Hit Box Arcade

Hit Box FAQ

What is a Hit Box?

The Hit Box arcade controller is designed specifically for fighting games.  It is the first all-button controller available, and can be described as a smart hybrid of a joystick and a keyboard.

What advantages do I get for having all buttons?

The core advantage of the Hit Box is that you have more deliberate control over your game, helping you make fewer mistakes in a match.  Random execution mistakes are significantly decreased when you use your entire hand for motions, rather than your wrist or thumb.  

Your inputs are naturally faster and your reaction time is improved by utilizing the sensitive Sanwa buttons for your movement.  Utilizing the sensitivity of the buttons allows for moves to come out in the minimum amount of frames possible.

The deliberate control not only yields higher consistency with your inputs, but it allows you to push the realm of what is possible in a fighter.  There are many Hit Box only techniques and shortcuts that you can take advantage of to help secure the win.  You can get tons of fantastic tips on our video page to see just how far you can push this controller.

Why is the Up button below the Down button?

The Up or "Jump" button is key to mastering Flash Kicks, Tiger Knee motions, 360 and 720 degree motions, triangle jumps, dash jumps, KoF hyper hops, etc.!  The specific placement of each button was specially designed to meet the demands of the tournament fighting game player, and the Jump button is the key to the whole design.

Why do you use smaller buttons?

The 24mm buttons fit your hands much more ergonomically than their larger 30mm cousins.  With the Hit Box you are able to "type" out each combo easily, rather than moving your hand around to hunt and peck each button.  Sliding and P-linking is easier on smaller buttons, and it is a comfortable design so that your hand does not need to move around while playing.

What games does the Hit Box controller work best on?

Hit Boxes work fantastic on any arcade-style fighting game; i.e., Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, King of Fighters, Aksys fighters such as BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, Persona, and so on.

Hit Boxes have also been adopted by members of the speed run community, shoot 'em up "bullet hell" players, and even top Tetris enthusiasts.  The ergonomic layout will optimize your play in any game that uses digital inputs.

Is the Hit Box hard to learn?

No.  It is easy to pick up, whether you are a beginner or pro.  Once you get a feel for the buttons, the Hit Box will make you a better player.

Are Hit Boxes legal in tournaments?

Absolutely.  Hit Box has been respected at EVO and every major tournament for 4 years and counting.

    Written by Hit Box — October 12, 2013

    Shipping FAQ

    How are Hit Box controllers shipped?

    Flat Rate USPS Priority Mail.  Tracking information is included.

    What are the shipping prices?

    $20.00 Flat Rate in the United States

    40.00 USD Canada/Mexico

    60.00 USD International

    How long does it generally take for my Hit Box to ship?

    Hit Boxes are built to order, and we generally ship out in 1-3 business days.  During high volume periods it may take longer to ship.

    Once it ships, how long does it take to arrive?

    Generally 2-3 business days in the United States.

    International orders generally take up to 6-10 business days to arrive.

    I live outside the U.S.  Will there be customs fees / duty fees?

    Yes.  Import tax is a separate cost and the buyer's responsibility.

    Who is liable if my order is not delivered by the postal service?

    Hit Box is not liable if your package is lost, stolen, or returned to sender.  

    What are Hit Box T-shirt shipping rates?

    $6.00 in the United States - USPS Priority Mail

    10.00 USD Canada - USPS First Class Mail

    15.00 USD International Shipping - USPS First Class Mail

    T-shirts outside the U.S. will be shipped First Class mail and will not include tracking information.

    USPS First Class Mail can take up to several weeks to arrive, and shipping time varies on location.

    If I order a shirt with my Hit Box, will the T-shirt add to my shipping cost?

    No.  If you order a T-shirt and a Hit Box, you will only be charged for the Hit Box's shipping rate.  The T-shirt does not increase shipping costs.

      Written by Hit Box — October 11, 2013

      Product FAQ

      Where are Hit Boxes made?

      PS3/PC and Multi Console Hit Boxes are manufactured in Las Vegas and assembled in Henderson, Nevada, USA.

      Xbox One and PS4 Hit Boxes are manufactured in China.  Ethics and quality assurance are our absolute priorities in their manufacturing.

      What buttons are used?

      Hit Boxes use authentic Sanwa pushbuttons.  These are the same buttons used in Japanese arcade cabinets and are the standard for tournament play.  Hit Boxes use smaller 24mm buttons for an ergonomic fit, and one larger 30mm button for the Jump button.  

      Is it easy to replace the buttons?

      Yes.  Buttons can be replaced solder free with easily removable quick disconnects.  To open the case you will need a 2mm hex wrench or Alan key.

      Is there an Xbox 360-only model?

      No.  The only Xbox 360-compatible Hit Box is the Multi-Console edition.

      Will my PS3 or Multi-Console Hit Box work on Playstation 4 or Xbox One?

      PS3/PC and Multi-Console Hit Boxes work with PlayStation 4 legacy support games, such as the PS4 versions of MKX, USFIV, SFV, and Skullgirls.  Simply load your game and leave your PS4 pad plugged in; then connect your Hit Box and you are good to play!  SFV requires legacy controller activation in the game menu options.

      Do Hit Boxes go on sale?

      We are a small company, and offer our best prices every day.  As we grow in size we will be able to sponsor more events and offer more sales down the road.  Thank you for your support!

      Written by Hit Box — October 12, 2013