ARC 25th Anniversary Arcade Stick


As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, Arc System Works is releasing this limited ed. ARC 25th Aniversary Arcade Stick.

What we know so far:
-PS3 only
-1x JLF-TP-8YT with clear balltop and dustwasher
-8x OBSF-30 with special printed on design
-2x OBST-24
-Astro layout
-Comes with 3 swapable faceplates (“Pillar and Light”, BB: CP and BlayzBloo)
-JPY 21,000
-Comes out on Oct. 24, 2013


It looks… thin… it’s supposedly going to be 120mm tall (with the stick and balltop.)

Here are the specs:

The ARC 25th Anniversary Arcade Stick (PS3) will be released on October 24, 2013 in Japan, priced at 21,000 yen. Japanese online retailer Ebten is currently taking pre-orders for the stick.
Key features
■All metal (iron plate), housed in a jumbo-sized chassis
■Sanwa Denshi lever and buttons
■Top panel artwork interchangeable, with ease
■Uses the same button-and-lever positioning/layout that most fighting game arcade cabinets use these days.
■The Sanwa Denshi buttons are printed with custom symbols on them


  • Input transmitter for digital signals
  • USB connector terminal
  • Controller lever x1, digital botons x10 (START/SELECT/R1/R2/L1/L2/○/×/△/□ボタン)
  • Length: approx. 366mm
  • Breadth: approx. 292mm
  • Height: approx. 120mm (including the stick lever)
  • Weight: approx. 3.7kg
  • Cable length: approx. 2.5m (can be stored in the back)
  • Chassis colour: black

Stick lever and button specifications

  • Full Sanwa Denshi parts
  • Stick lever: JLF-TP-8YT
  • Main buttons: OBSF-30
  • Start button: OBSF-24


Edit: fixed to match the website’s correction.


I read the interview and it said that this stick has feedbacks from P4U Evo 2013 champion Yume.

But I still think Fighting EDGE is a better deal compared to this stick.



The stick is ebiten exclusive, so you might have to use a buying service to get it.


Luckily, I have two friends that just moved to Japan…

I might have to see if they can nab it for me.

Fuck, what am I going to do with ANOTHER STICK?


this stick was sort of previously shown at ARCFES just a few months back

and they even showcase some EXAPRIZE… custom stuff? in anycase it’s interesting that EXAR is their choice of ‘official’ stick manufacturers.

they even sold exclusive BB themed Balltops and dustwashers



Lol, we’re finally getting our first no-button stick?



I’m having a coworker/friend order it for me.

And yes, Exar is doing this. I posted it on my instagram :3


Haha! I just noticed that… I mean, 3 sticks would add up to the correct number of actuation points. I wonder how that would feel to play on.



Actually, you only need two if you can figure out how to map diagonals as inputs.


True… but I’m actually thinking of purchasing 3 JLFs and wiring them to a PS360+

I’m thinking this:

Lefts=1P & 1K
Downs=2P & 2K
Ups=3P & 3K
Rights=4P & 4K

I will dub thee The JuggleBox…


Using JLFs for buttons will be an interesting way to make MK use “back” to block.


Even if you map diagonals as individual inputs it will be hard to execute a diagonal input perfectly all the time.

Not like I would know anything about a button-less stick…


Hmmm… Might be a bit tough to hit those throws/focus attacks if you have to make sure those sticks hit the switches simultaneously.

Also, without going horribly OT, when I think of multiple sticks, I think Robotron, with a dash of Smash TV. :wink:


Argh… copy-and-paste fail. Sometimes my CTRL+C shortcut doesn’t work.

Corrected, thanks.


Now available in Play-Asia for a whopping $350.


Jeez… Are they making only 25 of them, or what? :?