Top 10 PC Arcade Sticks 2021

10. Hori RAP 4 Kai

Hori Real Arcade Pro. 4 Kai

Professional players have provided feedback to reduce the input delay, increase the accuracy, and extend the durability of the Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 kai. The buttons have a matte finish, slimmer profile, and rounded edges. They are firm an have a good sound. Their activation distance is quite short and snappy. There is turbo functionality.

The large surface area of the arcade stick facilitates easy hand movement. This is a wide arcade stick with convenient grips on both of its sides. Its weight is average, making the arcade stick comfortable to place on a lap or table. Half the base is comprised of stable rubber pads. The connectors in the interior come off quite easily.

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9. Mayflash F300 Elite

Mayflash Arcade Stick F300 Elite

The Mayflash F300 Elite is a smaller arcade stick that comes with Sanwa parts, which are simply the best. The joystick is sturdy, and there is less travel distance for inputs to register, so there are no dead zones. The buttons are nothing short of crisp. Just like its predecessor, this arcade stick is firm and weighty. Those looking to spice up the minimalist look can print out an artwork sticker to stick onto the surface.

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8. 8BitDo Arcade Stick

8BitDo Arcade Stick

The joystick of the 8BitDo Arcade Stick feels good, and the buttons have quick disconnects for modding purposes. No latency issues were found when testing this arcade stick on four platforms. The plastic top panel is impressively not malleable, and the weight is boosted by a thick metal plate inside. The battery can last 30 hours of play through Bluetooth and 40 hours through 2.4G, with the charging time being four hours.

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7. Qanba Drone

Qanba N2 Drone Joystick Arcade Fighting Stick

Despite being a mini arcade stick, the Qanba Drone is a fan favorite. The joystick and buttons are spread apart comfortably and are quite flexible. The arcade stick features a tournament lock switch, which prevents accidentally pressing secondary buttons, and it has LED indicators. There is an anti-slip bottom pad for stability. Instead of a USB compartment, there is room under the wrist space for that. You can stick artwork vinyl up top if you would like to change the already eye-catching art.

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6. Qanba Crystal

Qanba Q2 Crystal Joystick Arcade Fighting Stick

The Qanba Crystal features LEDs too. The three modes are activation, glow, and stealth. When pressing the buttons, the sound is minimal, and there is no input latency. There is plenty of wrist space for your comfort, and there are rubber strips too for stability when placing the arcade stick on your lap. This is an average-sized arcade stick that is sturdy. The door is closed by magnets to prevent accidental opening. You can bring out a carrying handle from within the unit. The handle is magnetic as well.

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5. Hori Fighting Edge

Hori Fighting Edge

The Hori Fighting Edge has a brushed aluminum top panel. The Hayabusa joystick cuts input load by 15%. If you would like to replace the joystick regardless, the stock bracket makes it easy to replace. The buttons have lower than average clearance, meaning faster inputs. There is almost no learning curve required for the buttons’ Noir layout. The rubber pads on the bottom prevent the arcade stick from sliding whether on a lap or a table. This arcade stick is weighty.

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4. Razer Atrox

Razer Atrox Xbox One Dragon Ball FighterZ

The performance of the Razer Atrox is next to spotless. It comes with a detachable USB cable, extra bat top, and screwdriver, which you can store within the arcade stick. One touch gives access to the internal storage. The top plate is interchangeable. The honeycomb structure allows for easy mounting, and wires can be swapped quickly. Changing the artwork is easy because it is under clear plastic.

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3. Hori RAP N Hayabusa

Hori Real Arcade Pro N Hayabusa

The joystick of the Hori Real Arcade Pro N Hayabusa is responsive. The layout of the buttons is Noir, but again, there is no learning curve involved. You may even like it more than the standard Vewlix layout. The buttons are pleasing to the touch. The touchpad in the back of the arcade stick avoids accidental presses. There is plenty of wrist room, and the arcade stick fits comfortably on one’s lap. The hardware is solid, and the build is sturdy.

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2. Qanba Obsidian

Qanba Q3 Obsidian Arcade Fighting Stick

The LED-infused Qanba Obsidian has a joystick and buttons closer than average, so it stands out. The LED can be customized to be on always or only when a button is pressed, and the joystick and buttons are quite responsive. The rubber pads at the bottom provide stability. What promotes stability even more is the weight of the entire arcade stick. It is quite comfortable to place on a lap. You can carry it using the sides when on the go.

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Honorable Mention

etokki Omni Arcade Stick

The etokki Omni is a multiplatform phenomenon. Its layout is Namco’s Noir Tekken style. The size and weight are moderate, and there are smoothly curved edges for one’s comfort. PVC rubber feet help with stability. Heavy duty steel comprises the structure, and the surface is coated with smooth powder. The clear cover is easily removable for stylistic purposes. The stainless Torx screws are durable. Wires have quick disconnects for ease.

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1. Mayflash F500 Elite

Universal Arcade Stick F500 Elite

The Mayflash F500 Elite is the complete solution for one’s arcade stick needs. This multiplatform masterpiece has Sanwa parts, and an octagonal joystick gate is an accessory that comes with it. Replacing the gate and buttons is quite easy. There are screws at the bottom that are easily visible for interior access. There also is ample wrist space. The metallic cover and base enhance weight and stability. The arcade stick features an acrylic panel on top that is easily removable. You can use wired headphones to stay in the zone when using this one-of-a-kind arcade stick.

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RankingFull ReviewShop
1Mayflash F500 ElitePrice
2Qanba ObsidianPrice
3Hori RAP N HayabusaPrice
4Razer AtroxPrice
5Hori Fighting EdgePrice
6Qanba CrystalPrice
7Qanba DronePrice
88BitDo Arcade StickPrice
9Mayflash F300 ElitePrice
10Hori RAP 4 KaiPrice