Hey guys, I’m normally just a lurker gawking at everyone’s pics of arcade sticks. Well, I’ve finally decided that I should buy a stick of my own. Like many people looking to purchase their first fight stick, I was considering the SFIV Tournament Edition stick. It was only until I found out that the TE stick isnt compatible with my computer! (I have an AMD CPU+Nvidia Mobo chipset, built on 06/2009 :sad:) Anyways I’m looking at alternatives, but having limited knowledge in this area, I’m im need of advice! I’m looking in particular for a stick that is PS3 and PC compatible
So I’ve take a look around the forums and I’ve been seeing the Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 is pretty popular, but as I kept searching the interwebz, I found out about the Hori PS3 Real Arcade Pro. 3-SA.
It’s about the same price as the TE stick (at least now it is since the TE stick has dropped in price), and it seems very similar to the HRAP3, and has all Sanwa too. What do you guys think about it?
I also found out about the Tekken 6 wireless arcade stick that is coming out. What do you guys think of it? I wasn’t able to find out about the parts, so that’s why I’m kinda skeptical about it. I also didnt really want to spend $150 on a stick unless it was really nice quality, although it does come with the game and an artbook. Basically want to get the best stick that I can buy for my first experience. BTW, I’m not worried that a wireless stick will not be allowed for use in tournaments because I don’t plan on joining any.
I’m not really looking into purchasing a custom stick because those seem to cost like $180+. I don’t want to buy a cheap stick and mod it myself because I’ve never soldered a thing in my life.
Also, I would love a stick that could swap out artwork and add a plexiglass on top. Would any of the sticks that I’ve mentioned above (besides the TE) be able to do that?