Anolog Sticks Vs. Circle Pads Vs. D-Pad

Which Is Better.


  • Total voters
    20

Boidoh

King Bowser
Banned User
I've been thinking lately that Nintendo is "phasing out" the Anolog stick in favor of the Circle Pad, 3DS and Wii U. I understand 3DS because it has to open and close but Wii U... THATS RIDICULOUS. So which do you think is better. On another topic do you think the D-Pad is better?
 

Bop1996

Power Star
Retired Wiki Staff
I think the Circle Pad is fundamentally better since it allows for more precision and easier control. However, I have yet to experience it, so I'll abstain from voting.
 

MCS

Donkey Kong
I always tend to use the circle pad on my 3DS more than the D-Pad. It's easier to use and has more precision. Of course, some games only allow you to move with the circle pad (Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7, for example).
 

MnSG

Cosmic Beauty
The Control Pad doesn't have the risk of turning wobbly after several uses. Too bad that it's not used for movement a lot.
 

Nabber

Artisanal Cheese Taster
Control pad?
I chose analog stick. Yes, I suppose the circle pad works, but I think I prefer good old fashioned analogs.
 

MnSG

Cosmic Beauty
GLaDOS said:
Control pad?
I chose analog stick. Yes, I suppose the circle pad works, but I think I prefer good old fashioned analogs.
Control Pad is what the directional button is often called in many instruction booklets. Likewise, what you call, Analog Stick, is actually called, Control Stick.
 

Pandapowah

King Bowser
Circle Pad
Like what everyone said it has better control and precision
Also the Circle Pad feels more comfortable, but that's probably just me.
 

Dark Light

Cherries and Berries
I'm stuck between Analog Stick and Circle Pad.
 

Mario4Ever

A price for everything.
Retired Wiki Staff
The Circle Pad's the most comfortable, though I'll use whatever I have to use to play a game.
 

ShyGuy27

The Cardinal is dead -- long live The Cardinal!
Maybe the 3DS just has a crappy circle pad but my thumb always slides off it.
 

Smasher

Smasher
Forum Moderator
Chat Operator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
I've grown to like the Circle Pad the most, but analog sticks are cool too.
 

Toad85

MarioKartRPG
It really depends on the game for me.

For 2D platformers and RPGs, then the D-pad is best by far.

For 3D platformers and Kart games, then I like the Circle Pad.

Everything else, I like the Analog stick.
 

Uniju

Hazukashii serifu kinshi
Analog stick. As ShyGuy pointed out, Nintendo's analog discs have traction issues. I know slickness is what's big as of late what with everybody going for faux-Macintosh, but some nice rigid plastic would really help. Being so small doesn't help either, and while it is nice that my 3DS fits in my pocket, I wish it would be bigger. Playing a fast-paced game like Mario Kart 7 is pretty uncomftorable. Maybe because my hands are bigger than that of the target audience. :-(

But yeah, back to the analog discs. Fuck em!
 

schmutz

welcome to the hotel waluigi
I have yet to try a Circle Pad. It seems like a good idea but apparently there are some issues?

Between analog stick and control pad I'm definitely going with analog stick.
 

SKmarioman

King Bowser
I like analog sticks for 3D games best, particularly the ones on the XBox controller because I don't have to worry about my thumb from sliding off it.

For 2D games, I prefer the circle pad over the D-Pad, especially after how my DS Lite's D-pad is totally stuffed up from using it too much.
 

Fawfulfury65

The Last Story
Retired Wiki Staff
I don't like the circle pad as much. My thumb always slides off of it and it always feels like it's ready to break off of the system. Control sticks are awesome, but D-pads make it harder to play 3D games.
 
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