to say about the Titan’s simple look, but that is not necessarily a bad thing as not every arcade stick has to have busy artwork on it. The Titan can stand out with its elegant, sleek, and minimalistic look that is dominated by the color, black.
Perhaps the most interesting feature of the Titan is how its joystick and buttons are farther apart than usual.
- Sanwa parts
- Unique joystick-buttons distance
- Steel plates
- Easier modding
- Audio jack
- Sony licensed
- Stability on desks
- Cable sticks out