Casual Gamer looking for fightstick help?


#1

hi!
I just bought mvc3 on the ps3 for my boyfriend and he’s been playing it for the past few weeks. I like to play, I am super awful at the game, but i’ve managed to learn a few combos with some characters.
Anyway, I’ve begun to notice that the dualshock controllers suck for fighting games in general and now I want to get myself a fight stick.
I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations on what I should get and where I can get it at? I don’t really wanna spend too much since I don’t play religiously so my budget is around $50 ($60 max). I’d want it to be compatible with the PS3 but my boyfriend also has sf4 on the 360. is it possible to get an okay/good fightstick compatible for both PS3 and 360 for around $50? I apologize if i sound like a noob but I am. :[
I know I’m asking for a lot but thanks for all the help! :]


#2

The MadCatz Standard Edition stick sounds perfect for you, you can sometimes find them at Gamestop still. The internet is flooded with them. Try ebay, amazon etc etc.


#3

the madcatz se goes for quite a lot on ebay these days. most are around 80 from what i’ve seen :[


#4

now is probably a bad time to look for a arcade stick because of MVC3. everyone wants one and theres not enough to go around. like everyone said the Madcatz SE Fightstick would be your thing.


#5

if you want something for just casual stuff, you can always go for a hori FS3. it goes for pretty cheap on amazon nowadays

edit: nvm that’s been hit with the marvel craze too

try going for a tekken 6 wireless bundle. You should be okay with that


#6

Call your local Best Buy’s (assuming they’re around your area) to see if they have the Tekken 6 limited edition bundles still. It’s on clearance & if you’re lucky enough to find it locally then it’s around $30 but won’t be compatible with both ps3 & xBox 360 so you’re going to have to choose which one you want more (I’m assuming ps3). Good luck!


#7

Joytron Paewang Revolution

This is works for both 360/ps3. Around your budget ( slightly over with shipping).

But, hard to find dual capable for a better price.


#8

^this.

dual capable is of more importance in your case, since you’re not looking to spend too much. button/sticks are okay on it, but if you plan to upgrade buttons/stick you may run into a wall. its doable, but time consuming

you could always do an SE (which you can find for 20-50), dual mod ($40+), annd new buttons/joytick($40)
which all end up costing about as much as a TE/HRAP.