Hori RAP Pro V4 (Silent)
Hori RAP Pro V (Silent)
Hori RAP Pro 4 Kai
Hori RAP Premium VLX Kuro
Blazblue Arcade Stick Bururaji Radio Ebten Limited Edition [PS3 / PS4]
BLAZBLUE CHRONOPHANTASMA EXTEND - Hori Official Arcade Stick [PS3 - PS4]
DEAD OR ALIVE 5 LAST ROUND - Hori Official Arcade Stick [PS3 - PS4]
GUILTY GEAR Xrd -SIGN- Arcade Stick Ebten Limited [PS3 / PS4]
The Hori RAP Pro V and the Hori RAP 4 Kai are more or less the same model, but the 4 Kai has a few millimeters distance between the arcade lever and where the buttons are place for Westerners with wider shoulders. Other than that, the Pro V has red colored art on the top like the XBone version of the stick and is mainly sold by Japanese retailers and other Asian resellers. The 4 Kai is what you’d find more commonly in the West. Both models have touch pads unlike the Hori Rap Pro V4 and MadCatz TE2 sticks. Kuro VLX has touch pad, but they’re going to be hard to obtain now.
Hori naming scheme is kinda confusing for most people because they’re being inconsistent and nebulous. Even I made the common mistake of calling the Hori RAP Pro V the Hori RAP Pro V5 when it’s just V. Also I made the mistake of calling the 4 Kai the “V4 Kai.”
If you’re in Europeland, the Venom is a derivative of the Mayflash sticks and it works for PS4. I think you can swap out the stock parts somewhat easily then, Bam!, a budget PS4 stick. Otherwise if importing from further away and you don’t already have extra JLF/Hayabusa/LS-XX/etc. levers and extra buttons, the price may just add up to the same price as a Hori 4 Kai. If you don’t mind mediocre/crummy stock parts of the Venom, then that’ll be the most budget stick to buy.
The last 4 sticks on the list can be found on nin-nin-game.com.
If I get a job soon again, I’d get the Bururaji stick and put a clear bat top on it so I can beat people with a Fisher Price lookin’ stick.