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Save Big On 8BitDo's Budget-Friendly Arcade Sticks For Switch, Xbox, And PC

8BitDo's Arcade Stick looks simple, but it's highly customizable and works with multiple platforms.


8BitDo's Arcade Stick for Nintendo Switch and PC is discounted to only $72 at Amazon and Best Buy. This last-minute holiday deal matches the lowest price ever for the wireless stick that's great for fighting games as well as classic arcade titles. You can also grab the Xbox version of the 8BitDo Arcade Stick for just $75 (down from $120) at Woot (fulfilled by Amazon). The Xbox edition also works on PC, too.

The sticks are nearly identical, save for the platform-specific menu buttons and dials. Each controller comes with a stick and eight face buttons. The Switch edition can connect via Bluetooth, 2.4GHz wireless via a dongle that slots into a hidden USB port on the bottom of the controller, and wired with the included USB-C cable. The Xbox edition boasts both wireless and wired connections, but it doesn't have Bluetooth.

8BitDo Arcade Stick

8BitDo Arcade Stick
8BitDo Arcade Stick

The 8BitDo Arcade Stick's simple design makes it easy to start playing right out of the box, but it's also moddable--including support for swapping out the buttons and joystick with components from other fight sticks--for those who want to fine-tune the controller's feel. PC users can also program their own button macros using the free 8BitDo Ultimate software. It's also more affordable than most fight sticks, even at full price, making this discount all the more enticing. Make sure you grab the 8BitDo Arcade Stick at Amazon while it's still available.

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