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Submitted by VirtualKatz 552d ago | opinion piece

Why Sony's PS4 Controller Just Makes Sense

Development kits surfaced across the web yesterday, and spread like wild-fire, of the upcoming Sony PlayStation 4 and its controller prototype that has been confirmed by multiple sources as being the real deal. While the PlayStation 4 itself has not been refined in the photos to the point that would be sold to the public (more just a computer tower with the components of the PlayStation 4 inside), the controller looks to be a simplistic version, in its design and layout, lacking only the polish that we will more than likely see next Wednesday (February 20th, 2013). The controller is a larger variation than we have seen on any PlayStation controller to date, far more than the simple change of adding two analog sticks to the PlayStation One controller. More than just the modifications we have seen, the new controller is a necessary and sensible evolution of the PlayStation remote and a reflection of the overall direction of the gaming market. It just flat out makes sense. (Dev, Industry, Next-Gen, PS4, Sony)

OneAboveAll  +   552d ago
I don't care, it still looks uncomfortable. The 360 pad is one of, if not THE best design for comfort. If it weren't, the Wii U pro controller wouldn't have ripped off of it with it's own small tweaks.

Those damn thumb sticks are in the most awkward positions. They need to at least release TWO kinds of controllers.
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wishingW3L  +   552d ago
it's a rounder dual-shock, how can't it be more comfortable when it is more ergonomic?
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Khronikos   552d ago | Personal attack | show
BitbyDeath  +   552d ago
Some people probably just don't have the motor skills to hold a PS3 controller.

http://i359.photobucket.com...

I have no problem with either.
MaxXAttaxX  +   552d ago
Everyone's been saying how it looks more comfortable
But there had to be an ass come out at some point to say the opposite.

It makes you wonder why they show up in articles that talk exclusively about one system that they don't like.
Blastoise  +   552d ago
"The 360 pad is one of, if not THE best design for comfort."

Well, that's arguable...

each to their own I guess, I don't find it particularly comfortable
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Khronikos  +   552d ago
Neither do I. I can't stand it and it is great Sony is making what will obviously be the best controller around. WiiU you also notice put in sticks that are symmetrical. Because it works. Notice how the sticks are now further apart and the pad is bigger and more ergonomical. It is perfect.
MasterCornholio  +   552d ago
The controller is ok but i cant stand the 360s DPAD which has to be the worse DPAD that ive ever used.

@Khronikos

Since you mentioned the Wii U controller in my opinion it feels extremely cheap and i find it quite uncomfortable due to the bulkiness of it.
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inveni0  +   552d ago
The 360 controller forces my hand to be in the same position as it is when I'm using a mouse. After 10 hours of programming, my hand needs a new position. If I sit after a day of work and play with a 360 controller (on PC...I don't own a 360), my hand starts to hurt really badly, really quickly. But if I play PS3, my hand gets a break from that position, and I can play for much longer without fatigue. So for me, the 360 pad is the least comfortable. That doesn't mean it's not the most ergonomic, but it's not the most comfortable, either.
OhReginald  +   552d ago
TOO YOU IT IS....just because you think its the best design for comfort, doesnt mean everyone agress.
stage88  +   552d ago
@OneAboveAll

Um.. You just spouted complete BS.
A controller is subjective by choice. I think the 360 pad is clunky and far too big and I have large hands. The stick placements on the dual shock are perfect (hence the awards it's won). My hands are symmetrical so the 360's stick placements are very uncomfortable for me.

To sum up, I can only game about an hour or so on the 360 without having to toss it down because it just doesn't provide what I want from a game controller.
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Sanquine90  +   552d ago
I disagree, it is just to heavy! Maybe because have small hands and you have gorilla hands:P Sometimes i just feels like if i am holding a brick. Still love the xboc 360 tho.
Riderz1337  +   552d ago
"The 360 pad is one of, if not THE best design for comfort."

Yeah well that's just like your opinion man. In MY opinion, the 360's analog sticks are atrocious in the fact that they are asymmetrical. Also the D-pad feels like a cheap piece of plastic. IT'S TERRIBLE.
Karpetburnz  +   552d ago
Man I totaly agree, thats one of the reasons I never owned up a Xbox back in the day, because I thought that having the Analog sticks asymmetrical is completely pointless and uncomfortable.

Now that Sony have improved on the daul shock based on what the fans wanted, I think its looking to be one of the best controllers to date.
chukamachine  +   552d ago
Dual shock is still the best controller for me, regardless of game.

Never liked the 360 design.
3-4-5  +   552d ago
The 360 controller is the most comfortable controller ever built. It just fits better in the hands.

- It's tilted in which makes it easier to hold for longer gaming sessions

- The sticks are better because of the concave and they also feel better.

- Having dual sticks near the bottom too close together just makes it feel weird.

Dual shock is just not a good controller...it's awkward to hold and Sony should improve upon it's design.

It's a dated design that still works but not as good as it could. They should change it up about 10-20% in terms of overall feel and design.

It's too clunky.
wenaldy  +   552d ago
Each on their own. You spoke about yourself.
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r21  +   552d ago
They put the dual sticks at the bottom for the thumbs. The ones that are symmetrical to each other, you know human hands.
ps3_pwns  +   552d ago
F the xbox. you gonna need to let go of the xbobx because the ps4 is the king ad will be king. you just gonna have to get used to that or crach and burn with a lot of waste cash on the new xbox dude. the return of the king ps4 back with avengence.
TotalHitman  +   552d ago
If you think the dualshock is too big, you're holding it wrong.

You don't hold it like this...

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one2thr  +   552d ago
Honestly the only time i see people hold it like that, is if there playing a fighting games... I on the other, do not hold it like that when I play fighting games...
kingPoS  +   552d ago
So true! I learned the hard way playing mortal kombat like that. The DS3 fits best when your not trying to mold hands around it.
TotalHitman  +   552d ago
/facepalm, I meant if you think the dualshock is too small... you know what I mean lol :)
saggysack79  +   552d ago
the NES pad rules period
Pixel_Enemy  +   552d ago
That thing gave me freaking blisters haha. Maybe it was just that it was fused to my hands for a good portion of my childhood lol.
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supremacy  +   552d ago
Looks fine to me, i just hope the sticks dont end feeling loose like ones in current dual shock 3 controllers.

But hey, we cant judge it until it has been on our hands.
kneon  +   552d ago
The looser sticks mean you can react faster, but they require more skill so they are not as noob friendly.
jacksheen0000  +   552d ago
Why Sony's PS4 Controller Just Makes Sense

I completely agree. My gut feeling tells me that Sony is going to add stereoscopic 3d(glassless)capabilities to the PS4's controller. The small screen will display Menus in 3d at will, with just a touch of a button.

wouldn't that be cool!
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ginsunuva  +   552d ago
That would be so useless I wouldn't even be able to describe its uselessness.
platformmaster918  +   552d ago
way too uselessly expensive. Expect WiiU level graphics if they wasted that much on the controller...in other words it would be a PS3 with a different controller
parkerpeters  +   552d ago
It isn't a touch screen. It is a touch panel like the back of the vita.
jacksheen0000  +   552d ago
My bad. thank you for pointing that out to me.LOL
parkerpeters  +   552d ago
No prob. It is likely going to be a resistive touch device with audible clicks and/or haptic feedback like when you text on a touch screen. Look for it being used in RPGs, Sims, and other games that have deeper, more advanced control schemes. I can see it being used to navigate menus and while the Dpad performs actions like the buttons do now.
nevin1  +   552d ago
Most likely the touchpad and move will be as usless as the sixaxis was in the DS3.
Neo-Axl  +   552d ago
Since X360 folk are being negatively vocal, I'll be honest aswell. For me the Dualshock controller is simply the greatest controller ever made, I can play any game without troubles or feeling uncomfortable.

Mind you I've been gaming with a Dualshock for well over 10 years, The Xbox controller although very cool.. simply does not compare for feel & joystick placement.

I'm digging the prototype PS4 remote, more or less because I know it'll be much more stylish for the end product, as long as Dualshock is the initial basic for the design, I'm happy :).

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