So I want to be able to play fighting games on a 360, but the D-Pad on the standard controller is terrible. I don't really want to use an arcade stick either.

Are there any controllers for the Xbox 360 that are specifically designed for using the D-Pad to play fighting games?

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    – Mana
    Jan 12, 2011 at 13:54
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    They actually make a very specific controller just for this use case. Its the Silver Play&Charge Controller. You can't buy it without the charger kit, but the D-Pad does adjust (by rotating it) from 360 standard to a classic D-Pad
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    Jan 12, 2011 at 15:55
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    @Mana I reworded it so it is not a shopping recommendation. IT IS RELATED TO GAMING, so please explain, HOW IS THIS OFF TOPIC? "Shopping recommendations are considered off-topic for the website. They are too specific, often localized, and are open to a lot of subjectivity." Well I hardly see this as too specific or localized, so can this please be reponed? @bwarner @Oak
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    Jan 18, 2011 at 16:39
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    Because of (1) danixd's edit removing the reference to price and (2) tzenes' edit changing "better for" to "especially designed for", I'm reopening the question. If anyone still feels strongly that it should be closed or that it shouldn't have been closed in its original form, please do so in the appropriate discussion on the meta site.
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    Jan 19, 2011 at 8:24

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MadCatz released, along with arcade sticks, a FightPad. I haven't used it myself, but I've read good reviews.

  • Thanks, this looks like the best option before an arcade stick.
    – theorise
    Jan 20, 2011 at 9:50

There is new Razer Onza pad in development which looks very promising. D-pad design is different from other controllers (they also call it "Precision D-Pad" whatever that means), but most importantly there are 2 extra programmable shoulder buttons and analog sticks with adjustable resistance (and hopefully less dead zone). Regular buttons should be different too with faster response (similar to mouse buttons). There is no in-depth reviews yet, but it is just about to start shipping.

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You should get the Silver Play&Charge Controller. It comes with a specially designed D-Pad that can be "rotated" dropping away the plastic in-between and making for a more classic D-Pad feel.


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