Top PlayStation 5 Arcade Sticks 2023

9. Mayflash F500

Universal Arcade Stick F500 V2

The Mayflash F500 is sizeable budget fightstick, and it is compatible with fine Sanwa parts. The acrylic panel of this multiplatform arcade stick makes art customization possible. Also, the metallic case and rubber feet increase the stability. The buttons feel quite good.

An octagonal joystick gate is provided too, and installing it is simple. The same applies to the buttons because of the easily seen screws at the bottom. The cable comes out of a compartment on the left. Another improvement over the predecessor is that there is a headphone input. There is turbo support in addition to firmware that can be upgraded. Be sure to get the Mayflash Magic-S Ultimate adapter for PlayStation 5 compatibility.

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8. Mayflash F300

Mayflash Arcade Stick F300

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

The USB cable comes with a convenient Velcro wrap. There is a turbo feature in addition to updateable firmware, and the start button is recessed, making it harder to press unintentionally. Artwork fans can print out a decal to stick on top of the arcade stick. Grab the Mayflash Magic-S Ultimate for PS5 compatibility.

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7. Qanba Obsidian 2

Qanba Q7 Obsidian 2

The Qanba Q7 Obsidian 2 is a heavier sequel to the popular Qanba Obsidian. Since it is officially licensed by Sony, it is expected to work on future PlayStation consoles.

This arcade stick has quality parts, which are a Sanwa JLF joystick and Sanwa OBSF-30 buttons, and you can also find a touchpad, microphone jack, and a cable that can be stored on the left.

The base pad of the Obsidian 2 is anti-slip, but the star feature here is the joystick interchangeability. With the Obsidian 2, Sanwa JLF joystick tops are swappable, and included with the arcade stick is a ball top & bat top.

With thumb-screw access, the compartment on the Obsidian 2’s right can hold two joystick tops in addition to USB cables. This compartment is not flimsy, and the same is true about the left side compartment.

There is dedicated joystick access via the bottom of the Obsidian 2. The interior, where the PCB is located, is organized. Otherwise, if you would like to insert custom artwork into your Obsidian 2, that is fortunately possible.

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6. Qanba Titan

Qanba B1 Titan

The Qanba B1 Titan is officially licensed by Sony, so it is expected to work on the future PlayStation 6 too. The Titan has a Sanwa JLF joystick and Sanwa OBSF-30 buttons, so you can expect solid performance. Also, there is a touchpad, microphone input, and cable compartment, the latter of which can be found on the arcade stick’s left side.

The Titan’s weight is enhanced by two steel plates, and there is a rubber base under the arcade stick. As for the top panel, it is not easily malleable. Speaking of the top panel, the increased distance between the joystick and buttons provides more room for your hands to move around.

If you decide open up this medium-sized arcade stick, you can feast your eyes on the neat, color-coded interior. If you just need joystick access, there is a compartment for that at the bottom without needing to unscrew the panel. You can use that compartment’s lid to unscrew the joystick.

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5. Victrix Pro FS

Victrix by PDP Pro FS Arcade Fight Stick: White

The Victrix Pro FS was one of the most critically acclaimed arcade sticks of the last generation, and it makes a comeback as a fully native PlayStation 5 arcade stick. It is also available in a purple color.

The wrist resting space is sloped for the player’s convenience, and there is an anti-slip foam pad at the bottom. There is a tournament mode to prevent pressing secondary buttons during play, and there is a 3.5 mm audio input/output port. The arcade stick itself is made out of aircraft-grade aluminum.

The carriage handles and cable organizers allow for maximum convenience, and the quick-access back panel allows for the swapping of components with ease. Needless to say, mods can be made.

Also included:

  • Detachable braided USB-C to A cable
  • Allen wrench
  • Storage bag

This Victrix Pro-FS 12 is officially licensed by Sony, so you can expect it to potentially work on the future PlayStation 6 as well, making it a wise investment.

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4. Qanba Drone 2

Qanba N3 Drone 2

The Qanba N3 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 upgraded joystick produces a useful clicky sound. As for the size of the Drone 2, it is small enough to be considered a mini arcade stick without sacrificing things like wrist space. There are four rubber feet at the bottom, where you will also find an entry point into the joystick for easier access.

The Drone 2 is light, which is optimal for you to carry. The cable goes into the spacious storage space on the right. The interior is organized and makes modding easy, such as by swapping out the joystick for a Sanwa one.

The Drone 2 has a matte black finish, and as this is a Sony-licensed arcade stick, it can be expected to work on future generation consoles as well.

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3. Hori Fighting Stick α

Fighting Stick α for PlayStation 5

The Hayabusa joystick and buttons of the Hori Fighting Stick α live up to the hype. There are long rubber pads on both sides of this arcade stick. Still, the arcade stick is noticeably lighter than average. Nonetheless, it feels well built and durable because of the metallic top plate and quality plastic. Quality plastic probably comprises 98% of the build. Opening the arcade stick using the latch in the back is a smooth process. The artwork can be customized, and included with the Street Fighter 6 edition are 18 downloadable character artworks.

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2. Mayflash F300 Elite

Mayflash Arcade Stick F300 Elite

The Mayflash F300 Elite is multiplatform like the F300 but with Sanwa parts, which are simply high tier. The joystick feels sturdy, and there is less travel distance for an input to register. You even get an additional octagonal gate with your F300 Elite unit. The buttons are nothing short of crisp, and there is turbo support plus firmware that can be updated.

Just like its predecessor, this arcade stick is weighty and firm, thanks to rubber footing. The cable has a useful Velcro wrap. Those looking to spice up the minimalistic design can print out an artwork sticker to stick right onto the surface. For PS5 compatibility, be sure to grab the adapter.

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1. Mayflash F500 Elite

Universal Arcade Stick F500 Elite

The Mayflash F500 Elite is a multiplatform Sanwa masterpiece with upgradeable firmware & turbo support, and an octagonal joystick gate is included too. There are screws on the bottom panel that are easy to see for interior entry. There is also plenty of space for your wrists.

You can use wired headphones with this arcade stick to stay focused during gameplay. The metal casing and base enhance the weight & stability of the F500 Elite alongside the rubber feet. Also, the arcade stick has an acrylic panel on top that is easily removable, and we can design custom artwork for you. Do not forget your adapter for PS5 compatibility.

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RankFull ReviewBuy
1Mayflash F500 ElitePrice
2Mayflash F300 ElitePrice
3Hori Fighting Stick αPrice
4Qanba Drone 2Price
5Victrix Pro FSPrice
6Qanba TitanPrice
7Qanba Obsidian 2Price
8Mayflash F300Price
9Mayflash F500Price