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Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Dual Shock 4 and Xbox One pad

A game of two controllers. Digital Foundry goes hands-on with the Dual Shock 4 and Xbox One pad. (PS4, Tech, Xbox One)

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allformats  +   397d ago
They both are good, but I'm hearing all around the web that DualShock 4 wins. Whatever, as long as they both have their particular and unique advantages that benefit their respective platforms, then I'm good.
Belking  +   397d ago
There is no winner or loser dude.Xbox controller has more improvements. Sony's analogs are still too close together. MS controller is still preferred for shooters and racing games games because of the trigger feedback.
Valkyre  +   397d ago | Well said
it seems like you already have a PS4 and an xbox1. PLease do tell us more about them...
ddurand1  +   397d ago
you started off ok.

but you finished with an opinion.

each consumers opinion is the only thing that matters.

My opinion is that I do not like the xbox controller, and I have my own personal reasons that differ from everyone elses.
ThanatosDMC  +   397d ago
What improvements?
windblowsagain  +   397d ago | Well said
I find that statement funny.

That people think that shooters are better played with the xbox controller.

When was the last time you saw a team of psplayers vs xboxplayers. Maybe in a game of bf3-4. NEVER. Until that happens, nobody knows who's better with what.

I use the ps3 controller for my pc as well.

At the end of the day, you like what feels good for you.
Polysix  +   397d ago
DS3 is far better than XB360 pad (except triggers and 'weight'). I use both (360 on PC) there is nothing wrong with stick placement on DS3 for me but the buttons and triggers (with extenders) are great, d-pad is great and size is fine.

DS4 looks to be 100% better than DS3 (stick grip, handles etc), the shape on XB1 pad looks wrong and the buttons look overly hard/raised AGAIN.
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solidjun5  +   397d ago
You contradict yourself man. You started off well. I agree with the first sentence. No winners or losers. I'm sure everyone will have an enjoyable experience. Then you go off into a fanboy rant.
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NoWayOut  +   396d ago
How do the Xbox1 controller have more improvements? It still uses AA batteries lol. DS4 is a lot bigger and the analogs are spread further apart than DS3. Anyway to each their own.

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mewhy32  +   396d ago
heres another category where the ps4 wins.
darkride66  +   396d ago
Ah, crap for crap. I can't believe MS is still going with the AA battery setup. No doubt the controller will ship with no damn battery pack and that'll be extra again.

With my 360, I set it aside and hadn't played the system for a few months and when I did finally pick up Alan Wake and start gaming again...not a single one of my 4 controllers would hold a charge anymore. Not one! They all worked perfectly before I shelved them for awhile but afterwards not a single one would hold a charge. Anyone else experience this? All from sitting idle for too long. Ridiculous.

And now it looks like they're at it again. My original, six axis controllers for my PS3 are still charged up even after having not been used in probably a couple of years. I know because my 3 year old keeps grabbing them off the shelf and turning the PS3 on.
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SilentNegotiator  +   396d ago
I'll never understand the hate for the symmetrical dualsticks. My hands are symmetrical, my controller is symmetrical.

I don't think Bigfoot would smash his thumbs together if he were smart enough to use the ends of his thumbs.

It must be the Doritos dust. Causes the thumbs to slip off.

There's a lot of overhyping of the minor differences of the xbox controller, though. The more "ergodynamic" design (funny, since my hands rest the exact same way on both controllers), the supposed MASSIVE size differences (funny again, I have the two controllers right here and the only considerable size difference is in the handle lengths, and that doesn't affect comfort). The only major difference is the triggers and the DS4 is correcting that problem. Just one of those things that fanboys have trained themselves to hype in the absence of a lot of exclusives, I guess.

Ultimately, I switch and back and forth between the two controllers (Xbox for xbox and third person PC games, PS for PS) and I've never, ever, ever had issues with it.
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reko  +   396d ago
@belking

so wait do you have the ps4 and xbox1? nice. /s
loulou  +   396d ago
horses for courses. dual shock is good for some games and the xbox controller for others.

it is all preference though... and this gen, the xbox controller was my controller of choice.

playing kz2 with an xbox controller really made that game for me
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Gardenia  +   396d ago
"There is no winner or loser dude.Xbox controller has more improvements"

What improvements? The PS controller is the one with the most improvements. The Xbox controller is pretty much the same
DARK WITNESS  +   396d ago
@ SilentNegotiator

you have never understood why people talk about the layout of the 360 thumbsticks compared to the ds3 sticks...

the truth is you will never understand because it's like trying to understand why some people are left handed and some people are not.

I know the ps3 is a better system then the 360 but I always used the 360 as my primary gaming platform because quite simply using that controller just felt natural to me, especially the position of the thumbsticks.

yes I played games on my ps3 as well and if I played long enough I could deal with the ps3 pad but no matter how long I used it (i had my ps3 right from 2006 but sold it last year) the stick layout of the ds3 never felt as good or natural to me as the 360's pad.

I cannot wait for the ps4 and I am not buying the xbone because of the shit MS has tried to pull off, but If I had a choice I would still use the xbox pad.

there is no such thing as this pad is better then that pad. it's like saying right handed is better then left handed. I can't understand how people cannot understand the stick layout of the 360 but some people can't, thats just how it is.

my brother works for one of sony's studios so he has actually used the ps4 controller. I always like the 360 controller more but even he has told the new ps4 pad feels a lot better now then the old one. I am looking forward to trying it out but I do wish sony had an option of another control pad with the left thumbstick int he position the dpad is in currently. thats just me.
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mxrider2199  +   396d ago
@ gardenia xbox one controller has improvements their bumpers the dpad the rumble in the triggers and theiranalog sticks fyi i will never get the xbox one but your in denial if you dont think they dont have improvements
KwietStorm  +   396d ago
So no winner or loser, but Xbox is better? Got it.
kingPoS  +   396d ago
Ask and ye shall receive - more & more shooters for the controller that's made for them.

Well what do you know... people really do enjoy more than just two genre's.
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Oh_Yeah  +   396d ago
To my hands the layout of the xbox controller is better for fps, racing games, and sports games while the dualshock layout is better for everything else.
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inveni0  +   396d ago
I wish the DS4 had feedback in the triggers. That's the only thing it's missing, imo.
mistertwoturbo  +   396d ago
Meh, I'm going to stick to my opinion about the controller wars. It's going to be preference. Everyone has different hands and opinions on what fits them better. There shouldn't be any argument to this.
Ser  +   396d ago
Good luck trying to play any fighting game on an Xbox controller. Yikes. I've tried that once...Never again.

Got nothing against it when it comes to shooters, though. Mainly because I've only played one shooter on the 360 one time. Wasn't too bad.
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vickers500  +   396d ago
@Dark Witness

I don't understand it either, and I have and use both controllers quite frequently.

I personally love both controllers, and they both feel very natural to me. Lucky me I guess, I seem to be one of the few people that really love both. And I primarily play shooters, which the 360 pad is supposed to be the best at and the dualshock 3 is supposed to be inferior at.

Both symmetrical and asymmetrical sticks feel the same level of comfortable to me (and I'm not just saying that to try and be the guy who tries to make everyone get along and appreciate both systems/controllers). Though I will not defend the god awful triggers on the dualshock 3, those are just f'ng terrible, but L1 and R1 are good enough to make up for that.

But if I had to choose between the two, I'd probably choose dualshock 3, as it's lighter and smaller, therefore easier to hold and doesn't feel like it will break if it falls off my desk or if I throw it at a couch but misses and hits the carpet. The 360 pad makes me feel like I need to take extra care of it. The dualshock 3 doesn't, so I'd choose the dualshock 3, even though FUNCTIONALLY, they are on the same level of comfort to me.
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miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   396d ago
Confirmed, SilentNegotiator has small hands. His fingers don't click together when using a DS on his PS3.
My thumbs clank all the time, and who plays using the analog sticks with the tips of their thumbs? Not everyone. Some who have large fingers rest their thumbs on top and have great control.

Small hands. My lady has a theory about men with small hands.
Dmarc  +   396d ago
I think the xbox controller looks better but everything else, functionality, feel etc goes to dualshock 4
ufo8mycat  +   396d ago
According to a lot of people the XBOX ONE controller overall is a step back from the 360 controller, though they say the triggers have improved, the analog sticks, especially the bumper buttons are worse.
WiiUsauce  +   396d ago
Xbox One console itself is in many ways inferior to PS4, but Xbone's controller is miles better than Sony's stubborn Dual Shock 4. I hate the stick placement on Sony's controllers. So much so that after Microsoft announced they're retracting their online restrictions, I went and cancelled my PS4 preorder and used the 25 bucks towards an Xbone.
moparful99  +   396d ago
This is funny to me.. I have very large hands and the DS3 is not only comfortable to me but I have never had issues with the stick layout.. In fact the stiffness and the layout of the 360 sticks causes hand cramps for me... My only complaint about the DS3 is the dead zone in the sticks.. But even still it's negligible..
Blachek  +   397d ago
I imagine that the claim that the PS4 controller was better was a product of the bandwagon hatred poured over MS. I can't believe that either controller will be bad, people who have gamed on a PS3 for the better part of the decade will prefer the DualShock while 360 users will opt for the XB1's shape, size, and layout. The feedback from this site has been a misleading "justification" by people that picking sony was the better choice.
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Blachek  +   396d ago
A lot more "fans" popped out of the woodwork backing the Sony controller over the XB controller.

How else can you justify saying 1 is better than the other without having the opportunity to use them?
PiperMCFierceson  +   396d ago
I can play with both I just need like 10 minutes with either or and then I'm use to them again .
dlocsta  +   396d ago
Why does not have to "win"? That is the typical Sony fanboy mess that just makes everyone on here sound like a jackass. I have never owned Sony and it has nothing to do with the actual consoles. I think Sony has a great console from 1-4. But since playing on the PS1 my hands cramp playing with the controller. I have large hands and Sony is designed it seems to exclude anyone with large hands. I can't buy it because I can't see spending money on it for something I can't play for more than a hlf hour because it literally hurts. As crazy as it sounds that is the sole reason I have never bought any playstation.
moparful99  +   396d ago
I have very large hands and have never had any issues using the DualShock setup.. In fact I prefer it.. the curvature of the 360 pad conforms to my hands well but because my entire hand makes contact I tend to have sweaty palms after only a few minutes..
imdaboss1  +   396d ago
xboner controllers doesnt look that much different its basically almost the same layout with no changes.same button and everything..PS4 do have changes the led light in the back and a touching pad..when people hold the new dualshock 4 it will be a whole new different controller to them..so far a lot of reviewers love the new dualshock 4 and prefer that controllers..
hellzsupernova  +   396d ago
Yeah it sounds that way.i am so happy they made the dual shock bigger and more ergonomic and left the stick position cause guess what stick position doesn't matter it's the grips that matter!
edgeofsins  +   396d ago
People should learn to let the controller rest in their hands and not have their hands curl around the controller. I have big hands. If I curled my fingers around it like some do I would have my fingers around the triggers. I have never had my thumbs touch each other on a dualshock because I just have a light grip to it and it makes my aiming and all smoother since I am not gripping it so much to use my middle thumb digits. I've never had balded analog sticks and I have played almost every day for years with plenty of hours. Choking the controller doesn't give more control.
moparful99  +   396d ago
Thank you for saying this! I'm in the same boat, large hands but I let the controller sit in my hands and I have Hitchhikers thumbs so the tips of my thumbs curl up and the DS3 sticks just work well for me..
liquidhalos  +   396d ago
Personally i think it boils down to what people are used to, if youve had a ps3 for most of this gen then you will be more comfortable with the ps4 layout and same goes for the 360 to xbox one. Both look okay and have a couple of new tweaks to play with. AA battery layout in the xbox one is a bit rubbish but that wont be enough to sway people who are already planning on getting the one.

So each to their own, i just hope everyone enjoys next gen as much as i plan to!
Geezus  +   397d ago
the xbox 360 controller was near perfect except for the dpad which looks better overall im glad they kept everything the same and refined it the controller was good as it is.

also the DS4 looks good they fixed the triggers and made the overall controller bigger which were two of the major gripes against the ds3

overall they both look really good, the controller preference is really subjective so cant really say one is better than the other
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mcstorm  +   397d ago
I agree with what you say they both look good. the DS4 looks like it could be a lot better than the DS3 & 2 as they were to small for my hands and I got cramp when playing the console for an hour or so where the 360 controller was perfect for me but the dpad did need improving which it looks like they have done that.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   396d ago
maybe near perfect for shooters but not fighters. Even if they fixed the dpad its not good for fighters. I even got this controller for ps3.

http://www.immersion.com/im...
Benchm4rk  +   396d ago
Would of been better off grabbing the MLG cntroller for the ps3. Bit pricey but you can customise where the sticks are. Very good controller. Downside is price and not wireless
Redgehammer  +   397d ago
As long as the the design of a controller is anything other than asymmetric, it is an uncomfortable design for me. The Xbox controller is the only choice I will ever make. It has always seemed like the PS controllers were designed for small, nimble hands, which is a hand structure that I do not possess.
Parasyte  +   397d ago
I have larger hands and I never have had a problem with Playstation's or Microsoft's controllers

It all comes down to personal preference.
Redgehammer  +   397d ago
If your wedding ring size is over 16, and fist is larger than a grapefruit/softball, then you do not have my hands. However that is awesome you can use either one, my 40 something hands can not.
Redgehammer  +   396d ago
Man I hate it when I leave key words out of a sentence.
ded1020  +   396d ago
Agreed. Also if you "prefer" your joysticks not to wereout, go DS3 over 360. IMO anyway.
devilhunterx  +   397d ago
You have uneven thumbs?
MysticStrummer  +   396d ago
The character of Hellboy was based on him.
W1ldWolf  +   396d ago
So your right thumb works fine in the lower position but your left thumb does not... Ok, makes sense...
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hazardman  +   397d ago
Both are great controllers. Cant wait to hold them and check out the improvements.
mxrider2199  +   396d ago
how do you get disagress for that statement or is it just pc gamers trolling?
Benchm4rk  +   396d ago
Na just fanboys that can't understand someone who has an unbiased view
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   397d ago
yet another pad comparison that does not bother to discuss the DS4's weight and feel.
would love to finally get some insight on how the ds4 stacks up to other controllers in terms of its feel, weight, spacing in hand, ect.
Parasyte  +   397d ago
Did you read the article?

He said exactly what the DS4's weight and feel was.
Angeljuice  +   397d ago
He tells you the weight of the DS4 in grams. It's something like 218g if I remember (takes too long to reload article with my smartphone to check). Its slightly heavier than DS3.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   397d ago
reread the article thinking the whole time that you guys were crazy.

didnt read the black parts. thanks guys lol.
Funky Town_TX  +   397d ago
The DS3 is too light IMO. That is great news.
badz149  +   396d ago
too light is bad now?
you might just say that because the 360 pads have unwanted weight on it due to the AA batteries
MasterCornholio  +   397d ago
Sounds like the improvements are extremely well done with the new controllers.

Cant wait to get my hands on the DS4.
MWong  +   397d ago
I like both controller changers. Thank god, M$ decided to remove that eye sore of a protruding battery. I have always loved the Sony DS controllers, they just improved upon a great controller.
No_Limit  +   397d ago
Can't wait to test drive the rumble triggers on Forza 5 and Dead Rising on launch day.
MWong  +   397d ago
I think 4 rumbles might be a bit much, but we'll see.
Redgehammer  +   396d ago
I always turn off rumble since it makes the games feel fake to me. I have shot real guns, driven real cars, and had real wrecks, and rumble emulates none of those to me.
stage88  +   397d ago
Day DS4 and its new features :D
HALOisKING  +   397d ago
ps controller sucks for fps games imo x1 controller for the win imo
despair  +   397d ago
why? Other than your name which means you love Halo I assume, what about the X1 controller is better for you than the PS4. The main complaint people had was the positioning of the sticks and that's a fair assessment but just saying it will 'suck for fps games imo" is not explaining anything.
HALOisKING  +   396d ago
y do i need to explain its my op u shouldnt care about my op
vinniects  +   396d ago
with the xbox controller it is not just about the placement of the analog sticks but it also has better resistance when moving the sticks. the ps3 controller's analog sticks are to easy to move. it causes a lot of over aiming when you are use to the 360 controller
Foliage  +   396d ago
That's because you got used to the huge dead zones on the 360 controller.

A real gamer wants a more controllable and reactionary experience. No one wants to have to fight beyond a huge dead zone to get the character to react.
mxrider2199  +   396d ago
you said the ps controller sucks for fps as a fact not as an opinion
Hicken  +   396d ago
Saying you prefer the 360 controller for shooters is your opinion.

Saying the PS controller sucks for fps is an opinion stated as fact.

Interestingly enough, I'm pretty damn good with the Dual Shock, when it comes to fps, and not so good with those weird-ass asymmetrical analogs on the 360 pad.
moparful99  +   396d ago
If this truly was the case then I wouldn't fare better with shooters on my ps3 then I do with the 360.. I have BLOPSII on both consoles and my KDR is much better on the PS3 and I have 3 times as much play time on the ps3.. Both controllers work great for shooters there's no added advantage or immediate improvement with one over the other.. ITS ALL PREFERENCE
Funky Town_TX  +   397d ago
I gave man hands so I like man sized controllers. The xbox 360 controller is great, but has a terrible d-pad. The PS3 controller as a great d-pad. I have not used a DS4 or a xbone controller, but it looks like both companies have made improvements.
leogets  +   397d ago
depends on ya console choice,that's when u get used to playin with the controller u have.I'm used to Sony so when I play my Bros Xbox the controller feels horribly foreign.. my thumbs are adjacent to each other lol
WeedyOne  +   397d ago
This article did a good job explaining the differences but it REALLY NEEDED MORE PICS so I could see with my eyes the differences they were pointing out. One pic of each controller is not enough!
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mochachino  +   397d ago
I got the impression that DF prefferred PS4s triggers but really like X1s trigger rumble feature.
SpinalRemains  +   397d ago
You prefer what you're used to.

The idea that offset sticks or symmetrical sticks have an advantage over the other is ridiculous.

Its the same as driving a car. You prefer what you're accustomed to, but one does not have an advantage.

Why would your left hand prefer the analog higher up but your right hand be fine with placement? It makes no sense. Logically one would think the ds makes more sense, as their hands are symmetrical and they hold it as such. Neither is true, however. It is only preference or acclimation.

One can become accustomed to either without any issues.
moparful99  +   396d ago
Well said and very true!
maniacmayhem  +   397d ago
Love the new Xbox controller and with the force feedback triggers it should make games more interesting.

Can't wait to give that d-pad a whirl too. Gawd I hope they fixed that. If so then the XboxWon's controller would win hands down.
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ChipdiddyChip  +   396d ago
I have always preferred the xbox pad to the ps pad due the fact the xbox pad is more comfortable in my hands and better for racing games and shooters imo.

If the ps4 pad is similar to the ps3 pad, I know I will definitely not like it. Ill just have to wait and see.
hellvaguy  +   396d ago
Both seem like they are top notch and comfy controllers. For me, im not interested in a touch pad and x1 controller is using superior wifi direct technology. Also replaceable batteries is a must for me. So I gotta give ms the edge for now.
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hellzsupernova  +   396d ago
I hated the replaceable batteries they were awful. That's the biggest downside in the Xbox controller
hellvaguy  +   396d ago
@hellz

So instead of being able to change out batteries you rather just pay for a brand new controller? Lol makes no sense at all.

I mean every few months to a year (depending on how much you use them), your going to lose capacity. That's just the nature of rechargeable batteries.
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hellzsupernova  +   395d ago
Ok let's clear one thing up I've had the same controller for years and granted its not as good as when I first got it it doesn't need replacing anytime soon your being ridiculous.
edwoods  +   396d ago
Here's the problem with symmetrical dual sticks: they are not ergonomically friendly. I hate the xbox one with a passion but will admit a lot of research has gone into making both the 360/one controllers and the reason for a raised left analog is because in FPS games(etc) most of ur movements are ups and downs (walking forward and backing up, while strafing is secondary. The higher placement of the left stick allows for those primary movements much more comfortable because it is a natural extension motion of the thumb, where as on the ps4 u have to move ur thumb in a left or right motion in respect to the hand. The right analog on the xbox is left the conventional way because thumb extension motion is already in proper placement for the two directions primarily at play here. That would be turn left/right, where looking up and down are secondary. Now you know why the xbox controller not only feels better for fps but is much more ergonomic and well thought out.
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Hicken  +   396d ago
That argument is weak. If you were doing that with the left thumb, then it should be the same for the right thumb. It should feel just as natural for the right as the left.

Sorry, but your explanation fails.
edwoods  +   396d ago
no,...you just fail at understanding what i said. iif you would have read my comment as to why the right analog is better in its normal position then you would understand. the right analog should be in its convnetional position because left and right turning are the primary uses for it, with looking up and down being secondary. Therefore, if you moved the right as the same position as the left, you would be making looking up and down the thumb extnesion movement when you want it to be looking left and right. i know you dont understand what im saing but that only because ur a moron.
Hicken  +   396d ago
Interesting. I guess my experience in fps doesn't count for anything, but I'd have thought the ability to quickly and easily move either stick to ANY position would be most ergonomic.

What you describe MIGHT give benefits to access, but they'd be marginal, at best. At the same time, they'd hinder motion in the less used directions, as you call them, making the attempt to actually MOVE IN those directions more difficult.

Ergonomically speaking, it makes more sense to hinder the more natural movements for the sake of making the less natural movements easier to do. It creates a balance that would allow you to move evenly in all directions from both sticks.

Our brains are pretty symmetrical. This means they respond better, on the whole, to symmetrical systems. It's why asymmetrical faces and bodies aren't generally as attractive as symmetrical ones. All of our senses operate based on a sense of symmetry, from balance to hearing. Even the taste zones on our tongue are symmetrically placed.

The most ergonomic systems, from chairs to cars to controllers, take advantage of our natural need for symmetry.

Nice try, though.
hellvaguy  +   396d ago
Actually your brain isn't symmetrical in how it thinks. So you really picked a poor example. One side is for logical thinking, the other is for abstract thoughts.

If symmetry is the standard for which all things should follow, why are all most all pitcher's and quarterbacks right handed and hardly any can throw with their non-dominant side? Why isn't every baseball player a switch hitter? Or for that matter, even simple tasks like I cannot use a pen or hammer in a nail with my left hand. Also my mouse on my pc isn't symmetrical either, its for right handed people. Need I go on?
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Hicken  +   396d ago
I didn't say our brains THOUGHT symmetrical. Try and pay attention.

Nor did I say it was the "standard" for all things. Your examples, by the way, are worse, as we, as a society, encourage the use of one, dominant side. Hell, I'm left-handed, but bat and throw right. As a child, my teachers tried to force me into being right-handed. Being ambidextrous is most beneficial, as the loss of an arm or use of one limb for whatever reason does not become nearly as debilitating.

Simply put, people who predominantly use their right hands liked being a majority- see any other discrimination in the history of mankind.... only this one not so harsh- so they encouraged their style and discouraged or shunned any others. Militaries- those primarily relying on sword and shield- taught things from this majority perspective; losing the right hand was the same as death for a soldier, but being able to use the left hand just as effectively would have been a devastating force. The staircases in castles wound clockwise so the defenders could more freely use their sword arms than the attackers, who'd be hampered by the inside wall; attackers able to effectively use a sword in the left hand would not have had this problem.

The things you speak of are functions of our society(or societites), built that way for the purposes of congruence, of uniformity. Not necessarily how our brains work; a LOT of what we do as a species ignores, contradicts, takes advantage of, or otherwise clashes with how our minds work.

That mouse of yours, by the way, is easily remapped for a left-handed person; the standard mouse is pretty symmetrical.
PFFT  +   396d ago
Both controllers should be great. And finally all of Sony fanboys dreams have come true. They can finally double click their mouse while playing Killzone!
SlapHappyJesus  +   396d ago
Personally, I've always preferred the feel of the xbox controller. The 360 pad is probably my favorite pad to date. With the One's controller seemingly just an improved version of 360's, I definitely plan on grabbing one for use on the PC.
DVAcme  +   396d ago
The XBox VS PS argument for shooters and racing games, I believe, is a matter of taste. While I'm a PS fan, I can see why people'd like the XBox controller for those genres, but I still play those genres perfectly fine on my DS3, and I like the fact that it's a good all-around controller for any genre.

Oh, but one thing is very much true: the PS controller is LEAGUES better for fighting games. Like, not even close.
sincitysir1  +   396d ago
I have both and both are fine for any game. IF you're good at said game. Me? I kick ass at any game on any console with any controller any day any hour any minute any week of the month in any given year. Seriously. *kisses thumbs* I rock. BUT I will say I HATE controller that require batteries. Fucking stupid. Далі з'їзду далі рідше узвткщцт удачу!!!
GamersHeaven  +   396d ago
Great thing about Dual shock imo is that its great for every genre that's why it stayed the same for some many years.Improving the width and space of the analogs fixing the trigger buttons will make a huge difference Sony will be improving on greatness :D
jdawg222  +   396d ago
i think the AA battery thing seals the deal for me. why??
hellvaguy  +   396d ago
U release that means freedom right? U can buy AA rechargeable batteries or xbox rechargeable battery packs? PS controllers when the battery goes dead, so does your controller.
shadow2797  +   396d ago
You can actually replace the battery in the PS3 (and probably PS4) controller. I hate having to switch batteries, and I don't keep up with all my rechargeable ones. It's too much hassle. Store-bought rechargeable batteries all seem to lose there charge capacity relatively quickly, too. Hopefully the One will support a Play and Charge kit.

Meanwhile, my PS controllers from 2007 still hold their charges like new. Personally, I wish the AA battery option was the accessory, but MS knows that no one would buy it.
hellvaguy  +   396d ago
"Meanwhile, my PS controllers from 2007 still hold their charges like new"

Wow maybe they are magical batteries with unicorns running around in there. Wait no they're not. They only make 2 types of batteries ni-cad and lithin ion. They really aren't anything special.

And yes xbox and x1 have plug and play controllers without being charged. That's nothing special.
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jdawg222  +   394d ago
yeah i still have 2 controllers from 07 with plenty of battery life. i dont use one of them because the d-pad buttons were sticking and the left analog stick started to suck. but batteries... still fine.
jacobie74  +   396d ago
u guyz are so stupid sony is the best at this sony is the best at that sony make the best controller sony make the best games sony got better first party... sony fans like sony for all the wrong reason yea i converted over to sony but not cuz i like sony but for the better deal and yea i think sony need to make two controllers one for bitch ass small hands dudes and a reverse analog one for real gamers
kingPoS  +   396d ago
It's funny how some fans seem treat the trigger buttons as if there were the only ones that mattered. I absolutely despise it when games force me to use the triggers to aim, shoot or whatever. In a fare amount of games you'll have two or three controller setup options.

How many stuck with classic option in GTA 4... I know I did.
Custom button configs should be a standard not an exception.
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thehitman  +   396d ago
All im curious is can I use my DS3 on my PS4.
Foliage  +   396d ago
You would be missing a touch pad.....
thehitman  +   396d ago
I know but its important to not have to quickly buy another ds4 because I have friends and family who I play with a lot and I already have like 4 DS3.
hellzsupernova  +   396d ago
You cannot
level 360  +   396d ago
Last time, a unanimous win by XBox360 control pad over rival PS3.

This time, even with the next-gen consoles and corresponding control pads still to see the light of day at retail/web shops, the verdict is most definitely a PS4/DS4 win over XBox ONE's.

XBox ONE - is a proper evolution from XBox360 and honestly so, since 360's a very cohesive design.

PS4/DS4 - revolutionary I think explains it all, compared to tried and tested and quite ancient ( minor changes since PS1 days ) PS3 control pad.
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Foliage  +   396d ago
PS didn't have to change their controller; they've stuck with the best design offered for a system.

You x-fanboys are incredibly delusional.

360 Controller suffered from:
- Cheap materials; how many analog sticks have you worn out?
- Stiff analog sticks
- Huge ass unresponsive deadzones for the analog sticks
- The worst "d-pad" in console history
- Bumper buttons that are near useless; you need to strain your fingers to get to them
- Squeaky triggers
- Start button far too close to the X button (frustrating for people with big hands)
- Asymmetrical analog sticks; which is completely retarded. Try this test: Hold the controller, and mimic the same actions on both analog sticks; see how inconsistent it is? Your fingers need to fight in different directions. It makes no sense at all.
- BATTERIES? SERIOUSLY? Holy... pile of shit

The ONLY positive is how it rests in the palms; the rest is complete garbage.
fullmetal297  +   396d ago
Have you seen how much effort they have put into controller? The amount of stress test they performed to make sure the controller can handle all type of drops. Rumble on the triggers for a more tactile feeling and Wi-Fi direct as the means of connecting the controller to your console.

I use an xbox 360 controller for my games on PC and it feels comfortable in my hands and I have no problems with its asymmetrical sticks. I may not like Microsoft's policies, but at least I give credit to them where it's due.
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RE_L_MAYER  +   396d ago
im guessing xbox one has new improved technology in controller to help fish move out of the way
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