If you’re just looking for a fightstick with Xbox 360/PC/PS3 compatibility right out of the box, I personally own the Qanba Q4raf (newer PCB) and a madcatz Street fighter X tekken fightstick pro.
Both have identical Sanwa parts in both, although the Qanba has a VLX style start button on the front, like the Hori 4 RAP Kai VLX does.
I’d recommend the Qanba Q4raf over it for several reasons:
- MUCH nicer case.
- cleaner insides, much easier to mod due to how neat everything is.
- carrying handle (you have no idea how convenient that is).
- felt bottom makes playing on your lap extremely nice.
There have been issues with people having problems with the Qanba PCBs failing, although that hasn’t happened to me.
there were at least three PCB revisions:
- true dual modded one with a daughterboard PCB attached to a main PCB for Xbox 360/PS3; was known to have S tier input lag rating but a high failure rate
- integrated single PCB with some sort of epoxy or something in the middle in place of a chip. This apparently did not have common ground so there were issues with wiring LED’s if you wanted to add them. I’m guessing failure rates weren’t so great either.
- integrated single PCB with chip in the middle. Common ground on this. all current Q4rafs and Eightarc versions ship with that.
That’s probably your best option if you want a stock stick.
You can also easily swap in a Brooks UFB in your Qanba for PS4+Xbox One compatibility also, if you want to move up to that. If you only wanted one newer console compatibility, you can buy a Brooks adapter.
MAKE SURE YOU BUY A SEIMITSU LS-55 JOYSTICK SPRING (if not available, any 1.5lb or 2lb similar spring) so you can put it in the start button !!