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HORI Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC
Officially Licensed by SonyCompatible with PS4, PS3, and PC (XInput).New & Improved HAYABUSA Buttons:Beveled edges and slim profile for faster actuation and responseTouch Panel, Turbo function, Button Configuration Mode, and Input Toggle SwitchRedesigned chassis and increased space between and below stick and buttonsUses HORI original HAYABUSA stick lever and new HAYABUSA buttons
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73 Reddit comments about HORI Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC:

u/xComett · 18 pointsr/Tekken
u/Gr4mm4rN4zi · 12 pointsr/salty

I got a Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 off Amazon for ~$200. Works on PC and PS4, feels great, looks great, all that jazz. Definitely recommended

u/chuckles_the_clown · 10 pointsr/StreetFighter

HORI RAP4 is going for $150 on Amazon these days, and is compatible with PC and PS4.

Link to the Amazon store.

This is the stick I own. I've got 300 hours into mine and it's still going strong. My only complaint is that it is kind of light-weight so it slides in my lap sometimes, and the door housing the power cord is only held on with two small plastic nubs that seem to break very easily. A rubber band keeps the cord together just fine for me now though.

EDIT : I also suggest trying the program ce360
as that may work to read the input from your already purchased fightstick? I suppose if your PC doesn't recognize the stick at all then it won't help.

u/miniboss1487 · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Then look elsewhere. This stick is a modified real arcade pro which retails for $150. I personally have the same stick for my PS4 and it's worth it IMO. My only complaint are the buttons which you can easily swap out for Sanwa anyway.

This is a pretty good price for an arcade stick all things considered. Cheaper sticks tend to be pretty terrible quality.

u/JSGuin · 6 pointsr/Guiltygear

The xbox analog stick is possibly one of the worst input methods for direction out of all the common options. Even the awful 360 d-pad is better. I think you'll find improvement using anything else. If you want to keep the xbox controller, do yourself a favor and learn to use the dpad on it.

If you want a to get a better controller, for pad get the Hori Fighting Commander. If you want a stick, most people recommend the HRap4 Kai.

u/XLightThief · 5 pointsr/fightsticks

Qanba Obsidian

  • Currently on sale on their main website.

    HORI Fighting Edge

    Razer Panthera Evo

    Hori Rap 4 Kai

    The 'Hori Rap 4 Kai' used to be the most popular until the 'Qanba Obsidian' came along. From what I've seen, the Qanba Obsidian is the most popular stick right now. The 'Razer Panthera Evo' is an updated version of the 'Razer Panthera' and it's a solid stick from what I've read.

    Personally, I'm looking to get the 'Hori Fighting Edge' next because the button layout got me curious and the aluminum panel seems really nice.

    I have the Qanba Obsidian and Hori Rap 4 Kai so I can speak a little about those.

    >Qanba Obsidian

    Quite big in size and heavy. Definitely sturdy. Lots of room to rest your arms on. Custom art work replacement is easy. Same goes for replacing the buttons. The miscellaneous buttons up top are a little too small and fat fingering a button happens sometimes.

    >Hori Rap 4 Kai

    The size and weight lean towards average. It'll rest on your lap nicely and not feel overbearing. Custom art work replacement requires a little work because the default artwork has strong adhesive binding it to the steel plate inside. Replacing buttons is no problem. Miscellaneous buttons are on the right side underneath the right wing. You can also rebind buttons.
u/G0ffer · 5 pointsr/SoulCalibur

Dude save a bit extra and buy this

I've had this stick for nearly a year now and not a single issue with it. I've clocked 1,300 hours in Tekken with this thing so it's not like it was seldom use. I've been pounding it every single day.

If you go for a cheaper stick you are going to get either really bad build quality or really bad parts in the stick or both.

u/WarMachine_Rhodes · 4 pointsr/shmups

Ah ok. Well if PC and ps4/ps3 are going to be mainly where you are going to be playing on then i would go for the Hrap 4 kai or Hrap V Hayabusa since they work ps3/ps4 and pc(xinput).

I have the qanba q1 that i swapped out with sanwa parts myself but it is the xbox 360 version and i use it for games/emulators on pc and it works with no issues.

I dont think any stick manufacturers will be making any ps4/ps3/360/xbox 1 compatible sticks anytime soon since fighting games arent getting many releases on xbox one.

u/HalfCent · 4 pointsr/retrogaming

There are lots of companies still making quality sticks. If you use the term 'fightstick' you'll have better luck searching. Hori, Madcatz, and Qanba all have good sticks out there right now.

Here's an example of a quality stick.

u/olbaze · 4 pointsr/Tekken

With a budget stick, you're going to get the following:

  • Shitty parts that will fall apart quickly.
  • Shitty parts that you cannot swap out.
  • Missing functionality like L3, R3, Touchpad buttons, inability to switch stick to left stick or right stick mode.

    Buying a budget stick is kind of like trying to play a PS4 game with a PS2 pad: You can play for the most part, but there are going to be times when you'll be forced to grab a PS4 controller.

    Now, that being said, you can get decent sticks in the sub-100$ category, such as:

  • Mayflash F300 Elite. Has quality parts, but missing L3/R3 buttons.
  • Qanba Drone. Shitty parts, but can be modded with better ones. There's an EVO edition that comes with good parts. Surprisingly, has all the functionality of a higher end stick.
  • Mayflash F500. Big brother to the F300, comes with a plexi. Requires that you plug a controller into it to use. Missing some functionality (L3, R3 buttons). Easily upgradable with better parts.

    If you want a stick that has quality parts and is not missing any functionality, your best option is a Hori RAP 4 Kai. They are often on sale at prices near (or below?) 100$.
u/sonicbrkr · 4 pointsr/Guiltygear

The way I see it, it's all preference but if you want to buy a stick you should just do it (but don't feel pressured to do it). It's like the FPS scene where everyone asks what sensitivity the pros use. 9 out of 10 times they will say they use 800 mouse dpi with a low in game sensitivity. Sure there are crazy high sens. twitch pro players, but there is a reasoning behind getting used to lower sensitivity vs using high sensitivity. The lower the sensitivity, the more you move your arm and the more accurate you can be, and as long as you can 180 with one arm motion the lower the better.

I'm actually using the same logic in buying a stick. I HATE the d-pad (literally can't do the DP motion on it). I use the joy stick and while it works fine I'm not satisfied with my accuracy when it comes to the stricter inputs required for some combos. I want to try out something with higher kinetic motion so that, once I get used to it, there is less room to mess up (which sounds backwards actually). Also fight sticks are badass and I can afford one so why not.

I'm looking at these 2 sticks atm, Hori Real Arcade Pro and Mad Catz TE2. I kind of like the Hori since it's cheaper but it's not a big deal for me to go for the Mad Catz TE2 if it has something that over the Hori that I'm not seeing. Thoughts? Also, are there any other options out there I may be missing for a mid/high-end stick?

u/Kana-ti · 3 pointsr/dbfz

This is the one I have it comes with a 4 way restriction plate, and I am modding it to an 8-gate tonight. That is the only thing I really wanted to change. Hori did a great job over all. I might eventually change it to Sanwa, but for now it works great.

u/d00tz · 3 pointsr/StreetFighter

This Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai keeps dropping in price on Amazon. It did it the other day and made it down to like 113 bucks or something, so keep your eye on it for a bit. I think it is pretty well regarded as a good stick, others may have more input than me.

u/scout_ · 3 pointsr/StreetFighter

One thing about the RAP4 is the stick only sits about an inch above the platform, so there's not a ton of room for your fingers if your hands are really big. I have pretty big hands and its something I had to get used to.

The stick in question.

u/DTGG · 3 pointsr/Guiltygear

Do not buy a Mad Catz stick, they are overpriced. Yes they are good sticks but you could get a Hori and Qanba that is just as good for half the price. I would personaly recommend this one or that one. They both work on PC.

u/HiHaterslol · 3 pointsr/StreetFighter

Buy this for $150 and save the other $150 for beer and things that matter

u/DontPoke · 3 pointsr/StreetFighter

As far as prices on the Amazon US go:

The Hori Fighting Commander 4 has universally positive reviews, is compatible with PS4, and now it's discounted to $30.

The Qanba Q1 is a very good budget choice for sticks, costs $80, proprietary but good quality parts (can be modded later), and is compatible with PS4 SFV in legacy mode.

For higher-end, there is the Hori RAP 4 for $150, PS4 compatibility, quality Hori stick and buttons, pretty much the best you can get ($200 on MadCatz TE2 is not worth)

Or you could try the used route, I bet there are many people selling their old but good sticks on eBay because of PS4.

u/SeriousAboutLinux · 2 pointsr/StreetFighter

Looks like Amazon still has this one in stock. I just picked it up last week and I'm happy with it - it's an improvement over my v3 Kai. I have been experiencing an issue playing on PC where it doesn't work unless I unplug the USB cable and plug it back in again, which is a minor annoyance. I haven't looked into a fix yet.

u/MrEdews · 2 pointsr/Fighters

The Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai is supposed to be really good.

Edit: Forgot the Kai

u/psnscrub · 2 pointsr/Tekken

I'm assuming you already own an arcade stick with a Korean stick so if you know how to install PCBs you can look into using this one which is made for ps3/ps4 they also have adapters as well if you don't know how to install PCBs. If you don't have a korean stick then what'd you want is this it's a Korean stick and for a few more dollars you get some cable which allows you to plug it into any arcade stick that uses Japanese sticks. I don't know much about the venom stick just that people normally get it because it's cheaper since it uses generic parts but amazon has the hori kai stick on sale right now which is considered a good arcade stick some say the buttons suck others have no problem I was originally going to get it before I found the pcb I mentioned which I'll probably put inside my stick

u/HoTs_DoTs · 2 pointsr/Tekken
u/Rotjenn · 2 pointsr/StreetFighter

Those extra 2 buttons are for all punches and all kicks. You don't actually need them, as you can press all three buttons at once instead, but if you find that difficult to do, those buttons are useful for that.
You can also map other things to those buttons, like throws or whatever, if you want.

Honestly, learning to play with just 6 buttons from the get-go is pretty neat.

My only gripe with that stick is the size and weight of it. You'll want it to rest firmly on your lap/desk when you play. It should never ever move when you do sudden inputs.

I have this arcade stick, and the only gripe I had with that was the Kuro buttons on it, which I have switched out with Sanwa buttons. I recommend it, but know that it will take you a while to get used to a stick. You'll suck for days if not weeks.

u/Keravnos · 2 pointsr/Fighters

With the PCB, five 24mm buttons, eight 30mm buttons, joystick, and USB wires/connector you're over $100 (that's without a touchpad, balltop, shaft sleeve, extra wires for the home/options/share/R2/R3 buttons, PCB harness, and shipping).

Then there's materials and time spent on a decent case - $20 to $30 I think would be reasonable.

In the end I can guarantee that you will save at most $10 if you built this from scratch. And that's if you spend almost nothing on the case.

I'm not trying to stop you from making you're own stick - I've done it and loved every minute. But honestly if saving money is the biggest concern, I think buying a prebuilt is the way to go. There's a reason that independent stick builders charge insane amounts of money for a custom project.

u/-dPhidt · 2 pointsr/StreetFighter

Hey all! I'm looking to get a fight stick for SFV, but I'm not too sure what I should be getting. I'm willing to spend ~$150 on it, and this stick is what my buddies recommended to me, and it seems to be my best choice from the searching I've done. Are there better options or is this a good option that I should go for?

u/klipse · 2 pointsr/Kappa
u/Competitive_Bench · 2 pointsr/fightsticks

Aw damn, the SoulCalibur VI RAP N went back up in price. The PS4 version was $106 several days ago the last time I checked on Amazon and there was a good seller on eBay that sold it for around $85 to $95 which is where I got it from. Anyway, I do second this. It's my first fightstick and it's a blast.

The regular RAP N is priced lower than the SoulCalibur VI version on Amazon at $126.97 right now to the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the SoulCalibur VI RAP N being $158.99.

If you're okay with used fightsticks, there is a seller, a pawn shop apparently with good reviews, selling the PS4 version of the Hori Tekken 7 RAP N for $99.

Personally, I wouldn't buy it not because it's used, but because of the price. From what I gathered, the Tekken 7 version is more of a collector's edition. It's usually more expensive than the regular RAP N and the SoulCalibur VI which because it was attached to a less popular game, is sold for less than the regular RAP N where except for not have these rubber mats under them, the same thing the Tekken 7 version lacks if I recall correctly, it's the same fightstick with a different art and case color. That is just me, though, if you really want a RAP N, like the Tekken 7 stock art, and are okay with the price, then sure.

Another "used" fightstick is the Rap 4 Kai which was mentioned by another user on Amazon. Amazon Warehouse currently has a "like new" offer for the Rap 4 Kai and it's $116.85. I've had good experiences with Amazon Warehouse, but there have been some misses like they sent me the wrong items. Not all that bad since you can just send it back and get a refund.

Someone else posted a thread about how the Razer Panthera Evo is on sale on their site and their eBay store for $140. The one issue with the Panthera Evo is that it can be difficult to install a Korean lever. You did not mention any 3D fighters like Dead or Alive, SoulCalibur, or Tekken, so it probably won't matter much, but in the future if you ever get into those, especially Tekken, or you really want to try out a Korean lever, then it could be a pain to install.

There's a user selling the Qanba Obsidian here. I do not want to imply the user is a bad person, but do be careful. The thread's title was not changed, but they're asking for $125 now.

u/JoshRawrrs1 · 2 pointsr/GiftofGames

Sorry bro, it seemed to have sold yesterday for the prime price of $5.

It retails for $140 lol. But then again, my bro said to donate or sell it cheap so we have no control over the price since everything at the yardsale was $10 or lower.

That is the RAP4.

I'll ask around for you to see if anyone have a fight stick or pad near me and willing to donate bro.

u/WumFan64 · 2 pointsr/dragonballfighterz

I cannot attest to the quality of Mayflash fight sticks. If you're looking at something like this then I'll say I bought something very similar for the PS2, I'm talking probably the same stick even, and the build quality was very poor. The buttons specifically were so stiff they were hard to press. I bought it and a converter to play a Wii fighting game, but the stick's quality bummed me out enough to quit. If I had played the game as much as I wanted, maybe the buttons would have loosened up... or maybe I would have accidentally broken the thing.

However a stick like that would work on PC. I mean, it would plug in, and the buttons and stick would function. It'd just be a cheap, potentially crappy/easily broken stick. I bought my PS2 stick like 6 years ago so maybe the build quality is better now.

If you want my recommendatiom, I'd buy a regular pad like the PS3/PS4 pad or 360/One pad. The idea that fighting games are best played on sticks is a myth; many pro players in every game use pad and dominate. Many theorize that pads are actually superior overall to sticks. In fact, the penultimate controller for fighters seems to be something called a "Hit Box" which replaces the stick entirely with buttons (very similar to a keyboard at that point). What it boils down to is using something comfortable... which I worry the mayflash stick won't be.

Anyways, I'd recommend a pad because they're just as good as sticks, if not better, and they can be used for multiple types of games. The best pad users seem to like the PS3 style pad, which would be the one I recommend since its the cheapest with a decent dpad... though, personally, when I use pad, I use the analog sticks. If you REALLY want a stick, the only quality ones I know of are in the $150 range... stuff like this. It's possible to buy a cheapo stick and upgrade it with nicer parts, and its not necessarily all that hard, but that's a lot of hoops to jump through to play DBZ.

u/abnerayag · 2 pointsr/Tekken

shell out a bit more for an hrap v4 kai which will work on pc/ps4
(around 140usd on amazon)

u/ShockwaveMTME · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace


Most Fighting Games can deal with Direct Input devices like Sticks...unless they do not like the Unreal Engine based games.

Madcatz has own drivers for the PC too.

Hori should work right out of the box too.

No idea for the Razer Atrox or the Etokki and Qanba.

Edit: A few examples

u/ianorsomething · 2 pointsr/UnderNightInBirth

The sooner you get into the game, the sooner you can learn it and figure out of you actually like it. It's probably cheaper now than it will be when UNICLR comes out, and the game will change, but not so drastically that your time in UNIST will have been totally wasted.

As for sticks, the Hori Rap 4 Kai sounds like what you want.

u/I__Am__Not__A_Robot · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

HORI is probably just assuming the Nintendo Switch will have some fighting games. After all, that's just a previously-released product, the HORI Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai, adapted for the Switch.

u/PM_ME_YOUR_LOINS · 1 pointr/DeadOrAlive
u/Ezience · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

I just want a stick that works on PC and that i can bring to tournaments. If the Quanba didn't work i was looking at the new HORI one What do you think?

u/Real_nimr0d · 1 pointr/fightsticks

man thanks, looking on for this stick confused me, they are still using the old pictures and stuff on there, look at stick on the box picture

look at the picture there it doesnt have that strip on the right side.

u/lixecon · 1 pointr/Fighters

So, if I may pick your brain a little more, what is this difference between this and this ? Mainly, is the price gap worth it?

u/CherryDrank · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

What model is it? Looks like it's $150 new on Amazon now.


u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/StreetFighter


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u/Novelty_Frog · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

This dual-mod tutorial was posted in /r/Kappa a few days ago. It doesn't look terribly hard, but you could mess up somewhere along the way.

If you're not comfortable doing it yourself, contact a modder on SRK forums like gummo. You'll have to pay for new PCB and shipping which comes to $140 according to his website. At that price, though, you may be better off getting the new Hori PS4 stick.

u/Kaissy · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

I'm thinking about getting a fight stick, but should I wait until there are more ps4 options? Right now there seems to be only one fight stick on sale that works with ps4 and pc. Should I get this, or just buy a xbox/ps3 one and wait for more options?

u/imdabessmeng · 1 pointr/dragonballfighterz

I played on a pad but made the switch to an arcade stick about 8 years ago? I had only been playing fighters for a year on a pad at that point and it was a pretty difficult switch. Took me at least a couple months but personally I feel playing on a stick is a lot more fun!

That said, the cheapest option for a fight stick right now would be the HRAP4. You don't have to buy a stick any cheaper than this because they're really bad and not worth it.

u/cmloe · 1 pointr/Fighters
u/gommerthus · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

I just pulled the trigger on the HORI Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3:

To top things off, Amazon offered me free trial Prime for 2-day shipping, so I should be getting this within 2 days or so.

Here's my rationale behind getting this stick:

  • good reviews, only negative point was not much palm rest room
  • works between PS3/PS4. Meaning that when I plug into my PC, I'll leave it on PS3 mode and dxinput will just work(which is crucial for SF V operation and not needing to fiddle with 3rd party keyboard mappers)
  • Since it works on PS4, in the off-chance I bring it to a PS4 console, I am not worried(though I just need to remember to switch it to PS4 mode).

    Soon as this thing arrives, I will quickly pre-order SF V on Steam, and hopefully get beta access, and test this sucker.
u/e39 · 1 pointr/RetroPie

You'd need to find something that's PS4 and PC compatible, then it should work.

For $150, it doesn't get much better than the HORI Real Arcade Pro

u/poeticpoet · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

Ok first off hi! I'm beatlemnkyhuman a.k.a Jesus nice to meet you.

You don't need a stick

It's a luxury. Sticks are pricey and custom sticks can get really pricey. I've heard of players buying sticks and never using them so some buy them just for the swag but it is no longer needed.

Luffy won evo and went pro with a ps1 pad and he still uses a ps1 pad.

Punk went pro on pad, nuckledu is pro on pad coolkid plays pad.

you no longer need a stick

A stick will not make you better.
Contrary to popular belief a stick is not magic.

You will still have to work. In my personal experience, it took me 3 months or so to get over pad and get used to stick. If you did not grow up with a stick then there's no reason.

Next thing, if you did grow up with a stick then your memory maybe rose tinted in that your remembering being better then you ever were. Sticks take work just like pad.

If after all this you still want a stick:

I recommend focus attack for custom art work and big e customs for custom designs as that's what I use

[the te2 is the pro standard. Amazing stick, easy to mod. Sanwa buttons and sanwa stick.] (

some players prefer the hori rap4 with hori parts. It's cheaper so the stick is a little more loose. Hori parts fully and difficult to mod

the qanba drone is seen as a cheap alternative. Sanwa buttons i think and if not it can be modded easily. Known to not last

The qanba dragon is a monster of a stick that goes for 300 and the obsidian goes for 200.

EDIT: The razr panthera is a pro favorite as well, impossible to mod the artwork but an amazing stick for 200

If you want to go custom from the ground up then you can do allfightsticks. Com which will give you a sleek heavy steel frame or marvelous customs.

Each of those custom sticks will run you 300 plus.

You can even go wood frame which may be even more expensive.

Good luck.

u/DJXtremist · 1 pointr/fightsticks

Similar except for the layout/placement of the buttons.

The Rap 4 uses a Vewlix layout with the start/options button directly to the right of the buttons and is the cheaper of the two


The RAP N uses the Namco Noir layout, is slightly smaller and has the start button in a little compartment to the upper right of the buttons and is slightly more expensive

u/DrHasbeen · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

So, I'm going to be trying to get into the game and having been looking into picking up a Hori Real Arcade Pro (Unless there's a better choice around that price range). I'm going to be playing on PC and was just wondering how setting that up with the drivers and everything will be. I'm really excited to be joining the SF community, I've always watched with interest from the Smash Bros side of venues and figured now would be a good time to bridge the gap and try it out! I'm also lucky to have a few friends who are willing to teach me the game and hopefully be practice partners as I learn the ins-and-outs of true 2D fighters.

u/ChuckieFister · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

I've only really had experience with a couple of Hori sticks and the latest Madcatz te, as well as some custom ones I modded. You have a lot more options on PC, but as for quality I'm not really sure. I know there are some Qanba PC sticks for around $80, but I can't vouch for the quality, although the ratings are pretty good on [Amazon] (

The buttons and stick might not be of the greatest quality, but it's a good start and I assume some of the high ratings come from being [easy to mod] ( but for that you'd need to buy new buttons and new stick.

If I were in your position, I'd opt for getting something of decent quality now with the intent to mod it later when you really get a feel for using a stick and get your execution down. And if I didn't want to mod, I'd wait a bit longer or mow a couple lawns and opt for a nice [Hori] [ or a better quality [Qanba] (
Either way, there's still a learning curve when switching peripherals so keep that in mind

u/corgibuttes · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

That is a slightly upgraded version with quieter buttons and stick. Never tried it so can't tell you if it's worth the extra 30 for that alone.

Here's the 150$ version:

u/teapot_RGB_color · 1 pointr/Tekken

I feel like I have a lot of muscle memory on controller from other games as well.. so it's a bit rough transitioning to stick. Never played any arcade, but (same as you) played on controller since PS1.

I bought a Hori Rap4 Kai I don't know if it's a good stick or not for tekken, but I saw it was generally favorable reviews, so maybe someone else can answer that.

One thing I will say though, I bought the Tekken 6 bundle that came with a cheaper stick. And I won't do that ever again, that stick was not good quality.

u/finonymouse · 1 pointr/Vocaloid

Depends on the button sizes you use, if you go with those 52mm buttons you could probably hack a Hori, just replace the top panel and reuse all the wiring and electronics. Probably cheaper in the long run. . . Don't think the arcade's 100mm buttons would fit in most off the shelf arcade sticks.

Check out these projects if you haven't already (Tomtortoise even has an instructable):




u/ImaginaryEvils · 1 pointr/GameDeals

I mean I’ve been using the Xbox One pad for years so, if you really want to get into it a stick would be good, Hori makes a good ones, and they also make good pads, so it is really up to you, though never think that what you use hinders your ability and skill, it’s all preference. I did some of the hardest loops/combos in Marvel on a Xbox 360 controller.

Though here some recommendations:



You could also look into Qanba stuff, you could go cheaper for fight sticks but the parts (buttons,stick) won’t be as high quality.

u/theblackvote · 1 pointr/PS4

Probably this if you're planning on playing SFV.

It doesn't really matter what you use though as long as you feel comfortable with it. nuckledu does really well with a regular DualShock and luffy took 1st place at EVO for USFIV with a PS1 pad

u/WallRustt · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

thanks for a quick response on such an old thread, I decided to settle on this As a current gen one, I'm hoping it works with PC/Guilty Gear or I'm going to be pretty sad

u/GoingIntoOverdrive · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

I've got the RAP4 Kai and have absolutely fallen in love with it. This is everything I wanted in a stick after coming from a modded venom:

It's 180 CDN apparently. The RAP V Kai is a tenner more. Difference is in the placement of the stick vs the buttons and nothing more afaik.

EDIT: I use this on PC. If you get the PS4/3 RAP 4 you just have to install x360ce in the SFV folder. It'll detect the thing without issue and you can use it from there. No hassle really. I modded mine with sanwa buttons because I got used to them and the stick but I quite like the Kuro buttons and Hayabusa lever that come with it. The stick is actually surprisingly responsive ... might actually put it back in now that I think about it. Only reason to take the Kuro buttons out is that they're loud and I've gotten used to silent ones. If you're using non-silenced buttons atm they'll be the exact same.

u/SkeptikalAnus · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

right now the Mad catz TES+ is on sale for 150

The Hori Rap4 Kai ussually goes for around 150, the Rap5 usually goes for the same amount or 160

The Mad catz Alpha is decent i still recommend you get the "big boy sticks"

The sony Venom if you buy it from amazon uk it should be around 86$ US if my conversion is right please check.

I dont recommend doing this but you could buy a razor atrox on sale for cheap right now for $80 and buy a brooks converter to play on ps4 here

out of everything i think the Mad Catz TES+ and the Hori Rap4 are the two best out of all the options here.

Here is a review on the Rap4 Kai the video is solid but these guys are hori fan boys

Here is a review for a TES+ i may be biased because i like mad catz

All honesty They are both good sticks. The main differences is the parts. The Hori has a very fast and responsive stick that everyone likes and the buttons are not arcade standard but people have grown to like them for their feel after they are broken in. The Mad catz stick uses Japanese Standard Sanwa parts so they both the stick and buttons feel great, the Mad catz stick is a little easier on moding for aesthetics i've heard but all in all they are the same. and for now the same price pick witch ever fits your needs or witch ever looks cooler to you.

u/theAmazingDead · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

I have the HORI RAP4 Kai. It definitely does the job for me and is cheaper than the TE2. I did change out the buttons for Sanwas but I definitely didn't NEED to as the buttons it came with where fine.

u/ilovedonuts · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

just putting this out there - hori rap 4 kai is normaly 150 and dips as low as $99

imho a better value if you want a current gen stick for some reason.
otherwise just buy used

u/ryu_1394 · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

Grab a Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai -

Compatible with PS3 / PS4 / PC. Should be around ~$220 delivered. The only difference between this and a (far more expensive) MadCatz stick is it uses Hori's 'Hayabusa' buttons/stick, which feel slightly different to the Sanwa buttons/stick used by MadCatz. Purists will tell you 'Sanwa or nothing', but I can tell you honestly from 7 years of playing SF4 using Sanwa sticks to using this Hori stick for SF5, the difference is negligible. The good thing is you can easily swap the stick and buttons out for Sanwa parts if you really, really must have a Sanwa setup.

Would recommend 100%.