Which Controller is better? Why? Which do you prefer? Why? Are you mad? Should I answer this question with another question? O SNAP, too late I just did.
IMO.....There is no doubt in my mind that the Xbox 360 controller is the best controller for shooters (unless you want to count the mouse and key board). The PS3 controller is the best for fighters. But to me overall the PS3 controller is the better controller. The big reason why I think the PS3 controller is better mainly comes down to fighting games. Both controllers can play any game but the Xbox 360 is the only one that you can't really play games like Street Fighter without you getting fustrated because the moves you try to input aren't happening. There are some people that can use the Xbox 360 D Pad well in fighters but they are few and hard to come by. Even with the new D Pad it still isn't that great.
Some people might say the PS3 controller is too small and they can't play shooters well because they have big hands. But the Xbox 360 can be too big for kids and some people with smaller hands. So they kinda cancel each other out. Honestly they should just let you buy different sized controllers. Ding, Ding, Ding. Solution for both sides.
Now you may ask, why bring this war back out? It is important for gamers to discuss these things because people from the industry come to these sites to know what we are thinking, what we want what's write/wrong with their products. If we want to see changes we have to be vocal. I really would love to see different controller sizes for the people with smaller and bigger hands. So please be critical and post your honest thoughts and ideas on these controlers.
I didn't add the Wii controller because Nintendo is bringing out another controller for the Wii U to address more hardcore games,so we will have to see how that goes first.