If you move quickly, you can currently get the 8BitDo Arcade Stick for Xbox Series X at Woot for $74.99, the best price yet for the $119.99 controller. This massive gamepad is a must for fighting game fans, so whether you’ve recently picked up Street Fighter 6 or Mortal Kombat 1, or you’re looking forward to the launch of Tekken 8 in February, now is the perfect time to pick up your new weapon of choice.
The 8BitDo Arcade stick is compatible with Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Windows PC. It can pair with devices using a wired USB connection or 2.4 GHz wireless dongle, and can operate for up to 30 hours on a single charge. The face of the controller is equipped with 10 generously sized, remappable buttons alongside a lollipop joystick that can switch between an eight-direction or omnidirectional input.
While the joystick itself is mounted to the left of the buttons by default, a handy switch at the top of the unit allows you to swap between left- or right-handed inputs quickly. Every button on the 8BitDo Arcade stick can technically be remapped on the fly, but you can also set up and save profiles in advance via the 8BitDo app.
8BitDo doesn’t necessarily encourage modding your controller out of the box. However, the Arcade Stick is compatible with a wide array of aftermarket components, and it can be easily disassembled, as the chassis is held together by just six screws.