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5 Reasons why the PS3 controller is better than the XBOX 360 controller

The Highclass Impact

Sadly my counterpart co-host from the Couch Mercenaries is a biased fanboy and has a poster of Bill Gates proudly tacked to his bedroom ceiling. After reading the "news article" he posted about the XBOX 360's controller being superior to the PS3's controller… Well I couldn't resist putting BigSmooth8 in his place. This is in no way a news article. This is just one gamers two cents. (PS3)

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Cajun Chicken  +   2418d ago
I like this. Especially point 5.
chaosatom  +   2418d ago
i say a 800 degree article.

What do u guys guess it will end up at?
jammy_70  +   2418d ago
gives a cowwww
gamesmaster  +   2418d ago
i dont understand, how do these "top 5 reasons" articles class as news? yes i prefer the playstation controller but these 'articles' serve no purpose at all other than to divide gamers even more. do jounalists have nothing other to write about? wait for the "top 5 reasons the xbox360 controller is better than the playstation3 controller"

its an endless cycle.

gaming journalists are like sheep these days, its either top 5 this, or sensationalist headline with questionmark that.
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Nineball2112  +   2418d ago
@ gamesmaster...
It's not "news". It's an "article" which means that it's one person's opinion.

It's not the law of the land and this person is just give his/her view of why he/she thinks that PS3 controller is better.

It's just something to discuss... hopefully in a civil manner. (Okay, even I don't believe that'll happen here, but it could!)
Alcon  +   2418d ago
Seriously whats with those articles?
Who cares! If you got an Xbox you use the Xbox controler and if you got a PS3 you use thePS3 controler. What is the use of comparing them its not like you can choose between the two and use wich ever is 'the best'. You still have to use the controler that comes with the console.
gamesmaster  +   2418d ago
Yea, i see what you mean, it is opinionated but i just dont see the point, its just gonna end badly, especially here on n4g. I would be interested to see a poll of reasons why people prefer it rather than just one mans opinion. i think there would be a lot more to discuss.

+bubble for your sensible response. thanks
Nineball2112  +   2418d ago
@ alcon...
you can mod controllers..

FlameBaitGod  +   2418d ago
Journalist this days dk what to write about huh lol
Domenikos  +   2418d ago
O_O HHG shooooowww O_O
The Lazy One  +   2418d ago
I dont get the shape...
Wasn't the shape a pro for the 360 in the previous article?

soooo 360 controller shape>PS3 controller shape>360 controller shape?

Nineball2112  +   2418d ago
@ gamesmaster
Thx man! Bubbles back to you...
IdleLeeSiuLung  +   2418d ago

It is a personal opinion and so it will differ.

Are there any good adapter of some sort that I can use my 360 controller on my PS3? Not just the pad, but also for stuff like joysticks. I mean after paying $150 for a joystick, you think they would enable you to use it on both consoles.

Something that doesn't cost an arm and a leg like the XCM stuff.
menoyou  +   2418d ago
only a serious bandwaggon hopping moron would believe the 360s controller is any good. microsoft pays to have it used in the public amd in the media. people who cant think for themselves will automatically take this as it being the best.
The Lazy One  +   2418d ago
I know it's personal opinion, but in the article by the same site earlier, they said they liked the shape of the 360 controller more.

So that would mean each controller has a better shape than the other controller?
ThanatosDMC  +   2418d ago
We knew this from way back when it was DS2 vs Big Ass Controller.

Then they slimmed it down to copy the PS controller. Check the right thumb button placement after the transition. Looks awfully familiar, doesnt it?

Now this is the 360 controller that we know today:

Where is Jeff correcting me about my complaints about batteries? I mean, i had to stop playing Dead Rising and get batteries... how lame was that?
gaffyh  +   2418d ago
Points 1, 2, and 5 are undeniable. But points 3 and 4 are personal opinion really, some will like it, some won't.
Legion  +   2418d ago
Put me on the bandwagon then...

5. Rechargeable out of the box

My XBox 360 controller is rechargeable out of the box too. What was the point? The difference... my rechargeable controller has battery pack that can be swapped out during game play without having to plug it into the console. I can choose to plug it in if I want or I can use my charging cradle to charge an extra battery while I play. Wow... so many choices. Question... what are you going to do when your PS3 controller looses it's recharge capability..? The battery is internal... need to get a new one. Me..? I just simply purchase a new battery pack.


Good idea... give the gaming community a reason to make crappy controls for a game that would otherwise be great with traditional control scheme. I will give you that SIXAXIS does allow for creativity and it is the fault of the developer for poorly using its functionality.

3. Controller Shape

I grew up with a nintendo and PS controller in my hands. I was so pleased when the second iteration of the XBox controller came around and more so when the XBox 360 controller finally came around. It doesn't feel so light that you feel like you are going to break it when you use it. The thumb buttons are PERFECTLY offset, for ANY game. The buttons have pressure sensativity. The trigger buttons greatly surpass the functions of the PS3 trigger mess. Using the trigger for throttle in racing games is perfect.

2. DPad Superiority

The DPad for the 360 is lacking but I have YET to play a game that uses the DPad for anything more then inventory. I don't play 2D fighters and any 3D fighters I find the thumb sticks are perfectly functional. Putting this at #2 when the DPad is one of the least used portion of a good controller is crazy.

1. Designed to excel for all game genres

Just saying that resistance and killzone are better then any XBox 360 games pegs you as a fraud. The XBox 360 controller is a perfect fit for anyone. I have over 100 games for my 360 and have used my controller on each one with no issues with any of the games. I still love the controller as do most of my PS3 friends. They wish they could use it on their PS3. Some even have it for their PC and love it.

This whole article was bias and proved nothing. It is all subjective but the masses have came back and said they prefer the XBox 360. I have yet to see an XBox player go to the PS3 controller and say "hey, I really prefer this controller" but I have met MANY PS3 players say that about the XBox 360 controller.

Article: epic fail...
pain777pas  +   2418d ago
360 controller I like your triggers for racing games and the casing of the controller, but the PS3 controller works for everygame. I couldnt play SOTN properly and was always forced to use the analog stick. RR6 same thing. SF2turbo same thing. Streets of rage same thing. I don't get some articles some times and when I read charging station in the previous article I was appauled. Some people are to much into shooters or racers which are great on the 360 however PS3 you can play all those games perfectly aswell plus all the classics with ease. I just don't understand people sometimes its like they forgot gamings roots and think that shooters are the only important games. Try to use a 360 controller for Wipeout if the game was available and barrel rolls would be near impossible to pull off meaning the game would be broken and you could not advance with that game and Six axis support when done right with Wipeout, flower and folklore is excellent I cannot wait for GoW3 which has an opportunity to make that feature a standout in QTC as well as Heavy Rain.
riskibusiness  +   2418d ago
Can't take it anymore.
The Sony controller is terrible. I would be a PS3 owner if they had a better controller.
PtRoLLFacE  +   2418d ago
so the ps3 controller has better shape ummm i don't think so, that's one of the main reasons i don't like the ps3 controller is too small for my heads, is made for 9 year old kids with small hands lol
Lucreto  +   2418d ago
I have huge hands and the PS3 controller is perfect for me. The 360 cramps my hands up.
Cajun Chicken  +   2418d ago
360 controller feels like I'm dowsing for water.
creeping judas  +   2418d ago
@ Lucreto and Cajun
You guys would have then loved the original DUKE controller!!
It was like holding onto a ten pound turkey!!
table  +   2418d ago
its all personal preference
both controllers are well designed, well apart from the 360's dpad, but it just comes down to what suits you. personally i prefer the ps3 controller.
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The Meerkat  +   2418d ago
The DUKE was the best
Nineball2112  +   2418d ago
They both have their pros and cons. I kinda like the analog stick layout of the 360 controller, but I don't like the shape of the triggers.

I could get used to any design, I suppose, but I do like the PS3 controller better. I totally agree with the batteries versus recharging point though. Batteries are just a hassle to have to remember to buy them, and store them, etc.
SevWolf  +   2418d ago
@ puke face
its "too small for your heads"???? lol, I know its a typo but I couldnt resist, burst out laughing when I read it....LoL

On topic: both controllers are well designed its just has to do with each persons opinion
Brock Danger  +   2418d ago
The duke!
Yea, I was one of the few who loved the duke as well, except for the black and white button placement. The S type grew on me pretty quick, though, and the new controller is an ergonimic dream, IMO.

The DualShock 3 is definitely acceptable, and is certainly designed to work with any game platform, which is nice, but marathon KZ sessions cramp the hell out of my hands. And the SixAxis has been mostly a gimic, but there have been a couple of occasions that are absolutely awesome.

1. Shaking off camo in MGS4, feels super badass
2. Steadying and nudge aiming the sniper rifle in KZ
3. Flower - the whole game
u got owned  +   2418d ago
I kind of agree with pukeface, the PS3 controller is a little small other than that i don't see any other problem with it. The X360 controller has a perfect size for me but the D-pad sucks. Both controller ergonomics are well designed and they both has flaws.

In the end is all about personal preference.
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tplarkin7  +   2418d ago
The PS3 controller is 14 years old.
It's a basterdized design that has not changed since PS1. Sony just keeps tacking on stuff every generation.
squadass99  +   2418d ago
5 reasons why i hate the 360 controllers
having played with both controllers i have to agree with the reasons.
the 360 controller has 5 reasons to hate it. one being the ridiculous placement of the sticks. the second is the D-pad. theres no question there.
and the third one is the batteries, so many times has the wireless controller disconnected during an online match.
number 4 is the width on the handles in relation to the buttons.
and the last has to be the size of it all compared to the PS3 controller.
the 360 is large and over sized. while the PS3 controller is perfect when im on warhawk.
Brock Danger  +   2418d ago
have to disagree
I have to admit I don't understand your opinion. I've pretty much held every controller that's come out in the past 25 years, and the size, feel, and comfort of the 360 controller has been a dream. Especially because of the sticks, which have the appropriate amount of tension to make aiming on a console less of a chore.

The battery thing i understand, and I can't argue with the fact that to set up a solid battery situation you need to get a charging station with two spare batteries, compared to just picking up one of those cheap light-up charging stations that can charge two dualshocks at once, which i greatly appreciate.
Too_Hyped  +   2418d ago
PS3 definitely has the best controller.

MS should at least fix the DPAD, you can't play any fighting game on 360 right now because of that.
Zeus Lee  +   2418d ago
A very well written article
These 3 points can't be argued:
1)Better D-Pad.
2)Rechargeable battery.
3)Designed for all game genres.

SixAxis isn't an advantage as it's not standardized in games.

Anyways,I'm not a huge Shooter fan so the only advantage that the 360 controller has(Triggers)means little to me.Also,the Rubber and Finish on the 360 Analog sticks deteriorates at an alarmingly fast rate,my Controller was looking like a bald Britney after only 5 months of usage(And I don't even press Buttons that hard/sweat from my palms).
RememberThe357  +   2418d ago
My favorite part of the DuelShock 3
are the sitcks. Those are the best sticks that I have ever used.
its a good controller
Yet I have to disagree......the analogue sticks need tension ...and the quite simply its not as comfortable as the 360...and to me having both systems certain genres work better with each system so there is no winner to me...but the Wii is over all most comfortable and the worst controller
ASSASSYN 36o  +   2418d ago
Thats a good point I did notice no tension on the ps2, and ps3 controller.
ironmonkey  +   2418d ago
man dont even ask of course ps3 controller is better
XxZxX  +   2418d ago
it's all in the matter that which one you are used to.
dresden  +   2418d ago
yeahh, I took Dualshock after playing three months on X360 and I was like: Omg, how was I able to play with that? :D
Brock Danger  +   2418d ago
Yea, exactly
They're both great controllers, it's not like we're comparing the gamecube controller to keyboard and mouse. All comes down to preference. And by preference I mean you have to use a PS3 controller to play PS3 and you have to use an 360 controller to play the 360.

That being said, I'd love to get a quality PS3 controller that is set-up like the 360's and has functioning vibration and sixaxis. Marathon online sessions on the 360 has ruined my hands for the Dualshock, hard to go back.
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ukilnme  +   2418d ago
I have no problems playing with either one so they are equals IMO.
Daoshai  +   2418d ago
ps3 controller feels more cheap to me
Maybe its because my damn left stick is always going forward on all 4 of my controllers, damn you cod4. Teh d-pad is 10x better though.

I prefer 360 controller though, just the quality makes it that much better
creeping judas  +   2418d ago
I just wish it was a bit bigger!!
ASSASSYN 36o  +   2418d ago
One of the reasons my debit card hasn't been swiped for a ps3 purchase. The controller is itty bitty.
Unicron  +   2418d ago
360 controller's form factor, analog placement, and shoulder buttons + PS3 controller's face buttons, D-Pad, and Bluetooth/no batteries = Ultimate combo IMHO.
Baka-akaB  +   2418d ago
Never understood why people want the 360 analog's placement . I get how people might prefer the analog stick itself for fps , while not being so insanely superior ... unlike that thing with the d-pad , wich is horrible on one , and ok on the other .

Anyway i personally prefer analogs to the bottom , feels more naturally to me . Bottom line to each their own
sak500  +   2418d ago
wrong post
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aksmashh  +   2418d ago
Triggers Buttons Are Rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On The PS3
The Xbox Triggers Are 100 Times Better Amazing For Shooting & Racing Games
The Xbox D-Pad Is Worst In History But Tell Truth Only Game I Used It For
Was Pro Evo (Soccer Game)But It Was Good Enough Reason To Get A PS3
(Now You Need No Excuse Killzone,LBP,Uncharted ect.....)
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Sangria  +   2418d ago
My main problems with the 360 pad are the D-pad, which is absolutely awful, and the central button. I don't know why but my two controllers had the same problem after a month, the central button remains stuck. So sometimes i have to take the battery off and hit the controllers to bring out the button.
(and if you have a solution for that problem, i listen wide open, i don't want to buy other controllers)

Otherwise, to me both PS3 and 360 controllers are identical. I don't have a real preference.
The Lazy One  +   2418d ago
stop spilling stuff on your controller.
sak500  +   2418d ago
12.2 -

Next time put a sock on it.
George Sears  +   2418d ago
Just a few days ago I was playing COD WaW co op with a friend and I was using the SIXAXIS but sadly, the L3's (Left Analog stick) gray plastic got loose and when I try to do 360 turns and what not, the plastic seems to rub on top of the stick (basically the gray plastic top does circles around the stick so it moves with my thumb) which pretty much makes any movement futile and unresponsive.

I guess my SIXAXIS was cheaply glued up because this has never happened to my DS2 controllers and I've used them a lot more than my PS3 controllers.
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Dmack79  +   2418d ago
LOL anyone remember when
CliffyB said, "if you look at a controller right now it looks like an alien spaceship." He hates the xbox 360's controller too.
ultimolu  +   2418d ago
I like the PS controller because my hands are small. :3

But to each their own.
HungPHAT  +   2418d ago
Small hands just like you're crank buddy !! LOL couldn't help it.
ultimolu  +   2418d ago
iHEARTboobs  +   2418d ago
He thinks you're a dude.
wildcat  +   2418d ago
I'm insinuating, based off of his username, that he was trying to put the length and/or girth of your penis into question. But if your profile is unquestionable and you are indeed female, then the aforementioned statement is rendered invalid.
heyheyhey  +   2418d ago

i would put this at number one.. it's the reason games like flOW and Flower are enjoyable titles, and it's just adds that little extra in loads of games... like throwing grenades in Uncharted or crossbow sniping in Heavenly Sword
Salta_nelas  +   2418d ago
Well, the 360 controller is better for FPS simply because of the spacing between analogs. The PS3 controller is a well round pad, works great on any kind of game but excells in platformers, racers and fighters.

The proof is that the dualshock is the older controller around, roughly for about 12 years or so, and for being alive so long it´s because its the best one. No argue possible.

I hope the next Playstation still uses the same type of controller.
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digger18  +   2418d ago
I have to disagree on the 360's controller better for FPS.

After playing FPS on both the 360 and PS3, I found the PS3 controller was better because of the better dead zone on the analogs, which has also been proven on a few sites.

But, what kills it for me is the size of DS3, way too small.
Traveler  +   2418d ago
I think that whole thing about the 360 controller being better for first person shooters is a myth. At least it isn't true for me.

I find the PS3 controller to be more comfortable as well as having more precision and smoothness in the movement of the analogue sticks. And it absolutely certain that there is less dead space in the sticks of the PS3 controller.

I mean, both controllers are basically fine, I just think the controls feel a little bit more precise and smooth when I play a shooter on the PS3 (KZ2 for example) than shooters on the 360.
no-spin  +   2418d ago
The analogs are a little easy to damage
I have noticed the left analog stick has lost rigidity and become somewhat wobble effect. Still very responsive, but weird. Overall i will take the DS3 any day for any game, very ergonomic and tight fit
MicroSony  +   2418d ago
5 Reason why original nintendo controler is the Best
1. No battery, no power problem.
2. You can always find your controller if you follow the wire.
3. Just 2 button, its enough for casual gamer.
4. You can shoot them again the wall, its only 5 buck for a new one.
5. You can use there sharp edge to defend yourself.
XLiveGamer  +   2418d ago
Only a blind dumb motherfncking extreme PS fan will say that the PS3 controller is better than the Xbox 360 Controller. I know the D-Pad suck on previously model butt in the rest gives the PS3 Controller a big kick in the azz. 360 controller even won a lot of awards and people on PC industry praise it.

¿Now why all this b!tches keep trying to make everybody believe otherwise?
no-spin  +   2418d ago
Only a blind dumb motherfncking extreme idiot will write like that
thx for the humor
Bazookajoe_83  +   2418d ago
"¿Now why all this b!tches keep trying to make everybody believe otherwise?"

It might be that either you or them is somewhat retarded, i know who i would put my money on..
iHEARTboobs  +   2418d ago
lol, XLiveGamer it's all about preference. Lighten up, it's really not that serious!
XLiveGamer  +   2418d ago
¿Its all about preference or forced to use it?
I was forced to use the PS1 and PS2 controller but back then was the best controller ever but now this days you can't say the same thing. The 1st Xbox controller was one of the most retarded controller ever and when they launched the 2nd on Xbox well was better than the 1st just that "better than the 1st". Now this time like it or not the new design of the Xbox 360 controller its the best controller ever PERIOD its not because is Xbox360.
xabmol  +   2418d ago
Any one NOT see this coming from a mile away?
After the retarded 360 controller list I knew this was coming. I thought it would have been here a little sooner though to tell you the truth.

Being a member here for a while now, I can smell these fanb*y reply articles coming the moment I see the first article.

Besides we all know the Jaguar had the best controller ever.
Robearboy  +   2418d ago
Personally i find the ps3 controller too small and cramped especialy when playing FPS games, and for fighting games the x360 pad sux's bad
OgTheClever  +   2418d ago
This is missing the biggest point for me...
the placement and feel of the analogue sticks - not to mention that they have a smaller dead zone than that of the 360.
JuicyCorn  +   2418d ago
Took some getting use to but I greatly prefer the 360 controller.
Bazookajoe_83  +   2418d ago
I would want a mix
I want the shape of the 360 but the analog sticks and d-pad from the ps3. I also want the square, x, circle and triangle from the ps3. It would for me be the best controler.
Sitdown  +   2418d ago
Like somebody stated..
most of this is personal preference.......but I will say this. I can sit a whole lot further from my tv while charging the 360 controller than I can when charging the ps3 controller.
GzusKreist  +   2418d ago
USB extension
try $2.00 USB extension cable. thx
S M N  +   2418d ago
ps3 just feel right for every game genre
that what i like about the DS3, and the rechargeable batteries
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giovonni  +   2418d ago
I actually like the 360 controller better for first person shooters. The PS3 controller lacks tension and it becomes a choir trying to aim at a steady pace. I also like the anolog stick place placement on the 360 its a lot more comfortable
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