SFIV Sticks Playable At Games On!

January 13, 2009

The Games On HD Remix Tournament is in two weeks!  Along with the fierce competition in attendance, the Street Fighter IV Tournament Edition Arcade FightSticks will also be making an appearance!  Come try it out DAYS before its official release!  See you guys there!

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Last Chance Pre-Order SFIV Sticks!!

January 12, 2009

MadCatz, Inc. is leading the way in what will be a milestone in Fighting Game History with the Street Fighter IV Tournament Edition Arcade FightStick.  Be sure you’re a part of it.  If you haven’t pre-ordered one already, chances are you WON’T be getting one.  Play-Asia is among your last, if not only, place left to pre-order your own.  Follow the link to check out the Street Fighter IV line of products that will be available.

PLAY-ASIA – STREET FIGHTER IV PRODUCTS


CES 2009: Official Street Fighter IV Controllers & Accessories

January 10, 2009

Mad Catz has officially unveiled their line of Street Fighter IV controllers and accessories scheduled for release mid February to coincide with SF IV’s US launch.  There have been details and images floating around the net for months now, but here is the first official word!  Click below for the full press release!

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Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick: Tournament Edition Unboxing!

December 24, 2008

Check out this video of the new official Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick: Tournament Edition by Mad Catz!  Scheduled to hit in Feb. to coincide with the Street Fighter IV (360/PS3) console release, make sure you preorder yours NOW!  Click below for the full video and more info!

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Hori Real Arcade PRO 3 SA, Really?!

November 14, 2008

Remember the old Hori Real Arcade PRO 3 SA that Hori cancelled well over a year ago?  Looks like it is BACK, but this time with a new look.  Hori is planning on releasing this special Sanwa edition of their Real Arcade PRO line on December 18th in Japan.  Available Exclusively HORISTORE for 10,000 Yen ($103.11 USD).  Click below for more details on the product.


Tatsunoko vs Capcom Arcade Sticks!

October 24, 2008

Exar, the makers of the Wii Neo Geo arcade stick, have unveiled their new line of arcade sticks to coincide with the release of Tatsunoko vs Capcom on the Nintendo Wii.  The game and arcade sticks are set to release on December 11th in Japan.  Click below for more info and images of both designs for the upcoming arcade sticks!

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Play-Asia Removal Sale! 15% Off!

October 24, 2008

Play-Asia has a special promotion going on for ALL in-stock items until the end of this month!  Take 15% off the original price of thousands of items!  This includes tons of goods such as games, arcade sticks, toys, and more!  Click below to see our recommendations!

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Hori Street Fighter IV Arcade Sticks Unveiled!

October 10, 2008

Hori had their brand spanking new Street Fighter IV arcade sticks on display recently during Tokyo Game Show!  The sticks should be familiar to most as they are pretty much the same good old Hori sticks we have come to know and love, with an artistic SFIV flair.  The PS3 arcade stick is essentially a Hori Real Arcade PRO 3 and the Xbox 360 arcade stick is a Fighting Stick EX2.  Check our Arcade Stick section for more information on the new goods!


STREET FIGHTER IV Arcade Sticks Unveiled!

September 13, 2008

Kotaku recently reported on the Mad Catz STREET FIGHTER IV arcade sticks and controllers that were on display at the GameStop Expo 2008 at Las Vegas.  Buzz for the sticks particularly so far have been VERY POSITIVE.  Featuring real arcade parts, “easy to swap buttons” and replaceable faceplate art, these could be the best stock arcade sticks ever!  Follow the jump to see pics courtesy of Shin-Rotendo and srt4mike of SRK forums.

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STREET FIGHTER IV Arcade Sticks Announced!

August 19, 2008

Mad Catz, Inc. will be working with Capcom to bring out official Street Fighter IV themed controllers early next year!  What kind of controllers will they be?  A good guess would be a fighting game pad and an arcade stick.  Luckily we know some information about the upcoming SFIV controllers and will back up Mad Catz and Capcom by noting that all Street Fighter fans and fighting game nuts should look forward to what is coming out early next year!  Click below for the full press release and details!

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GREAT DEAL: New Exclusive Hori Real Arcade Pro Sticks!

July 29, 2008

SD TEKKEN’s good friend Stridajin has started selling the exclusive Amazon.co.jp edition Hori Real Arcade Pro sticks for the PlayStation 2 and PS3!  Don’t miss out on this great deal for two quality arcade sticks, for the lowest price on the web guaranteed! Click below for more information on how to order from Stridajin!

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Soul Calibur IV Sticks On Sale At Amazon

July 15, 2008

The SOUL CALIBUR IV Arcade Sticks were released last week and are now selling for a discounted price on Amazon. The PS3 stick is going for $41.99 and $51.99 for the Xbox 360 stick, don’t miss out on this deal!

Playstation 3 SOUL CALIBUR IV Arcade Stick

Xbox 360 Fighting Stick EX 2 SOUL CALIBUR IV Arcade Stick


Soul Calibur IV Arcade Sticks

June 7, 2008

Fans of Hori’s smaller arcade sticks for the will be pleased to know that both the PS3’s Fighting Stick 3 and the Xbox 360’s Fighting Stick EX2 are being repackaged for Soul Calibur IV’s late July release. The SCIV themed sticks are identical to their previous incarnations and feature Soul Calibur IV themed artwork. They will be available in stores by the end of this month. Click below for more images of the sticks!

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Hori Arcade Stick Mania!

June 5, 2008

Hori sure has been busy as of late in their arcade stick department… They recently released the Hori Real Arcade PRO 2 SA and since then have announced the Amazon Editions of the Hori Real Arcade PRO and Hori Real Arcade PRO 3. The most recent announcement from Hori is for the Xbox 360 and it’s new Hori Real Arcade PRO EX. Click below for more information on the latest wave of arcade sticks from Hori!

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The Ant Commandos PS2 To PS3 Converter Review!

May 7, 2008

The Ant Commandos just dropped off their latest product to us, a PS2 to PS3 converter! While mainly marketed for use with guitar controllers and use with Rock Band & Guitar Hero III, we couldn’t help to test it out with Tekken and our weapons of choice… You know how much we love our arcade sticks, so we were itchin’ to test this new converter out with all of our games and arcade sticks! Check out our review of it below!

The Ant Commandos Universal PS2 To PS3 Converter Review

You can purchase the converter here.


Slagcoin’s Joystick Controller Page

May 4, 2008

Slagcoin has put together an excellent resource site filled with tons of information on all things joysticks.  Slagcoin’s Joystick Controller Page has all the diagrams and measurements you’d need if you were to create a joystick from scratch.  The page is an excellent resource tool for the joystick noob and connoisseur alike.  Check it out!

slagcoin’s Joystick Controller Page


Hori Real Arcade Pro 2 SA Is Coming!

March 9, 2008

We know Hori promised a Real Arcade Pro 3 SA long ago before it eventually got scrapped… But this time they’ve announced a new SA (Sanwa) style arcade stick for the PlayStation 2 console.  The SA features all Sanwa parts and models a darker graphite metal plate and blue/gray buttons. Preorders begin March 10th in Japan and the arcade stick will only be available on Hori’s web store.  The stick is slated for a release on April 17th for 10,000 Yen (About $97.35 at the time this article was put together).  Keep checking for any/all updates regarding this stick!  Hopefully it actually comes out this time!

SOURCE – Hori Real Arcade Pro 2 SA Item Page


HRAP3 SA SOON! (REALLY!)

August 30, 2007

Just a quick reminder to all you joystick enthusiasts! Hori is releasing the Real Arcade Pro 3 SA (Sanwa) on the 20th of this month! (This time for sure! It was delayed in June!) Sadly, Hori Store stopped taking preorders for this stick and the only way you can preorder one now is through Play-Asia! If you’re interested in this high priced, yet high quality arcade stick investment, you can preorder it here:

PLAY-ASIA.COM – HORI REAL ARCADE PRO 3 SA PREORDER


New PS3 Korean Stick!

July 31, 2007

Saulabi recently released a new arcade stick for the PC and PLAYSTATION 3! The Saulabi 4K Arcade Stick is based off of traditional Korean arcade stick design and features a sleek new all black design similar to that of the PS3. Korean arcade sticks are popular amongst Mishima users in the US, make sure you get yours now at Play-Asia while they are still in stock! Click below for more details on this hot arcade stick!

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Hori Real Arcade Pro SA This Month!

June 10, 2007

Just a quick reminder to all you joystick enthusiasts! Hori is releasing the Real Arcade Pro 3 SA (Sanwa) on the 21st of this month! Sadly, Hori Store stopped taking preorders for this stick in April and the only way you can preorder one now is through Play-Asia! If you’re interested in this high priced, yet high quality arcade stick investment, you can preorder it here:

PLAY-ASIA.COM – HORI REAL ARCADE PRO 3 SA PREORDER


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