Xbox had the best controller???

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#1 Edited by robokill (1392 posts) -

I have ps4,ps3, Wii and PC.

I use a gamepad for pc and purchased an Xbox gamepad. It makes the ps4 controller and Nintendos controllers feel like cheap plastic.

How is it so much better? The triggers are easier to use, the controller is solid so it doesn't twist and make creaking noises (ps4 controller is garbage in comparison). How do Sony and Nintendo willingly put out weak flimsy peripherals when a much more well optimized design exists?

Solid with easy to use triggers and easy to grasp, the ps4 and Nintendo controllers feel like they are designed for involutes that can barely hold the damn things. The controller is so much better I'm tempted to sell my ps4 because it's just way more fun on a study gamepad that doesn't hurt my hands or feel like it's going to break.

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#2 Edited by WallofTruth (3471 posts) -

The D-Pad is absolutely trash on the Xbox controller, especially in fighting games, otherwise it's a great controller.

I'm not sure I'd call it the best though, since I'm a fanboy of the PS2 controller.

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#3 Posted by robokill (1392 posts) -

@walloftruth: so like 2% of games?

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#4 Posted by sonic_spark (5689 posts) -

Well I hated the dualshock and six-axis variation. I had a third party controller for my PS3. With that said, the Xbox 360/X1 controller is amazing, except the d-pad is terrible. Nintendo's pro controller for the Wii U gets my vote.

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#5 Posted by WallofTruth (3471 posts) -

@robokill said:

@walloftruth: so like 2% of games?

As a console gamer, maybe, I'm a PC Gamer though, I only use my Xbox controller for racing games and fighting games and for the odd 2d platformer, it's more like 40% of games for me.

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#6 Posted by deactivated-583c85dc33d18 (1619 posts) -

@robokill said:

I have ps4,ps3, Wii and PC.

I use a gamepad for pc and purchased an Xbox gamepad. It makes the ps4 controller and Nintendos controllers feel like cheap plastic.

How is it so much better?

Because Microsoft made it for people without toes on their hands.

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#7 Posted by NingYupOwaDat (182 posts) -

360 controller was better than ps3 one no doubt about it . But ps4 controller is marginally better than xbone . For me every button on Xbox one controller feels stupidly clicky . Like way too clicky . Also the triggers are way to soft to press . They really don't feel good . D pad is a big improvement but still inferior to any PlayStation d pad. I like the analogs a little better than ps4 analogs . Analogue placement doesn't matter either way.

I havnt used any modern Nintendo controller .

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#8 Posted by dino7c (529 posts) -

I use a DS4 on my PC

different strokes

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#9 Posted by Terrencec06 (4020 posts) -

The Xone elite controller is my favorite. Has the perfect weight to it.

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#10 Posted by darkangel115 (4449 posts) -

outside of the dpad, MS has had the best controller ever since the S. the DS4 is the 1st good controller sony has made since the PS1 controller but it's still not as good.

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#11 Posted by deactivated-58abb194ab6fb (3984 posts) -

The elite is the best controller ever made...........DEAL WITH IT.

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#12 Edited by DaVillain- (37531 posts) -

Only the Xbox Elite Controller is my favorite to use on my PC gaming and that's about it.

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#13 Posted by AdobeArtist (25163 posts) -

@walloftruth said:

The D-Pad is absolutely trash on the Xbox controller, especially in fighting games, otherwise it's a great controller.

I'm not sure I'd call it the best though, since I'm a fanboy of the PS2 controller.

Are you talking about the X360 controller? Because they improved that dramatically in the XB1 design.

And I've always favored the Xbox controllers since the OG s-model (what came after the Duke), which kept improving with each iteration. On the whole it's had the most refined ergonomics, superb triggers, great analog sticks with the convex heads for optimal thumb tactile surface, and nice resposnive face buttons.

It's only Achilles heel being the d-pad, which again was addressed in XB1. Oh I know some people will complain about the use of AA batteries, but really it was smarter to go with an interchangeable battery pack, so it can be swapped out instead of replacing the entire controller when the charge life of the battery is completely drained.

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#14 Posted by N64DD (11968 posts) -

Xbox Elite Controller > Gamecube/Wavebird > everything else

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#15 Posted by kvally (8445 posts) -

Well, while the Xbox One controller seems to be the preferred controller, the DS4 controller is a substantial improvement over the DS3 controller. The DS4 controller has never felt cheap or flimsy to me in the least. It feels "lighter", but I don't associate lighter with "cheap" or "flimsy". I used to replace my PlayStation controllers with controllers that were shaped like Xbox controllers. With the PS4, I haven't had to do that. While I still don't like the stick layout, it's so much better to use now than it used to.

I still prefer the Xbox One controller over the DS4 because the Xbox One controller has a more weighty feel, has a better d-pad and a better stick layout compared to the DS4. I seem to like the bumpers and shoulder buttons on the DS4 a smidge more though.

Now the Xbox One Elite controller is the fucking SHIZNET. You get that, and you never go back. It's the best controller I have ever used on console, and probably the best I have used on PC.

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#16 Posted by Alucard_Prime (10107 posts) -

I have not had enough time with the PS4 controller to judge it, but just on its own merits and compared to the 360 controller I really enjoy the XOne pad, best I've ever used, especially the elite.

The Elite is heavier but also sturdier, and is very customizable....you better not try it, sounds like you would really like it. My one complaint about the regular XOne controller is sometimes the buttons break, I have 3 controllers where 1 button does not work well. I should say though that outside of the Elite, I dont treat my controllers well at all and have often dropped them on hard floor lol....but still, I think the 360 controllers seemed to last a little longer. No such issues with the Elite(better not at that price lol), heavy usage on Halo 5 and other games and works perfectly just like day 1.

I agree the D pad is not great for fighters, I cannot play them on regular controllers anyways, that's why I have a Madcatz Arcade stick.

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#17 Posted by kvally (8445 posts) -

@Alucard_Prime said:

often dropped them on hard floor lol.

Dude...game rage? Why???

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#18 Edited by Flyincloud1116 (6418 posts) -

@BigShotSmoov007 said:

The elite is the best controller ever made...........DEAL WITH IT.

My opinion is better than yours.

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#19 Posted by Alucard_Prime (10107 posts) -

@kvally: No lol, never....just little accidents, I have several of them scattered about my room and some mishaps happened in the past while not paying attention lol. I game a lot so it just happens getting up, getting pizza, whatever, not paying attention and pow! On the floor it falls and bounces around....Im more careful recently though, more organized...the Elite though I always store it in that case it comes with, I don't want to find out how durable they are lol

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#20 Edited by cainetao11 (36709 posts) -

Americans have large hands and MS has always taken it very seriously that the controller is important because it is the piece of hardware that is in the players hands all of the time. Logically it should be paid a lot of attention to

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#21 Edited by kvally (8445 posts) -

@Alucard_Prime said:

@kvally: No lol, never....just little accidents, I have several of them scattered about my room and some mishaps happened in the past while not paying attention lol. I game a lot so it just happens getting up, getting pizza, whatever, not paying attention and pow! On the floor it falls and bounces around....Im more careful recently though, more organized...the Elite though I always store it in that case it comes with, I don't want to find out how durable they are lol

I gotcha. You know, I have been known to intentionally try and TWIST my controller in some of my few but desperate bits of rage when playing.

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#22 Posted by deactivated-58abb194ab6fb (3984 posts) -

@flyincloud1116 said:
@BigShotSmoov007 said:

The elite is the best controller ever made...........DEAL WITH IT.

My opinion is better than yours.

No it's not.

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#23 Posted by kvally (8445 posts) -

@BigShotSmoov007 said:
@flyincloud1116 said:
@BigShotSmoov007 said:

The elite is the best controller ever made...........DEAL WITH IT.

My opinion is better than yours.

No it's not.

Um, it is....just leave it at that. (take the upper hand and just let it goooooo :)

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#24 Posted by AdobeArtist (25163 posts) -

@BigShotSmoov007 said:
@flyincloud1116 said:
@BigShotSmoov007 said:

The elite is the best controller ever made...........DEAL WITH IT.

My opinion is better than yours.

No it's not.

Mine is better than both of yours. #Truestorybro :P

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#25 Posted by deactivated-58abb194ab6fb (3984 posts) -

@AdobeArtist said:
@BigShotSmoov007 said:
@flyincloud1116 said:
@BigShotSmoov007 said:

The elite is the best controller ever made...........DEAL WITH IT.

My opinion is better than yours.

No it's not.

Mine is better than both of yours. #Truestorybro :P

My opinion is the PINNACLE!!!!!!!!!!!

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#26 Posted by AdobeArtist (25163 posts) -

@BigShotSmoov007 said:
@AdobeArtist said:
@BigShotSmoov007 said:
@flyincloud1116 said:
@BigShotSmoov007 said:

The elite is the best controller ever made...........DEAL WITH IT.

My opinion is better than yours.

No it's not.

Mine is better than both of yours. #Truestorybro :P

My opinion is the PINNACLE!!!!!!!!!!!

Mine is the Alpha and the Omega. The Beginning and the End of all opinions.

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#27 Posted by Flyincloud1116 (6418 posts) -

@BigShotSmoov007 said:
@AdobeArtist said:
@BigShotSmoov007 said:
@flyincloud1116 said:
@BigShotSmoov007 said:

The elite is the best controller ever made...........DEAL WITH IT.

My opinion is better than yours.

No it's not.

Mine is better than both of yours. #Truestorybro :P

My opinion is the PINNACLE!!!!!!!!!!!

I have this....

Drops mic!

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#28 Posted by deactivated-58abb194ab6fb (3984 posts) -

@AdobeArtist:

@AdobeArtist said:
@BigShotSmoov007 said:
@AdobeArtist said:
@BigShotSmoov007 said:
@flyincloud1116 said:

My opinion is better than yours.

No it's not.

Mine is better than both of yours. #Truestorybro :P

My opinion is the PINNACLE!!!!!!!!!!!

Mine is the Alpha and the Omega. The Beginning and the End of all opinions.

Okay..............I can't top that

:(

You win.

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#29 Posted by raugutcon (5485 posts) -

@kvally: @BigShotSmoov007: @AdobeArtist: Girls, just please stap, you´re gonna tear those pantyhoses if you continue fighting.

Back to the subject, DS4 is a major improvement over DS3 ( which is pretty much a wireless PS1 controller ), the battery life of course sucks dick ( if you were able to turn of that stupid light on the front of the controller battery life would still suck dick but less ). X360/X1 controllers are much better than the rest.

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#30 Edited by xantufrog (11612 posts) -

As someone with small hands I have never liked the shape of the XBox controllers, and the asymmetric thumbstick layout is ridiculous for me - maybe it works well if you have longer thumbs, but I have to flex my left hand forward out of the "rest" position to use the full range well. It sucks. And the d-pad is subpar.

As a consequence, I far prefer the DS4. It simply fits my hands better (and no, it is not flimsy). Even with those issues I have the Xbox design I will readily acknowledge that the DS3 flat out sucked and the 360 pad was better.

Now that they have fixed the analog wear issue on the DS4, the only objective issue I see with it is battery life. Everything else (comfort, analog positioning, etc) is simply subjective and personal - ergonomics and familiarity that can't be the same from person to person.

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#31 Edited by gago-gago (12122 posts) -

The Xbox controller is award winning and lots of companies are following similar designs, so yes it's the best.

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#32 Posted by VFighter (5122 posts) -

DS4 is the best stock controller to date, other then the battery life it's damn near perfect.

Now that's not to say other controllers are bad, the s type, the 360, the ds3 are all great also.

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#33 Posted by Alucard_Prime (10107 posts) -

@kvally: lol yeah I know what you mean....when I get irritable while playing, I usually squeeze the controller harder and press the buttons harder....I've never resorted to throwing a controller though, like ever since I have been gaming......people who do that(especially if they break the TV) must feel really bad the next day, I would assume.

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#34 Posted by ProtossRushX (5629 posts) -

@vfighter: ds3 is worse in every way to the ps2 controller more flimsy no rumble way cheaper buttons than the ps2 conteoller who puts a ps3 controller over ps2 diesnt know comfort

ps4 > 360 > ps2 > xb1

comfort is everything sony took a huge step back with ps3 microsoft took a smaller step vack with xb1.

360 and ps4 were massive inprovements ps4 only controller i can use right now microsoft needs a new controller for scorpio or there dead to me xb1 way too clicky buttons stick analogs feel good but there smaller and need more force. i could play forhours on ps4 360 cant play long at all with xb1

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#35 Posted by PimpHand_Gamer (2867 posts) -

I got to prefer the Steam Controller, I got so good with it, fully programmable and can play any genre.

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#36 Posted by kvally (8445 posts) -

My rating of the controllers:

Xbox One Elite > Xbox One > Xbox 360 > PS4 > PS3 > PS2

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#37 Posted by lamprey263 (36180 posts) -

That XB1 rumble too is unmatched, my cellphone has better vibration than the DS4, the DS4's is a joke. I love it in Forza Horizon 3 how you really feel the terrain, the traction, the drifting, the skidding, or that ease as you go from off road onto flat top. Playing Gears of War 4 you really feel it too in the guns too, they feel like they really pack a punch. It's so natural to play shooters on an Xbox controller, trying to on a dual shock feels awkward as hell and unfulfilled. I'd rather use a controller that's superior for 99% of the games out that here than the 1% that's fighting games.

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#38 Edited by shellcase86 (4486 posts) -

@vfighter said:

DS4 is the best stock controller to date, other then the battery life it's damn near perfect.

Now that's not to say other controllers are bad, the s type, the 360, the ds3 are all great also.

Ditto.

Also, my DS4 doesn't creak.

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#39 Posted by VFighter (5122 posts) -

@ProtossRushX: Ummm...the ds3 does have rumble, its the same shell as the ds2 so comfort is the same, and the buttons don't feel different nor does it feel flimsy. Try again.

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#40 Edited by ominous_titan (1217 posts) -

I like the layout of the ds4 , the track pad is sweet but it does feel cheap , it's too light , the battery life is bad. I have 4 ds4s and two are in bad shape I dropped one about 2 feet onto hardwood floor and the case came apart a bit on the seam on the handle .I'm having button issues and analog sticks are chafing AND if I'm playing at night in the dark I get a reflection of the light on my TV which is really annoying ,if they improved quality it would make it my favorite due to the layout. The elite on the other hand is near perfect it has no defects imo it feels amazing ,has perfect weight balance ,it's built solid as a rock , the dpad is just fine now and vibration doesn't matter to me I turn it off when I can I used air tools for almost 20 years so I don't enjoy holding a vibrating tool if I don't have to ,the only issue I have is batteries but I get lithiums so they last quite awhile. The Wii u pro controller is really good too I have no complaints about it.

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#41 Posted by deactivated-5a30e101a977c (5970 posts) -

They always have had the best controller. I just bought a new blue one, which improved on some of the minor annoyances of the first iteration of Xbox One controllers. Nice to have that extra grip, and the buttons on top are also much better now. Easily the 2nd best controller on the market. #1 being the Elite controller obviously.

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#42 Posted by robokill (1392 posts) -

@kvally: when I use the ds4 the stupid thing squeaks and shifts in my hands. It bends a good 4-5mm in either direction on the yz axis.

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#43 Posted by WitIsWisdom (5317 posts) -

I have large hands, and I simply disagree that the Xbox controller is better than the PS controller. I really don't like the off set analog sticks... never have been a fan of that.

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#44 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (8653 posts) -

Nah, can't play Devil May Cry very well on an Xbox controller.

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#45 Posted by VERTIGO47 (7107 posts) -

Yes they are excellent.

They've inspired Nintendo and Sony to make controllers based on them. Proof is clear and blatantly obvious.

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#46 Posted by Basinboy (13916 posts) -

Bumpers could be better, but it's great. I'm still a fan of swapping X1 sticks into the DS4 as my go-to and the Wii U Pro is by far the most reliable in terms of battery. Each has room to improve.

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#47 Posted by sukraj (27859 posts) -

I don't care what anyone says I prefer the DS4 controller it just fits perfectly in my hands and they've improved the triggers too but thats not to say the xbox controller is bad far from I like that too but I prefer the Sony controller a little bit more.

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#48 Edited by KungfuKitten (26741 posts) -

Until the Switch comes out I would say the XBone controller is the best I have.

But nothing beats being able to use your hands separately like you could with the Wiimote/Nunchuck. It looks like the Switch may let me do that. Also pointer controls beat dual analog for FPS games any day.

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#49 Edited by Soethi6 (425 posts) -

XBOX One for me. While I like the Bumpers way better on a DS4 and the face buttons a bit better on PS4, the overall feel is better, the triggers are still miles ahead over Sonys and I love the AA batteries in it. Hate to connect it and play with a cable.

DS4 has poor durability. Me and my brother gone through 3 or 4 R2 triggers and multiple analog sticks in just 2 years.

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#50 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (45220 posts) -

Best has always been relative, but I prefer the layout of the thumbsticks on the Xbox design for its controllers.

At least the PS4 controller is leaps and bounds ahead of the PS3's DS3.