I am looking in to a ps3/pc Fightstick for around 50-120$ (more near 120)

both paradisearcadeshop.com and focusattack.com got something about 8gates. im way too tired and just about to sleep, but i do know that you can buy them seperately for like $10? from some of the bigger arcade stores on here.

I don’t think that the Hori V3 linked above uses Sanwa parts, because Hori usually designates their sticks with an “SA” or “SE” tag, depending on whether they use Sanwa or Seimitsu parts, respectively. Because they are standard 30mm buttons, however, you shouldn’t have a problem replacing them with such. I can’t speak as to whether swapping the stick for a genuine JLF or LS-32 is possible though.

I know for a fact that the BrawlStick doesn’t use them, but it’s a popular mod to buy those sticks on the cheap and replace the parts with Sanwas. Customizing it with art is a pain though, because you have to use LamiLabel… No simple plexi and art solution due to the crease on the surface.

The SCV stick gives you the most bang for the buck: TE chassis, All Sanwa parts, easy to mod and customize. A great deal at $100, even better if MCZ puts it on sale for $80 during The Fall Classic in less than two weeks. Here’s a heads up - if you hear of a major tourney coming up, and MCZ sponsors it, chances are that the MadCatz store will have a sale. MarkMan is not always available to post a sale thread here (the man travels a lot!), but if you catch the stream, they always post the promo codes during the breaks. The codes are simple though… If the SCV goes on sale, the code will be something like “TFC20”, lol. BUT… Nothing is guaranteed. You’ll just have to wait for the TFC weekend to see if and what they offer as part of the sale.

http://store.gameshark.com/viewItem.asp?idProduct=5793&idCategory=253 Mad Catz Arcade FightStick™ PRO for PlayStation®3

or

http://stores.horiusa.com/-strse-102/PlayStation-3-Real-Arcade/Detail.bok PlayStation 3 Real Arcade Pro. V3 SA

Thanks for replying!
These sticks look awesome. Do you have a preference?

I hope they have a holiday sale because I don’t intend on buying one until around Christmas time. Ill look out for MCZ sponsored tournaments though.
Thanks!

That is like asking me If I want Pizza or Wings. Both of these sticks are good, but if I had a gun to my head I would say Madcatz, and that is just because I own Madcatz and have never owned a Hori.

Pads, Sticks, and Hitboxes are just tools, just like a boxers gloves. The gloves do not make the boxer good, it is the person wearing the gloves that needs to make the decisions in order to win. if you feel content with a ps3 pad then I would stick with the pad. Also as soon as you buy a stick you will naturally get worse until you feel you can use the controller effectively. There are a lot of people who play on pad that are really really good, a lot more than you think.

As I said in my main body above, I’m not content with the controller. I understand the risks and time investment.

The madcatz one looks better because the start button is really close on the Hori, and ultra mashing is sometimes necessary in street fighter lol.

i could be wrong but i think you can lock the start button on the hori.

Then I would go with the madcatz one. I would also recommend to stick with the square default gate, but again that is personal preference.

A thread Already exist just for topics like this.
[What Stick/Controller Should I Buy? Read the Guide on Pg 1 Before Posting.](What Stick/Controller Should I Buy? Read the Guide on Pg 1 Before Posting

Next time read the Stickies.

The Hori V3 (six button) and the Hori Real Arcade Pro V3 SA does not have a tournament lock, the Hori Real Arcade Pro V3 AS KAI has a switch to select the mode of the start button (Start or Select)
http://stores.horiusa.com/-strse-159/PlayStation-3-Real-Arcade/Detail.bok

you should check your area on craigslist for sales. i bought an SFxT Pro stick for $70 bucks, brand new. replacing stocks parts on a brawlstick or hori v3 with full sanwa can add a good $40. also its better to get an xbox 360 stick if you’re playing on a PC. alot of non-intel motherboards can’t read PS3 TE’s even with the motionjoy software. you have to buy a special VIA USB add-on card which is another $20

I want to amend that statement. Only the older Round 1 and Round 2 Mad Catz TE and the original SE for the PS3 had this issue. The newer Stock of Mad Catz Sticks do not have PC compatibility issues.

If you are going to quote information, quote the all infomation.

so http://store.gameshark.com/viewItem.asp?idProduct=5793&idCategory=253 shouldn’t have any compatibility issues?

Ughhhhh, i want to start playing 3S:OE on my ps3 and my Dualshock works on my pc, so should i be fine?

Yeah, just get one of the newer PS3 sticks, not an older used one. As Dark said, Madcatz fixed that problem a while ago.

yeah keep using the pad. keep an eye out of craigslist, people are always dumping sticks for around $70 http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/vgm/3937597477.html like that one there. just be sure to buy the xbox 360 stick for compatibility with the pc. you can always dual mod later for around $20 with a fightpad pcb and DPDT switch.

Thanks for all your help man. I think I will buy one of those 3 sticks.

http://www.amazon.com/SoulCalibur-Arcade-FightStick-Edition-Playstation-3/dp/B006EJ38W8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1378359156&sr=8-2&keywords=Soul+caliber+5+arcade+stick

100 bucks and free shipping right now. PS3

Extra cool thing about the noir layout on the SCV stick is the buttons and the joystick are a bit further apart. The viewlex layout is far too cramped.

I have a Quanba Q4… its a cost a little more but its worth it… it works on ps3, 360 and PC.

http://www.amazon.com/Qanba-Q4-Q4RAF-Black-Fightstick/dp/B007SGGLZW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378395277&sr=8-1&keywords=qanba+arcade+stick