Crystal

$149.99
(4 reviews) Write a Review
UPC:
764210998013
Maximum Purchase:
2 units
  • PS3, PS4, PC Compatible
  • FREE SHIPPING - CONTINENTAL USA
  • Qanba buttons and Qanba stick
  • Officially Licensed Sony Product
  • LED joystick
  • LED buttons
  • Touchpad
  • 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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  • 5
    A solid stick with ALL the buttons

    Posted by Rachel on Dec 1st 2018

    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.

  • 5
    crystal

    Posted by bbbroge14 on Aug 17th 2017

    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

  • 5
    QanbaUSA crystal

    Posted by Jeff on Jul 30th 2017

    Great product wish I had two.

  • 5
    Crystal goodness

    Posted by Martece on Jul 9th 2017

    The Qanba Crystal looks awesome and plays great! I dont see myself making any changes to this arcade stick for awhile.