Product Comparison: Mad Catz FightStick Alpha vs HORI Fighting Stick Mini

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General Specifications
Mad Catz
FightStick Alpha
Fighting Stick Mini
About the Product
The Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick Alpha is an entry-level arcade stick that packs the high-grade look and feel of its bigger relatives into a compact design. Enjoy a true arcade experience with this durable Mad Catz FightStic.
Immense fun in a compact and convenient package! The HORI Fighting Stick Mini 4 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 features a full 8-button layout and a proper micro switch activated joystick yet is small enough to easily store and transport (product is approximately 8” x 6”).
Key Specs
Number of Buttons
Weighted Base
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Mad Catz FightStick Alpha For PS4 & PS3
  • The buttons and the joystick moves very responsive and smoothly.
  • It uses a click switch stick which feels good and responsive.
  • The stroke of the buttons is very long. The stick responds well and remains accurate.
  • The buttons are a little mushy and have annoying noise.
  • The PS button was faulty had to be depressed rapidly, many times in order to link to the PS4.
HORI Fighting Stick Mini For PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3
  • Buttons are a little mushy, but they don't stick.
  • The buttons are fairly decent for generics and do allow for quick inputs.
  • The buttons are responsive. I like it.
  • The buttons feel they stick when pushed down, but you get what you pay for.
  • The buttons are smaller and closer together, theres generally less space for your hands to rest.
Size & Weight
5.5 in.
3.4 in.
9.8 in.
8.3 in.
8.3 in.
5.9 in.
3 lbs.
2.2 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Mad Catz FightStick Alpha For PS4 & PS3
  • It's small and comfortable, but will take some time to get used to as the transition from controller to stick is quite a big change.
  • Compact but doesn't slip around, top surface doesn't stick to your hands like an acrylic would.
  • I think it's the right size to make it comfortable for any player, whether it's on the table or holding it over his legs .
  • It does feel too light and small, you do get what you pay for.
  • It should carry a little more weight or at least some means of attachment to the table.
HORI Fighting Stick Mini For PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3
  • It was tough getting used to the tiny size of this one, but i really like it.
  • A good layout for my medium sized hands.
  • The feel is nice and the size fits a kid who wants to excel at fighters.
  • It feels great and looks great, resistant material, not so small in size.
  • Great size for the casual gamer that doesn't want to dedicate a whole table to a controller.
Dual Hands
Dual Hands
Programmable Buttons
Ergonomic Design
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 2.0
Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4
Ultra-Compact Design, Ideal for all Fighting Games, Vewlix-style design
Compact & Portable, Arcade layout, Micro switch activated joystick, Share button included
What customers say about "Features"
Mad Catz FightStick Alpha For PS4 & PS3
  • It's fully Sanwa moddable, the price and the build quality make it by far the best value base to Sanwa mod.
  • Great Budget Fighting stick for PS3/PS4, Feels solid, for a compact design, highly recommend!
  • The cable is sturdy and long to spare so you won't be a hassle when playing.
  • Used it on my raspberry PI, instantly recognized and functional on most retro neo geo type games and Capcom arcade terminals.
  • Amazing device for great new experience in fighting for PS3/PS4.
HORI Fighting Stick Mini For PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3
  • PC/PS3/PS4 compatible, with functioning home/share/options buttons.
  • The joystick has a square restricter, I've heard you could change it but I haven't tried it myself.
  • This Hori joystick is lightweight so it easy to get out of control.
  • It's small so you can easily carry it around or store it. Works on PS4,PS3 and PC.
  • The joystick stopped moving left within 2 weeks of purchase.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
49.99 $

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