Xbox 360 Controller Remains Most Popular PC Controller

A latest weblog submit by Valve reveals that the Xbox 360 controller stays the most well-liked controller amongst Steam players.

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Valve’s surprisingly detailed findings reveal that about 60 million Steam customers have paired their account with a minimum of one controller peripheral (with many really pairing their accounts with two or extra controllers). Among Steam customers that use a controller for his or her Steam video games, a staggering 27.2 million (or 45% of whole recorded customers in that demographic) are utilizing an Xbox 360 controller. The PlayStation 4 controller takes second place on the record (12.2 million customers) with the  Xbox One controller coming in third (11.5 million customers). 

The long-standing reputation of the Xbox 360 controller as a PC system is hardly stunning. It’s an older controller, which means that there is a superb probability that extra individuals have already got one and will not be really utilizing it to play their Xbox 360. On prime of that, it was one of many authentic controllers that Valve brazenly supported (which means it is top-of-the-line recognized supported controllers) and it is fairly straightforward to search out one low cost today. 

In that very same sense, it is a bit of stunning that the PS3 controller is not extra well-liked (it’s utilized by 4.1 million registered Steam accounts). However, Valve attributes the final reputation of Xbox controllers over PS controllers as PC units to the truth that many video games default to Xbox centric in-game management directions. That being stated, the unbelievable reputation of the PS4 makes it a preferred alternative amongst many fashionable Steam players. 

Rounding out the record underneath the “different” class are the Steam Controller and PC Gamepads (that are neck-and-neck when it comes to reputation), the Switch Pro controller (which Valve says is gaining popularity amongst Steam customers), the PS2 controller, and far much less often used units just like the SNES controller, Rockband devices, flight sticks, the GameCube controller, and “Everything Else.”

We additionally now know that Valve has offered 1.three million Steam Controllers. That’s not a formidable quantity, however the truth that Steam Controller homeowners are likely to play a better number of video games is pretty fascinating. 

Matthew Byrd is a workers author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days making an attempt to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed sequence of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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