The new NACON DAIJA Arcade Stick takes me back to my childhood spent in arcades playing Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. Mashing those chunky buttons and punishing that ball-head control stick.
Designed in collaboration with French professional fighting games player, Marie-Laurie ‘Kayane’ Norindr, the NACON DAIJA Arcade Stick is officially licensed by Sony as a PlayStation 4 exclusive accessory.
The DAIJA — which means large serpent in Chinese — has everything you’d expect from a pro-arcade stick. Sturdy control stick, chunky buttons for precise hits and pops open for switch customisations.
NACON DAIJA Arcade Stick
Kayane, who’s in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful female esports participant has been playing professionally since 2001. Her wealth of experience playing titles like Soul Caliber and Street Fighter make her the perfect choice for NACON to partner with.
“Throughout development, we had the privilege of benefiting from Kayane’s expertise.
“We are proud to now be able to offer the DAIJA, an arcade stick that will convince the most demanding players while remaining accessible to amateurs seeking reliable and comprehensive equipment. And that’s the whole purpose of our brand,” stated Yannick Allaert, NACON’s Director of Development
The DAIJA Arcade Stick features two interchangeable heads, ball or bat top, a 3.5mm headset jack as well as sharing button. It weighs a hefty 2.7kg which is more than many laptops but you get a host of customisation and storage compartment for your cables and switches.
The NACON DAIJA Arcade Stick will be available from November 17th for RRP $349.95 AUD from JB Hi-Fi, Mighty Ape and The Gamesmen.