I have been playing hundreds of hours of good old Street Fighter II back in the SNES days and I want to give the genre another try with the release of SFV and the latest Blaz Blu on PC.
While I had my fun on the 360 with SF IV and Soul Calibur, I was always put off by the awful D-Pad on the 360 controller (like all of them, not only the official MS one).
I am situated in Germany and importing is not an option for me since for whatever reason my stuff tends to get stuck at customs for months. So I am limited to the selection of the German Amazon store.
There is a sale on Warehouse Deals going on so prices are reasonable.
At first I got a Hori Real Arcade Pro V Hayabusa for Xbox One for 100 EUR, a real bargain. Love the stick, love the slanted wrist rests, hate the wobbly buttons. Unfortunately I was not able to get the Triggers working on PC, so I have to look for PS4 editions of the sticks.
I am not into modding but have no issue with swapping the buttons or the stick.
The following three sticks are available:
Hori Real Aracde Pro 4 Kai for 145 EUR.
Should be roughly the same as the RAPV. Artwork is awful and I might swap the buttons, which are easy to get in Germany and would set me back another 30 EURs. On he other hand the Hayabusa stick and especially the wrist rests are really nice.
Mad Catz Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2 for 165 EUR.
Huge, heavy and sturdy base which I like. There are reports about the top being too flexible. Nice Artwork.
MadCatz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition S+ for 185 EUR
Sturdy all around construction, touchpad and also the newest of the bunch. Could be a bit wider for comfortable lap play, though. Artwork is decent.
MadCatz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2 looks really nice, but is ridiculously expensive here in Germany (340 EUR+).
Thanks for any suggestions.