I want to emphasize the word "ANALOG" so that you understand that i am not referring to digital trigger buttons

I want to know what was the first controller with analog trigger buttons, not digital trigger buttons


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Earliest I can think of is the 3D Control Pad for the Sega Saturn, released in July 1996. When the switch on the bottom face is set to O (for analog), the triggers (and directional pad) can be polled for analog values. When the switch is set to +, those inputs are polled for digital/binary values like on the stock Saturn pad.


According to this list on wikipedia, the earliest controller listing analog triggers is the 1998 Dreamcast controller.

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