CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Real Arcade Pro VX SA - Xbox 360
- Officially licensed by Microsoft
- Turbo setting (10-20 times/second)
- Sanwa parts used for stick lever and all buttons
- The expansion port allows you to attach your headset to this unit
- Cable can be stored in cable storage box when not in use
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I wasn't that familiar with manufacturers of stick parts but I hear Sanwa makes the best and this stick comes with everything Sanwa. The design is bulky and overall this stick is much larger than I expected. This is by no means a downside as the extra elevation is very comfortable especially if you're just playing on your lap. The buttons are very responsive, with the concave design making it feel like I'm hitting the button before I'm hitting the button: very cool. The joystick is a little weird because of the square gate, which is a little bit of a bizzare transition from controllers. I got used to it in roughly two weeks of maybe 10 hours of play total so not too bad at all. As the pictures show there's a lot of extra room on the left of the stick which, depending on your grip, can make manipulating the stick very comfortable.
There are turbo buttons on top and it's easy to turn on turbo with the little switch for every button individually. Turbo throws me off, personally, but the feature is great if you're into that. The Start button off to the right is kinda weird... Why isn't it at the top with the Dashboard and Back buttons? Depending on how you position or move your hand you might trip the Start button accidentally. Only happened to me twice in the 2 months I've had this, but still not a good place for that button to be.
In conclusion if you're looking to get a new stick, this one is superb, and usually sells for cheaper than the Madcatz TE even though they use the same parts.
I was not prepared for how large this thing is! That's not a bad thing at all, by any means.. like I said it feels great, even for extended durations of game play. This controller works perfectly with PC gaming as well as 360 gaming. Response time is instantaneous, games feel like they should with an arcade quality control panel like this. In windows (only tested with XP) it works great with the standard 360 controller drivers for windows or 3rd party XBCD drivers. (though it takes a bit of work to get this to register with the latter, I only use XBCD drivers so I can remap the triggers on the standard 360 controller as buttons and not analog x/y axis, which is not changeable in Microsoft's drivers)
I only gave the stick 4 stars because of intrinsic problems with how Xbox 360 controllers (and arcade sticks) work with windows. If you have a USB microphone or headset and then plug a Xbox630 controller in, your headset/microphone will start to glitch out, creating massive amounts of distortion in the audio. The worst part is that you can't remedy this by just unplugging the controller, you have to completely restart windows to get the sound back in working order. A true pain in the butt. This happens because of Xbox360 peripheral's built in headset jack, which forcefully takes over all usb headset/microphone connectivity on your computer until you do a full re-boot. I have only encountered this in Windows XP personally, but if you search on the internet you can find more reports of the same, with a variety of equipment.Read more ›
I'm sorry, but I do have to address the issues in the previous review of complaining it's a square gate. Easy enough fix for this is, do a little research before spending that much money on a product. Also, if you like the whole thing minus the square gate, it's enough enough to fix and change to an octagon. Just remember, gates are a matter of personal preference and one is not better than the other.
I use this stick for Marvel Vs Capcom 3 and really enjoy it. It has totally changed the way I play and the way I feel about playing fighting games. It brings back a sense of nostalgia of playing in arcades during the glory days. If you're looking for a stick of great quality, then look no further.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ended up liking the MadCatz sticks better, the pause button is really awkward here. And MadCatz sticks are a little heavier and stay put better on your lap. Read morePublished 5 months ago by SUAShawn
Bought this for my boyfriend for our anniversary and he loved it so so so much :)Published 22 months ago by K8
I bought two of these to play Street Fighter IV old school arcade stick style and love them. Running Street Fighter IV (and Arcade Edition) through Steam on a PC running Windows 7. Read morePublished on November 5, 2013 by Frank N. Arthur III
Fun pad and much larger than I expected! I've played a few fighting games and if you're trying to get into one, this is the thing you need to buy.Published on June 23, 2013 by Christian Price
This joystick is amazing. I love how it feels like the real thing. I play street fighter and tekken, and this thing makes me feel like I'm at the arcade. Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by Tony Lee
This is a good quality arcade stick with excellent arcade parts. You will feel the difference btw this arcade stick and a lower quality fightstickPublished on January 18, 2013 by chrisgh8853
5 stars for me has made playing fighting games a lot more fun and easy than using a controller, and gives the feeling of playing on the actual arcade machines of my childhood. Read morePublished on October 30, 2012 by Ruben Estrada
Extremely responsive buttons.
Takes a beating with no problem.
Great for all fighting games 2d or 3d.
I purchased the Real Arcade Pro VX SA arcade stick after conducting about a month's worth of research on available arcade sticks. Read morePublished on July 17, 2012 by John Smith