The Periodic Table of Console Game Controllers

The Periodic Table of Controllers

Periodic tables are a great way to organize things. We have periodic tables for awesomements, videos, typefaces, food, and even chemical elements (who knew?). This organizational system, pioneered by Dimitri Mendeleev in the late 1800’s, has proven quite useful at categorizing information.

Michael Vasilev has decided to offer an updated version of the periodic table of elements by creating a fantastic periodic table of video game controllers.

As I browse through these controller configurations from video consoles of the past, I can’t help but find that muscle memory starts taking over my hands and they begin to assume poses for controllers from Atari, Nintendo, Sega, and all the other game systems that attempted to steal my childhood from me!

image by Michael Vasilev