The best PC controller 2020

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You should check out 8bitdo SN30 Pro+ controller. Made for Switch, but works perfectly well on Windows in Xinput mode. Has that classic SNES design with amazing D-pad but more ergonomic shape (very similar to Dualshock 4). It comes with a 1000mah rechargeable battery but also takes AA batteries. You can also buy a clip to use it with your phone. The software is also great. What can I say, this thing is the Swiss army knife of controllers. Definitely recommend it to anyone.
 
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Inspireless Llama

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Are all controllers just Windows compatible nowadays? I have a xbox one controller which is just plug and play. I've tried a PS3 controller before but that was such a hassle to setup. I heard PS4 controllers were plug and play too.
 

James

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PS4 Controllers are I believe, but many games won't display the right symbols for the controller, so you'll have to know that Y = Triangle.

One benefit of PS4 controllers though is you can use them to remotely play your PS4 games on your PC.
 
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I thought PS4 controllers were #1 on that list at one point? It's not on there now! I could be wrong mind you.
 

Frindis

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Logitech F310 will be a buy for me. Cheap (I can get it for 21USD), sturdy and can be used on PS Now (which I am going to buy a monthly sub too soon). Not to mention it is very good for ROMS.

@iggy Interesting, I will have to check that one a bit closer.
 
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MorganPark

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I thought PS4 controllers were #1 on that list at one point? It's not on there now! I could be wrong mind you.
Yea, I think it was updated to reflect the new best. I would imagine the DS4's tendency to lose thumbstick rubber was a factor.
 
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I use a wired Xbox 360 controller. Sometimes I think about going wireless but its like $150 for an Xbox One controller and dongle, plus batteries. Doesn't make sense to upgrade to wireless as my 360 controller works perfectly fine.
 
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I use a wired Xbox 360 controller. Sometimes I think about going wireless but its like $150 for an Xbox One controller and dongle, plus batteries. Doesn't make sense to upgrade to wireless as my 360 controller works perfectly fine.
I think I paid around $20 for my dongle. I bought one because I wanted to use my Xbox One Elite controller, since I wasn't using my Xbox One anymore.

The newer controllers also work fine with bluetooth. I prefer wireless, because I have more than enough wires on my desk already.
 
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Frindis

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Of those, I have used the Logitech F310. It is a very sturdy controller and excellent for playing retro games. it is also quite affordable. I agree with the stiff triggers part, but it is not to bad.
 
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I prefer the Steam Controller. Works great with games designed for mouse+keyboard, can be used wired or wireless.
 
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I'm really happy with my Xbox One controller, just simple plug and play... Had DS4 but gave me some problems with some games and sometimes wouldn't connect, but DS4 Windows app helped in those situations.
 

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