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The Periodic Table of Controllers

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Written by Paul Strauss | March 23, 2009

Can’t remember if the Wavebird controller worked with the Nintendo64 or GameCube? Which had more buttons, the Colecovision or the Atari Jaguar? Now you can answer these and many other video game controller questions with the Periodic Table of Controllers.


Created by flickr member Pixel Fantasy, this work-in-progress table offers layout diagrams for many classic joysticks, paddles, and other console input devices. As an added bonus, the chart includes many handheld gaming systems, as well as the names of the systems’ creators and their CPU information in many cases.

Click Here to check out the full resolution version of the chart to see it in waaaaaaay more detail.