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Infographic tracks the evolution of games controllers

Evolution of the games controller

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Take a look at the infographic above and tell us you haven't spent hours, even days of your life thumbing several of the controllers you see! The wonderful people at Pop Chart Lab (opens in new tab) have created this infographic detailing the complete family tree of video game control schemes, including handhelds, joysticks, paddles, gamepads, rifles, steering wheels, and even a glove.

The chart, which is available as a 27x39in print, shows how gaming input has evolved from simple knobs to directional pads to touch screens over seven decades of gaming.

You can pre-order the print now from Pop Chart Lab's website (opens in new tab), with deliveries beginning tomorrow, April 18.

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