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What new inputs could the DualShock 5 add?

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Jaicee said:

Hey people, I like the DualShock's control sticks located where they are! They're aligned. I like aligned. Aligned is magical.

Yeah, I have no problem with the layout of most controllers. When I see people saying the left stick needs to be in the upper left I don't get why. Why doesn't the right stick need to be upper right too? I can understand that on older PS consoles it was possible to touch thumbs if you rotated both sticks towards each other so that could be a small issue, but that's a spacing problem that DS4 fixed and not an inherent problem with left stick placement. Wii U, Xbox and PlayStation all have a different arrangement of the sticks but my thumbs can handle them with ease. I guess I have super thumbs.

The joycons do give me a bit of trouble, I find them slightly small and a bit easy to press the shoulder buttons unintentionally but still with a bit of use I can adjust in most games.



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The_Liquid_Laser said:
Sony has been following a "copy Nintendo" strategy since the very beginning. They basically just take whatever new thing Nintendo is doing and try to shove it into their current controller design. With this in mind, the PS5 controller will likely be just like the PS4 controller but with HD Rumble.

Nintendo invented everything!



Replicant said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:
Sony has been following a "copy Nintendo" strategy since the very beginning. They basically just take whatever new thing Nintendo is doing and try to shove it into their current controller design. With this in mind, the PS5 controller will likely be just like the PS4 controller but with HD Rumble.

Nintendo invented everything!

Motion controls go back to the power glove.  The Wii was the first time they were done right though.  Basically Nintendo did it first (power glove) and they also did it best (Wii).  You're right!  Nintendo really did invent everything.



The_Liquid_Laser said:

Motion controls go back to the power glove.  The Wii was the first time they were done right though.  Basically Nintendo did it first (power glove) and they also did it best (Wii).  You're right!  Nintendo really did invent everything.

Yeah. That's what I'm saying. Nintendo invented everything!



BraLoD said:
NightlyPoe said:

I say it's the default because the controller was designed so that your hands naturally fall on the D-pad and you need to adjust and stretch your grip to use the analog stick.

All other controllers since 1996 have been designed so your hand naturally falls on the analog stick.

No, my hand naturally falls where it is.

Whatever 3D movement I need to make has my two hands placed perfectly. My two thumbs are always aligned when moving.

I sincerely hope they never change that.

I think you're just used to the inferior design.  I mean, there's a reason why literally no one else has had a D-pad default layout in over 20 years.



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BraLoD said:
NightlyPoe said:

I say it's the default because the controller was designed so that your hands naturally fall on the D-pad and you need to adjust and stretch your grip to use the analog stick.

All other controllers since 1996 have been designed so your hand naturally falls on the analog stick.

No, my hand naturally falls where it is.

Whatever 3D movement I need to make has my two hands placed perfectly. My two thumbs are always aligned when moving.

I sincerely hope they never change that.

Agreed. My hands are symmetrical, so my controller should be, too.

BraLoD said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:
Sony has been following a "copy Nintendo" strategy since the very beginning. They basically just take whatever new thing Nintendo is doing and try to shove it into their current controller design. With this in mind, the PS5 controller will likely be just like the PS4 controller but with HD Rumble.

What a massive load...

Agreed doubly. Hilarious that Nintendo fans really have no clue about the history of gaming, so believe Nintendo originated it all.

The_Liquid_Laser said:
Replicant said:

Nintendo invented everything!

Motion controls go back to the power glove.  The Wii was the first time they were done right though.  Basically Nintendo did it first (power glove) and they also did it best (Wii).  You're right!  Nintendo really did invent everything.

Also, Nintendo played no role in designing or releasing the Power Glove. That would be Mattel.

NightlyPoe said:

BraLoD said:

No, my hand naturally falls where it is.

Whatever 3D movement I need to make has my two hands placed perfectly. My two thumbs are always aligned when moving.

I sincerely hope they never change that.

I think you're just used to the inferior design.  I mean, there's a reason why literally no one else has had a D-pad default layout in over 20 years.

A very highly rated controller. But, I guess in your mind Nintendo screwed up and it was actually garbage.

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BraLoD said:

No, my hand naturally falls where it is.

Whatever 3D movement I need to make has my two hands placed perfectly. My two thumbs are always aligned when moving.

I sincerely hope they never change that.

Don't you know the natural thumb position is like 40 degrees, not the unnatural 80 degrees that the DS4 makes you put your hands?  



An off switch for the stupid light bar.



thismeintiel said:
NightlyPoe said:

I think you're just used to the inferior design.  I mean, there's a reason why literally no one else has had a D-pad default layout in over 20 years.

A very highly rated controller. But, I guess in your mind Nintendo screwed up and it was actually garbage.

Thank you for correcting me.  But the Classic Controller layout wasn't designed for Wii games.  It was designed for classic NES, SNES, and N64 games for the Virtual Console.

Seeing as only about 5% of the Virtual Console's library supported analog, promoting the D-Pad in the primary position made sense.

Actually, you kinda proved my point about the location of the dominant control input.  So, thanks for that.



A button to transform it into a DS3.



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