[PPOTW] Which system has the best controller?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by T-hug, Jul 7, 2013.

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Which system has the best controller?

Poll closed Jul 14, 2013.
  1. Wii

    43 vote(s)
    6.8%
  2. WiiU

    167 vote(s)
    26.5%
  3. PS3

    105 vote(s)
    16.6%
  4. PS4

    72 vote(s)
    11.4%
  5. Xbox

    3 vote(s)
    0.5%
  6. Xbox 360

    136 vote(s)
    21.6%
  7. Xbox One

    15 vote(s)
    2.4%
  8. Other (please specify)

    90 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. T-hug
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    pip Chief Editor
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    This weeks poll asks which system has the best controller?
    It doesn't have to be technically, just choose your favorite!
    Personally I have to go with the 360 even though the dpad is trash, everything else is perfect. I also thought the N64 controller was amazing at the time.
    The XBone's pad seems to have improved on the 360s, I like the matte trim on the thumbsticks.

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  2. natkoden

    natkoden Not a New Member

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    I love the Xbox 360 one. It's super comfortable and perfect for shooters.
     
  3. EzekielRage

    EzekielRage Hero of the Void

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    The GameCube has by far the best controler, followed by the X360...
     
  4. ov3rkill

    ov3rkill GBAtemp Maniac

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    Xbox 360 controller, it's ergonomic. I love it when playing for long hours compared to the Dual Shock 3.
     
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    I did originally have GC and N64 in the options but there wasn't enough slots to cover everything so used 'other'.
     
  6. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

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    Vita. Dat D Pad.
     
  7. EzekielRage

    EzekielRage Hero of the Void

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    How would people vote for PS4 or XBone the controelrs are not out yet? Are they assuming or jsut blind voting because of fanboy? Sonys controllers suck. All of them. I bet the PS4 one isnt any different. Sure, nice handling but they are so wobbly and imprecise in their analog movement it is riddiculous...
     
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  8. Mantis41

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    Are we including the PC or just consoles?
     
  9. Guild McCommunist

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    Xbox 360 controller just in general since it works for like... everything.

    Gamecube controller is comfortable and everything with good buttons but the C-Stick is incredibly gimped for anything that requires dual analog. It's REALLY good for fighting games though since it has the notches on the side of the daddy analog stick (so you can easily lock into hadoukens and Z's and such).
     
  10. Thomas83Lin

    Thomas83Lin Retro Gamer

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    For me it was a toss up between Wii and the Ps3, I guess the Wii has grew on me over the years. But I still decided with the Ps3's controller.
     
  11. Nah3DS

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    Sega Saturn

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    lol at people suggesting the 360 controller... worst d-pad ever
     
  12. Fishaman P

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    Gamecube is easily the best.
    XBox is pretty close, but it loses because the control stick doesn't have the directional guides.
     
  13. Guild McCommunist

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    For all like 5 games where it matters.

    The D-Pad on the 360 is fine when it's used for like inventory and basic navigation, just not as the sole control method like in platformers and fighters.
     
  14. FAST6191

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    In the history of ever, joysticks not withstanding, has the PC produced a controller that was no a) just a copy of the consoles of the day or b) superior to the consoles of the day?

    I guess 360 (though I am curious about the xbone one) followed by gamecube. Gamecube would be higher but few devs ever managed to make something that did it justice. Where the fault for that lies I do not know but the fact remains it is not as good.

    On the playstation one. It is not terrible but I do not care for the resistance the sticks offer and I can not hold it for hours on end without it rendering my hands as little more than painful clamps/claws.
     
  15. mercluke

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    Having no idea what the ps4 or Xbo controllers are like I'd have to go with the 360 controller (the newer version with the fixed dpad)
     
  16. EyeZ

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    I may not be a fan of Microsoft's consoles, but i'm a fan of the 360 controller.
     
  17. Mantis41

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    Depends if you class a gaming mouse and kbd as a controller.
     
  18. jacksprat1990

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    In terms of 2D games, the Saturn Model 2 pad. It has the best D-Pad ever and the buttons are great. Not a fan of the shoulder buttons but they do the job.

    In terms of 3D games, the Gamecube pad. The D-Pad is too small and the right analog stick is a bit weird feeling but for me, the left analog stick is amazing, it feels so comfortable and I might be the only one here but I love the big A button. Resident Evil 4 never felt so good shooting with the big A button.

    Why can we vote for the PS4 or the XBOne controller if we've never used them?
     
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  19. mysticwaterfall

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    I also think its silly to have ps4 and xb1 be an option, when nobody here has ever touched one.

    I voted other because I loved the GCN controller, it was great. Still the only thing I use for Smash Bros.

    I also really liked the SNES controller.
     
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  20. BlackWizzard17

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    Ps3: The best out there for fighting games and action and adventure and FPS games and more ( for me because the comtroller fits perfectly in my hand.