PCB's/Encoders that natively work with PS3 and 360?


#1

Does anyone make any PCB’s or USB encoders that natively work with both a PS3 and a 360? Or do people just hack a game pad? I’m looking to build some sticks and am looking for the best encoders to use. What do you guys use or recommend?


#2

PS360+.

http://www.akihabarashop.jp/index.php?cPath=462&osCsid=3bc5dc0b82c871991f55e91cd741f706


#3

Perfect… Thanks!


#4

Also consider Zero Delay (PC/PS2 version) with a PS1-to-360 converter.

The ZD is $20 on eBay, and there are various converters (e.g. xTokki from eTokki.com)


#5

Thanks… Will the Zero Delay work with the PSC without a converter?


#6

For ease of use, quality and swag, the PS360+ is ftw.

However, the Paewang Revolution/ Datel Arcade Pro board is another popular choice. In the US they may not be cheaper than the PS360+, but in Europe (especially the UK), they are freely available for about £35.

There are two other options not involving padhacks:

A Qanba board. You can find these on ebay from 1 or 2 international sellers, but their cost makes them irrelevant imo. Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/QanBa-3-in-1-multi-platform-pcusb-PS3-XBOX-360-PC-for-fightstick-arcade-/320983730474?pt=Home_Automation_Controls_Touchscreens&hash=item4abc1f092a

You can also find a 360 board with jst headers and wiring on ebay or aliexpress, which I believe is less than the Paewang shipped, not including any import tax that might apply. You could pair this with a chimp or similar solution. Link: ebay.co.uk/itm/Arcade-Controls-to-USB-Adapter-Wiring-pc-ps2-ps3-360-/170885969288?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item27c998f588

Finally, the cheapest method is to use old Dual Shock 1/2 controller boards, and then use converters for the appropriate system. You can also use the Zero Delay PS2/3 encoders on ebay, and attach a ps2>360 converter to the ps2 end. This option is more a cost saving measure that depends on you reusing the same converter for different sticks, so is probably not suited if you plan on building for others.


#7

Alainvey, Thanks! Much to consider…