The Evolution Of Video Game Controllers In A Family Tree

The Evolution Of Video Game Controllers In A Family Tree

A graphical print poster details the family tree of game controller featuring 119 'species' and 11 'genera.'

Yi Chen
  • 8 september 2011

Pop Chart Lab has released a print poster that shows the evolution of video game controllers in an easy-to-understand graphical family tree. The chart features 119 ‘species’ and 11 ‘genera’ over a span of seven decades in gaming. The 11 family genera include Gamepad, Flip Switch, Light Gun, Trackball, Racing Wheel and Numberpad. Viewers can easily track the current Wii Fitness Board to its ‘ancestor’ in the 1980s, which was the Exus Foot Craz. And the newest Playstation and Xbox game controllers all extend from the 1970s Radofin 1292 controller.

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