Best <$100 PS3 Stick for Street Fighter Series?


#1

Howdy,

I’m a new PS3 owner and a long time SF player.
I’d pre-ordered a Madcatz SE Fightstick, however it does not look like Amazon will be able to fulfill my order.

Can anyone recommend a quality stick aimed towards SF fighters that costs under $100 bucks and is currently available?

I realize that this is the worst possible time to hunt down a sought after stick at face value, however I figure it doesn’t hurt to ask.
The PS3 dual shock 3 is destroying my fingers.

I’d appreciate any assistance that could be provided.

Thanks,

Milan


#2

You could make yourself a fully modded Pelican joystick.

You can find a Pelican PS2 joystick on ebay for maybe under $20.00 if you’re lucky.

Buy a PS2 - PS3 converter.

Buy Happ/Jap stick + buttons from Lizard Lick.

Then add in all the little accessories you’ll need: wiring, quick connects (optional)

Cheapest method but you’ll need the know how.


#3

Thanks for the advice.
Unfortunately, I don’t have the skills to put my own stick together.
I’d love to get a Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 however at the moment they are next to impossible to find at the MSRP.

Milan


#4

Is this what they used to go for? I was trying to find a cheap second stick (preferably SFAC) to mod. Unfortunately even the SF IV hype must have gotten to the Pelicans because I haven’t seen these this cheap.


#5

basically anything under 100 right now is not worth getting imho. only if you plan on building one yourself. but even that get close to 100.


#6

I’m not sure about the current prices but weeks ago I’ve seen Pelicans with no bids starting at 0.99

I’ve also sold my fully Happ modded Pelican for around $55.00 a couple of months ago so yea, they aren’t expensive.


#7

Hori Fighting Stick 3 is $50, but it is not so great.


#8

Thanks. I’ll start trolling for one of these then. I paid $60 shipped for my SFAC a couple of months back and they’re selling for $150+ now. :wasted: I don’t even want the stick for SF IV.


#9

HRAP series may better…
Fight Stick 3…sounds noisy and buttons soft…


#10

I received an email from Amazon stating that my Fighting Stick order has been delayed until April. Ugh! :lame:

I think I may buy a Fighting Stick 3 on eBay for $46 to tide me over.
Right now I only have 1 controller for the PS3, so that means that I can’t play against friends unless they bring their own.

Would the Fighting Stick 3 make a good 2nd player/backup stick or would it just be a waste of money?

I’d love to pick up a HRAP3 if I could find one for $100.

Milan


#11

FS3 is fine for a backup/buy your own goddamn stick.

I have a local ‘fight club’, where we get together with a projector and a 360 and etc and play for a couple hours every week, we have two modded EX2s with a giant “BUY YOUR OWN GODDAMN STICK” written on white paper replacing the artwork.

Those people don’t complain. Neither should your friends!


#12

HRAP 3 imo


#13

get the hori fight stick and mod it with sanwa parts. we have a guide here so look for it.


#14

since your in texas, have you tried a fry’s electronics. i went in the other day and they have the se sticks sitting on shelves.


#15

I have something you might be interested in. I sent you a pm.


#16

My EX2 is still going strong. I had to put a wedge between the metal bottom and the PCB that connects to the A and B buttons to keep it in place during play and that corrected the unresponsive A button issue.

The stick itself is solid. Other than the noise (is uses larger microswitches and it squeaks a little when I move it fast), it feels very similar to my Sanwa right down to the dead zone and the throw. I certainly can’t blame it when I whiff a special.

If the Fighting Stick 3 uses the same parts, it’s a fine $50 joystick.