Questions about HRAP 3


#1

I’ve been looking for what is going to be my very first stick. I made a pre-order for the MadCatz TE and I’m still waiting to know if I’ll be able to get it or not. For what I’ve seen my next best option would be a HRAP 3, but I have a few questions that I would hope that any of the vets here would be able to answer me with ease:

  1. I would really like a stick for my ps3 that would also work with ps2 games on a BC ps3, will this kind of stick be reliable to do that?

  2. I searched in play-asia and they have this white version for $129
    http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-zl-77-1-49-en-15-hori-70-2sxw-43-bm.html
    what would be the difference between that one and the $99 black one they sell in Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/Playstation-Real-Arcade-Fighting-Stick-3/dp/B001GDQRZM/ref=pd_bbs_sr_7?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1228594515&sr=8-7

  3. I looked at the arcade stick ranking made by Markman
    http://sdtekken.com/tech-area/arcade-sticks/arcade-stick-ranking/
    and the Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 SA is ranked ‘S’ while the Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 is ranked ‘A’. Is the SA model the white one I mentioned above or another completely different model? and what is the difference between the SA and the regular HRAP 3?

I think that’s it. Basically I want to get one really good stick for the ps3 that I can always rely on (don’t want to buy multiple sticks), easy for a noob to mod, and that also works with ps2 games on a BC ps3 as I mentioned above.

Any recommendations and answers to my questions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


#2

The normal HRAP3 has Hori buttons which aren’t the greatest, and the SA has Sanwa OBSF-30 buttons.


#3

get a hrap3 and if you dont like the buttons change them


#4

Thanks. Yes for what I’ve seen it should be pretty easy to change the Hori buttons for sanwa ones, I would probably wait for the Hori to wear out or just change them if I feel I need the better ones.

Anyone knows about being able to play ps2 games and the difference in price between the white and the black models?