It has been nearly 30 years since the Nintendo Entertainment System hit the shelves in North America. Those 30 years have shown us how fast technology could advance (not just in video games but in general) in a short amount of time. Nintendo brought us the iconic game of Super Mario Bros. with a control device that had a directional pad and 2 buttons (as well as start and select). This “controller” would become a standard in future gaming innovations. We have seen video game consoles and technology evolve and with that the necessary evolution of the controller as well. Using science and point weighing systems, the ANTiFanboys have ranked the top 5 video game controllers of all time. It is important to note that the latest generation of consoles were not included (Playstation 4, Xbox One, Wii U) because that generation is still too new and more changes may take place before the generation is over.
AFB’s Top 5: Game Controllers