The Razer Panthera arcade stick is the latest addition to the company’s growing family of gaming peripherals and looks absolutely gorgeous.
It’s the first arcade stick from Razer that is designed to cater to the PlayStation crowd. Until now, the tri-headed serpent only offered the Razer Atrox which is compatible with the Xbox family and PC. The portion of the fighting game community that switched over to Sony’s side, or plans to do so, now knows what to wish for this Christmas season.
“Built on years upon years of collective arcade and console gaming experience from pro gamers and the Razer community alike, the Razer Panthera Arcade Stick was engineered and refined to perfection and has been crafted to allow advanced modification that gamers and modders have come to love over the years,” reads a claim highlighted on the official product page.
Similar to the Atrox model, Razer Panthera boasts premium quality Sanwa components and is completely built for modding enthusiasts. The internal compartment is easily accessible and features a honeycomb structure for the bottom platform for easier mounting. The compartment also doubles as a storage unit.
- 10 tournament-grade Sanwa buttons
- Authentic Sanwa joystick with ball top and additional bat top
- Easy one-touch access to internals and storage
- Fully accessible internals and storage compartments for easy modding
- Honeycomb structure on the inside for easy screw mounting
- Storage room for alternative bat top joystick and more
- 13 ft / 4 m detachable screw-lock USB cable for secure connection
- Screwdriver included for modding
The Razer Panthera has been in open testing for some time now. Specifically, you might have noticed Lee “Infiltration” Seon-woo using it during his recent tournament runs. The Razer-sponsored Street Fighter professional also leaked the new arcade stick’s existence a couple of months back.
The stick is priced at $199.99 and can be played on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC without the use of any converter. On PC, though, you might need to download an xinput file to get it working.
It has been confirmed that Razer is sponsoring the weekend’s Capcom Cup 2016 championship finals with its new arcade stick.