Submitted by Nineball2112 1706d ago | news

Raven controller for the PS3 brings 360 ergonomics to your DualShock

The PlayStation 3’s DualShock controller is an absolute classic. It’s easily withstood the demand of three generations of consoles with comparatively minimal updating: an impressive feat, comparable to the original NES controller lasting up until the N64.

That all said, as classic a design as the DualShock is, it can be hard to get used to if you’re used to an Xbox 360 controller, which is considered by many to be more user friendly in its ergonomics. For those of you who want your PS3 controller to feel more like an Xbox 360. (Nyko Technologies, PS3)

GuruStarr78  +   1706d ago
preordered one of these with the 360 button layout from amazon...it's only 35 bucks, and if it turns out to have a tight feel, it will be a great deal.....I've already got one third party ps3 controller with the "360 layout", (I love the concave analogs and the spacing of the sticks) but the triggers feel really cheap and loose...Nyko has a decent track history as a controller mfr. though, so I'm optimistic.
mastiffchild  +   1706d ago
Why does no one do it with the buttons the other way round? I hate the 360 pad compared to one with the analogues level and I'm guessing that's because the 360 pad is worked out for right handed gamers. I just can't get my lefty head round it and wonder if a mirror image would be good for me but it doesn't seem I'll get the chance!

BTW, it's not just me. Most of my mates like the 360 pad just fine but of the four or five who don't all but one is a lefty like I am. Is this coincidence or further evidence of a left hand hating world?

Don't get me started on Skyward Sword,. seriously, Link is LEFT handed, so why the change? So the righty majority can play how they like with sword in motion plus holding right hand. It stinks that they aren't putting in a left handed option.
ExplosionSauce  +   1706d ago
I agree
Although I don't exactly hate it, I do prefer the PlayStation controller lay out better. If I could use the PS3 controller on the 360, I might. But I don't mind it either way.
Foliage  +   1706d ago
I want one for my 360 shaped like a PS3 controller. This one would be useless to me, since replacing the PS3 controller with this is a disgrace to any gamer.

Yikes... please keep that 360 dreamcast ripoff away from my PS3, I prefer comfort and functionality over retarded placement, useless bumper buttons and dpad, large deadzones on the misaligned analog sticks, etc.
Projekt7tuning  +   1706d ago
@ mastiffchild
I'm left handed too, but I don't really agree with that. I don't think the 360 control is built for a right handed person any more than the Sony control. I like the feel of the 360 control for racing games. That's always the layout I wish I had for GT games since Ferrari 355 challenge on the Dreamcast. I like the triggers for gas and brakes better.
I always thought most of us lefty's were more ambidextrous than any thing else. Controls have been build pretty much the same way since the beginning.
I think maybe its more to do with hand size and width.
Scotracer  +   1705d ago
I'm left handed and I prefer the 360 controller over the PS3 10-fold.
Heisenberg  +   1705d ago
I agree
I can't get used to the joystick placement on the 360 controller, I like them level.
SilentNegotiator  +   1706d ago
Is there a 360 version of this controller? Because it actually has a good D-pad.

I still like the analog stick placement on the DS3 more, though. I have symmetrical thumbs (I know, I'm such a freak).
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niceguywii60  +   1706d ago
http://www.youtube.com/watc... The 360 rip off called Raven looks like sh*t and poorly made.
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Ju  +   1706d ago
I prefer the DS3 by far over the 360 controller. No need to fix anything. I like it so much, that I prefer it on the PC as well - incl. swap triggers (R1 - R2 / RT-RB). Works just great. I hate it when some people think they need to put the fire button on the lower trigger...
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iFLOWLIKEWATER  +   1706d ago
hh, this will help my PS3 purchase decision, seeing as though the 360 controller is near perfect, minus the D-pad. Dualshock was cool when I was 14, but that was 15 years ago.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   1706d ago
HOW is the ps3 controller any less "cool" than the 360 controller? most importantly, does that even matter?

on topic: both controllers need work. DS3 just needs to be a bit thicker with lower (but not repositioned!) joysticks so your thumb doesnt hit left stick on a quarter circle right when using the dpad (ssf4 can occasionally get frustrating because of this).
360 on the other hand needs much less stiff buttons overall. LB and RB that dont 'click' like a mouse (i find them useless because of this), and A NEW FUCKING DPAD!
i dont personally prefer button layout on either, but i will say i HATE that ps3s default controls in shooters are always R1 and L1 as aim and fire. a lot of shooters dont have custom controls! god stupid devs, we dont ALL have trouble using the ps3 triggers...

this controller seems pretty good, but after using the ps3s dpad extensively, i dont know if i can trust a dpad thats connected in any way: i feel like it would still have the 360s dp effect.
SilentNegotiator  +   1706d ago
Hey look, they have a normal one (symmetrical) listed on Gamestop. I just might have to get one of these.

EDIT: This might just be an old design that Gamestop hasn't updated.

And then again, unless the R2/R1 and L2/L1 are flipped, it's sort of pointless, as most developers are smart enough to map the aiming/shooting at L1/R1 on the ps3 these days.
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Active Reload  +   1706d ago
Nah, that is an accurate design, the same one this article is talking about. But you should get it from Amazon, being that its $5 cheaper with free shipping included.


There's even a cool video for it underneath the picture on amazon.
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adamx  +   1706d ago
Their is a reason the PS controller is still around, it is one of the best ever. I love my DS3.
whizyup  +   1706d ago
Well said. Nintendo went through how many controllers? MS also.
mikepmcc  +   1706d ago
Sorry...but when it comes to comfort, the Duelshock is simply built for Japanese hands; these enormous slabs of meat on the ends of my arms simply don't fit.
derkasan  +   1706d ago
I'd like to see the opposite - a DualShock-style controller for the 360. While the 360 controller is nice, the D-Pad is horrendous - its one weakness!
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thebudgetgamer  +   1706d ago
i would love to play gt5 with my 360 controller due to the triggers.
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1706d ago
The triggers can be fixed.


How can you fix the D pad on Xbox 360 Controller?
thebudgetgamer  +   1706d ago
i don't use the d-pad with racing games.
simmer down, i've been a console gamer since 87 and the dualshock is the best controller i have ever used. i just like the feel of racing games with my 360 controller a little more.
vickers500  +   1706d ago
Those do make it better, but they do not quite fix it. They still do not feel like proper triggers. They are too wide.

That's my opinion anyways, so don't go calling me a 360 fanboy (haven't bought a game for my 360 since Gears 2, and I own about 37-40 retail ps3 games, not including psn games).
SpitFireAce85  +   1706d ago
Use a wheel/paddles gamer from 87 you should know
that nothing beats driving a GT game with a G27.

ndibu  +   1706d ago
Xbox 360 controller is the best in its class
Only thing it needs is DS3 D-pad.
Takoulya  +   1706d ago
I just can't get the feel of playing shooters with the 360 controller. I only play it on my cousin's XBOX 360, but moving the right thumbstick always seems jittery and non-smooth. The DS3 makes for a much better shooter experience, IMO, other than the L2 and R2 buttons.
bartbart  +   1706d ago
analog stick placement is key
GuruStarr78  +   1706d ago
ALOT of PS3 fanboys on this thread.
SpitFireAce85  +   1706d ago
I believe this is a ps3 article...so there is
your answer.
silvacrest  +   1706d ago
the 360 seriously needs a better D pad

im surprised no one has jumped on that yet
gamingisnotacrime  +   1706d ago
even more surprising
when doing comparisons, reviewrs go "the Dpad on the 360 is not that good"
Is fking terrible! and they have no desire to fix it
GeoramA  +   1706d ago
I don't play many shooters, so I don't need this.
thebudgetgamer  +   1706d ago
if i'm going to buy a 3rd party controller it would be this one.
metsgaming  +   1706d ago
i got to say that controller looks ugly
CombatEvolving  +   1706d ago
Please don't have the Xbox 360 D Pad.
Ps3isSsTheBeStt   1706d ago | Trolling | show
InfiniteRetro  +   1706d ago
the only reason why the 360 controller is the way it is is because of patents. if they did a controller with the same analog stick layout and dpad sony would have chewed their ass. thats why they swapped them around on the xbox 1 and kept them that way. ergonomic my ass. the DS3 has everything proportionate so the player can adapt, not be forced into it. as much as i love the dreamcast, thats why the DC controller sucked to.
palaeomerus  +   1706d ago
So, explain the Nintendo Wii classic controllers then? Also Dreamcast only had one analog stick and was heavily based on the Saturn analog controller.
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KingJFS  +   1705d ago
What a load of crap. The original PlayStation controller was an exact recreation of the Super NES controller because the PlayStation began life as an SNES add-on. The dual sticks of the DualShock were literally bolted onto the bottom of a controller not designed for them after analog control became the standard with the N64.
nevin1  +   1706d ago
360 controller is only good for shooters and racing games.
palaeomerus  +   1706d ago
Untrue. The only thing it's not good at is d-pad fighters. Frankly, the DS3 or Sixaxis aren't very good at d-pad stuff either though they are marginally better than the 360 controller. At d-pad stuff that is/ A fightpad or fight stick is a way better option though.
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Jack The Lad  +   1706d ago
NOTHING beats the DS3 Pad :P
Ps3isSsTheBeStt   1706d ago | Offensive
gamingisnotacrime  +   1706d ago
I wish the DS3
never gets the analog sticks placement as found on 360. Sony knows best than to follow FPS trends, they design controllers for EVERY genre available, because unlike the competiton, Sony has Top of the line ifferings across all the genres
Roozium  +   1706d ago
I use my DS3 best when I play fightinggames, 2D platformers is best with the Wiimote and I prefer to play everything else with my Xbox 360 controller.
Quadrix  +   1706d ago
Meh, I like the regular PS3 controller. Its perfect symmetry makes an ideal controller for BOTH right and left-handed people.
theonlylolking  +   1706d ago
The only things I like about the 360 controller is the shape and triggers.

The things I like about the PS3 DS3 controller are the analog sticks(they are loose and have a farther radius of movement), D-pad, and bumper buttons.

The buttons on the right side of the controllers are just as good.
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ufo8mycat  +   1706d ago
PS3 fans dont like ergonomics and comfort
The reason the 360 layout is the way it is, is because of ergonomics. It fits the hands better. The left analog stick at the top is more natural. The 360 controller has been proven the more ergonomic design compared to the DS3, both in user feedback and articles.

The only games that the PS3 controller is better with is fighting games, but then again, you shouldn't be using a gamepad to play fighting games in the first place.

Of course I will get lots of disagrees, because ps3 fans are delusional. No matter what facts are spoken, they will deny it if it's against the PS3.
theonlylolking  +   1706d ago
The only things that are better about the 360 controller over the PS3 controller is the shape and triggers. Everything else about the PS3 is better. The analog sticks are easier to move and offer more movement so you dont hit the edges all the time like the 360 controller.
DNAgent  +   1706d ago
lol, wut?
Why would I want to play with a controller worse than the DualShock? No point in buying this when the 360 controller is terrible.
ambientFLIER  +   1706d ago
The DS3 is a good controller, and quality, and all that...but...I simply can't hold it for more than 30 minutes or so without getting hand cramps. It was simply made for Japanese gamers and their tiny mitts. I wish I could play GT5P or KZ2 for hours on end, but I'll need to find an adapter to use an xbox controller or buy one of these. Now, I'm sure I'll get loads of disagrees from sony fans, but whatever, it's the truth.
SuperDopetastic  +   1706d ago
looks ugly as fuck IMO
kasasensei  +   1706d ago
"Raven controller for the PS3 brings 360 ergonomics to your DualShock"
And that is a good thing. :p
Calm Down Sunshine  +   1706d ago
My thumbs are in the same place on both of my hands, so.. I think i'll stick with the DS3.
N4PS3Fanboys  +   1705d ago
It might actually be bearable to play the PS3 version of multiplatform games now.

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