Best Arcade Pads for PlayStation 4 in 2022

Best Arcade Pads For Ps4 Razer Panthera Hero
Best Arcade Pads For Ps4 Razer Panthera Hero (Image credit: Razer)

Take your fighting game to the next level with an arcade pad for PlayStation 4. When it comes to precision, a standard controller just can't compare. Luckily, whether you want the best of the best or a budget option for beginners, you have a few choices to choose from. Be mindful of what suits your needs the most and where your money is best spent.

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Razer once again grabs the attention of the gaming world. This time it's with the Razer Panthera tournament fighting stick. Its native compatibility with the PS4 and all its top fighting games, as well as top-of-the-line parts and construction, earns it our pick of the best arcade pad for the console. Razer could have stopped short of anything more than a box with buttons. But the company took care to give the user the sort of freedom and control that most mainstream options wouldn't. That includes a customizable joystick and buttons and an internal design that supports any mods you could want.

If you're looking for a budget-option, pick up the HORI Mini Fighting Stick. It's officially licensed by Sony, so it includes the Share button and the eight buttons and joystick you'll need for fighting and arcade-style games. It's also small enough that you can easily take it on the go.

Samantha Nelson