Gaming Consoles With the Best Controllers

The Top Ten

Gamecube Gamecube Product Image

The Gamecube controller is the greatest contoller any video game console has ever seen. It's got more buttons so you can do more things inside the game, two analog sticks which are now an essential part of game controllers, and to top it all off, the thing will fit in your hands no matter how big they are. It's a masterpiece of a controller for a masterpiece of a console.

Every future Nintendo console should be compatible with this controller.

Everything was pretty much perfect from Analog sticks, triggers, button shape/ layout and the overall weight and shape of the controller.

It is easy to hold,the layout is great, although the only thing I dislike is how the cords are only about 3 feet long, so I can never play it on my couch(Yes, I still have a GameCube) although we do have a wireless controller, but that one doesn't fit in your hands as well as compared to the controllers with cords.

The GameCube controller is truly a masterpiece. It looks and feels great and it's just an absolute joy to use. An amazing controller for an amazing console!

Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Product Image

The dual shock is good, but for people with large hands (like me) the Xbox controller is perfect for that. It's comfortable, and easy to handle, enough said.

I personally like Xbox360 better because it has better games, ( Halo Gears of War etc. ) I also like the controllers better. (That's just preference). Xbox Wins!

How did this piece of crap get number two. It loses connection, and has a battery pack on the back. It made my fingers feel so crammed

This just beats the Gamecube controller! I must of spent hours and hours using these controllers they are the best.

Playstation Playstation Product Image

I grew up using this kind of controller, so no doubt this is my favorite. It's just so natural. PlayStation has more and better games too (Uncharted, Resistance, LittleBigPlanet, Ratchet and Clank, God Of War, Killzone, Dark Souls, inFAMOUS). I dare somebody to make a list this long about Xbox. You couls for Wii, though.

I still don't see why people think it's too small, I think it's a good size.

Plus, why do people keep complaining about the shapes on the buttons? Sony was going for something new, and they shouldn't be shamed for it!

PlayStation controllers have always been uncomfortable for me (despite the first video game I ever played being on PS2.) You have to hunch to deal with such a small controller, and the shape is a bit harsh.

Don't see why people complain about this one. I've got big hands and long fingers and this controller is a perfect fit.

PlayStation 4 PlayStation 4 Product Image

Take all the comfort and great design + look from the ps3 controller, and multiply it by 10.
This one is honestly better because of it's size, and how it doesn't have those stubs for handles. One of my favourites. Definitely.

Out of all the controllers, I find this one to be the best. It feels comfortable in the hands and it's practical.

I like this controller it was somewhat actually different surprisingly

Only issue with this controller is the loose R2 button.

Wii U Wii U Product Image

The Gamepad may be huge, but it's a REALLY comfortable controller. It fits into my hands perfectly and the build quality is incredible. I just wish the Joy-Cons had better build quality.

Finally replaced Gamecube as the best controller of all time.

What the heck are PlayStation controllers doing up there? Those things suck. PS3 and PS4 controllers are literally painful to use.

Allows you to play in a different room. Now that's a good idea! If I have to take a dump, I don't have to pause. I can now keep playing!

This is not the Wii you GamePad, obviously. The D-Pad was much better than the 360's and overall a better controller than the Wii's Classic Controller.

Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Entertainment System Product Image

Old but famous: just one D-pad, two buttons, and select/start buttons, but today along with it's own console it deserves to be part of the 80's famous culture.

It's a simple controller with a D-pad and two buttons.

It's simple and unique

Sega Dreamcast Sega Dreamcast Product Image

It has a screen on the controller and that screen is from the memory card that's where all your saved games and play mini games


Dang, seems I got into gaming too late. Now the only company making cool controllers is Nintendo. Oh well, I prefer Nintendo titles anyway.

Has a screen, and the dreamcast gets bonus points for releasing a keyboard and mouse for it.

One of the most creative controllers ever

Wii Wii Product Image

A great control shape for motion sensor, if the motion sensor isn't good enough about you, get motionsensor plus. Of course ninitendo did go down the risky path by making it look like a phillips cd-I controller. But this is much better

If you have ever played Skyward Sword with it, you will know. The Wiimote makes you feel like you are holding a sword!

I own this and find it the most comfortable controller I have ever laid my eyes (and hands) upon!

Every 2006 kid first console I had troble using it win I was little still have it and I'm good at it

PlayStation 3 PlayStation 3 Product Image

It fits comfortably in the hands AND it's wireless!

Ps3 controllers are good

too small for me

PlayStation 2

The Contenders

Xbox One Xbox One Product Image

How is this so low?!? The buttons are sleek the dpad is massively improved triggers are totally silent, and plus the Xbox turn on button is awesome

This controller is exactly the same as the 360 controller. Just that it has a rather 'improved dpad'

Best controller ever

This controler is so much better then the 360

Nintendo 64 Nintendo 64 Product Image

For a console that introduced something new the N64's controller is awesome.

You can use one of your hands on the joystick or pad and one for the buttons depanding on the game

You're kidding, right? The N64 controller was designed for people with 3 arms! Hahaa!

This was disigned for aliens with it's 3 handles

Xbox Xbox Product Image

Best controller ever 10/10 but seriously, why is Gamecube and Dreamcast so high?

Good controllers but they always seem to break after awhile on me

The S controller is one of my favorite gaming controllers ever.

Except that the controller is terrible.

Super Nintendo Super Nintendo Product Image

Comfortable to hold, simple to use for even those who don't play games all the time, and the buttons are in all the right places. What's not to love? Sure, it may not feel as responsive as today's controllers, but Nintendo certainly got it right when it comes to simply picking the gamepad up and blasing through the feel of game controls.

Atari 2600 Atari 2600 Product Image

You can plug a Colecovision controller or a Sega Genesis controller in the 2600! It actually works!

The joystick is a blast to use, especially with breakout

Lol... joystick & 1 button

Horay for atari

Sega Genesis Sega Genesis Product Image

Never played on one but NICE DESIGN! They should have controllers like these nowadays! Better than the xbox controller where you have to have abnormally large hands to play with it!

Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch Product Image

Are you kidding me, this is the best controller ever just got it this christmas

Hands down best controller to ever be made.

Pro, yes. Joy cons, not so much.

Best controller ever

Sega Saturn

It's the genesis six button controller with L and R shoulder buttons. The d pad is awesome, and just fits into your hands well

The 3D Controller is easily one of the best; comfortable and sleek with responsive control.

Atari Jaguar

This is the worst console in history'

Oculus Rift Oculus Rift Product Image

Love the touch controllers

Virtual Boy Virtual Boy Product Image
PlayStation Portable PlayStation Portable Product Image

The PSP is small and easy. It is dam'n small and easy to control! HOW DARE somebody object PSP!

Retron Retron Product Image
Sega Master System Sega Master System Product Image
Ouya Ouya Product Image
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