The Evolution of Nintendo Controllers


Nintendo really sort of lost it with that GameCube controller. Eight buttons? Not even counting the sticks or the control pad. Was that really necessary?

With the Wii, Nintendo took us back to their simpler hey-day. It’s too bad the console is such shit. But in the Wii’s defense, the new Wii Super Mario Bros. game is a saving grace. The evolution of storage has a much happier history.


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  1. Woah. You’re complaining about the Gamecube controller having too many buttons? Both the Xbox’s and the playstations’ have the four buttons on the right, the two triggers, the d-pad and the two analog sticks. They also all have a start button. However, the gamecube has one bumper to the xbox’s two and the playstations’ two. Not to mention the xbox originally had the black and white buttons and both the xbox and playstation had/has the extra start-like button. Gabecube, at both the time it was made and today, has the least number of buttons out of the consoles.

  2. Haha, sorry. I tend to only comment with complaints, I realize. I don’t want to sound too negative. I love the site! It’s my favorite blog. It’s clean, funny, and always has something different. I got my roommate into it six months ago too and now it’s his first blog of the day as well. 🙂

  3. I think the N64 controller was the best controller. It combined. Playing. At home and at the arcade.

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