Sony shows off PlayStation's DualShock 4 controller, details what's inside

The Verge: One of the lone pieces of hardware that Sony decided to reveal at its PlayStation 4 event last February was the new DualShock 4 controller, and now the company is showing it off in person at this year's Game Developers Conference.

The controller looks quite nice in person — there's a nice matte finish to the hardware — and the light bar on the back gives it a real Tron vibe.

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adorie1217d ago

It looks like the design changed again.. Hmm.

KShinigami1217d ago

How? No the design didn't change, it never did.

adorie1217d ago

then to


Maybe the angle is throwing me off. But it looks like subtle changes to me.

RememberThe3571217d ago

The last two looks exactly the same to me. Like you said, maybe the angle is throwing you off. But I'm high so...

KShinigami1217d ago (Edited 1217d ago )

The first image is a prototype I believe. Can't see any diff between the last two.

M4I0N31217d ago (Edited 1217d ago )

I hope they make the touchpad look a little bit more streamlined with the controller.

Similiar to their old design:

And also change the R2 & L2 triggers design so they're less bulkier looking.

I wish they added backlit face buttons for triangle, square, circle and X.

I'm probably expecting too much :/

gatormatt801217d ago

No more analog buttons?? That's a shame, I'm gonna miss the pressure sensitive buttons.

RedDevils1216d ago

I wish this is compatible for Ps3 lol

Name Last Name1216d ago

How will racing games work without pressure sensitive buttons?

WeedyOne1216d ago (Edited 1216d ago )

The last 2 do not look the same, they have different textures on the bottom of the controllers.

I kinda like the design of the prototype only because it looks like you could see the light bar while playing the game. That way if it flashes while you shoot you may actually get to see. The newer controller kinda hides the light bar.

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Good_Guy_Jamal1217d ago

It should. The one at the reveal was/is just horrendous. Seems so unfinished.

Blackdeath_6631217d ago

what? the one that was revealed in the playstation meeting is exactly the same as the hi-res photos on sony's website which is exactly the same controller your seeing here. what about it was horrendous?

Reverent1217d ago

@Blackdeath, just ignore him. He's a really talented stealth troll who always gets away with crap talking anything Sony-related.

Aceman181217d ago

damn dude you are such a troll, like blackdeath said it's the exact same one we saw at the reveal, and from the photos on the sites.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1217d ago (Edited 1217d ago )

I agree. It's .2 inches wider. Can see it clear as day.

Oh_Yeah1217d ago (Edited 1217d ago )

As long as it's comfy and light..that's all that really matters.

minimur121216d ago

nothhing wrong with a decent bit of weight though, like the DS3 at the moment has a bit of weight..... maybe a little bit more give or take other than that too heavy/too light.

Oh_Yeah1216d ago (Edited 1216d ago )

@minimur12 do you live on a different planet that has more gravity? Lol, DS3 is very light imo, when I'm gaming it doesn't even feel like I'm really holding anything..and that's around the weight I'd like DS4 to be.

360ICE1216d ago

Last two the same, first one prototype...

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blackyeti1217d ago

This is basically the boomerang controller.. Less boomer more rang

BitbyDeath1217d ago

I was thinking the same thing, except it's a lot fatter.

NastyLeftHook01217d ago

the go to controller. i like the finish.

gedden71217d ago

Same damn controller for 15-18 years lol

KShinigami1217d ago

The controller may have looked the same for '15-18 years' but then again the shape of our hands didn't change so no reason to fix something that ain't broken and as tech did advance so did the controller by adding rumble, wireless or sixaxis. Just because it looks the same don't mean it is.

Reverent1217d ago (Edited 1217d ago )

"but then again the shape of our hands didn't change" Right there; that was beautifully well said.

Ezz20131216d ago (Edited 1216d ago )

"but then again the shape of our hands didn't change"

BS... i have 8 fingers in my 3 hands

Ritsujun1216d ago

gedden7 has serious eye problems.

cryymoar1216d ago

@Ezz2013 Then you should use an N64 controller instead ;)

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cyberninja1217d ago

Go see a doctor, looks like you need to fix your eyes, lmao.

M4I0N31217d ago

He needs an optician and some therapy or possibly surgery from a veterinarian surgeon :P

tachy0n1217d ago (Edited 1217d ago )

thats like saying "same damn human hands for millions of years lol".

Conzul1217d ago

A larger controller for a maturing audience.
Thank you, Sony. Maybe now it'll be easier to get my dad into gaming.