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#31Ginsu VictimPosted 10/25/2013 9:42:10 AM
BlueJester007 posted...
I still prefer the Gamecube controller to any others.

The layout was always way too awkward for me. I own two controllers to use with the Wii, but I can never fully get used to it.
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#32lindaluv(Topic Creator)Posted 10/25/2013 11:52:19 AM
Gamerguymass posted...
lindaluv posted...
Gamerguymass posted...
I can only guess from your complaints and username that you are a really short woman so you have very tiny hands. This being the case then it isn't a problem with the controller it is just you that has the problem. I'm sorry your hands are so small, but the placement of the left thumbstick on the 360 controller is widely acknowledged as the best place for it. This is further confirmed by the fact that every single other controller has the exact same type of setup except for the PlayStation line.


Great opinion, but most of japan probably begs to differ, and most of Europe too, actually.. most of the world for that matter, except North America, but even here it is a 50/50.

My whole point was about how the controllers are suited for different people. Im glad you like the xbox controller.


I don't know where you get this idea that most people disagree. Bad sales for a console doesn't mean the placement of the thumbsticks is bad. As I said every other controller puts the thumbstick in the same place. If most of the world hated that placement then companies wouldn't keep doing it every single time they put out a new controller.

And before you say then why does Sony keep the same controllers the answer is simple: because its Sony. Changing the controller would actually require them to create something on their own which they are incapable of doing. Otherwise they wouldn't just copy Nintendo for literally every single one of their hardware ideas, including the PlayStation in the first place.


Never said anyone hated one over the other, besides the obvious fanboys that will blindly support one over the other. If memory serves me correctly, the Dreamcast was the first to utilize the upper and lower thumbsticks, followed by the gamecube and then the xbox.. if anything it was merely to avoid any copyright infringements, similar to how Nintendo has the cross d-pad protected. If it was not for that, most likely you would see most current controllers having the dualshock style.
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#33656stoogePosted 10/25/2013 12:05:43 PM
The Saturn 3D controller was the first, but as I've mentioned, the N64 controller (that the Dualshock copied) was the first to place the thumbstick in such a position.

Resting thumb: http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/resting-hand-clipping-path-672469.jpg

N64 controller: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/01/N64-Controller-in-Hand.jpg

Xbox controller: http://www.philoking.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/windowslivewritersonytunnelsyndromeps3controllertoosmall-8d24360hand2.jpg

Dualshock: http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/scale_medium/8/81248/2500477-photo+on+6-19-13+at+12.48+am.jpg

Notice how the thumb is in a far more natural position in the xbox and N64 pictures?

The Dualshock is an ancient design, and while it's not awful, it's not anywhere near as ergonomic as the 360 controller. MS put a hell of a lot of effort into the pad, and it shows.
Whether you prefer it or not is a different matter, but there's a reason for placing the thumbstick where it is.
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#34LandonioPosted 10/27/2013 10:43:57 AM
I have tiny hands and I prefer the 360 controller. Hell, I was even able to get used to the Duke!

I just hate the stick placement and triggers on the PS controller. I do like it for certain things, though, and the PS4 controller does look a lot better.
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#35TheBlueStigPosted 10/27/2013 10:47:19 AM
lindaluv posted...
The thumbstick placement.. is just so awkward for me... I cannot use it -_-

How do you guys adjust to it, and do you guys not find it a bit... misplaced?


2001 called, they want their lame ass complaint topic back.

Stop looking at your thumbs and just play the damn games, that is, IF you actually own a 360 that is....
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#36TheBlueStigPosted 10/27/2013 11:05:07 AM
Gamerguymass posted...
And before you say then why does Sony keep the same controllers the answer is simple: because its Sony. Changing the controller would actually require them to create something on their own which they are incapable of doing. Otherwise they wouldn't just copy Nintendo for literally every single one of their hardware ideas, including the PlayStation in the first place.


Do a little research into the "batarang" PS3 prototype controller that Sony unveiled at a trade show before the PS3 came out.

http://gamingbolt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ps3-old-batarang-controller.jpg

The backlash against that controller by Sony fanbots was MASSIVE, so massive that Sony caved on the idea and went back to the old dualshock design. All the stupid little mindless fanbots just screwed themselves out of the most comfortable controller design ever made, all because they didn't like how it LOOKED.

So no, Sony doesn't keep the same designs because they can't create something new, they keep the same designs because of their overly vocal blithering fanbots.
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#37TheBlueStigPosted 10/27/2013 11:12:28 AM
lindaluv posted...
the Dreamcast was the first to utilize the upper and lower thumbsticks

Nope, Dreamcast controllers only had one stick, the Saturn 3D controller was before that, but they weren't the first analog sticks on the market, neither was the N64.

Analog sticks included with the systems as standard goes all the way back to 1981 with the Atari 5200, and later that same year with the Vectrex.

They were offered as accessories for systems going all the way back to the Magnavox Odyssey 1 in 1972 and the Odyssey 2 in 1978.
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#38LifeOfSynPosted 10/27/2013 7:07:10 PM
I adore the DS and think it is literally perfect but the Xbox controller I find to be almost as good except for two things:

the sticks and the size.

One thumb on top of the controller and one on the bottom? Seems and feels uncomfortable to me. Also the controller is way to big for me. If my thumb is on the right stick, i can't reach the Y button without stretching or giving me a bit of pain.
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#39TheBlueStigPosted 10/27/2013 7:09:20 PM
LifeOfSyn posted...
I adore the DS and think it is literally perfect but the Xbox controller I find to be almost as good except for two things:

the sticks and the size.

One thumb on top of the controller and one on the bottom? Seems and feels uncomfortable to me. Also the controller is way to big for me. If my thumb is on the right stick, i can't reach the Y button without stretching or giving me a bit of pain.


You literally can't move your thumb just 2 inches to the right?

Crawl back to the Sony boards little boy, you're 12 years late for this topic.
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