8BitDo’s Xbox Arcade Stick comes just in time for Street Fighter 6
8BitDo has brought its Arcade Stick to the Xbox. The fighting stick, originally launched in 2021 for the Nintendo Switch and PC, is the first Xbox licensed wireless arcade stick and works with the Xbox Series X, Xbox One and Windows PC. It’s available for pre-order now $119.99and 8BitDo plans to launch it on June 30. Of Street Fighter 6 launched today, and Teck 8 at some point, you will not be short of great fighting games to play with it.
This fightstick is built to be a solid entry-level model, but has a robust set of buttons and capabilities that can also pique the interest of experienced fightstick fiddlers. In addition to replicating the Xbox controller’s face buttons, it has LSB and RSB buttons (replicating clicks in the left or right analog stick), a toggle switch to choose whether the stick is mapped to the left analog stick, right analog stick or the directional pad.
Once you connect the included 2.4 GHz wireless adapter to your Xbox or PC, it can be used wirelessly for up to 30 hours per charge. Alternatively, you can plug it in for a wired connection for latency improvements. In terms of audio pass-through, it has a 3.5mm jack for headsets or headphones.
Just like 8BitDo’s previous Arcade Stick for Switch and PC which is still available at a lower price $89.99 price, the buttons on this one can be customized within the company’s Ultimate software. Not only that, it can be opened in case you want to customize its components. It supports 30mm and 24mm buttons, and the joystick mounting plate supports “virtually every arcade stick ever made,” in 8BitDo’s words, including Sanwa and Seimitsu hardware.