- PS3, PS4, PC Compatible
- Qanba buttons and Qanba stick
- Officially Licensed Sony Product
- LED joystick
- LED buttons
- Carrying handle
- Wired USB
- X-Input and Direct Input
- Square gate
- 17 x 11 x 5 inches
- 7.25 lbs
- UPC: 764210998013
- Amazon ASIN: B01N75NX8T
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I really like everything about this fight stick. It has that exact arcade feel you’re expecting. The LEDs real take this to the next level. The clear housing also glows along with the buttons at night with the LEDs; making gameplay magical! I just wish the USB cord was longer.
I heard all the time “crystal is okay but switch to Sanwa” and I’m on the complete opposite. The Qanba joystick is extremely similar to Sanwa, but it’s gate is way better. It used a one piece square that’s way better than the 2 piece Sanwa JLF fate. And the Qanba buttons feel less mushy. I expected to swap in seimitsu parts as I don’t like Sanwa normally and the Qanba parts feel great. I would keep the parts stock.
I have a chronic hand injury that makes it painful for me to hold a traditional controller for more than a short period of time. I used a Madcatz Fightstick Alpha for about a year and loved how it allowed me to play games without any pain, but there were a lot of games that I just couldn't play with it because it didn't have all of the buttons I needed. Enter the Qanba Crystal! It's a reasonably priced option (especially with a Black Friday deal of $30 off with free shipping) with everything I need to play most games, including a PS4 touchpad. I sat down to play Ni No Kuni II last night, an action RPG with a lot of button combos. Playing it with this controller comes with a bit of a learning curve, but I'm getting there. I was despairing of my ability to play Kingdom Hearts III when it comes out, but I think that with some practice, I might be able to do it with this stick. I don't really play fighting games, so I can't speak to the stick's appropriateness for such a task. Online reviews decry the "Qanba buttons" as being inferior to Sanwa buttons, but I don't really know the difference. The buttons press fine, the joystick is very responsive, and everything makes very satisfying clicky noises, which I like. I especially appreciate the inclusion of L3 and R3, although they are not very conveniently placed, and I keep accidentally hitting the LED toggle rather than R3, but I've only been using it for a couple of hours, so I think muscle memory will eventually take care of it. I do wish the USB cord was a little longer (it's slightly shorter than the Madcatz cord, which surprised me), because sitting on the couch to play makes my living room an exciting obstacle course for my boyfriend. Overall, though, I'm very pleased with this purchase. There are a lot of action RPGs I've been putting off playing, and while playing them with an arcade stick isn't the most efficient or effective way to play such games (especially ones with the camera mapped to the right stick), it makes it POSSIBLE for me to play such games, and that's what I need! Also the buttons light up. This is objectively cool.
works well like the spring in it and the buttons im heavy handed so im not accidentally hitting buttons i dont mean to works with sanwa octo gate
Great product wish I had two.
The Qanba Crystal looks awesome and plays great! I dont see myself making any changes to this arcade stick for awhile.