ThumbPro Review

ThumbPro Arcade
PriceThumbPro Arcade
CompatibilityXSX / XB1 / X360 / NS / PS4 / PS3 / PC
Dimensions20” x 10” x 6”
Cable3 m
Weight6 lbs

Quick Fact

The final product is not yet ready.


Some who switch from a regular controller to an arcade stick may do it for the buttons and not necessarily the joystick, which is where the ThumbPro Arcade delivers. In fact, this could be a good transition controller for those wanting to make the leap toward arcade sticks. On the right is a case with eight highly responsive Sanwa buttons, and on the left is a handle with a directional pad. Four other Sanwa buttons can be found in the back, and two more Sanwa buttons can be found on the side. The handle is both adjustable and lockable by moving it to your liking and then locking it using your fingers to tighten the big nut and vice versa. Quite conveniently, there is a panel under the entire product to place it on your lap if you prefer playing that way. Under the panel are slip-resistant pads.


The ThumbPro Arcade is powered by a Brook printed circuit board (PCB), and the USB is type A. As this is an early version, there is always room for improvement before we can lay our hands on the final product.


Aesthetics are unfortunately not the ThumbPro Arcade’s best aspect as it looks clunky and bland. Also, the handle’s paint looks like the type of cheap paint that will come off quickly. However, the creator seems to be constantly experimenting with different designs. Either way, the buyer will be able to choose between a cheaper non-plexiglass version and a fancier acrylic version.