A journey trough the history of video game controllers. In this infographic you'll find a timeline from the first video game controller to the newest generation of consoles. At the end we also focus on some weird an unusual controllers.
IMO Sony did a good job in keeping the design unchanged during three consoles. Love the four buttons: square, cross, triangle and circle
I hope they keep it the same for the PS4.....they better not change it for something gimmick like Why fix something which isn't broken
It could use some slight ergonomic improvement.
i would like it altered to be more ergonomic and have better R2 and L2 otherwise its perfect
very limited timeline, obviously written (haha) by someone who was born after the earlier consoles were in homes, and full of errors. what do you expect from cutting and pasting directly from wikipedia. amateur half assed effort
The timeline pics are misleading. The PS1 had a version with no analogue controls to begin with....then the dual analogue model was released (at the same time as Gran Turismo I think). The N64 had an analogue controller before the PS1.
@PamPooovey I hope Sony change the L2/R2 back to how they used to be.
I just realized that MS copied the Dreamcast controller.
They do look similar.
they copied the dreamcast controller from xbox 1 and this article misses some stuff LONG LIVE THE DUAL SHOCk CONTROLLER DS4 NEXT
I wonder how PS4 controller will look like...;)
Dualshocks are very durable i noticed. On the 360, the bumpers stop working after a couple of years, yet my PS1 pads work as new.
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