There are a few stickies in this subforum that are worth reading.
New to sticks? LOOK HERE questions answered!! (you can actually ask new questions in this thread)
The absolute NOOBIE thread/TECH SUPPORT CHECK HERE BEFORE MAKING A NEW THREAD (you can ask questions in this thread too)
If you’re lucky, shoo (the mod) won’t close this thread on you!
Here’s some quick info for you while I’m at it anyway:
Uhm, no out-of-the-box stick will work on all of those consoles. The problem is the Xbox 360; Microsoft will not allow any multiple-console functionality, and there was only one converter (PS2 to this) ever made for it but it had way too much lag to be usable, and I believe it’s been given the cease-and-desist by Microsoft now anyway.
With a PS1/PS2 stick, you can get adapters for all of the other ones, making it the best simple choice. (See the converter thread for that.) You can get into crazier stuff with either custom-built arcade sticks or customized modding jobs on commercial ones that involve the guts of multiple controllers and multiple wires either inside the main box or in separate, little “project” boxes, but you’ll have to decide whether or not you’re willing to go there.
Your best bet for a PS2 stick is some type of HRAP (Hori Real Arcade Pro), or a custom. If you get a HRAP, you may consider upgrading some of its components at a later time, but that’s probably another story for another day. If you have a strong preference to American-style stuff, custom or a MAS Systems’ stick.
To buy a custom stick: Check the Trading Outlet subforum. Every builder has their own thread, and I believe there’s even a sticky related specifically to your interests. Actually, there’s always a few HRAP’s in there as well.
Biggest piece of advice I can give you: if you’re looking for really cheap, it ain’t happening. Or at least, anything you can buy for really cheap will not be worth using at all. Sounds pessimistic, I know, but we are a niche market after all. You really do get what you pay for.
Hope that helps!