What Fightsticks work on PS5?

HORI Fighting Edge

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Mayflash F300 Arcade Stick

Mayflash F300

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Mayflash F500 Review

Mayflash F500

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Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai Review

HORI Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai

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Hori Fighting Edge

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Qanba Drone

Qanba Drone

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Victrix Pro FS

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Qanba Obsidian Review

Qanba Obsidian

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Qanba Dragon Review

Qanba Dragon

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Razer Panthera EVO Review

Razer Panthera EVO

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Madcatz TE2+ Fightstick

Mad Catz Arcade FightStick TE2+

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With the release of the Playstation 5 comes the inevitable question for fightstick enthusiasts: What fightsticks work on PS5?

Currently, there is no dedicated fightstick that is exclusive to the PS5. This makes sense because there aren’t any exclusive fighting games on the PS5. Not yet anyway.

With PS5’s backwards compatibility being a major feature, it means that you can play your favourite fighting games like Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5 and DBZ Fighter Z to name a few.

Obviously, people that use fightsticks to play these games would want their sticks to work with these games on the PS5.

The question still remains as to which fightsticks work on the Playstation 5? Well, fear not, as I’ve compiled a list of all fightsticks that are known to work on the PS5. A couple of these fightsticks will require a firmware update but most will work straight out of the box. Let’s get into it.

Mayflash F300 – Great value fightstick that can be played on most platforms

Mayflash F300 Arcade Stick
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If you’re looking for a decent entry-level stick, look no further than the Mayflash F300. 

As a beginner fightstick, it’s great; featuring the standard 8 button arcade layout and joystick. Perhaps the stick’s best feature, however, is the ability to play on almost any platform including Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PC, and even switch.

It’s a universal stick that’s fully customizable and can be upgraded to Sanwa Denshi parts. 

A recent firmware update has allowed the F300 to work with the PS5.

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Mayflash F500 – Bigger, better, and more customizable than the F300

Mayflash F500 Review
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For not much more money you can get the Mayflash F500 which is bigger and better than the F300. 

The F500 sports a better design and added metal plates mean it’s better quality too.

Throw in a headphone jack, additional customization like the ability to swap out the artwork and, of course, the universal feature, means you have a pretty sweet deal. 

Like the F300, Mayflash has released a recent firmware update that makes the F500 compatible with the PS5. Details can be found here.

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HORI Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai –  Best Mid Range Stick

Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai Review
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The HORI Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai is a great fightstick built on a solid base and has quality parts to boot.

The RAP 4 has an appealing design which makes it look more expensive than it is. The joystick and buttons are non-Sanwa but still feel great to play with. 

If you’re looking for a quality fightstick but don’t want to pay a ridiculous price to get one – look no further than the RAP 4.  

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Hori Fighting Edge – Stunning to look at and play

HORI Fighting Edge

A premium fightstick that is beautiful to look at, and with the excellent hayabusa buttons, is also great to play.

This stick has native PS4 support and so will easily work on the PS5.

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Qanba Drone –  Great Stick for Beginners

Qanba Drone

Qanba already has two other budget fightsticks: The X1 and Carbon. The Qanba drone, however, beats them both.

Whilst not as flashy as its higher-end sticks, the Drone still serves its purpose as a great beginner stick.

The Qanba Drone is also easily moddable meaning, with the right parts, this can easily hang with the big boys in terms of quality and performance.

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Victrix Pro FS – Ultra-premium fightstick with a hefty price to boot

Victrix Pro FS

Although the Victrix Pro FS is a bit on the pricey side you are truly getting all the best features. This includes a premium aluminum design, quality Sanwa parts, and a unique detachable joystick for extra portability.

And with its native PS4 support it’s bound to work well with the PS5.

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Qanba Obsidian – Beautiful premium stick with Sanwa parts

Qanba Obsidian Review

If you don’t like the look of the Razer Panthera but want a premium stick that plays just as good, then get the Qanba Obsidian. 

This is a beautiful fightstick that is fully equipped with Sanwa parts so you know it’s good. Whilst it’s size makes it slightly impractical this is still one of the best fightsticks on the market. 

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Qanba Dragon – The best fightstick money can buy

Qanba Dragon Review
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Is money no object? Do you want the best fightstick? Then here comes the Qanba Dragon. 

Subtle isn’t the word I would use to describe the Dragon. It’s big, it’s heavy and it’s the most premium fightstick on the market. It has too many features to list here but make sure to read the full review by clicking on the link below. 

The Qanba Dragon is expensive but remember, you get what you pay for. So if you want the supercar equivalent of a fightstick, then get the Qanba Dragon. 

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Razer Panthera EVO – Built for the serious fighting game players

Razer Panthera EVO Review
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Razer really went all out with the original Panthera and made it one of the best fightsticks on the market. It’s follow up, the Razer Panthera EVO is an improvement in many ways. 

Designed with the most serious players in mind, Razer have installed their own high-quality buttons into the stick. Add to that a Sanwa joystick, high-quality base, the ability to swap artwork and you have a stick that is truly built for the fighting game enthusiast.  

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Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TE2+

Madcatz TE2+ Fightstick
Madcatz TE2+ Fightstick

Madcatz original TE2+ came out way back in 2016. Sadly, Madcatz is no longer around (at least not in the fightstick business) but you can still pick one of these up for a reasonable price. 

The TE2+ stick is famous for its high-quality Sanwa parts, solid outer shell, and being easy to mod. A lot of care and engineering went into making this the best fightstick possible and it definitely shows. 

Since these are no longer in production, they are becoming scarce and the price is going up. Therefore, if you want the TE2+ – which may very well become a collector’s item – I would get it now.

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