Namco Jogcon Controller

The Jogcon is a game controller developed and produced by Namco for the Sony PlayStation video game console.

Originally released in 1998 as part of a special edition package with Namco's R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 video game, it was designed to combine the function of a steering wheel controller, while maintaining the size of a standard PlayStation controller. This is accomplished by a dial approximately 3 inches in diameter in the centre of the controller (almost in the same location as the Dual Shock analogue sticks). The dial was the first force feedback steering wheel available on the PlayStation. Its name was derived from the action of "jogging" a dial like those found on some VCRs and the action of putting this on a controller. Actions such as torque steer, collisions, and feedback from turning the automobile all can be felt through the dial as the player manipulates it to maneuver their vehicle through the course.

The Jogcon would later be sold separately apart from the Ridge Racer R4 game.

Date : 1998

Manufacturer : Namco

Format : Controller

Physical Description : Cardboard box Controller Ridgeracer game

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH22026. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
 

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