I've said it before and I'll say it again, Phil is too much of a nice guy for the position that he is in. He needs more ruthless aggression.
The last thing Xbox division needs is a ruthless businessman and while not all are truly dicks, MS doesn't need to repeat Don Mattrix.
My life experiences have shown me that when ruthless businessmen compete aggressively against each other, the consumer usually benefits from their competition.
I want to see the kind of ruthless competition that we had during the 16 bit generation between Nintendo and Sega. That was the generation that arguably had the most ruthless competition and it also happens to be the generation that many gamers consider to be the best.
I don't think it would have been as great if Phil Spencer was in charge of Sega and was being nice to Nintendo instead of aggressively trying to beat them by any means necessary. Phil seems like a great guy, but he's not cut out for the position that he is in.
@storm_of_swords: if the sticks are asymmetrical, wouldn't at least one thumb be in an unnatural position? No thanks, not every game is an fps. Couldn't imagine playing Tekken, Street Fighter, or Mortal Kombat having one thumb lower than the other. Get an Xbox if you want asymmetrical sticks. All I want from a PS5 controller is a thicker/fuller design, beefier /smoother triggers.
No, because the primary control inputs for most modern games is not the d-pad or the right thumbstick, it's the left thumbstick and the face buttons. Therefore, the left thumbstick and the face buttons are where the thumbs should naturally rest when holding the controller like on the Xbox and Nintendo controllers.
Your complaint about one thumb being lower than the other makes no sense to me since on Playstation you are playing lots of games with one thumb lower than the other. Like I said, the primary control inputs for most modern games is the left thumbstick and the face buttons which means that on the Playstation controller, your left thumb will be lower than your right thumb very often. Even worse, your left thumb has to stay in a stretched out position instead of it's natural resting position.
Xbox - This controller is already close to perfect and only needs two adjustments. First, make the controller a little bit bigger similar to the size that the Xbox 360 controller was. Secondly, work on improving the d-pad a bit more; maybe even pay Sega some money to allow the best d-pad ever, the Sega Saturn d-pad, to be put on the controller.
Playstation - Get rid of that stupid light, switch the left thumbstick and d-pad position so that the thumbstick is in the thumb's natural resting position, and use better quality material for the thumbsticks.
Nintendo - Use an improved Gamecube controller. Take the Gamecube controller and add a second Z-button to it, add a home button in the middle, replace the C-stick with a normal thumbstick, and replace that small d-pad with the SNES d-pad.