My husband and I currently own a MadCatz SFIV stick and were disappointed to find out that it does not work with PS2 games on our backwards-compatible PS3. Our X-Arcade won't work at all with the PS3 adapter. I've been trying to research which sticks DO work for PS2 games on PS3. I would prefer not to have to mod as I'm not really good at that sort of thing.
My search of these forums, Google, eBay and Amazon seems to suggest that Hori sticks work... but do ALL of them work? There doesn't seem to be a definitive answer. Also, many posts are several years old, and I've read that Sony firmware updates tend to affect compatibility for certain sticks. I'd like to get a current opinion based on the latest firmware.
I was looking at getting the 6-button Hori Fighting Stick V3 as they seem to be one of the easier sticks to find (and quite affordable)... however there was an Amazon review mentioning that this particular model does not work with the BC PS3. The review was from 2012, however. Is this still the case?
Some others have recommended the Hori Fighting Stick 3 (the one with 8 multicolored buttons). Does this one work? What are the main differences between these two models, other than the number of buttons? Does one have better reliability or performance? Is one bigger/heavier than the other? I didn't see the FS3 listed in the main recommendation thread, only the V3.
I've also heard good things about the HRAP V3 SA, but I'm not sure if I'm ready to invest that much, since we are fairly casual players. If it's the only model that works, though, I may pony up the cash.
Are there any other brands besides Hori that reliably work?
Thanks for your help!