gtt wrote:are you kidding? I hate the xbox ecosystem*(and really even more after today's presser. what a joke that was), but the 360 controller is very comfortable. it's basically the dual stick controller distilled and refined into something that is comfortable and works very very well.
the human hand and fingers are shaped and arranged a certain way, when you have a form factor that works, you go with it. being different for the sake of being different is just ignorant.
a 360 controller with a nintendo quality dpad? sounds great to me.
*while I don't have a 360, I use a 360 controller for certain PC games and it's great.
Nah man. Sorry, but I've used them all, and I've never cared for the Xbox controller, the original OR 360 versions. I like the Playstation controller just fine, except I've always hated the disconnected d-pad. I thought it was a stupid design back when the original analog-less PSX controller came out, and I think it's just as bad on PS3. Which, consequently, is why I feel that the Classic Controller Pro design is perfect, because it has a form that is more or less reminiscent of the Gamecube/Playstation type of mold, but the d-pad is a NINTENDO d-pad, which, barring the tiny one on the Wii-remote, usually means large size and comfort. They invented the damn thing, and they always do it the best.
I just don't like the look or form of the xbox controller, simple as that. But like I said, it's a non-issue, because unlike the Wii, I seriously doubt that there will be any games that you actually NEED to own and use this new "Pro" controller for. The Wii U GamePad has all the buttons you would need to play any Virtual Console games, and anything else, retail or downloadable, will most likely be made with the GamePad in mind as well, seeing as it is the main controller of the console. So I'm good to go.