If you are constantly complaining that you get beaten at games because you’re not accustom to the Playstation 3 Controller shape as an Xbox owner, then this could be the answer you’ve been looking for.
I do prefer the 360 remote for FPS titles so this could be interesting
Except the sticks don't appear to be offset in this controller so it defeats the point of some people preferring the Xbox 360 controller layout over the PS3. The Gioteck HF-2 Wireless Controller(Bluetooth) looks like a much better attempt at giving you Xbox 360 controls with PS3 connectivity. http://gamingirresponsibly....
I dont know I think the stick position is something you get used to. I think this is more about the shape fitting better in your hands, the concave sticks and the triggers. Unless you have pelican triggers like me =)
Just my own personal preference, but the sticks have never been the primary problem with the PS3 controller for FPS gaming, it's those horrible triggers. The PS3's controller works far better for fighting games with its D-Pad, though.
Well the stick position has been the primary motivation for those that like the Xbox 360. Yes, the shape of the controller and the triggers (along with the bumper buttons) are also a major factor. But primarily... stick placement. As for the D-Pad and fighting games? I usually use the sticks anyways... so no issue on my end. But I can see how the old D-Pad did have issues with accuracy when using. I have not seen any issues with the new controller though with the better D-Pad. (some say they still see issues... but they are few and far between)
For me, I like the 360 triggers and ps3 sticks for fps, but I have fps freek and pelican triggers on my ps3, so I have best of both worlds. :) Plus, I like the ps3 with pelican triggers better than 360 triggers anyway. But this controller probably has something wrong with it anyway. Like, the sticks aren't smooth with 360 degree motion and everything(which is critcal in an fps), and I find most third party controllers have this problem. Even the "official" call of duty controllers have this problem, which doesnt make any sense to me. So just stick to first party controllers.
the sticks being offset or not mean nothing fps control the same either im playing on ps3 or 360. why would they create a ps3 360 shaped controller and keep that horrible d pad? i have decent size hands and never had a problem with the dualshock controllers. to me people just make up reasons to complain about stuff.
May just be me but if you cant handle the dualshock by now, PS3 was either your first PS console, you dont own both consoles, or you just dont care to get used to it. Over 10 years+ and people now complaining.
I am not so sure it is the getting used to it factor. I have owned almost ALL consoles at one time or another. And just find that the Xbox 360 controller is preferred for FPS games. (and actually most other games for the comfort) Not saying that you can't get used to the dualshock... just that the preferred controller for me is the Xbox 360. I used to love the Dreamcast controller and hated the Gamecube controller myself (though many love it). I was a big fan of the Duke controller for the original Xbox but liked the S controller better when it came out. When Sony makes a controller that is better then the Xbox 360 controller then I will get it more then likely. I have a dualshock controller for my Xbox 360 that I bought for my friends to try out. (I have both a PS/Keyboard Mouse adapter for my Xbox 360 :D) That was for my friends who said they could kick my but on Halo if they had a PS controller. (Note: One is kicking my butt now. But after switching over to the Xbox 360 controller and LOTS of practice. ha)
I have big hands and the PS3 controller cramps them up with it's stick configuration. It's nothing really about getting used to it. I've always preferred the xbox to the ps controllers ever since I picked up my first controller s. My preference towards the xbox controller is just made more-so because from the DS2-to the DS3, the joysticks have been made really loose as well and given how still the microsoft ones are, this is another con for me.
I wouldn't mind getting it, I also prefer xbox controller for shooters also. Only die hard ps3 fanboys have big issue with it.
Hadn't thought of trying to play a fps with the "remote", can't imagine it's easy ... ;)
People will always have different opinions about which controllers they prefer. If you claim the 360 controller to be the best, you're bound to get disagrees. The same with the PS3 DS3 as well. It all depends on stuff like which controller you grew up playing/using, which you feel comfortable the most with etc. We at least can agree on one thing: the 360 controller D-Pad could use a redesign. For those of you who prefer the 360 controller style over the DS3, then this might be good for you.
Yeah, i agree, i prefer the 360 controller as well, but that D-pad is an outrage.
The millionth third party 360-look-alike controller = another 1000 degree story This isn't new, people. There have been a LOT of these sorts of controllers and articles for them. They're just used an excuse to argue about the controllers.
I am in the same boat. This is a great idea.
May buy 1 and another DS3. Need new controllers, I just hope it isn't a cheap knockoff like some Ps3 controllers i've bought(looked the real deal but not at all, feels like shi*) I don't really mind which controller so long as they're built well. Anyone elses Ds3 trigger Springs break? Mine have a few times, now one of the triggers is just gone(seriously I just looked down one they and it wasn't there, I didn't need it for whatever game I was playing at the time and never noticed)
That's my concern, that it will be cheap and fall apart in no time. But who knows, it might last longer than those Ds3's you've been going through ;)
My triggers have worked fine but on 3 of my controllers I've had since launch my left analog has worn out to the point that in some games it's always moving forward slowly now without even touching the controller. It sucks in shooters because if I try to snipe my character inches forward ever so slowly.
I've had that issue but moving right which made driving games unplayable.
Despite what people say about the build quality of the DS3, I find it to be a solid piece of hardware. Sure, it might not feel as sturdy/firm as its 360 counterpart, but I don't know how many times I've accidentally dropped a DS3 on the floor...the thing is solid and continues to work. Never had troubles with any of the DS3 springs or anything. I just hate that the R2 L2 triggers can get a bit slippery sometimes but not a big issue.
The xbox controller is absolutely HORRID in fighting games.I've been struggling in Mortal Kombat trying to do combos(i don't use the analog stick).The arrow buttons are stuck together.Meaning you can easily screw up and do another move/or fail in doing any move.Also my hands get sore very fast when playing fighting games.Whilst the ps3 controller has the arrow buttons far from each other,and not stuck in a giant plastic circle. With that being said,both controllers are good in every other genre.
the brand new 360 controller sorts that problem out. if you twist the dpad around, it turns into the ps3 dpad.
No... No it doesn't. It's still a one solid piece + instead of the one found on Dualshock 3. And it's still stiff as hell.
"if you twist the dpad around, it turns into the ps3 dpad" Are you serious? They don't look the same and don't work the same.
5 disagrees? Seriously? Can't believe how much some users here can get offended on a topic they have no idea about. Did any of you even used the goddamn controller? Did it feel superrior to the Dualshock 3's d-pad? Is that the reason you're giving me disagrees or is it because you're just too goddamn incompetent to realize that it's still the same stiff d-pad without connecting edges around it. I'm using it since it's released in UK and it's the same stiff and useless d-pad. Nothing's changed.
People who complain about getting disagrees get a disagree from me. Regardless if they have made any other valid points in their post.
I had no problem whatsoever playing MK with the 360 controller. Sounds like typical PS3 fanboy trolling.
Yeah,im trolling. /s GOD ,this site is getting so messed up.Apparently every comment in here has to be judged by others to determine whether the commentator is trolling,a ps3 or a 360 fanboy.SO WHAT if you hadn't had problems? There are many other players in the world with different opinions and experiences.Have you been appointed by someone as the voice of all gamers around the world? Mustn't there be a legitimate complaint about a platform that oh-so happened to be of your favorite brand? Please, just shut up
No, I'm just pointing out the fact that I've seen that d-pad comment mentioned here a million times, and they always end with praising the PS3 controller. Also, having played the game myself I find it hard to believe unless you have hoofs for hands. Only game I've encountered d-pad problems with was Edler Scrolls: Oblivion when you selected abilities.
Only the biggest losers of the world, the pimply oily nerds say trolling. Go ahead, call me a troll. I'll call you a fucking piece of shit. Which sounds better? Calling someone a troll is only a compliment I think. Trolls are larger than humans and have regenerative powers that rival Wolverines!. If you don't like someone don't call them a troll, be a man and tell them to go and chug some diarrhea straight from the source. Either that or go back to grade 2 and learn some actual decent insults.
SkidRowTrash, Trolls also hang out in watercolour paintings occasionally which shows them to be cultured.
nice as mostly a ps3 gamer i always felt comfortable using my xbox controller the same said for the ps3 one but somehow prefer it to be bigger maybe its the triggers or something idk and damn its not a canadian or american site so i cant see about getting one oh well
I wouldn't waste a cent on this. The Xbox controllers have always been terrible.
ive got the 360 controller in my hands now and it fits nicely. of course everyone different. back in the ps2 days (before my laser pooped out) i used to get hand cramps coz the controll was too small.
Assuming those analogs have the tight resistance of the 360's analogs, it's almost perfect. They went with the inferior 360 D-pad, though. One of the worst D-pads in all of gaming history.
It works well for what you do with it. What do you do with it that makes it impossible to use.
Well most recently I use it to map quick slots for inventory in Fallout 3. Good luck if you need a weapon that is mapped to a diagonal slot. It's often easier to go into the PipBoy and just manually select it than rely on the 360 D-pad for inventory swaps. In the 20+ years I've been gaming, I honestly can't think of a worse D-pad off the top of my head. I know the Genesis and Saturn used the same plate-type D-pad, but it wasn't as compact, so it worked.
I like the shape of the 360 controller - I find it more comfortable than the DS3 (except in fighting games - the 360 default d-pad is terrible). That being said, I will bypass this controller and go straight for the Arkham City one, as it pretty much has the exact configuration of the 360 controller, but with a better d-pad (the Nintendo style one it seems). And it lights up, which is always a huge bonus for me. I light pretty lights. :P Pictures of the Arkham City PS3 controller: http://www.examiner.com/vid...
Fighting will still be shit. Its got the same DPAD as the 360.
I have never felt "uncomfortable" with any controller really. All the consoles I have owned, and I never once even thought about which one is comfortable. They all do the job as far as I am concerned, only thing I noticed is the XBOX one had more weight to it...
Uh they got the analogs inline thats good right? If the d-pad was DS3 style I'd by it.(too bad its not) Oh why couldn't be a bluetooth pad?
I dont understand why people like the sticks offset. Unless your thumbs are offset. Mine are symetrical.
I prefer having the analogs offset because I mainly use the left stick and buttons at the same time (movement and action). I only use the right stick to move camera etc, which isn't always that often. So when playing with the 360 controller, my hands are mainly in the same, symmetrical position. Compared to when I play the PS3, and my left thumb is offset because I am using the left stick to move and the buttons on the right hand side. It's just personal preference, though, that I find the 360 controller more comfortable. @kingPoS - if you look at the Arkham City controller pics (see my link at my earlier comment), they have the sticks offset just like the 360 controller, and they use a Nintendo style D-Pad. The whole thing is wireless, and it has pretty lights. In my opinion, much better than the one on this article.
The offset design provides for a more comfortable feel in first-person and third-person shooters, as well as eliminating the problem of "thumb butting" that plagues the symmetrical design of the PS controllers. Some people are at the impression that symmetrical design is more ergonomic. But in reality non-symmetrical design is more the norm in game pads. (possibly why the Gamecube controller is still raved about?) The left and right hands are doing separate functions in the control and thus need not be associated. Just as a mouse and keyboard present a non-symmetrical design due to one controlling aim and the other controlling movement in most FPS/third-person games. People are normally programmed to be right or left handed and it is natural for offset designs to be easier to mentally/physically associate with. People are always going to complain about preferring the old ways of anything. I still here people saying the Genesis or Famicom controllers were the best. Though we know now they are really limited in their use in current generation games.
I agree with you, BathyJ. I can use asymmetrical controllers, but they don't feel natural to me. People can have their preferences for various reasons, but I still have to point out that there must be SOME reason why only the Playstation controller hasn't changed much in nearly 20 years.
To each his onwn. I grew up with the dual shock, never had any kind of xbox. I tend to stick to a brand be it logitech samsung gatway or sony.
I've always found the PS controllers to be rather comfy but thats just my preference
No more convex buttons, concave is far better.. This is a fact. Also, I personally find the xbox analog stick setup to be superiour to the PS controller's analog stick setup. THey are right beside each other and I have large hands, so when I am using both analog sticks my fingers touch and get in the way. I am physically unable to use the ps3 controller to max potential because of the closeness of the analogs. After looking at this controller. the only good thing about it (in my eyes) is the concave analogs.. They are still WAY too close together. I don't understand why they didn't space the analogs out more.. This is the same shit over again. I can't use this controller because I have large hands and it will impede me from my maximum gaming potential. Also, I play MK on Xbox 360 and use the d-pad. I have never had any trouble, but that could be because I am used to it. I have heard people complain about it, however there is that fancy new transforming controller where you rotate the D-pad to make it a + instead of an octagon. I have heard it is great for fighters.
Wait for the MLG PRO Controller ! Looks the best of both worlds http://www.youtube.com/watc...
the Xbox controller is comfortable
Ewww. I rather my good ol dualshock
looks like an abomination. I will definitely be steering clear of that.....device. Things looks like an item from Metal Gear Solid it's so gray!
I guess this is good for people who complain about the Dualshock. Better to have something like this instead of whining about not having it
when ae they gonna make a ps3 controller for the xbox 360 ffs
I can tell this controller is gonna feel cheap like the other ps3 controllers. I rather use the xbox 360 controller on a ps3 than using this cheap look a like. EDIT: @digger18 you want to prove the ps3 controller is better but your using a ps3 website by the looks of it to back you up. real smart mr fanboy lol
People saying the PS3 controller is a lot smaller are wrong PS3 Controller Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.2 x 3.6 inches ; 11.4 ounces Xbox 360 Controller Dimension: 7.2 x 6.5 x 2.5 inches ; 11.8 ounces Also the analog sticks on the Xbox 360 controller have a massive dead zone, which isn't very good for fps games, where as the DS3's dead zone is very small One of many sites that tested them: http://www.myfreeps3.net/ps...
Yeah never understood those calling the DS small. And the 360 controller is so heavy and uncomfortable to play with over long periods. I always get a cramp in my hand if I use it too long...
I find the DS3 just right in the sizing. Not too small not too large.
Nothing can beat my Dualshock, the best controller ever for me. However, I can master all controllers, whether it's xbox or nintendo I don't care, I don't b**ch about them.
I love my 360 and the controller is ok but the DS3 feels way more comfortable in my hands.
I'd be interested, but only if they don't mess with the d-pad.
One of the main reasons I've stuck with the Playstation brand is the controller. But I think this is cool for people who want it.
This is a nice touch for people with bigger hands. Personally I love the dualshock and would like to see the opposite done for my 360. Both of these are no brainers really. More choice for us gamers. Just wish I can get rid of the rubbish D pad on the 360 controller and have a smaller option, and make the PS3 controller slightly heavier, but with the same size.
I am in love!!!!
CHUNKY looking... Even the original 360 controller looks better.
The ps3 controller is just awkward, whoever thought of convex sticks instead of concave should be shot