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Qanba Announces Newest Products for the PlayStation 5 Console

Qanba, has announced the scheduled launch of three new fighting game joystick products – the Drone 2, Obsidian 2, and Titan. With a release date planned for Q1 2023, the new Qanba joystick products are officially licensed by PlayStation and will be fully compatible with the PlayStation 5 system, the PlayStation 4 system, and PC.

The company’s newest generation of joysticks aim to deliver tournament-grade components and Qanba’s signature high-quality exterior design. Developed specifically for PS5 fighting games, the Drone 2, Titan, and Obsidian 2 are slated to build on Qanba’s track record of releasing best-in-class fighting game joystick hardware and peripherals.

Developed for fighting game enthusiasts of all types, the Drone 2 is an entry-level joystick for new fighting game players. The Titan joystick is the perfect joystick for players who want to take their game to the next level with tournament tested Sanwa parts. The Obsidian 2 joystick is for the most competitive fighting game players with many features that will appeal to the travelling and highly competitive tournament player.


Drone 2 highlights:

  • Qanba 30mm B30 buttons
  • Qanba OV7 Omron switch joystick
  • 3.5mm microphone input with mute button control
  • Full control panel
  • PS5, PS4, and PC input switch
  • Touch pad


Titan highlights:

  • Sanwa 30mm OBSF buttons
  • Sanwa JLF joystick
  • Full control panel
  • PS5, PS4, and PC switch
  • Tournament lock switch
  • 3.5mm microphone input with mute button control
  • Touch pad


Obsidian 2 highlights:


  • Sanwa 30mm OBSF buttons
  • Full control panel
  • Tournament lock switch
  • Swappable Sanwa JLF joystick tops
  • Built-in storage for joystick tops and USB cables
  • PS5, PS4, and PC switch
  • Anti-slip base pad
  • 3.5mm microphone input with mute button control
  • Touch pad
  • Thumb screw access
  • Ball and bat joystick tops included


The Drone 2, Obsidian 2, and Titan joysticks share the same top-quality craftsmanship and rigorous testing as the company’s other product lines, with all of Qanba’s peripherals and hardware tested by top fighting game competitors and multi-decade enthusiasts.

PS5 gamers have numerous title releases to look forward to fan-favorite and widely popular game series such as Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8 are slated to launch in the near future. With the Drone 2, Obsidian 2, and Titan joystick product launch coming soon, fighting game enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to in l2023 and beyond. *

Promo videos for Qanba’s new fighting game joystick lines can be viewed via the following links:


*Game release dates are subject to change. Check with game publishers for more information.

About Qanba

Qanba, USA LLC, commonly known as Qanba, is a US-based manufacturer of fighting game hardware products for PlayStation consoles and other platforms. Founded in 2009, The company has been creating innovative and high-quality arcade-style video game joysticks for over ten years and is dedicated to providing gamers with innovative and engaging gaming experiences. As an established player in the joystick for PS5 space, Qanba prides itself on being one of the most established and highly regarded manufacturers in the fighting game community.


Manufactured and distributed under license from Sony Interactive Entertainment. PC compatibility not tested nor endorsed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. “PlayStation” and “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.









Qanba Announces The Shield, Protective Fightstick Backpack

Pre-orders launch today and slated to ship early February

San Francisco, CA - Dec 30, 2019 - Qanba, specialized manufacturer of licensed fighting game accessories, today launched pre-orders for a new fightstick carrying bag, the Shield. The Shield is a backpack that offers total protection for a fightstick and related gear plus comfort for the wearer. Among Qanba bags’ staple streamlined internal organization, the Shield distinguishes itself with new details including a cord slit for phone chargers, clear display window and more. 

 Pre-orders for the Shield begin today with a full launch slated for early January. During the pre-order window, the Shield can be purchased for a discount at $69.99 via and At launch, the Shield will be available for MSRP $79.99.

 Qanba Shield key features:

 Display window backed by black mesh to stylize with pins, keychains, and other baubles

  • Secures 18” fightsticks such as the Qanba Obsidian in the main compartment

  • Frontal compartment with pouches for medium and small-sized essentials

  • Rear laptop slip that fits slim objects such laptops, tablets and folded clothes

  • Cord slit running between interior and exterior for easy phone charging 

  • Suitcase sleeve to secure the Shield to luggage handles

  • MOLLE system exterior to attach extra accessories

  • Shoulder-strap pocket for cards, cash, and coins 

  • External water bottle holster

  • High visibility reflector

Check out the press kit for assets of the Shield.

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About Qanba 

Qanba was founded in 2009 with a mission to create high-quality and impactful fighting game peripherals. Both designed and tested by fighting game enthusiasts and competitors for a decade, Qanba joysticks are the superior choice for leveling up your game. With a stunning exterior and tournament-grade components, Qanba’s signature sticks such as the Dragon and Obsidian are established favorites of members of the fighting game community. Visit for more information.

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Qanba USA Unveils A Limited Edition SOULCALIBUR VI Obsidian Joystick For PlayStation™ 4 Available Soon In a Stage of History Near You


San Francisco, CA – June 12, 2018 – Premium joystick manufacturer Qanba USA unveiled today its limited SOULCALIBUR VI edition Qanba Obsidian for the PlayStation™ 4, crafted in partnership with Project Soul/ BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment. The joystick is expected to ship within the United States in late 2018.

The limited edition Qanba Obsidian joystick features original artwork illustrating the crest of the solitary paladin Siegfried alongside the sword that torments him, Soul Edge. In addition to the Obsidian signature aluminum bevels, the brand new arcade joysticks are equipped with components widely regarded as the fighting game tournament standard, 8 Sanwa Denshi pushbuttons and Sanwa Denshi 8-way lever joystick.

Price, availability and design may be subject to change.


Product Features

• Sanwa Joystick and Pushbuttons

• PS3/PS4/PC Compatibility

• Clickable Touch Pad Mouse on Back

• X-input and Direct Input Drivers

• Tournament LOCK Switch

• 3.5mm Headphone Port

• 8.8’ USB Cable

• 18" x 10" x 5"

• 8 lbs


About Qanba USA

Qanba was founded in 2009 with a mission to create the finest fighting game peripherals. Both designed and tested by fighting game e-athletes for nearly seven years, Qanba joysticks are the superior choice for leveling up your game. With a stunning exterior and built-in tournament-grade components, the Obsidian has quickly become a favorite by members of the fighting game community and top competitors alike.


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Qanba USA Contacts 

US Business Development:

Andy Lam