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Which D-pad do you like?

PS5 14 56.00%
 
XsX 11 44.00%
 
I use analog sticks.... 0 0%
 
Total:25

I've also always liked sony's, but their new does not feel right at all to me, but mind you its a great d-pad, but its too smooth for my taste. What i actually like about the Xsx is how it clicks and has the diagonals with the subtle clicks too.



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I haven't actually tried a fighting game on my Series X yet, downloaded Soul Calibur from Gamepass but haven't started it yet. But the Xbox Series d-pad was specifically designed with fighting games in mind, disc d-pads are said to be great for performing circular d-pad actions which many fighting games require for the more technical moves, and the Xbox Series d-pad is a hybrid of a disc d-pad and a cross d-pad.



DualShock 4 or DualSense, way better than other controllers.

Or if you have the money, an arcade stick



I don't like either Xbox or PS D-Pads. However i am more a fan of the new Dish design that the new Xbox controllers bring, same as the Elite controllers. Your thumb can roll around in it which helps avoid blisters since other D-Pads over time can start to hurt due to the corners and fast rubbing between the D-Pad layout.



I've always though the Dualshock controllers had the perfect D-Pad of any controllers I've used, I love the separated directional buttons, and since it looks the same on Dualsense I'm gonna' go out on a whim and say I'll prefer that over the XSX controller too, lol.



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haven't touched either controller so no idea.

The one concern I have is the PS5 buttons look too smooth and very hard plastic with the clear finish. Hopefully they feel the same as the PS4.



 

 

Azzanation said:

I don't like either Xbox or PS D-Pads. However i am more a fan of the new Dish design that the new Xbox controllers bring, same as the Elite controllers. Your thumb can roll around in it which helps avoid blisters since other D-Pads over time can start to hurt due to the corners and fast rubbing between the D-Pad layout.

You're the first and only that has mentioned blistering.

I preferred ps dpad back in the day but I think the series x|s dpad could be the best yet.

I just actually have to play a fighter now. Perhaps I'll try to emulate some old ps1 and PS2 Street Fighter games. 



ironmanDX said:
Azzanation said:

I don't like either Xbox or PS D-Pads. However i am more a fan of the new Dish design that the new Xbox controllers bring, same as the Elite controllers. Your thumb can roll around in it which helps avoid blisters since other D-Pads over time can start to hurt due to the corners and fast rubbing between the D-Pad layout.

You're the first and only that has mentioned blistering.

I preferred ps dpad back in the day but I think the series x|s dpad could be the best yet.

I just actually have to play a fighter now. Perhaps I'll try to emulate some old ps1 and PS2 Street Fighter games. 

It might be just me, however in my youth i use to get blisters all the time on the SNES, N64 and PS1 due to longevity and how hardcore i was with the games, mainly fighters would cause my thumb to go red and blister. The corners on the Dpad would eventually wear into your thumb. Its why i prefer the Dish design as it helps eliminates this issue.



I always thought the D on xbox controllers are more of an after thought, that it was put there for the sole purpose of "if absolutely needed" you have that a dpad option.

Or it was put there for extra buttons (switching, items and weapons, etc).

But finally with the XsX it actually feels like they put thought and design into it. This is the first time I can say I prefer to the XsX Dpad over the PS d-pad.



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Azzanation said:
ironmanDX said:

You're the first and only that has mentioned blistering.

I preferred ps dpad back in the day but I think the series x|s dpad could be the best yet.

I just actually have to play a fighter now. Perhaps I'll try to emulate some old ps1 and PS2 Street Fighter games. 

It might be just me, however in my youth i use to get blisters all the time on the SNES, N64 and PS1 due to longevity and how hardcore i was with the games, mainly fighters would cause my thumb to go red and blister. The corners on the Dpad would eventually wear into your thumb. Its why i prefer the Dish design as it helps eliminates this issue.

Cant fault that, for comfort its probably a better design (less chance of getting blisters).
However your actions are more precise with the playstation Dpad.
The Nintendo Dpads, with the cross bar design, also resulted in blisters (actually worse than the PS d-pad imo).

Dish or Crossbar Dpad (nintendo) dont have the same precision as the keys being seperated like on the PS controllers, imo.
Something thats pretty important for fighting games.

Also any controller, can give blisters. If used heavily for prolonged time, with enough force applied.