‘PBS Game/Show’ Examines the History of Nintendo’s Video Game Controllers

PBS Game/Show host Jamin Warren examines the history of Nintendo‘s video game controllers in a recent video. As Warren notes, a Nintendo’s video game consoles tend to be defined by their controllers.

The History of Nintendo is defined by its wacky controller designs. From the NES to the WiiU, nearly every new generation of console brought some new way to control their games. The NES had the D-pad, the SNES had shoulder buttons, the N64 had the Z-Trigger, and so on. But why? Why do we find such innovate use of controls in Nintendo and not in Sony or Microsoft?