Completely of our own design and not at all a major rip-off of something else, the Joystiq Non-Joystick Joystick prototype is coming along smoothly, as you can see from the totally legit and not-at-all doctored photo above.

Play-testing is underway, and it's a lot more capable than our previous attempts at a joystickless joystick, but we're still having trouble recreating 1-to-1 movement with the new design. Frankly, the subtle design flaw causing the problem eludes us, and if we don't figure it out soon we may have to abandon the project entirely.

- 3DS: 54,744 [DOWN] 6,037 (9.93%)
- PS3: 33,831 [UP] 690 (2.08%)
- PSP: 30,192 [DOWN] 1,118 (3.57%)
- Wii: 11,606 [UP] 264 (2.33%)
- DSi LL: 3,177 [DOWN] 58 (1.79%)
- DSi: 2,453 [UP] 69 (2.89%)
- PS2: 1,394 [DOWN] 186 (11.77%)
- Xbox 360: 1,228 [DOWN] 165 (11.84%)
- DS Lite: 80 [DOWN] 30 (27.27%)
- PSP Go: 7 [DOWN] 13 (65.00%)

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