What Culture writes:
A good controller design can make or break a console. It’s probably not what sunk the likes of the Sega Saturn and the Dreamcast, but those missteps with regards to peripherals probably didn’t help matters. Take a look at the Playstation controller, whose design hasn’t changed a whole lot since it was introduced: it’s the perfect combination of joysticks and buttons, ergonomic design and comfort, all of which allow you to play games without feeling like you’re playing a game. The gamer-controller-console interface gets reduced to the gamer-console interface. A good controller is notable in its absence.