Videogames are based on street fighting, jetski racing and secret agency all being controlled by the same buttons. They all control thusly (with slight deviations):
Controllers have been evolving since the first Pong paddles, asking questions such as "How can we simulate the true impact of violence and death?" (make it shake a bit), "How can we make more money?" (only ship one damn controller with the console) and "How can you effectively control a first-person-shooter without a mouse?" (you can't).
Nintendo daringly released a new kind of controller, and even more daringly released it before it worked properly, and outright-fuck-you-daringly offered to sell the missing parts years later for more money. Microsoft, meanwhile eventually mastered making controllers smaller than a tank, while Sony - well, we tried to find a PS3 owner to ask but couldn't.