Which Controller is better, the Xbox 360 Controller or the Gamecube(default)?

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#1 Posted by Lordofinternet (205 posts) -
Last Gen has ended, and the Xbox 360 Controller has been cites as the best AND one of the best controllers ever 8 years running now. Last gen, the Gamecube Controller and Xbox controller for larger handed folks were the best controllers the gen before. However, the Gamecube controller was still used with the Wii as a preffered option and lasted longer so we know more about the effectiveness of the Gamecube controller. So, which is the better controller? Last Gens Xbox 360 controller, or 7th gens Gamecube Controller?
#2 Posted by Masenkoe (4888 posts) -

Between those those two I think that for most games the 360 Controller is better. I like the Gamecube controller but it doesn't work for everything

#3 Posted by Megavideogamer (5441 posts) -

The Xbox 360 controller is the best of the recent 6th and 7th gen controllers. Even Nintendo seems to agree with the Xbox 360 shaped Wii U pro controller.

#4 Posted by MercenaryMafia (2917 posts) -
Xbox 360
#5 Posted by Jag85 (4615 posts) -

Strangely, I still prefer the GameCube controller.

#6 Posted by WitIsWisdom (3804 posts) -

Horrible, just horrible selection... lol

I choose both as being equally bad.

Actually, you know what I choose the gamecube for once, but by a slim crap margin. (Like a layer of bird poop on your windshield).

#7 Posted by Samslayer (1650 posts) -

Oh I think the Xbox 360 controller is far superior. I really never liked the GC controller it never fit my hand right, and it always felt like a weird toddler toy or something to me. I really liked the Gamecube, and it had some awesome games, but overall I felt the controller was really lacking!

#8 Posted by Djmaster214 (3236 posts) -

Oh I think the Xbox 360 controller is far superior. I really never liked the GC controller it never fit my hand right, and it always felt like a weird toddler toy or something to me. I really liked the Gamecube, and it had some awesome games, but overall I felt the controller was really lacking!

Samslayer
wavebird fixed that for me, but its not part of the topic so the 360 pad. love it to death.followed by the dual shock i just hate that stick lay out >_
#9 Posted by LP4EVA2005 (8585 posts) -

ugh i HATED the GC controller with a passion! The small ass D-pad and the different sized/Different shaped face buttons made it the worst controller ever, imo...So yea, xbox360 controller is MUCH better.

#10 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
Gamecube has a great controller. It is the only controller I like other than Sony's controller.
#11 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23608 posts) -
gamecube controller is terrible it's second anologue is garbage the dpad is garbage and the left analogue is garbage
#12 Posted by conkertheking1 (833 posts) -

I love the gamecube controller, but the 360's is just less flawed. I didn't really like the button layout on the GCN, and the d pad isn't much better than the 360's.

I actually think, for shooters, the 360 has the best controller so far. It's only weak end that most people mention is the d-pad, but that's really only used for selecting weapons/ menus.

The GCN controller is great for 3D platformers and fighting games, but I can't really compare the two controllers in those genres because I haven't played any games like that on 360.

#13 Posted by Darkman2007 (17929 posts) -

from a comfort standpoint, I prefer the Gamecube controller, it just fits better in the hands.

from a practical standpoint though , the X360 pad wins imo, it has more buttons, that are better laid out, and a better 2nd analog stick too.

#14 Posted by Eikichi-Onizuka (8041 posts) -
The 360 controller is better for shooters. Aside from that, they're about even for me.
#15 Posted by Stinger78 (5826 posts) -
I've been using Xbox 360 controllers since 2005 and they've become my 'go-to' controller most of the time. Whether I want to play on my 360 or use it for multiplats on my PC, the freedom is pretty nice to have.
#16 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

Ergonomy; GC pad

Button quality: 360 pad

#17 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5207 posts) -

360

#18 Posted by NirdBerd (2116 posts) -

They're both the best controllers

#19 Posted by Legolas_Katarn (15592 posts) -
The 360 controller is just about perfect so I would say that.
#20 Posted by TheKungFool (5384 posts) -

SONY controller has been, and continues to the best.
they got it right the first time, and if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

#21 Posted by logicalfrank (1641 posts) -

I like having the left analog stick up for most games so I prefer Xbox or GC controllers to PlayStation, personally. I think I like the GC controller slightly better than an Xbox 360 controller unless I have to use the d-pad in which case my opinion reverses. I like S-controllers for the original Xbox better than either though.

#22 Posted by ram192 (22 posts) -
xbox 360
#23 Posted by Exceed20XX (1030 posts) -

360. The only thing I could hold against it is the d-pad (which is still passable), otherwise it is a surprisingly solid design. I've found fit for many games especially on PC despite having moved on from it.

#24 Posted by LongZhiZi (2453 posts) -
Not even close. The 360 controller wins. The Gamecube controller is just terrible for games.
#25 Posted by Legend002 (7220 posts) -

360. The GC controllers felt a little cheap. That thing weights like a feather.