Originally Posted by AndroidVageta
Where do people keep getting this "Loose analog sticks that has a dead zone too big" stuff from? I have a PS3 controller that I use on my PC via BT and the sticks are AWESOME. Much stiffer and precise than the 360's could ever dream of being with absolutely zero dead zone anywhere.
This is true for all the PS3 controllers I've had (about 4 over time as I've modded and sold or traded a couple).
So unless the very first PS3 controllers sucked and that's all you have experience with I have no idea what anyone's issue with the sticks are. They are worlds better than the 360's by far (at least as far as tech and feel go, placement and dome vs. concave tops are a different matter). Plus I believe they use magnetic sensors vs. the 360's mechanic sensors...could be wrong but that's what it looks like.
So yeah, people need to either try the controller again side by side with a 360 controller or stop spouting these lies. The PS3's controller sticks have no looseness to them at all nor do they have any dead zones.
Have you ever used a 360 controller? A Lot more taut in the analog sticks, this is FACT. Anyone that has used both knows this to be true. I have a brand new PS4 controller and a 2 year old 360 controller in front of me. Almost makes me question your time spent using a 360 controller. I have had a 360 since 05 and a PS3 since 07, and have had plenty of time using both consoles. In fact I have more PS3 controller because they ware down faster. Bought a brand new red dual shock when I bought GTA5 because my old dual shock was getting pretty bad.
And Yes the PS3's controller has bad dead zone, but most people probably don't see it. Pretty easy to see on a PC I bet, but on consoles you can easily feel it. Play a racing game and that slight nudge that would work on the 360 does not work on the ps3. Because of the bad deadzone, you simply have to move the analog stick more for it to register. This has been tested many times over and over by different people. Though when using PC software the PS3 deadzone might not be a problem, Sony has deadzone set in the PS3 itself iirc and not the controllers hardware.
Also the PS3 controller in no way uses better tech.
First off the Analog stick mechanisms are better on the 360, better design more accurate.
PS3's D-Pad is better no doubt, but the non color coated X, O, Box, Trinagle I can't stand. The buttons themselves are slightly better then the 360's IMO, but as someone that is accustom to ABXY It would be nice to get some color on the sony controller. Make O Red and Box Blue, would keep me from confusing them in game.
The dome tops on the ps3 controller also as worse, fingers slide off.
Not to mention the horrible R2 and L2 triggers.
Controller is creaky, put to much stress on the analog sticks and they make funny noises. Twist the entire controller in your hand too hand and It almost feels like you can break it in half, doing the same thing on the 360 controller just proves that it is solid as a rock.
Also as for placement, that is totally person preference. Personally the WiiU Pro controller has it right on stick placement, but I would still rather use the 360/One controller. My hand hurt after a long play with my PS3, my hands are big and it hurt to keep my thumbs at such a angle. With the 360 controller I can play all day and not have my hands hurt.
Though for the looseness part, you have to be trolling. Unless you used the most warn out 360 controller in the world. I mean you can pretty much ask anyone that truly has used both, answer wont change.Edited by DzillaXx - 10/14/13 at 2:36pm