Sony tested Xbox stick layout for DS4

#31VanderZooPosted 10/21/2013 11:42:56 PM
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It's not a minority lol, most people preferred the 360 controller this gen. And I've seen many people say they've NEVER liked the analogue sticks on the dualshock controllers.


OTT loud pretend giants are still the minority.


It's not a minority, it's a majority:

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/06/the-big-question-dual-shock-3-or-xbox-360-controller/

And I know from personal experience that almost everyone I talk to in real life and who I see posting on the internet, including youtubers and game journalists, they by and large prefer the 360 controller.


a single internet poll proves it as a non disputable fact.


http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.385911-Poll-Which-is-more-comfortable-The-Xbox-360-Controller-or-the-PS3-Controller?page=2

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1757299

I don't see DS3 winning any polls.
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#32demesjos2Posted 10/21/2013 11:43:20 PM
It's more than stick placement. The 360 controller had a better grip than the ds3. The ds4 seems to have corrected the issue.
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#33BloodyBoogerPosted 10/21/2013 11:43:32 PM
kinect 2.0 makes xbox controller obsolete anyways.
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#34DemonicDracoPosted 10/21/2013 11:49:34 PM
well im glad they did because im not using a controller that reverses the dpad and left stick.. honestly dont know if ill like the ds4 as is they should have just stuck their stupid touchpad in the middle and otherwise left it the same.
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#35VanderZooPosted 10/21/2013 11:55:08 PM
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well im glad they did because im not using a controller that reverses the dpad and left stick..


But why lol? So did you have an issue with this controller?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/Snes_control.jpg

Sounds like you needed to have the d-pad lower and over to the right.
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#36AwayFromHerePosted 10/22/2013 12:00:54 AM
VanderZoo posted...
DemonicDraco posted...
well im glad they did because im not using a controller that reverses the dpad and left stick..


But why lol? So did you have an issue with this controller?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/Snes_control.jpg

Sounds like you needed to have the d-pad lower and over to the right.


I guess your ideal controller is this then,

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1366&bih=703&q=wii+u+pro+controller&oq=wii+u+pro&gs_l=img.1.0.0l10.1171.3562.0.5344.9.9.0.0.0.0.198.1264.0j9.9.0....0...1ac.1.29.img..2.7.876.JcJy_jOTFNs
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#37DemonicDracoPosted 10/22/2013 12:05:23 AM
VanderZoo posted...
DemonicDraco posted...
well im glad they did because im not using a controller that reverses the dpad and left stick..


But why lol? So did you have an issue with this controller?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/Snes_control.jpg

Sounds like you needed to have the d-pad lower and over to the right.


there is no analog so i dont see your point.
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#38ScreamingMidgetPosted 10/22/2013 12:15:37 AM(edited)
Good thing they didn't go for that awful asymmetrical placement.

VanderZoo posted...
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In this case it would be an improvement. Read the article, they admit that FPS game studios wanted the left analogue stick up top, but Sony decided against it because they wanted to keep a traditional look.


Well it would have been a downgrade.


No it wouldn't.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f9/PSX-Original-Controller.jpg/300px-PSX-Original-Controller.jpg

See how the d-pad is on the same level as the face buttons, it's not below it. That's because it's your thumbs default resting position. When the analogue stick became the primary input, it should have replaced the d-pad.

Sony is the only one who does this. Sega put the analogue stick on top, Nintendo does it, Xbox does it, the new steampad does it.

Sony just refuses to change it because of tradition, I'm surprised they admitted that. They gave a good reason for why the right analogue stick should be where it is, but not the left.


The Dualshock has consistently been the best controller around since the PS1. Why change it when it's still the best?
#39KenauePosted 10/22/2013 12:29:46 AM
One of my thumbs isn't higher than the other. Symmetrical is best.
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#40DesperateMonkeyPosted 10/22/2013 1:10:44 AM
Obviously people aren't very smart. Whether your thumbs are at the same elevation has very little to do with the controller and mostly to do with what games you play. That is why there is no point in moving the face buttons. Aside from shooters, the vast majority of genres primarily use face buttons. Hence your thumbs are at the same elevation for games like jRPGs, wRPGs, puzzle games, action games, strategy games, racing games, sports games and so on.

If you prefer having both thumbs at the same level, then symmetrical sticks would not be for you unless you only play shooters.
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