Thursday, May 16th 2013

Razer Launches Atrox Arcade Stick with Support From Fighting Game Community

Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, today announced the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for Xbox 360, the final product following an extensive beta testing program. Tested by some of the world's best pro-gamers and Fighting Game Community members all over the world, the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick is constructed with modders and tournament gamers in mind. Featuring premium quality Sanwa components, the 10 highly responsive buttons and a precision eight-way joystick allow gamers to strike instantly and surely, game after game, while maintaining peak performance and reliability.

An extremely moddable controller, the inside of the arcade stick platform opens up at the touch of a button, making the Razer Atrox a breeze to customize for all tastes and play styles. Users can swap in their own personal designs for a unique look, while also getting access to the internal compartments and honeycomb structure for easy screw mounting.

The easily accessible internal compartment of the Razer Atrox reveals dedicated slots to store an included alternate bat top joystick, the detachable cable, and a screwdriver for modding, giving gamers plenty of room for storage as they travel around dominating FGC events. "Following a huge beta testing program, we're confident that we've built an arcade stick enthusiasts will love," says Min-Liang Tan , Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. "We know that the Fighting Game Community is huge on modding their arcade sticks, and that is why we made the Razer Atrox extremely mod friendly. We are excited to see what extreme mods the Razer Atrox will be the base for."

About the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for Xbox 360
Arcade gaming has come a long way since its glory days? an era woven into the fabric of gaming history as one that paved the way for innovation, and also one that brought us bittersweet nostalgia. Hours spent at the arcade honed the gamer in you; for every coin you inserted, every combo you executed, every hit you took, and every ultra you unleashed in return ? you became a better player. And this is the approach we took when designing the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick.

Years upon years of collective gaming experience from pro-gamers and you, the Razer community, have culminated in the ultimate Arcade Stick for the Xbox 360. Engineered and refined to perfection through countless prototypes and an extensive beta testing phase, the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick is crafted to allow advanced modification ? With internals and storage easily accessible at the touch of a button, the joystick, all 10 buttons and the top panel are fully interchangeable for full customizability. And that's just the beginning.

Featuring genuine Sanwa hardware and an ergonomically authentic arcade layout, the Razer Atrox represents the pinnacle of precision and reliability and is the definitive Arcade Stick for tournament-grade gaming.

Forged from the fires of an arcade gaming legacy, the Razer Atrox is, in the most primeval sense, Bred to Fight.

Price:
U.S. $199.99 / EU EUR199.99

Availability:
  • Razerzone.com: Pre Order on 21st May 2013
  • Japan: May 2013
  • Worldwide: June 2013
Product features:
  • 10 tournament-grade Sanwa buttons
  • Authentic Sanwa joystick with ball top and additional bat top
  • Interchangeable top plate allows for custom artwork finishes
  • 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 USB cable
  • Screwdriver included for modding
  • 2.5 mm audio jack for headset use on Xbox LIVE
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10 Comments on Razer Launches Atrox Arcade Stick with Support From Fighting Game Community

#1
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
nopenopenopenopenope
Couple of years back i started doing the whole arcade stick thing, got really into capcom vs dc and the newest street fighter arcade edition. Went to some places, met a lot of amatuers and some borderline pros. I can guarantee not a single serious person will buy one of these. Only somebody hoping to look good in that scene, then get laughed at by all the other people that built their arcade sticks from the ground up.
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#2
natr0n
It's easy to make these with a spare 360 pad, box, wires, switches.
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#4
Sabishii Hito
I've been to many fighting game tournaments. Most of the players that use sticks BUY them. You see tons of MadCatz and Hori sticks. No one is going to laugh at anyone buying a Razer especially when Razer sponsors some of the players and this stick has the same parts as all of the other high end sticks (Sanwa controls).
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micropage7
i remember when i was in junior high school when i used to smash the button not pressing the button when arcade
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#7
tacosRcool
who the hell would pay $200 for that!?!?!
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#10
cubu
It's a bit much to compare the quality of the Razer to that Hori model stick(top of the line)... i'd take that Hori stick over the Razer any day, even if the Razer costed $100. The Razer housing looks like its is completely made of plastic. Razer just did what many gamers have been doing for over a decade, putting premium hardware into crappy housings. Then their are those that didn't like the crappy housings built their own or bought high end sticks from Japan... actually, the Madcatz Premium stick was pretty well built. I have a stick with the same hardware as the Razer that cost me less than $75 to buy and mod.
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