Top Budget Arcade Sticks 2024

10. PXN-0082

PXN-0082 Arcade FightStick

Players who enjoy feedback in the form of joystick clicking sounds will likely enjoy the mini PXN-0082. There were no latency or dead zone issues detected during testing. The wrist space on the right side is to avoid overly enlarging the unit. For stability, there are suction cups that won’t detach deep into a match.

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9. Hori Fighting Stick Mini

Fighting Stick Mini for PS5 console, PS4 console, and PC

The buttons of the Hori Fighting Stick Mini are smaller than average, but getting used to them should be easy. The closer proximity of the parts requires less energy from you as a player. Most of the features of a regular sized arcade stick are present here, including multi-speed turbo.

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8. IPEGA PG-9221

Ipega-9221 Fighting Game Joystick

The IPEGA PG-9221 is a modular arcade stick that offers a detachment feature. The joystick side can be separated from the buttons side. The first advantage is to extend the space between the joystick and buttons. The second advantage is to place the joystick on the other side for a southpaw layout if you prefer to use the joystick with your right hand.

The top panel of the PG-9221 is curved for one’s wrist comfort. There are four macro buttons and two turbo buttons with three turbo settings. The glossy finish of the PG-9221 with hints of red has a retro Nintendo vibe.

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7. Monoprice Dark Matter

Dark Matter Arcade Fighting Stick for Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Android

The Dark Matter Arcade Fighting Stick is a multiplatform arcade stick that contains an aluminum alloy frame, octagonal-gated Sanwa joystick, and Sanwa buttons. You can change the input type as you desire, whether it is D-pad, left stick, or right stick. There is a tournament lock in addition to a turbo mode.

Sanwa parts bolster the performance and durability. The eight-directional joystick makes movements easy, and the precise buttons complete the package. There is lots of room for comfort, and the heavy weight & rubber feet enhance the stability of this arcade stick.

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6. Mayflash F101

Mayflash Arcade Fightstick F101

The Mayflash F101 is a simple arcade stick that is mini and multiplatform. Its stock parts are above average, and luckily, it is relatively easy to upgrade the parts yourself. Furthermore, the turbo works well. As for the build, it is high quality plastic with a metal panel that increases weight and stability, the latter of which is also boosted by big rubber feet.

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5. Mayflash F500

Universal Arcade Stick F500 V2

The Mayflash F500 is sizeable fightstick, and it is compatible with Sanwa joysticks & buttons. The acrylic top of this multiplatform arcade stick makes art customization doable. The metallic case & rubber feet increase stability, and the buttons feel rather good.

An octagonal joystick gate is provided, and installing it can be done with ease. The same applies to the buttons because of the easily seen screws on the bottom plate of the F500. The cable comes out of a compartment to be found on the left side. Another improvement over the predecessor is that there is a port for headphones. There is turbo support in addition to firmware that you can find updates for.

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4. Mayflash F300

Mayflash Arcade Stick F300

Compatible with Sanwa parts, the Mayflash F300 is a budget yet multiplatform arcade stick that is weighty & firm despite its small size, thanks to its rubber feet. The parts are decent and even passed rigorous acceptance testing. With the F300, you get an additional octagonal gate and more accessories.

The USB cable comes with convenient Velcro to stay neat. There is a turbo feature in addition to updateable firmware, and the start button is recessed to make it harder to hit without intending to. Artwork lovers can print out a decal to stick on top of the F300.

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3. Qanba Crystal

Qanba Q2 Crystal Joystick Arcade Fighting Stick

It is quite hard to believe how moderately the Qanba Crystal is priced given how much quality it provides. This prolific arcade stick features LEDs with these three modes: activation, glow, and stealth. When pressing the Crystal’s buttons, the sound is minimal, and there is no input lag. There is plenty of wrist room for the player’s comfort, and there are rubber strips for stability when placing the arcade stick on one’s lap. This arcade stick is sturdy. The door is closed by magnets to avoid accidental opening. You can also pull out a magnetic carrying handle from the arcade stick.

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2. 8BitDo Arcade Stick

8BitDo Arcade Stick

The joystick of this mini 8BitDo arcade stick feels decent. The buttons have quick disconnects for modding purposes. No latency issues were detected when testing across four platforms. The plastic top panel is impressively not malleable. The weight has been artificially boosted by a thick metal plate inside, which is clever. The 1,000 mAh lithium ion battery can last up to 30 hours of play through Bluetooth and 40 hours through 2.4G, and the charging time is four hours.

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1. Mayflash F300 Elite

Mayflash Arcade Stick F300 Elite


The Mayflash F300 Elite is multiplatform like the F300 but with premium Sanwa parts, so the joystick feels sturdy, and there is less travel distance for an input to go through. You even get an additional octagonal gate with your F300 Elite box. The buttons are excellent, and there is turbo support plus updateable firmware.

Just like its predecessor, this arcade stick is weighty and firm, thanks to the rubber at the bottom. The cable has a useful Velcro wrap to stay organized. Those looking to spice up the F300 Elite can print out artwork to stick right onto the surface. We have a custom artwork service.

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RankFull ReviewBuy
1Mayflash F300 ElitePrice
28BitDo Arcade StickPrice
3Qanba CrystalPrice
4Mayflash F300Price
5Mayflash F500Price
6Mayflash F101Price
7Monoprice Dark MatterPrice
8IPEGA PG-9221Price
9Hori Fighting Stick MiniPrice