Mad Catz Tournament Edition 2 store.madcatz.com/Ultra-Street-Fighter-IV
With GuiltyGearXrd (p108) soon on shelves, StreetFighterV (p48) exclusive to PS4, UltraSFIV on the way too, and the DualShock 4 D-pad not quite up to the task, it’s time for a stick upgrade. Never one to miss an opportunity, market leader Mad Catz has announced a new version of its near-perfect Tournament Edition stick that’s compatible with both PS3 and PS4. Expect the usual Sanwa Denshi parts and rock-solid build quality, but a new hinge-top design gives screwdriver-free access to the internals. And while it won’t be of much use to mere mortals, an option to lock the Start/Options buttons will be well received on the tournament scene, where an accidental pause means that you forfeit the round.