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Submitted by stormtrooper 1267d ago | opinion piece

5 Reasons Why Every Controller Should be like the Xbox 360 Controller

The Xbox 360 controller is one of the sleekest and most comfortable controllers ever made. Here are 5 reasons why every controller should be like the Xbox 360 controller. (Industry, Ouya, PS3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360)

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Shok  +   1267d ago | Well said
The 360 controller is the most comfortable controller I've ever held. I prefer it's stick configuration (one high, one low), they're concave, and the trigger buttons are perfect for shooters and racers. My ONLY gripe with it is that damn D-Pad. If it weren't for the D-Pad, I'd call it the perfect controller.

I seriously CANNOT play fighters on the 360 due to that D-Pad.
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Abash  +   1267d ago | Well said
Im sorry but what makes the 360 controller's stick placement any better than the DualShock 3's? I have never preferred either, the both feel exactly as comfortable to me. Now, what I hate is having the D-pad below the left stick, bending my thumb in that direction while inputting commands just doesnt feel right to me in all honesty.
Shok  +   1267d ago | Well said
Nothing factually makes it better, it's just my PREFERENCE.
Kran  +   1266d ago
Its the fact that it fits in someones hand perfectly. Left thumb at the top (which im sure most people are right handed) and right hand at the bottom.

The PS3 controller is a little awkward because your thumbs are forced to be stretched out to reach the thumbsticks.
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ufo8mycat  +   1266d ago
The reason the stick placement is better, at least the left analog stick, is because the left analog stick is in the natural position of the thumb, making it more comfortable and less stress on your thumb tendons and joint.

It's a FACT - The 360 controller IS more ergonomic for the reason above.

Another reason : The 360s handles fit nicely in your palms, giving more support and provides less stress on your wrists.

The DS3 is completely opposite, it has less support for your palms, therefore more stress on your wrists.

And we all know about it's analog sticks. BOTH are in a unnatural position.

The DS3 still has the same design for 2d games and side scrolls. Remember back in the PS1 days, we used the DPAD A LOT more, that was the primary control, but things have changed. 3D games have been around in a while, so it makes sense to put the left analog stick in the primary position, but Sony haven't

Does this make the DS3 uncomfortbale?

No, but that doesn't make it good for your hands.

You can get use to sitting on the most uncomfortable, hard chair if you sit on it for long enough.

Only reason it's comfortable is because people are use to it, or because they have tiny hands.

After using the 360 controller now for some time, going back to the DS3 is like going back to sitting on that hard, unergonomic chair.
The Meerkat  +   1266d ago
The DS3 also does not have enough resistance on its thumbsticks.
nukeitall  +   1266d ago
The fact that MS spent gobs of money on researching ergonomics for the original Xbox controller.

My hand cramps when I play with the DS3 and it takes a lot longer for my hands to cramp with the Xbox 360 controller.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1266d ago

You are absolutely correct. Anyone who disagrees with you are either ignorant or are fanboys of a different system and will never acknolodge something good about ms and the 360.

The 360 controller is the most ergonomicly correct controller on the market. The 360 controller is the most copied controller by 3rd parties.

The ps3 controller is an out dated design dating back 3 generation. The thumbsticks are placed in a manner in which forces the thumbs to be in a strained unnatural position. The convex design of the sticks also forces your thumbs to slide off when your thumbs sweat and results in the thums actually hitting and rubbing against each other in high tense twitchy gameplay like shooters.

Nintendo has also now decided to add a controller to their wii u that is strongly influenced by the 360 controller knowing very well that the 360 controller is the most comfortable controller for all aspects of gaming.

I have never used the dpad for fighting games and have always felt the analog sticks give a more fluid motion when making power movers. I have e gears of war 3 controller with the retractable dpad and it's perfect.

People have their perefeferances and there is nothing wrong with preferring he ds3 over the 360, but it's ignorant to disagree that the 360 controller isn't the most ergonomicly correct controller on the marker to date.
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linkratos  +   1266d ago
Here's a run down of each component:

Face buttons - PS3
Bumpers - PS3
Triggers - 360
Sticks - 360
Shape - 360
D-Pad - Both Suck
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Anon1974  +   1266d ago
Somebody pointed this out to me before and I had to pull out my old Dreamcast controller to verify. Check out the Dreamcast controller's button/thumbstick/bumper layouts. Then check out the 360's. The 360 controller is essentially a Dreamcast controller with an additional thumbstick. Even despite the way the body of the controller looks, if you hold one in your hand and compare it to the 360 controller, the feel of it and the button/dpad/bumpers/joystick placement feels identical.

Like I said, I doubted the claim myself until I pulled out my old Dreamcast controller and compared the two. I prefer the 360 controller, but it's something how similar the two controllers were. It's a shame the 360's d-pad is so useless though. Between the 360's controller and the Dualshock though I really have no preference. I didn't care for the Dualshock back when it didn't have rumble and Sony was lying about why but when the lawsuit was settled and they added it back in it felt better with some weight to it. The Sixaxis controllers that originally came with the PS3 just felt far too light for my liking.
da_2pacalypse  +   1266d ago
I wish I could play my PS3 more, but the fact is that the controller is too small for my hands, and I often get hand cramps after playing for more than a few hours. I have to take very frequent brakes with my ps3 due to the size of the controller.

I mean, that controller size was perfect for when I was kid (and had a ps1)... But it's too small now. I much prefer to 360 controller now.

I can see from the disagrees to other posts that there are a lot of PS3 players reading this thread :P But I'm a neutral party, i like both consoles :)
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PS3Freak  +   1266d ago
I was a mega Dualshock fanboy for years, but after buying a 360 8 months ago; I have come to like the 360 controller more.

I have a bit of an issue with tendons in my wrists and after prolonged hours of playing PS3 my wrists tend to hurt( 2 - 3 hours). With the 360 controller, I can play for 5 - 6 hours straight without having any sort of pain. That speaks volumes for me personally.

I can't believe I'm saying this after flaunting the dualshock over the 360 controller for so long; but everything Shok said is spot on. That's not to say that I don't still have a soft spot for the Dualshock.


What you say about stress on your wrists is 100% true. I'm proof of that.
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miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   1266d ago
360 controller is easily the best there has ever been. Can't count the times my thumbs have crashed into each other while playing the Dualshock 3 controller. Never had that problem with the PS2 dualshock, but that's because my hands weren't used to what was to come with this generations controller.

Sucks playing with dualshock compared to xbox controller now. agreed that the d pad sucks on the 360 controller though....

And by the way... the new Durango controller will have built in rumble on both analog sticks, and built in rumble on the trigger buttons as well. Also, there will be screen in the middle of the controller that you can't see when it's turned off. Mark my words.
Mainsqueeze  +   1266d ago
I like everything about the 360 controller more except for the dpad as well. I hate the convex thumbsticks on the Dual Shock 3 as well as the fact that they are at the same height and so close together, my damn thumbs are always touching eachother when i play on my ps3 and i hate it for some reason lol. Plus the triggers on the 360 just feel more natural or something. I do like the Dpad placement much better on the ps3 controller though.
PoSTedUP  +   1266d ago | Well said
when i hold my ps3 controller, my hands rest nicely on the thumb sticks because they are symmetrical like everyones hands (unless you are deformed) then sorry about that.

and the concave sticks on the 360 controller make it unnatural to rotate my thumb around, the ps3 controllers sticks are more comfortable because the convex shape gives your thumbs the free mobility you need to move them around, its simple physics really.

the 360 controller is comfortable to hold. but the lack of analogue buttons (pressure sensitive buttons) makes it stupid, racing games yo can only go fast or roll. even the ps2 had pressure sensitive buttons, gt3 you can press the X button down a little for the proper speeds for turning etc. i dont even think the 360's triggers are analogue, playing GTA4 you can only go fast or just let go of the trigger while driving while driving, there was no middle speed (just my observation).

the 360 triggers fit your fingers better so you the have to buy the grips for the PS3's "pedals", but the ps3 controller doesn't put strain of your hands or an extreme gamer like me would have arthritis by now and it would be a wide spread issue for gamers, which isn't the case, because in joint and bone health when your hands or any joints are strained out long enough it causes arthritis and injury, so nice try.

some people prefer the 360 controller and some prefer the 360 controller, and it may be a fact that your hands are uncomfortable on the ps3 controller but its not a fact that its an uncomfortable controller because everyone's brains, hands and fingers work differently.

technically and factually the ps3 controller is more advanced, better technology, better buttons, more accurate inputs etc.

preferably the 360 controller may be more comfortable and work better for you you, that's about it tho.
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SnakeforPresident  +   1266d ago
I don't understand the logic behind of set stick being more "natural". Last i checked wen i grab something with two hands one thumb isn't higher than the other. Idk about you but even when i pretend to hold a controller in my hands, my thumbs are even. In fact i always felt behind the TERRIBLE D-pad the of set sticks were wat kept me from really loving the 360 controller. Its is definitely incredibly comfortable to hold, its a good size and weight and the big pads give your something to hold. I also enjoy the trigger design, thought i dnt give it the worth others do. Im also NOT a fan of the sticks themselves. I actually think concave pads are a negative not a positive. Again idk about everyone else but Me and most of the ppl i have seen dont play with their thumb directly on top of the stick but push on the sides on an angle, thus concave sticks reduce your contact point compared to a convex stick. Also in my experience its harder to make small motions from the central position on the 360 due to the static friction of the plastic 360 stick as apposed to the rubber of the DS3.
edgeofsins  +   1266d ago
I hate the 360 analog placement. I prefer my hands to be in symmetrical positions. I don't like having my wrist moved up and twisted under a little bit more just to use the left analog. I have big hands and I have that problem.
dantesparda  +   1266d ago
Most of youse are all biased and fanboys. The truth of the matter is that you will think whichever controller you are more used to is the more comfortable one. When i played the 360 alot, i used to think the 360 controller was more comfortable. And when i played the PS3 alot i thought it was more comfortable. I dont have any of these whacked ass issues of discomfort with either controller. They are equal when it comes to comfort. Prefences and opinions are not FACTS, remember that and get it through your thick fanboy infested minds.
moparful99  +   1266d ago
I dont know if its because I've been using the dual shock design for years but I have no problems whatsoever with the dualshock design.. it feels very comfortable to me, in fact the stick placement of the 360's controller feels uncomfortable to me especially the left one... Its all about preference...
The Great Melon  +   1266d ago
I am kind of getting tired of hearing the 'natural placement of the thumb' argument. At least for me, I have to pull my fingers back towards my hands to use the left stick and buttons on the Xbox controller. Similarly on the PS3 I have to pull my fingers back to reach the d-pad and buttons.

The optimal placement for buttons/sticks for me are closer to the center of the controller. I have more control with the Xbox's right stick than I do with the left stick. This forces me to rotate wrist so that my palm slides under the controller more to reach a more natural thumb placement.

What does this rant all mean. Both controllers suck? NO! People just have to use the two controllers differently to achieve
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novcze  +   1266d ago
Looks like people with big hands prefer 360 controller, I don't have hands like lumberjack so I'm completly fine with DS3, fits perfectly.
The Great Melon  +   1266d ago
(continuation from two posts above due to inactivity)

What does this rant all mean. Both controllers suck? NO! People just have to use the two controllers differently to achieve similar results.

Rather than bash the two controllers, I'll point out the strong point of each controller.

PS3 - Control
That's not to say it is easier to use, rather, it is just a comment on the capabilities of the buttons and triggers. Almost all of them are pressure sensitive. This gives developers a lot of flexibility in games for control methods. Racing games for example could work with the R2 or any of the face buttons for different levels of acceleration.

Xbox - Functionality
I cannot compliment the layout of the tigers and bumpers enough. The triggers use the ends of the fingers, whereas the bumpers use the knuckles of the fingers. This means that I never have to reach for a bumper/trigger, because I am already there to press it. Hence the reason why bumper jumper had such a strong following in Halo 3.
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DragonKnight  +   1266d ago
Wow, I like how a lot of you are commenting on things as though they are fact. For example: "FACT the 360 controller is more ergonomical" or "FACT the stick placement is better."

It isn't FACT. It's opinion. If ergonomical means more comfortable, it's all opinion. I don't know what kind of deformed hands you all have, but humans generally have symmetrical bodies. That means that there is no such thing as one thumb naturally resting higher than another.

Whatever your controller preference is is yours, doesn't make any of them "the best." This article is pointless and invalid.

That said, if I were to join in, I'd simply have to say that of the 2 controllers (360 or PS3) one has won multiple awards for its design and the other hasn't. Therefore, industry experts have come to a consensus on which one is better.
BattleAxe  +   1266d ago
I use a wireless 360 controller for some of my PC games, and while I really like it, I still prefer the DS3. I find that the analogue sticks feel like they're in a more natural position. I find that it feels weird when I'm using my 360 controller, and when I need to press the left feels like the left analogue stick and the left bumper are too close together.
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EVILDEAD360  +   1266d ago
Best controller of the gen..AND they just fixed the D-PAD
'What I get from these stupid comments are the 360 controller is more comfortable to heavy set ppl'

And you called those comment 'stupid'..irony at it's best. Only a fankid would pretend that gamers complaining about hand cramps equals obesity in the US..

IMO..the 360 controller is is gaming perfection and one of the reason for it's success this gen. I even bought a 360 knock-off controller for my PS3 to play Killzone and Resistance lol...

Ir's no secret the 360 D-Pad gets criticized for fighters, but NO fighter is even CLOSE to being unplayable at all. Which is why fighters still have good success on the 360.

But the new silver 360 controller just fixed the D-pad and even enhanced it for '360' control for the those hard to pull of diagonal moves.

Milons have their preferences, but the 360 controller definately was one of the best moves Microsoft made this gen, and the reason the 360 controller is essentially now on the Wii-U.

OneAboveAll  +   1266d ago
The left stick is in a more natural position. As for Shok. The new controllers with the transforming d-pad for the win. Now it's the perfect controller.

PS3 controllers feel cheaply made imo. Also, most FPS games have it set to use the shoulder buttons to ADS and fire. Why not actually use the triggers? Then again, the triggers are pretty terrible also. :|
DragonKnight  +   1266d ago
@EVILDEAD360: Does MS pay you enough for the crap you spew?
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kneon  +   1266d ago
The only reason for the different joy stick position on the 360 controller is so it wouldn't look just like every other controller.

If the stick above the dpad is the "right" position then how come they didn't do it for both sides?

The DS3 configuration is actually better because in that position your thumbs have a greater range of motion.
RBlaze  +   1266d ago
"You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time"... This famous phrase is the reason this article falls apart. People's preferences can always be different. Something I could see as an advantage to the 360 pad could be seen as a huge weakness by somebody else!

Also (taken from the article)... "I do believe it is the controller that all other controllers should look too.". C'mon... "too"... Really?

SilentNegotiator  +   1266d ago
I don't see any big differences between the PS3 and 360 controllers.

I've never used either and felt uncomfortable, even after that multi-hour game play. Moving my thumbs an inch doesn't make me cry. They both curve perfectly to my hand. They're basically the exact same size.

The only thing I can see anywhere near to being "deal breakers" (in the most petty of fashions) is the D-pad and triggers. And like I said....petty differences as far as I'm concerned.

It's just used as fanboy ammo on sites like this.

"..AND they just fixed the D-PAD"
Nope. It still uses the dinner-plate-on-a-stick design mechanics. The new controller just allows the D-pad to stick up.
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Dee_91  +   1266d ago
I been use to playing with both since the og xbox days after i got the a for x and b for o down i was good to go
really became easier when playstation started making o the go back button instead of triangle.
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jeseth  +   1266d ago
What a bunch of babies.

Each cotrol;er has its ups and downs. The DS is great, Xbox's is great.

I laugh at how some people seriously complain about the ergonomics of a video game controller. Sounds pathetic. Been playing PS mostly since Nintendo dropped the ball after SNES ... Never had my hands cramp up or have to stop playing because the controller was too small! LMAO. Sad. Like the MS controller for shooters especially but never had y hand cramp up from gaming.. LOL ... who says that? Are your hands out of shape?

If your hands can't handle gaming ... you must be one out of shape slug! Hand cramps ... hahahhaha. Pathetic.
NewZealander  +   1266d ago
i have to agree with shok, the stick placement on DS3 just doesn't feel right, also the sticks feel far too loose and flimsy, and the convex shape to the sticks is horrible. the triggers being kinda spongy also feels awkward.

360 has the best controller even despite the crappy d-pad.
jadenkorri  +   1266d ago
what i find funny is all these articles, why the 360 better than the ps3, why the 360 controller better than the ps3 controller... etc etc. If it is "so" much better, why are you trying to convince me or are you still trying to convince yourself its better.
EVILDEAD360  +   1265d ago
'@EVILDEAD360: Does MS pay you enough for the crap you spew?'

@ Dragonguy

LOl @ once again your b-hurt in a 360 article...easily one of the biggest trolls on n4g right now hands down..and YOUR pretending that people get paid for N4G comments..GTFOH

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Omnislash  +   1265d ago

Here you go, If youre not getting paid for spewing a bunch of BS all over video game sites you might as well look for a job opening.
No need to thank me.
EVILDEAD360  +   1264d ago
'Here you go, If youre not getting paid for spewing a bunch of BS all over video game sites you might as well look for a job opening.'

Hey's the B-hurt Multi-account troll party..

Awwww..did the wittle troll get upset because somebody said something good about the wittle console hes's twolling all the time?

Sowwy..lil guy..

Hey here's some advice..if you claim something is B.S...just click the little disagree button or maybe use your words like your mommy taught you.

But, you can't use your words other than..bu-bu-but you work at Micrsoft b-b-because you do that's why..once again GTFOH..and play an actual game for once..

Or just keep fighting this long dead fake console war..your choice

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MastaMold  +   1267d ago
I dont have small hands and thats the complaints that I have heard about the DualShock that its made for people with small hands, but my opinion is with its comfort alone the DualShock is the overall better controller its also had the same design for over 15 years it almost feels like i've been using the same controller ever since the PS1
dalibor  +   1266d ago
Well you have been using the same controller with just tweaks added for each new generation of systems. The Ps3 controller does fit well but it depends on how you place your thumbs on the joysticks. I use the tips of my thumbs but if you lay your thumb on the joystick so it's more flat and extended a bit than you could essentially hit your other thumb on the joystick by accident depending on the rotation of both joysticks. This could be remedied if the middle part of the Ps3 pad was stretched out hmm maybe half an inch I'd guess. In that case it would fit anybody's hands as well as extending the two handle bars a bit(where you rest your palms). But controllers nowadays are all great. It would have been cool to try out that boomerang controller for the Ps3 that never came to be.
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Oh_Yeah  +   1266d ago
honestly if you pick up a ps2 controller, it does feel slightly different.. more comfortable than the DS3 in my opinion, it weighs more and the sticks are tighter...feels like its built of better quality materials and feels bigger for some reason also.
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moparful99  +   1266d ago
I have very large hands as i'm a big guy and the ds3 feel great in my hands.. I have hitch hikers thumbs which means the tips of my thumbs arc upwards. So I let the joint of my thumb rest on the sticks and it works very well for me. Plus the contoured shape of the 360 controller makes my hands sweat.. SO essentially it all comes down to preference..
Xperia_ion  +   1267d ago
Wow, Nine bubbles, Those Nintendo fanboys hooked you up good. They're both comfortable to me except the 360s dpad.
X-Alchemist  +   1267d ago
yeah I also love the 360 controller it's very comfortable! It's moulded perfectly for my hands, I just hate the d-pad but everything else is great.
Kin23g  +   1266d ago
You took the words straight out of my mouth .. I completely agree with you. It'd have been the perfect controller if it weren't for that stupid D-Pad.

I always play fighters on PS3 for that reason.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1266d ago
That 360 controller actually hurts my hand, It feels too bulky and i cannot play fighting games on it because of the d-pad and overall structure. And its also a pain to recharge the double a batteries.
frjoethesecond  +   1266d ago
Same here. My hands are a little small compared to those who prefer the 360 controller. I get used to it after a day or two of using it though.
Swiggins  +   1266d ago
Recharge the double A don't own an Xbox 360....
dragon82  +   1266d ago
I would argue that it is you who does not own a 360. Both of my 360 controllers came out of the box requiring AA batteries. It was only after purchasing the Play & Charge Kit that they no longer required AA batteries.
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user5467007  +   1266d ago
The 360 controler is nice but it's only really the best when playing FPS

The DualShock however is a nice all rounder controler for differn't genres.

That is why in my book the DualShock will always come out on top
Aceman18  +   1266d ago
i have decent size hands but i prefer my DS3 over my 360 one. i cannot game for long sessions with the 360 one.
Knight_Crawler  +   1266d ago
Wish Sony had stuck with the PS1 controller design.

The concave sticks just made it a win.

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Tito08  +   1266d ago
It's both PS1/2 designs, I think it's a big mistake Sony opted to make L2/R2 into triggers, nobody asked for it since to me it was an overall perfect controller... As I also own a Dreamcast controller, it took me a while to get used to the triggers, but one thing I give the DC controller more credit than both the original Xbox & 360 controller despite having almost the same design is the D-pad which I think is the best along with the Dualshock, Xbox & 360's D-pads for fighters are horrendous... Nintendo's D-pads were alright..
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the worst  +   1266d ago
the 360 controller suck
d-pad is the worst in gaming history
the sh!t uses batteries (what joke)
its mad heavy
Bzone24  +   1266d ago
if you think the controller is mad heavy, you might want to put it down and get off the couch and get some exercise.
ItsTrue  +   1266d ago
You do know that the PS3 controller runs on batteries as well...
xX-StolenSoul-Xx  +   1266d ago
Yeah thats my only gripe with xbox also, the d-pad. I'm a hardcore fighting game fan lol. Then again i got me a fightstick so no biggy.
The battery pack in the back of the controller can also be lived without i sometimes like to stretch my fingers and i cannot.
ALLWRONG  +   1266d ago
The 360 controller is so good even Nintendo needed one.
Captain_Freud  +   1266d ago
Holy crap, reading the Agree / Disagree spread of the comments below remind me that this site is FILLED with PS3 fanboys. Every article that's favorable to the PS3 is lauded with praise, and every article that's critical is deemed stupid and unfair.
ThanatosDMC  +   1266d ago
You missed N4G before PS3 launched and the first year of PS3.
belac09  +   1266d ago
just means more people like ps3, thats all. (on this site.)
ZoyosJD  +   1266d ago
The title of the article and the entirety of it's contents are flamebait, and definitely did it's job of generating hits.

The entire premise of the article is Bullsh*t. It's like saying one size fits all. F' that. I'm not going to wear XXXXL clothes because you think they are comfy.
Matpan  +   1266d ago
Completely agree. The 360 feels, In my opinion, ergonomically better. My only gripe is with the AWFUL D-PAD. Apart from that, it´s pretty much the definitive joystick for me...

DS3 is a nice one though. Can I play my PS3 with a 360 controller BTW?...
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Bon Scott  +   1266d ago
Buy the 360 the controller with the adjustable d pad,
it works great for fighters

oops there goes my bubbles with high disagrees for not preferring the awkward ps3 controller.
silly site
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geddesmond  +   1266d ago
Yeah The 360 controller is not comfortable to me. Everytime I play a 360 for more than an hour the bottom of my left handed thumb where it meets the palm of my hand gets really sore and stiff. I've played with a PS controller since 1996. My hands are well used to a dualshock controller.
meetajhu  +   1266d ago
FK controllers! KB+Mouse or i DIE
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StraightPath  +   1266d ago
Xbox 360best controller of all time no doubt.
chaldo  +   1266d ago
I hate the xbox controller. I dont want to reach waayyy over there with my left thumb for the analog stick.
Bzone24  +   1266d ago
If you have to "reach waayy over there" with your left thumb for the analog stick, you must be holding the controller wrong.
wsoutlaw87  +   1266d ago
see I disagree that the 360 controler is better or more comfortable. When ever I hear someone say that that plays a 360 its usually because they are used to holding it like a 360 remote where you fully grab both the hand parts with your palms instead of just letting it rest in your fingers. you would only hold the ds3 that way if your hands were small. You dont need to really grab it because its so light compared to the 360 that you barely notice its there. The less weight probably makes it better for your wrists also, not worse. However which ever is more comfortable is up to you. when I hold the DS3 and relax my hand, my thumbs line up almost perfectly with the sticks. I dont know whos thumbs are lined up offset but thats just crazy placement. You do get used to the offset analog sticks but I can never get used to their terrible decision to make them concave. Making them like that makes it more uncomfortable when moving it around than the DS3. When your moving the stick why would you want your thumb held in the same spot. I have also never heard of anyone who plays the ps3 a lot saying that their thumbs slide off because of it. The DS3 analog sticks just seem much better. They are more precise because they have more movement area, less dead zone, and less resistance. The better analog sticks make it much more precise in shooters and really sell it for me. I personally don't care much about triggers on the 360, but i dont really care for them on the ps3 either. I actually would rather use the RB or R1 to shoot on both. The trigger it self are good i just dont like the trigger to rb/lb. the ds3 has better feeling buttons and d pad. The DS3 also all have rechargeable batteries and are wireless. But hey, if the 360 feels more right too you in your hands than that makes sense to choose it.
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Pushagree  +   1266d ago
I would probably quit gaming if every controll was like that deformed pseudo-dreamcast abomination. There is no reason for a controller to be that big, have the button placement it does, or to even be called a good controller. How anyone could possibly say that putting the analogs in a diagonal position was a good idea ill never know. It must be that MS fanboys have simply brainwashed themselves to such an extent that they actually think that that is a logical thing to do while you outstretch your hands to fit on it. Every time I have tried to play an xbox controller, i always takes me several moments to adjust to it's poorly designed layout. When I use a dualshock, my hands instantly form to the button configiration as if it were a part of me. That is what a controller should be. You should not have to struggle for it to accept you. It should BE you.
showtimefolks  +   1266d ago
With controllers it's just personal choice. I have no complains at DS3 because I been with PS brand since PS1, but I do believe for ps4 it's time for change. But DS3 isn't as bad as many of y'all make it up to be. NAND the 360 controller is a copy of dreamcast controller with a extra thumb stick.

Shooters and raceing games better with 360 but fighting games better withDS3 because the d pad sucks of 360.
andrewsqual  +   1266d ago
So no analogue buttons (for example, on PS2 games you could accelerate slowly in GTA by pressing the X button lightly and put an armed gun away quietly in MGS without firing off a shot by releasing the fire button lightly, the 360 controller does not have this), a shitty ass d pad AND mandatory source of power be it batteries or rechargeable battery packs makes a controller the best ever? Who knew? Oh and the bumper buttons are also a piece of shit.
indubitably  +   1266d ago
The fact that there are more disagrees with this proves n4g is mostly sony fanboys. I know plenty of ps3 owners who prefer the ps3 but admit to how good the 360 controller is.
Dee_91  +   1266d ago
more so the fact that you think people who prefer ps3 makes them a ps3 fanboy shows that your a fanboy.
get over the disagrees and agree button
its a completely pointless feature on this sitee until its mandatory that you reply to agree or disagree.
black911  +   1267d ago
1.Buy a SEPARATE Rechargeable Battery Pack.
JellyJelly  +   1266d ago
Instead of having to buy a brand new controller when the battery is worn out.

Why do you think Sony made their charging cables so short? They don't want you to be able to play comfortably when the battery in the controller dies.
dalibor  +   1266d ago
A usb extension cable will do wonders. In fact I have one that is like 6ft added with the charging cable that came with the Ps3 system and you not only have a long cable but you could use this for a pc setup if you wanted to use a controller and wanted some distance from the monitor/tv.

Just wanted to add either way all batteries die eventually so you are screwed one way or the other. Now imagine having a controller that somehow charges itself by momentum or similar to solar panels. That would be pretty cool.
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DigitalRaptor  +   1266d ago
No, Sony want you to be closer to the screen, thus closer to the action! See, I can make things up too.

With all things considered, both have their shortcomings in design. If you charge a DualShock 3 that's low on battery, it will be back to almost 3 full cells in about 15-20 mins. Or if it's that much of a problem, get an extension cable, like dalibor has said. No worries there. And let's not forget that the DS3 will last you a generation easily, unless you get mad trying to compete Demon's Souls and throw it out the window.

Using rechargeable batteries is a different matter. Consider that rechargeable lithium ion batteries were standard in phones and similar electronics of 5 years ago.
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chrisarsenalsavart  +   1266d ago
7 years After and my ps3_controllers work just fine.
Do not criticize quality if you can,t emulate it.
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edgeofsins  +   1266d ago
Yeah they definitely want people to play uncomfortably. Damn evil Sony damning us to limited cable length.

The battery in PS3 controllers last over 24 hours. It takes no more then 15 minutes to recharge them to full. So evil Sony!
MrBeatdown  +   1266d ago
After enough gameplay time to earn 59 platinum trophies, my battery is just fine. There's no need for the battery to be replaceable when the battery doesn't need to be replaced.
scooterbaga  +   1266d ago
Right idea, but there's a better solution. Buy rechargeable AA's. (Avoid something restricted to one device.) The initial investment of replacing everything in the house can be substantial, but it's well WELL worth it. Decent rechargeables can last for years compared to a few weeks with the traditional type.

More money for games.
Lord_Sloth  +   1267d ago
I prefer the DualShock so I disagree with your article. That's the funny thing about opinions, no?
R_aVe_N  +   1267d ago
I agree I prefer the DualShock over the 360 controller, but there is nothing wrong with that controller either I just prefer the DS.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1266d ago
likewise, i just like the crisp L1 R1 buttons of the dualshock.
dalibor  +   1266d ago
Imo this article contradicts itself. Just look at reason number 4. The dual shock was the first controller with as many inputs suggested in the article hence a pioneer to the amount of inputs found today in most gamepads. You could literally just have had put Ps3 controller in the title and it would be the same. But the truth of the matter is that there is no perfect gamepad. I enjoyed game controllers from previous generations as well and they will continue to improve.
MrBeatdown  +   1266d ago

It's always funny hearing the ways people try to justify why something like a controller is better than the other when they each have their positives and negatives, making it all a pure matter of opinion.

If you want to get down to technical aspects, yeah, you could probably make a case, but a controller is more than the sum of it's parts so even a technical comparison feature by feature is worthless. Who cares if one controller has the better analog stick if the placement is uncomfortable?

It's just dumb watching people try to convince each other that there is some obvious winner between two controllers that each have their ups and downs, and when other aspects of it come down to pure comfort. I can imagine all these people in a mattress store.

"No, you moron! The FIRM mattress is the best! It's the best for your back! FAA-aaaa-ACT!"

"You must be a Sealy fanboy. Everyone knows a softer mattress is more comfortable! And Sealy mattresses will catch fire faster!"

"Yeah, well MY mattress is resistant to pet urine! Lots of it!"
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SCW1982  +   1267d ago
I also prefer the Dual Shock but I do like the 360 triggers much better. To each their own.
Venox2008  +   1267d ago
I prefer Gamecube Wireless Wawebird controller
dalibor  +   1267d ago
Well the best fps controller would be the N64 in my opinion. It felt like you were holding a weapon. I could be the outcast on this but I prefer using L1/R1 as triggers on the Ps3 controller and it's not b/c of the triggers which are indeed not as great as the 360's but I feel I get more precision with them. Hence when you use a pistol in a game your rate of fire is way better using L1/R1 rather than triggers.

And I think you meant to say wavebird instead of wawebird lol
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Ripco_Keller  +   1266d ago
The problem with the n64 controller is, and I may be in the minority here, but I don't have 3 hands. The controller was pretty obviously designed for people who do have 3 hands, and power to em.
scooterbaga  +   1266d ago
I preferred the wired version in the hands, but not enough to stay wired. However, I think somewhere between the X360 and GC controller would be the best.

The form of the GC is near perfect... However, the B/Z buttons and C stick could be better. The B button should've been a third "bean" like the early prototypes. The Z button should be larger and have a mirror on the left side. The C stick should have been full sized.
The Great Melon  +   1266d ago
People always hail the Xbox controller as the most ergonomic, but everyone seems to always forget the gamecube controller. That thing was simply a delight to hold. It's trigger/bumper analogs may not be in such a functional design or fully featured and the c-stick d-pad were a little small, however, Nintendo rewarded you everytime you picked that controller up. Your hand literally wraps around the controller and your fingers rest in ergonomic triggers.
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Venox2008  +   1266d ago
especially l and r buttons..mmmm :) sooo comfortable..I wish all controllers had like those and maybe even perfected
thebudgetgamer  +   1267d ago
No, that's the silliest thing I ever hear, everyone should have their own little thing.

One of my favorite things about owning many consoles over the years is the different feel each controller had.
nevin1  +   1267d ago

"and the trigger buttons are perfect for shooters and racers"

Thats why DS is better. The controller feels natural with every game. DS3 took a step back with the changes to the L2/R2 though.
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pandaboy  +   1266d ago
Using R2 and L2 for shooters is precisely why people think the 360 controller is better because the DS3 is designed in a way that R1 and L1 feel natural to shoot with. Some developers even put R2 and L2 as default without the option to change, obviously designed with the 360 controller in mind first.

I prefer the binary input of R1/L1 over any trigger design when playing shooters. Also note than you can't game comfortably with 4 fingers on the shoulder buttons on DS3 which is another reason why people complain about the controller. You just have to hold it properly with your index fingers controlling all 4 shoulder buttons. The 360 has the same problem when using only 2 fingers since RB/LB are placed in such a way the it feels unnatural to place your index fingers on them.
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DARK WITNESS  +   1267d ago
I like the 360 pad, it's the one saving grace for me with that console. I only like the ds3 for fighting games.

I like the 360 pad more for shooting and driving games and i do find the 360 stick layout a lot more comfortable.

it's all down to personal preference and your bodies positioning I think. Just like some people can write on a bit of paper with the paper and pen perfectly horizontal. some people can't write properly unless either the paper sheet is at an angle or they bend their arm and pen so that the pen is at an angle.

there is no write or wrong, just what works for you. I think most people would agree though that the ds3 has a better thumb pad.
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PhunnyJesta  +   1267d ago
360 analog sticks positions + triggers + dpad are bad, IMO every controller should be like a ps3 except for the l2+r2 should be buttons not pressure sensitive and no controller should be like a wii mote
ExCest  +   1266d ago
If they weren't pressure sensitive, what would you do about racing games?

EDIT: Also the wiimote is a wiimote.
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PhunnyJesta  +   1265d ago
I play on PC with ps3 controller so I configure my racing games to use right analog stick like nfs underground did. I am not sure if you can change the controls to that on consoles
d3nworth1  +   1267d ago
For shooters yea but for fighters the d-pad is garbage and I prefer the ps3 controller since I'm more into fighters and action games.
MRMagoo123  +   1267d ago
I have thumbs in the same but mirrored position on each hand so i prefer the ds3, the 360 stick placement is made for aliens imo.
SockeyBoy  +   1266d ago
you must hate keyboards. With all those damn keys all over the place :P
Smashbro29  +   1267d ago
The Dualshock is better this gen, but controllers really need to step it up.

We need 360 triggers, PS placement, Saturn dpads and 6 Nintendo type buttons on the front. THAT would be the dream controller, perfect for every genre.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   1267d ago
I really dont understand why anyone would EVER say the saga saturns dpad is good. the ds3s dpad crushes that thing in almost every way. the saturn dpad is essentially a slightly superior version of the 360 dpad.
Smashbro29  +   1266d ago
Science man. Science.

MASTER_RAIDEN  +   1267d ago
the main reason why i seem to find the 360 controller almost useless (in some games) is its HORRIFIC dpad design. all in all, I think THATS the deciding factor in controller compassion. say what you want about liking X on the ps3 controller or Y on the 360 pad, but at the end of the day gripes like that are solely based on your opinion alone. and even though technically speaking, preferring the ps3 dpad is also "just opinion", youve got to admit...trying to argue in favor of the 360s dpad is a lost cause. NOBODY prefers that dpads performance over the ps3s (so long as they use it for more than calling in air strikes)

at the end of the day, if i cant use a controller for an entire genre of being put out on that console, that controller is useless to me.
Fil101  +   1267d ago
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm how can I put this, the ds has remained the same shape since the ps1 day's, "if it aint broke dont fix it"
Blankman85  +   1267d ago
I'm a PS1, PS2 ,PS3 and 360 owner, so the DS naturally feels familiar. The 360C on the other hand just feels natural. It fits beautifully in my hands, almost as if my hands were made for it instead of it for them.
The 360C fits like how I'd imagine Sofia Vergara's curves would feel in my hands.
The DS is more Cindy Crawford.
Both are great, so in the end its about preference. I prefer Sofia. . .*drool
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r21  +   1267d ago
i like the DS design cause of the sticks, they're placed in parallel just like how everyone's thumbs is. The xbox's one is kinda off putting for me who has played on all PS consoles.

Gotta admit though, the xbox controller is well designed and is very comfortable to hold :D
capcock  +   1266d ago
keyboard & mouse FTW!
NastyLeftHook0  +   1266d ago
Masta Kaos  +   1266d ago
PS3 Controller perfect for me....Its a perfect controller.
spacedelete  +   1266d ago
How can DS3 be the perfect controller when it isn't even better than the PS2 controller ? The PS2 controller has better L2 and R2 triggers, tighter sticks and just feels comfortable to hold. The DS3 is a downgrade in every way.

The 360 controller is the best though. Its designed to actually fit in your hands whereas the DS3 controller you have to hold in a certain way.
ExCest  +   1266d ago
Try playing an FPS with a DS2 controller. I tried. Worst thing ever. (I used a USB adapter to play on my PS3.)

EDIT: Not worst, but much worse than a normal current-gen controller.
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Neko_Mega  +   1266d ago
I got really no problems with any of them, now if it is like fighting game like DragonBall Z then their might be a problem for me using 360's controller. But you can fix that by buying a PS3 wannabe 360 controller.

Really doesn't matter, now for some games like Red Alert. I think I'll stick with keyboard and mouse, I have no problem with a controller. Its just faster with the keyboard and mouse.
MysticStrummer  +   1266d ago
DS3 wins any day. Playing with a 360 controller, I always wonder how anyone could possibly think it was better. The 360 controller seems designed different for the sake of being different, probably in the interest of avoiding patent infringement, while the DS3 feels like an extension of my hands. The triggers are the only thing "better" about the 360 controller, but I have no real problem with the DS3's R2 and L2 buttons so that's a virtual non-factor for me. The offset analog sticks on the 360 controller are a joke in my honest opinion. Thinking that is somehow better for a FPS is comical.
EmperorDalek  +   1266d ago
The PS3 controller is the faultiest pile of crap i've ever used. The L2/R2 buttons get jammed too easily. The plastic feels cheap, and I plugged two into computers, neither work on PS3 anymore. I left another one unused for a few months, doesn't work anymore. Not to mention random things like joysticks doing things that you aren't. I've gone through 8 PS3 controllers, none of them were physically broken.

Not sure about the 360's, but at least the plastic feels stronger. Hell, the PS2's one felt stronger, and had less faults.
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chrisarsenalsavart  +   1266d ago
8 controllers ?really? not 16? you sure?
Hicken  +   1266d ago
... I'm just gonna go ahead and call BS.

You forgot to sync your controllers back to the PS3.

EmperorDalek   1266d ago | Personal attack | show
Aghashie  +   1266d ago
what? really...? I still own a four years old ds3 (the one that came in the box w the ps3), and it is still working. I usually leave that controller on storage cause I have newer colored controllers. but when needed, I just have to plug it to the ps3 and sync it. that's it. also, I have connected my ds3 on my Vaio and used them to test a mod for remote keyboard on my ps3. when done, I just have to sync it back and no problems. so please, stop shoving the controllers up ur ass. its just normal they broke after that. :/
RedSoakedSponge  +   1266d ago
i have to say, the new Wii U Pro Controller looks to be the best of both worlds! I just hope it has a good D-Pad unlike the 360 controller
elda  +   1266d ago
Playstation controller is the best!
IAmLee  +   1266d ago
It's all down to opinion. some prefer xbox, others prefer ps3..
yet again, another pointless article that sparks debate for no reason.
PirateThom  +   1266d ago
I don't get people who complain about this to the point it's not a preference but they physically cannot use one or the other. Casuals.
vikingland1  +   1266d ago
The PS3 controller feels unnatural in my hands. I prefer the 360 controller because the sticks are where my thumbs feel more natural and the triggers are better too. The digital pad is better on the PS3 though, for sure.My hands are too big for the PS3 controller. But both do what they are supposed to do.
XeoZin  +   1266d ago
The thing i never understand about xbox 360 being the controller for shooters, is that the left analogue stick is above the d-pad. When im playing on a ps3 controller i can run on the left analogue stick meanwhile i change weapons on the d-pad with my index finger (kinda like a crab hold)
This method im using in games like dark souls and demon souls too, skyrim also.
plmkoh  +   1266d ago
Don't tell them that, this is the CoD generation where control schemes aren't allowed to deviate away from FPS games, otherwise it's the developers fault and not their own.
DARK WITNESS  +   1262d ago
Maybe that feels too un-natural for some people, you would not know or understand because it feels natural to you... Thats the whole problem with these kind of debates.

We could go on about it all day, but all i can tell you is that my thumbs feel more natural in the position with the 360 thumbstick layout.
KingItachi  +   1266d ago
I do not like the xbox 360 conroller and DS3 my controller of choice is the DS2.
Gambit_the_White  +   1266d ago
The 360 controller fits much better into your hands than the PS3 controller. And if you have big hands, using the PS3 c. can be a hassle.
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