Top 10 PC Arcade Sticks 2022

10. PXN-0082

PXN-0082 Arcade FightStick

Starting with a budget and light option, players who enjoy joystick clicking sounds will likely enjoy the mini PXN-0082. There were no latency or dead zone issues detected when testing this controller. The wrist space on the right side is to prevent overly enlarging the arcade stick. For stability, there are suction cups that won’t detach deep into a battle.

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9. Mayflash F300

Mayflash Arcade Stick F300

Compatible with Sanwa parts, the Mayflash F300 is a budget arcade stick that is multiplatform, weighty, and firm despite its size. Also, its joystick is sturdy. Artwork enthusiasts can print out a decal to stick on top of the arcade stick. As you may have guessed, this arcade stick is quite customizable.

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8. Mayflash F500

Universal Arcade Stick F500 V2

The Mayflash F500 is another budget arcade stick. The acrylic panel of the multiplatform arcade stick makes customization easier. Also, the metallic cover and base increase both weight and security. The buttons operate better than its predecessor. An octagonal gate is provided as an accessory, and replacing it is rather simple. The same applies to the buttons due to the easily visible screws found at the bottom. Another improvement over the predecessor is the inclusion of a headphone jack.

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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. 8BitDo Arcade Stick

8BitDo Arcade Stick

The joystick of this smaller 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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5. Qanba Q8

Qanba Q8 Silent Arcade Joystick (Fighting Stick)

The focal point of the all-new and PC exclusive Qanba Q8 is the silent Qanba Gravity joystick and buttons. Even the secondary buttons are silent! The joystick is responsive despite being silent. As for the buttons, they have a short throw actuation distance. The custom Omron gray mechanical switches are supposed to last 70 million cycles. In fact, Gravity parts are supposed to last 70 times longer than Sanwa parts.

The weight of this acrylic arcade stick is good. There is an anti-slip panel for your wrists and at the bottom. Where the Q8 truly shines, however, is in the LED department as there is an LED wheel to cycle between the seven glow modes, and there is also an LED button. Included are USB-C & micro USB adapters, a joystick protector, and a fingerprint wiping cloth.

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4. Qanba Pearl

Qanba Q3 Pearl Arcade Fighting Stick

The Qanba Pearl is a variation of the Qanba Obsidian that features aluminum alloy bevels on a glossy white case. Again, you can have the LED lights on all the time or only when buttons are pressed. The buttons have that Noir layout curvature, and they are farther apart from the joystick compared to the Obsidian. The nonslip rubber pads at the bottom provide a firm grip when the unit is on one’s lap. This is a big piece of equipment with suitable weight for both play and carriage. You can carry the arcade stick using its sides.

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3. Qanba Obsidian

Qanba Q3 Obsidian Arcade Fighting Stick

The LED-supported 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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2. Mayflash F300 Elite

Mayflash Arcade Stick F300 Elite

The Mayflash F300 Elite is a variation of the Mayflash F300 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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Fightstick Guy

M. Bison Fightstick

Fightstick Guy is today’s honorable mention. It is an excellent provider of custom arcade sticks that can run on the PC. The stunning M. Bison Fightstick above, for instance, features Sanwa parts and original art drawn by Clay Patterson. Our video review goes into more detail:

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1. Mayflash F500 Elite

Universal Arcade Stick F500 Elite

The Mayflash F500 Elite is a multiplatform masterpiece that 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. You can use wired headphones to stay in the zone. The metallic cover and base enhance weight and stability. The arcade stick features a removable acrylic panel on top, and we can provide custom artwork.

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RankFull ReviewBuy
1Mayflash F500 ElitePrice
2Mayflash F300 ElitePrice
3Qanba PearlPrice
4Qanba ObsidianPrice
5Qanba Q8Price
68BitDo Arcade StickPrice
7Qanba DronePrice
8Mayflash F500Price
9Mayflash F300Price
BonusFightstick GuyPrice