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Gamespot: Best Controllers - PS4 vs. Xbox One

With each new console comes a new controller, and both Sony and Microsoft put significant revisions into their next-gen hardware. (PS4, Xbox One)

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THC CELL  +   963d ago
Ps4 pad look amazing
ZodTheRipper  +   962d ago
- touchpad
- light bar
- headset input
- new trigger buttons
- new analogue sticks
- no batteries
agree, can't wait <3
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DivineAssault  +   962d ago
dont forget the speaker buddy! thats gonna be cool to hear certain chimes or sound effects up close.. Not to mention the 6axis & gyroscope.. PS4 controller is far superior to xbox one pad
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inveni0  +   962d ago
I didn't know that the One controller took regular batteries. That sucks unless they last 10 years. (They don't.) I'm not buying the Xbox One (at least not for the first 3-5 years), but still... I hate having to keep AA batteries in the house. They die so quickly and are so expensive.

The only thing the PS4 controller is missing is feedback in the triggers. That's a nice touch.
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badboy776  +   963d ago
Xbox One still uses Batteries?
logan_izer10  +   962d ago
So dumb! $500 dollar console and they can't put a measly rechargeable battery in the controller. Once again, another Microsoft money grab. "Buy our play and charge adapters!"
fattyuk  +   962d ago
Of course!

Can't charge for a battery pack otherwise.
Mystogan  +   962d ago
How is it money grabbing? They don't get money when you buy new batteries xD
teemo  +   962d ago
and don't forget you can't use back your x360 charger pack $_$ "cha-ching"
Genuine-User  +   962d ago
True_Samurai  +   962d ago
Yeah but it consumes lesser power now so the batteries will last longer or if your batteries goes dead and don't feel like getting more. You can use a USB cable. Sort of like to a Samsung phone charger to keep it on.
And also there is a setting to turn off the motors. Also it's not like the rumbles are used entirely it's up to developers to implement and up to players if they want to use them
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RiPPn  +   962d ago
Not sure how 4 motors would consume less power, guess we'll see when real world play happens.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   962d ago
"batteries goes dead and don't feel like getting more".--huh?- they should be built in.

"You can use a USB cable. Sort of like to a Samsung phone charger to keep it on." --over decade old tech.
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fardan85  +   962d ago
seriously? I thought the batteries wont make a return with XB1.
Bzone24  +   962d ago
Just buy rechargeable batteries. I'm actually using the same rechargeable batteries that I bought when I bought my Xbox 360. That was 6 years ago. Surprised they've lasted that long. Cheap rechargeables at that. Under $7 for a four pack of Rayovac. Came with a charger too. Outlasted my original Xbox 360 by 4 years so far.
Anon1974  +   962d ago
Or get the system with the controller that doesn't force you to buy anything extra. It's not rocket science. "Hey, if you flush bills down the toilet instead of coin, it'll go down faster!" Why waste your money at all when you don't have to?
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Bzone24  +   961d ago
Yeah, buying something under $10 really sucks. Of any of the reasons to not buy an Xbox One, this is really reaching for you sonyfanboy66.
Anon1974  +   961d ago
Yep. Flushing away $10 just makes good sense to you, doesn't it now? I mean it's only $10. Woosh! Way to defend your position by name calling. You know your argument is weak when...
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CoLD FiRE  +   962d ago
So when MS gives you the option of user-replaceable batteries they're the devil? The fanboyism here is insane but laughable. I prefer to use my own rechargable AA batteries rather than a built-in "non-removeable" battery pack.

IMO, removable batteries for the controller are much better than having cables running through the living room just to charge the controller when they run out of juice.
EasilyTheBest  +   963d ago
I don't know which controller is better as I haven't used either of them yet.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   962d ago
This is the real answer for anyone else commenting.

Barely any of you, if not anyone has gotten their hands on BOTH PS4 and One controllers. But of course N4G is pro-Sony, so the hivemind always wins.

If they feel like their previous controllers, then I must say they are both amazing.
CoolBeansRus  +   962d ago
I agree with both of you guys. IMO, from what i've seen, they both have made good improvements to the controller. Which is better? IDK, but good job on both companies for improving them. Hopefully one day they will figure out how to out the accuracy of a mouse in them.
wishingW3L  +   962d ago
PS4 wins. So now the PS4 not only has the better hardware but the better controller too. ;)
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True_Samurai  +   962d ago
Haha yeah no. Only thing new is a touchpad and and 2 buttons vs Microsoft 40 innovations in the controller
sourav93  +   962d ago
Ever heard of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" ?
True_Samurai  +   962d ago
^^ yes it ain't broke and that's why it's not changed much physically but technically they have enhanced it
duplissi  +   962d ago
way to take pr speak to heart and regurgitate it....
resi5  +   962d ago
Lol you're buying that 40 innovations crap? point out 10 of these so called innovations the only things I see are the gimmicky rumble triggers. Don't get fooled most of those innovations won't make any difference whatsoever and the number 40 definitely includes small component changes that affect manufacture process of the controller
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BitbyDeath  +   962d ago
PS4 controller has also added a headphone jack, light-bar, speaker, and improvements to just about everything. (Rumble, triggers, deadzone improv, handles etc)
Why o why  +   962d ago
Im still waiting for these 40 innovations....just like I was looking for the cloud computing proof...seems like I'm looking for Loch Ness and yeti in the same week.

Hands on will be the ultimate decider. I have my preference but that doesn't mean both cant be great pads.

Glad ms done away with the protruding battery unit but surprised they went with normal batteries. That was a bit old skool
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HammadTheBeast  +   962d ago
Not gonna lie, it looks EXACTLY the same, only thing I see is smaller sticks which I believe is negative.
ZodTheRipper  +   962d ago
40 innovations (!), huh? You must be one of those who also believe that the Xbox does "rocket-science stuff" and all that. You should google "innovation", and while you're at it, also "marketing gibberish".
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InTheLab  +   962d ago
Let's see...

1. Wifi Direct
2. rumble triggers
3. a not s*** d pad
4. Batteries..
5.-40. PC friendly.

There ya go.

*****spoiler alert*****

Numbers 1-40 are not actual innovations.
ShwankyShpanky  +   962d ago
Actually, they adjusted the ergonomics on the triggers, joysticks, and the overall controller, added a speaker and headphone jack, and light bar.

"40 innovations..." I believe they count the fact that the battery compartment is now flush with the controller as an "innovation." OOOOOOOOOHHH!

And a D-pad that isn't hot garbage: another "innovation." OOOOOOOOOHHH!

As others have said... please list these 40 innovations. Let's see if you can even do 20.
dark_101  +   962d ago

Nah, I think that is up to gamers and personal preferences

I mean the controller part for sure
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Mystogan  +   962d ago
Xbox controller always beats Playstation controller. Ask pro-gamers and MLG players.

Keep dreaming.
Parapraxis  +   962d ago
Why don't YOU go ask them which they think will be better on the next consoles and get back to us there buddy.
SilentNegotiator  +   962d ago
Those teenage boys that demand that game rules be "their" way or else "teh noobs are ruinin'!"?

They don't exactly play Xbox controllers v. PS controllers, or even use Ps3s at 95% of the events, the heck do they know?

All of those Mountain Dew, Doritos, and Xbox ads, along with Xboxes forced into all of the tournaments, probably don't do anything either. Because bloodshot-eyed teenage boys aren't susceptible to suggestion and the extra powerful teenage Id would never believe that the tools they're ALREADY using are the best. /s

And as a mooting point...they haven't used NEXT GEN controllers.
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HammadTheBeast  +   962d ago
You mean those 19 year old's with no future who play CoD 24/7?
FITgamer  +   962d ago
Considering that Xbox is a primarily shooter based console, it's odd that they made the analog sticks shorter and the pads smaller. Shorter sticks means less precise aiming. I don't think a lot of pro-gamers will like that.
tigertom53  +   962d ago
Impulse Triggers – Xbox One’s Wireless Controller sports four vibration motors – a small one behind each trigger that adds precise haptic feedback to the finger tips, and a larger in each grip for large scale rumbles. This gives users a sense of in-game directionality and depth, creating rich, immersive experiences where gunshots, car crashes and explosions can come to life.

Higher Quality Headset Audio – The data transfer rate between the controller and console has been improved, allowing for higher fidelity audio in communication headsets. In-game chat over Xbox Live, according to the team, will be in many cases clearer than talking on a phone.

Revamped Thumbsticks – The thumbsticks are built for precision and comfort. They’re smaller and outlined with a knurled texture for better grip. Competitive gamers will be pleased to hear the sticks require 25 percent less force to move, allowing you to adjust your aim in a first-person shooter or execute a half-circle sweep in a fighting game faster and more accurately. The controller also uses advanced electronics that reduce thumbstick deadzone in the center.

Brand New D-Pad – The old Xbox 360 D-pad is replaced by a new design that pays homage to classic controllers and is architectured to deliver more precision and tactile feedback for gaming. The D-pad’s cross shape is honed to provide accurate cardinal direction input, sweeping movements and combinations – important factors for sports and fighting games, and other experiences.

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons – The A, B, X and Y buttons are lower to the controller with tighter spacing, making the transition between each one smoother. A new, three-step manufacturing process gives these buttons a more premium look, as if the letters on them are suspended in 3-D space. The size and placement of the Xbox button has also changed so the view and menu buttons are more accessible.

Seamless Connectivity – Each controller uses a combination of invisible reflective technology and LEDs to send a patterned infrared signal to your console and Kinect sensor. Not only does this make pairing the devices seamless, but it enables Kinect to associate the controller with whoever is holding it. This introduces innovative experiences, such as player switching, where a split screen display can swap positions on the TV if users change seats on the couch.

Low Power State – If you’re watching a movie or need to step away from the TV, the controller enters a low power state that conserves your battery. The moment you pick it up again, it will be ready for use without having to resynch with the console.

Refined for Comfort – The controller’s design is deliberately honed to the closest tenth of a millimeter to offer the most comfortable fit in users’ hands, and was tested extensively by a broader age group than ever before to ensure it is optimized for as many people as possible. According to the team’s research, this improves gameplay performance and allows comfortable gaming for longer periods of time.

Angled Triggers and Bumpers – The triggers and bumpers are carefully designed for performance and comfort. The specific angling allows for a natural fit for your fingers, and the triggers require a lighter pull, so squeezing it repeatedly is an easier and more precise action.

Internal Battery Cavity –The compartment that houses AA batteries is built into the interior of the controller, providing more room at the bottom for your fingers to grip. Another convenient improvement is that the controller is both wireless and a wired– simply plug it into your console with a mini USB cable and the connection automatically switches to preserve battery life.
Parapraxis  +   962d ago
So...about those other 30 improvements???

Also bravo on the wall of text copy & paste.
A simple link would have sufficed.

Also, there's been a few people on N4G from time to time who act like Microsoft employees.
If there has EVER been one person who most likely is, it's YOU.

Keep up the good work, maybe a pay bonus is in line for you.
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tigertom53  +   962d ago
PS4 still using outdated Bluetooth 2.1 which it's data rate under 3mbps vs Microsoft's WIFI Direct chipset that delivers 250Mbps. which can also be used with most cellphones and tablets....
tigertom53  +   962d ago
Xbox has change every button to be more responsive if you where to take every little and big change they have done you could easily count 40 changes....
HammadTheBeast  +   962d ago
I hope you realize how stupid you look. MS rocking those AA's since 2005.
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tigertom53  +   962d ago
much easy to read with out linking to their site instead of making up some stupid stuff..
ZBlacktt  +   962d ago
LOL at that write up's wording.... Look at it, plan plastic boring look is really all you see with that X1 controllers. It shakes, wow, it still uses batteries... what?

The DS4 looks very futuristic. With it's touchpad. multi color light bar.
badz149  +   962d ago
LOL @tigertom53
you're talking shit there, buddy! what's the comparison between BT 2.1 profile and the WiFi Direct has to do with anything?? the 2 are not even doing the same thing for god some research 1st before talking will ya?

BT 2.1 is all the PS4 need to communicate with the intended devices and putting in profile 3.0 or 4.0 will be unnecessary because those are for data transfer as in if the PS4 allow internet connection via BT which it doesn't!

why even bother with BT internet if you can put a more high speed and cheaper WiFi 802.11n which peak at 300Mbps? the only thing WIFi Direct is doing the 802.11n isn't is the ability to connect 2 WiFi Direct deviced without the need of access point like BT but get this...

so...there's no saying that the PS4 cannot have WiFi direct in the future!
tigertom53  +   961d ago
well I guess you need to look at this info
fattyuk  +   962d ago
Why was the all mighty kinect not involved? As that's a controller.
Parapraxis  +   962d ago
No, that's a camera.
Don't you know, YOU are the controller.
elhebbo16  +   962d ago
yea they have there differences but at the end of the day they both look and FEEL good.
Jac5al  +   962d ago
General consensus; both are great.
AznGaara  +   962d ago
I mean if we look at price alone the DS4 gives you more bang for your buck. LED, Touch pad, small speaker and a lithium rechargeable battery. While Xbone just has the impulse triggers and that infrared thing that connects to the Kinect. If we go by what MS did this gen then the rechargeable battery pack might be around $20 again.
PositiveEmotions  +   962d ago
The xb1 controller looks nice but the ps4 controller wins because it works with the ps move/pseye and i really love that and i can move a car just by moving the controller :). Xb1 doesnt have that feature :).
Mystogan  +   962d ago
Thats a silly feature lol.
Urusernamesucks  +   962d ago
Xbone controler Cooperates with the kinect aswell, so yes it does have that feature.
dethpuck  +   962d ago
The eye that no one will have cuz it's sold seperately
IBleedXbox  +   962d ago
it is common sense. xbox didn't bother changing the controller because everyone know that controller is so fucking comfortable. it doesn't need a touch pad. unlike the Dualshock which actually changed. it is wider so you thumbs don't rub on each other. the triggers and shoulder buttons got better because the Dualshock 3 was horrible. and the analog sticks on the dualshock 3 were to loose.
IMightBeRetarded  +   962d ago
Well I can tell that your opinion will be unbiased and only state facts. *looks at your username*
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IBleedXbox  +   962d ago
what does a user name have to do about anything. i didn't know what to think of so i just picked that. what i am saying is common sense. and of course people don't like the truth. playstation had to change the controller while the xbox only fixed the d pad. the dualshock when i used it, it was so small to the point that my fingers would constantly touch while i used it.the triggers were horrible and didn't feel like triggers. that is why a lot of shooters for the playstation you shoot with the R1 button and use the R2 for like the equipment like grenades. while the xbox the trigger was actually nice to press. the analog sticks on the playstation were to loose and mad it difficult to shoot while you aim. the only good thing about the playstation controller was the dpad. but the xbox has finally fixed the problem. what is going to be the touch pad for on a game like batttlefield. the only time you will get to use the touch pad is for exclusives only and that is if they want to make it part of the game.
InTheLab  +   962d ago
Xbox controller sucks for extended use in something like Forza where you have to hold down the triggers for 15 minutes at a time. The triggers are too stiff. The controller also sucks for fighters and platforms.

While you may prefer one for a genre, the dualshock is at least useable in ALL genres.
IBleedXbox  +   962d ago
doesn't change the fact the my fingers are rubbing on each other when i use the analog sticks. or the fact that it make you miss a good percent of your shots because how lose it is. or how it is too small to fit my in hands leaving extra space of emptyness. and the triggers are not stiff. they are just right. for fighters you are right about that. but if the dualshock 3 is so overall a better controller then why is sony changing a lot about it
FITgamer  +   962d ago
Unless you use the middle of your thumb on sticks they should never touch. Also how often are you ever pushing both sticks towards each other?
mydyingparadiselost  +   962d ago
I've never been a fan of the 360 controller and it seems it's going to pretty much be the same on the Xone so I have a feeling the dualshock is going to do it for me. I am however curious in trying out the extra rumble motors in the Xone controller, I think those sound pretty awesome.
PerryCaravello  +   962d ago
Just remember. When talking about the PS4 and XboxOne, "PS4" always comes BEFORE XboxOne.

A lot of american gaming press blogs tend to mention 360 before PS3, but with PS4 set to dominate xboxone in sales, we will ALWAYS refer to the PS4 and XboxOne as I've just displayed.

PS4 before E, except after C. ..oh, and nintendo is there somewhere as well, whatevz.
A-laughing-horse  +   962d ago
Benchm4rk  +   962d ago
Just what we need. Another Xbox vs Sony controller thread. Personal preference will always prevail
PerryCaravello  +   962d ago
Sony vs Microsoft.

I had to correct you.
Benchm4rk  +   962d ago
You got what I meant though. Sony was just quicker to type. I'm using my phone at work haha
badboy776  +   962d ago
Does the xbox one include rechargeable batteries? Or do you have to purchase them?
PerryCaravello  +   962d ago
Dude, let me give you the best battery charging advice. This is for your smartphone though.

You can microwave your phone for 1 minute. After 1 minute the battery will be completely full. 100%.

This is why batteries are bs. Especially AA's. And those mini-me AAA's... forget about it!
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Chidori  +   962d ago
Only an idiot would stick their smartphone in a microwave.
Father__Merrin  +   962d ago
xbox one pad has batteries, battery cells are all 80's
BitbyDeath  +   962d ago
Nothing wrong with either of them. (Except the AA batteries i suppose).

My main hate for both controllers have been fixed-
Playstation - (L2/R2) buttons.
Xbox - Battery pack jutting out the back.

Both look to be great improvements.
Benchm4rk  +   962d ago
Ami the only one that wasn't really bothered by the battery pack on the 360 controller. Honestly don't really see the fuss about it. I don't even notice it while I'm holding it. Guess some people grip the controller a little differently to me
despair  +   962d ago
yea it didn't bother me at all, I was more annoyed with the d-pad.
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panbit86  +   962d ago
Sorry for the caps... i just was a bit desperate for attention on the matter. I think it is very important if it is for full game audio! A great selling point and extremely usefull imo! I just couldn't find any info about it!
nypifisel  +   962d ago
For both I believe.
aNDROiD17_  +   962d ago
i cant wait to get my hands on the DS4!!!
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stage88  +   962d ago
DS4 for me.
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ZBlacktt  +   962d ago
This is so not even close.... PS4 DS4 is worlds ahead.
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Swiggins  +   962d ago
It definitely has more features, only time will tell if they're implemented well though.

I'm very curious to find out what developers are going to do with that touchpad and lightbar.
KontryBoy706  +   962d ago
I can't believe Microsoft still uses those batteries in their controllers they must have a contract with Duracell or something lol. It's 2013. What in the world is going on with them. I just can't see people enjoying going out and buying those play and charge kits this whole generation. That's gonna suck. I still have the same 2 DualShock 3's that I originally got with my PS3 years ago and they still hold a charge.
despair  +   962d ago
Sucks about the Xbox batteries but I think both controllers are awesome. PS4 has many more features but each has their strengths.

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