Ah, so you got Moldex involved! Is it Sylvia's husband who's working on the enclosure designs? I met the guy once, and I could tell he likes to do that kind of video game-related project.
If custom controllers will be included with your FPGA console, please do take your time to do them right. A cheap, clickety D-pad that breaks easily can be enough of a deal-breaker to ruin the console's reputation.
Moldex is only going to make the casing, not the design itself
Yeah, controllers need to be very tight indeed
Otherwise, why doing a brand new CV controller