Virtua Stick High Grade
Sega have released a new ‘top shelf’ arcade stick for the PlayStation3, built with seriously nice arcade quality hardware. The Virtua Stick High Grade uses all Sanwa parts – with quick disconnects for the buttons so you easily rearrange the button layout. The construction quality is superb, and the design is really really nice – it looks a lot more professional than any other high end arcade sticks available at the moment. An extra bonus is that it uses a USB connection, so you can also use it on a PC for playing MAME or whatever – which is worth it even if you don’t own a PS3. It’s better (just) than the new HORI Real Arcade Pro Stick 3, and guess what? That makes the Virtua Stick High Grade the best commercially produced home arcade stick in the world. Yowza.
Play-Asia have the Virtua Stick High Grade for around $79 – which is an insanely good price for this kind of quality.