The TE2 for PS4 and PS3 continues the legacy of the original TE FightStick. Premium Sanwa Denshi parts create a tough arcade stick that’s always ready for a fight. Will the Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2 help make you a better fighter?

General Info

If you play Fighting games with a standard controller, pick up a stick and you’ll notice an immediate difference, a whole new world opens up to you. The TE2 FightStick uses high-quality Sanwa joystick and buttons, the very same parts found in Japanese arcade cabinets and cabinets around the world. The Sanwa JLF stick is the standard in tournament-grade FightSticks. A Vewlix-style layout with 8 action buttons offers a classic and ergonomic feel while providing full access to an arsenal of moves. Sanwa OBSF-30 action buttons respond with pinpoint accuracy and can withstand repeated use.

The Tournament Edition 2 opens up for access to inner storage and components. Dedicated storage compartments give you space for your extra tools and parts. You can easily swap artwork with the included screwdriver tool, complete with interchangeable hex and flat heads. The unique design has holes that go around the action buttons. Now you can swap in custom artwork without having to remove buttons or putting to much work in the wires.

The TE2 has a Lock/Unlock Button which disables Start/Options and Select/Share, and prevents use of the PS button. which can be useful during tournament where pressing such button will forfeit the game. The TE2 can be used for arcade games that don’t involve life bars or intricate combos. A 3-way button enables the joystick to function as the left or right analog stick or D-Pad, opening gameplay for a wide variety of game genres.

The TE2 includes

– Mad Catz Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2
– 9.8ft/3m ProCable
– Screwdriver tool with interchangeable hex and flat heads

Product Specs

– Authentic Japanese-style Sanwa Denshi™ joystick and buttons
– Intuitive top panel design for easy artwork customization
– Premium-quality components with genuine arcade layout
– 3-Way button enables joystick to function as left or right analog stick or D-Pad
– Controller lock/unlock button prevents accidental button presses
– Removable ProCable for easy storage and travel
– Internal storage compartments hold extra tools and parts

Games that are compatible:

PlayStation 4:
– Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
– Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition
– Divekick
– Mortal Kombat X
– Ultra Street Fighter IV
– BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND
– Dead or Alive 5: Last Round
– Skullgirls

PlayStation 3:
– Ultra Street Fighter IV
– Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
– Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
– BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma
– Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3
– The King of Fighters XIII
– Mortal Kombat X
– BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND
– Dead or Alive 5: Last Round


Since I didn’t like the stock version of the TE2 and I’m a huge Street Fighter fan I customized my TE2 and created a one of a kind Street Fighter Stick. I used the same type of buttons which are used in the stock TE2 (Sanwa OBSF-30 action buttons) but of different colors and some limited edition buttons (Street Fighter Chibi Sanwa Denshi Pushbutton – 30mm). I replaced the stock dustwasher with a custom Street Fighter Dustwasher, the same goes for the balltop which is replaced by a bubble yellow one.

The artwork underneath the faceplate can be switched out and if you download the template from the Mad Catz website you can create your own artwork customized for your stick. I printed the artwork at my local copy shop and cut it out to fit the stick. In my opinion the stick now looks better then ever. I also replaced the stock square restricter and added an Octagon restricter to my Sanwa JFL stick, this way the stick now has 8 resting points.

Customizing the stick is easy you can replace everything without ever breaking a sweat, once you lift the top panel all wires and screws become visible and are easy to detach or unscrew. The wires are color coded so you don’t have to worry which is which. Next to the easy replacement of parts the inside also holds place for the included screwdriver and 2 spare buttons.

The parts I used were ordered @ Shadaloo and Arcade Shock but can be found at any and all arcade parts resellers (except for the Arcade Shock exclusive street fighter buttons and dustwasher).


Good Bar

Good Easy customization
Good Case is of excellent quality
Good A stick always wins

Bad Bar

Bad Top lid doesn’t close all the way
Bad Plexiglass moves a little
Bad The stock TE2 is just ugly

About author

Kevin "Method" van Dongen

Ain't no thing like me, except me. I am the biggest half behind this website and love to write about my deep love for fighting games, (J)RPG's and Destiny. Really do not like Call of Duty and absolutely love pizza.