The SNES was the first gaming console with an ergonomically designed controller. In contrast, the original NES's controller was just an uncomfortable rectangular box, which is probably why most people choose it when they're chasing the record for world's largest controller.
Unveiled today as part of a promotion for the 2012 version of the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition, this embiggened NES controller is fully functional, complete with suitably spongy buttons according to Shiny Shiny. The twelve foot long creation was built by an electrical engineering student named Ben Allen, along with Stephen van't Hof, and Michel Verhulst in about four weeks.
And maybe it's just me, but I'm kind of getting tired of new records that are only minor improvements over the previous accomplishment. When I heard the record for world's largest controller had been broken, I had hoped it would be the size of an aircraft carrier or something. I mean this is certainly big, but it could be bigger. [Shiny Shiny]