If you’ve been a gamer over the last few decades, then you have more than likely witnessed the evolution of gaming consoles throughout the years. The hardware either got smaller or bigger, but what truly mattered to many is how the controller fit in your hand. The controller, after all will set the tone of your gaming experience.

Thanks to Shortlist, you can witness the evolution of gaming controllers, neatly presented in GIF format. Check out the GIFs down below. Nintendo, of course, has had the longest evolution because it’s been around a lot longer than Sony and Microsoft.

How many controllers have you played with?

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Ana Febo

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Ana lives in Orlando, FL with her husband and two dogs; Miles and Jello. She is possibly a Cylon. Devoted a piece of her skin to a Destiny tattoo and has a long term plan of cosplayjng as a Bioshock Splicer or Warlock at some point. Her prized possession is an autograph from Robert Englund welcoming her to prime time. Favorite games include those mentioned above, Aladdin for SNES, losing her life to Animal Crossing and the good Resident Evil games. Saga comics are an unequivocal recommendation. She recently wrapped up yet another viewing of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.