Top Budget Arcade Sticks 2024

10. 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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9. PXN-0082

PXN-0082 Arcade FightStick

The PXN-0082 is smaller than your average mini fightstick. The button side features space for your wrist so you can press the buttons with ease.

For fast button presses, the PXN-0082 features turbo support. You should not be experiencing any latency or dead zones with this arcade stick.

If you like clicky joysticks, you should like the PXN-0082’s joystick because it provides audible feedback. Also, there are suction cups so the arcade stick does not come off your desk while using it.

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8. PXN-008


The PXN-008 is made from quality ABS plastic that is durable, waterproof, fading resistant, and barely flexes. You can make your arcade stick look how you want with custom vinyl art.

The steel lever of the PXN-008 is firm and on par with the industry standard. The detachable buttons feel good and sound significant as they utilize clicky switches that provide you auditory feedback. Also, there is a turbo mode for rapid button pressing without tiring your fingers.

The PXN-008’s interior is organized to make your life easier, and there are small weights taped inside to make the arcade stick heavier so you do not have to worry about it sliding around. There are also rubber feet for that.

There is an audio jack to plug headphones into the PXN-008, allowing you to stay in the zone during play. The cable has Velcro so you can tie it neatly, and you have extra options in the form of micro USB & USB-C cables. If you have any questions, PXN provides a detailed manual with the arcade stick.

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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. Art lovers can print out a decal to stick on top of the F300.

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3. 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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2. Qanba Drone 2

Qanba N3 Drone 2

The Qanba Drone 2 comes with a Qanba OV7 OMRON switch joystick and Qanba 30 mm B30 buttons. There is also a touchpad in addition to an audio jack. The arcade stick has a matte black finish.

The upgraded joystick produces a clicky sound. As for the size of the Drone 2, it is small enough to be considered a mini arcade stick without sacrificing wrist space. There are four rubber feet at the bottom, where you can also find an entry point into the joystick for easier access.

The Drone 2 is lightweight, which is optimal for carriage. The cable goes into the storage space that is on the right. The interior is organized and makes modding easy, such as by swapping out the joystick for another one.

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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 ArticleBuy
1Mayflash F300 ElitePrice
2Qanba Drone 2Price
38BitDo Arcade StickPrice
4Mayflash F300Price
5Mayflash F500Price
6Mayflash F101Price
7Monoprice Dark MatterPrice
10Hori Fighting Stick MiniPrice