Capcom is ready to enter into the next era of FGC supremacy with its latest bout of Street Fighter. Now that Ryu and a mix of familiar/fresh “World Warriors” are throwing down in SFV, casual and hardcore players must pick up their sticks/pads and learn brand new mechanics. Mad Catz has now set out to produce several sturdy and amazing looking controllers for incoming players. These peripherals have been carefully tuned for the hardcore crowd who wants to play at their very best. We’re here to give you a listing of the latest arcade sticks and fight pads that perfectly suited for Street Fighter V and any other fighters that dominate your playtime on the PS4/PS3.
1. Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TE2+ for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3
The shining jewel of Mad Catz’s new arcade stick offerings is the TE2+. The top of this fight stick showcases the cover art everyone’s come to recognize from Street Fighter V. Like most modern arcade sticks, the button layout relies on traditional Sanwa Denshi tools. The Vewlix-style, 8-action button design makes this stick perfectly suitable for most of the fighting games available on the PS4/PS3. This one arrives with a 9.8-feet/3-meter USB Pro Cable that lessens the risk of dropping out during a heated match, plus you can easily de-attach it and place it within the arcade stick’s inner casing. The new touchpad controls and LED lightbar functionality caters exclusively to Sony’s consoles as well.
2. Mad Catz Street Fighter V Chun-Li Arcade Fight Stick Tournament Edition 2 for PlayStation 4/3
Most of the traits we mentioned for the 1st arcade stick on this list can also be tied to this one. What makes this arcade stick stand apart from the one focusing on Ryu is its brighter and much prettier face art. For Chun-Li’s most ardent followers, this pick should be the perfect match. It showcases the incredibly fast kicking martial artist we all love in action, plus the yellow buttons accentuate Chun-Li’s pose quite well. If you’re less of a Ryu fan and more of a Chun-Li fanatic, then this selection should actually be #1 on your list.
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3. Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick Alpha for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3
The 3rd pick of the fighting game arcade stick litter is the smallest one on this list. The FightStick Alpha comes in at a more miniature size that relies on six buttons instead of eight. There’s no flashy art tied to it, but its simple stature and overall design still looks solid. Like the last two arcade sticks we mentioned, this FightStick Alpha allows players to change the joystick to emulate the feel of a left/right analog stick or D-Pad layout for other gaming genres. If you’re more interested in going strong with a less heavier arcade stick, this is the selection to run with.
4. Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TES+ for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3
M. Bison is totally your guy, huh? You probably got some evil intentions circling around your brain as you envision taking over your local fighting game tournament. This TES+ arcade stick model adopts the most feared logo seen in the world of Street Fighter – Shadowloo. This FightStick comes in the same large stature that’s comparable to the 1st two sticks on our list. Those super reliable Sanwa Denshi action buttons (more specifically, the OBSF-30 styled buttons) are colored black. That’s obviously been done to match up just right with that badass golden Shadowloo face plate art. Can’t stand Ryu and couldn’t care less about Chun-Li? Go full Psycho Power with this arcade stick then.
5. Mad Catz Street Fighter V FightPad PRO for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3
Now we’re going to give you a good look at the newest FightPad added to the Mad Catz family. The FightPad PRO comes in a nice variety of colors – white, blue, black and red. Whether you prefer to head into battle with D-Pad or analog controls, this pad will satisfy either means just fine. The 6-button layout is easy to grasp, plus you have the ability to switch up the control functionality for each trigger and shoulder button. As you can see, the PS4 touchpad is there and adorned with that famous Mad Catz logo. Pad players have been set up with a reliable controller for SFV and any other fighters they frequently play.