#9370238, By richardiox Next generation of consoles come in

  • richardiox 14 Feb 2013 22:36:27 5,737 posts
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    More refined but still using the same 1994 layout no doubt. So when PS4 launches here it will be the 20th anniversary of that core pad design. As a previous poster noted, the analogue sticks basically had to go where they are now as they were a mid gen addition during the PS1 era. The pad wasn't designed around them as they were an afterthought.

    Fine in the PS1 days where 3D gaming was in its infancy but not so great 20 years on.

    If an engineer designed a pad from scratch now, with analogue control as the main input, their design would not be a Dualshock. Sega, Nintendo and Microsoft all opted for "primary" (that word again) analogue sticks, why haven't Sony?
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