Arcade Power Stick

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Arcade Power Stick
Made for: Sega Mega Drive
Manufacturer: Sega
Type: Controller
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,8006,800 HAA-2650
Sega Mega Drive
$49.9549.95[1] 1655
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
£34.9934.99[2][3] MK-1655-50
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive

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Arcade Power Stick (アーケードパワースティック) is an arcade stick peripheral for the Sega Mega Drive (though is also compatible with other consoles/computer that rely on DE-9 ports).

The Arcade Power Stick was followed by the Arcade Power Stick 6B.


The Arcade Power Stick has three face buttons equipped with turbo features, which whose speed can be configured.

The Japanese release of the Arcade Power Stick features a joystick with microswitches, akin to arcade hardware. All non-Japanese versions of the peripheral utilize joysticks with rubber contacts, similar to the D-pad of a standard controller. All releases regardless of region use face buttons with rubber contacts, identical in function to that of a standard controller.

Magazine articles

Main article: Arcade Power Stick/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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SE advert
Print advert in ACE (UK) #37: "October 1990" (1990-09-xx)
also published in:
Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #108: "November 1990" (1990-10-16)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #38: "November 1990" (1990-10-xx)[6]
Print advert in Sega Klubilehti (FI) #2: "2/91" (1991-xx-xx)
Print advert in Sega Klubilehti (FI) #3: "1/92" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:

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Arcade Power Stick

Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, EU
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Mega Drive, CA
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External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue page (Japanese): Mega Drive


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