Pc vs. 360 vs. Ps3 – Controls
A brief comparison of each platforms input methods.
The first thing any gamer will notice when trying out a new platform is the input method. Obviously the first thing someone must do when they are about to play a game is either to pick up the controller or to get behind their keyboard and mouse. The PC had the most potential in this area, because there are literally billions of keyboard and mouse combinations are player can have. The gamer can choose the peripherals that feel most comfortable to him. Aside from the keyboard/mouse setup, PC gamers also have the option of using joysticks, racing wheels, and game controllers, based upon their taste, and of course the type of game that they are playing. One must also consider that a really nice keyboard/mouse combo can cost upwards of $300. The higher cost and higher performance are characteristics closely associated with PC gaming. Both the PS3 and 360 come with a proprietary game controller, but which is better? Well both controllers are wireless, but the 360 uses 2.4GHz wireless, while the PS3 uses bluetooth. Bluetooth provides a much faster and more stable wireless connection than standard 2.4GHz wireless, but what about the controller itself? Though the layouts of each are quite similar, there are a few key differences between them. The 360’s staggered thumb sticks and concave triggers work much better for shooter games, but the PS3’s parallel sticks make it more comfortable for just about everything else. What really matters is what layout feels most comfortable to the gamer who will be using it.