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    Default What in your opinion is the best/worst D-Pad ever?

    Yesterday with the announcement of the Switch Lite, and seeing that new D-Pad, it reminded me how important that little feature is to all controllers. I know why the Joy-Con's on the original Switch comes with a 'button' D-Pad, but I really dislike it for 2D games. Some games just require a decent D-Pad.

    Best: Mega Drive still hosts the best D-Pad I've ever used, with the 3DO right up there too. (I also have a soft spot for the D-Pad on the Vita)
    Worst: The Xbox 360 D-Pad. The swivel version was much improved later, but man, that original D-Pad sucked donkey balls.

    Thought it would make for some interesting discussion to see what D-Pad you all preferred over the years, as it's been around since the Game & Watch days.
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    Best: All playstation controllers incl the VITA (RIP)
    Worst: Definitely the stock 360 controller. Holy **** I don't know how that passed Q&A

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    D-Pad on the Golden China controller was the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianH View Post
    D-Pad on the Golden China controller was the best

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    Golden china FTW!

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    Worst : Playstation of every generation. That four button setup thing just doesn't bloody work. (The PS Vita is excluded from this issue somewhat).

    Best Stock : Sega Dreamcast.

    Best Overall : Xbox One Elite Controller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoN View Post
    Worst : Playstation of every generation. That four button setup thing just doesn't bloody work. (The PS Vita is excluded from this issue somewhat).

    Best Stock : Sega Dreamcast.

    Best Overall : Xbox One Elite Controller.
    No dude the worst of any generation was the 360 dpad, i played a lot of fighting games in the 360/PS3 and yeah the PS3's dpad was definitely superior.

    Both were terrible its just that the PS3's was less terrible.
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    Best - DS4

    Worst - Xbox 360

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    Many here might not know it because it was only released in Japan and so was never mainstream, but hands down the worst d-pad is for the six button controller for the PC-FX console. The stiffest d-pad bar none. Almost unplayable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mantis za View Post
    No dude the worst of any generation was the 360 dpad, i played a lot of fighting games in the 360/PS3 and yeah the PS3's dpad was definitely superior.

    Both were terrible its just that the PS3's was less terrible.
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    Amazing how a topic about buttons can end up going into a console war

    Please guys let it go man ......

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