Jogcon

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Jogcon
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Namco-Jogcon.jpg
Manufacturer Namco
Type Video game controller
Generation Fifth generation era
Retail availability 1998
Connectivity DualShock port

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

Originally released in 1998 as part of a special edition package with Namco's R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 videogame, 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 center of the controller (almost in the same location as the DualShock analog 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 from the Ridge Racer R4 game.

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The Jogcon controller is also compatible with the PlayStation 2 game Ridge Racer V.

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