Chances are you’ve got some old video game controllers sitting in your closet somewhere. A good-old PlayStation Dual Shock, maybe a N64 controller, or some Donkey Konga Bongos. And you’ll never use them again. So clear out that space and preserve their memory with a comprehensive controller family tree.
The new Evolution of Video Game Controllers poster from Pop Chart Labs offers a truly comprehensive index of all the controllers you did and didn’t own, from the very first Tennis for Two block to the Playstation Dual Shock 4 you’ve never even seen in person yet. That’s 179 specimens from every console ever, each leading into the next like a river of thumb-memories.
The each print is 70cm x 100cm and costs $29 during the preorder period before they start shipping next week. There will only be 1000 in this inaugural print, each signed by the artist. This isn’t the first controller history chart, but damned if it’s not the most complete we’ve ever seen. Well, at least until the nextBox announcement, but, hey, maybe you can just draw that one in.