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Submitted by legendoflex 300d ago | opinion piece

Next-Gen Face-Off: DualShock 4 vs. Xbox One Controller

GenGAME writes: "Controllers. They’re one of the key factors in any game console purchase decision. Do they have the right balance of features for all your gaming needs? Are they comfortable and intuitive? Do they come at the right price? With Xbox and PlayStation consoles, there’s usually not a lot of variation, but how the controllers feel is still extremely important." (PS4, Xbox One)

PSVita  +   300d ago
I like the DS4 a tooooon more. The touch pad is interesting I can't wait to see how devs use it and the speaker on the controller reminds me of the wii which I really liked. Plus every SKU comes with a head phone!(like the 360 but unlike the Xbox One). It's bigger and looks very steady. The trigger are perfect as well.
iGAM3R-VIII  +   300d ago
Well I have not actually held the DS4 controller to say if it is better than the X1 controller.

But when I base the difference on the images and videos and other peoples reactions, it is safe to say that the DS4 is a better controller.

The LightBar and TouchPad are definitely the best additions to the DS4 and add a lot of possibilities for the developers and same are already utilizing these features. The L2 and R2 triggers are a big improvement and so is the sticks.

The X1 has some nice features like the magnetic triggers and the vibration in the triggers, that is quite cool.

But in the end the PS4 has the most improvements and additions
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-Mika-  +   300d ago
Im curious on what will developers do with the touchpad. Maybe it will turn out to be a success or it might turn out like the Sixaxis feature in the DS3 controller.

Now for me personally, Im liking the Xbox controller mainly because of the rumble in the trigger buttons. Im really curious about this feature because it sounds really awesome.
iGAM3R-VIII  +   300d ago
"Im curious on what will developers do with the touchpad. Maybe it will turn out to be a success or it might turn out like the Sixaxis feature in the DS3 controller"

NO it will NOT

Watch Dogs, Killzone, Destiny, DriveClub, Batman: AO and many other games are already using this feature. I quite liked the sixaxis feature when I used it on my PC games. Also the touchpad s a great addition.

Yes the X1 ruble in the controller is a nice feature but there is something I do not like about that because when I play games and the controller rumbles for a long time with out stopping, my hands kinda feel weird and they feel numb and so does my fingers so I am kinda worried about that
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I_am_Batman  +   300d ago
I think the touchpad would be great for RTS and MOBA games as well. Maybe we'll finally get some decent rts controls on consoles. It'll be great for non gaming stuff like browsing the internet as well.
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legendoflex  +   300d ago
I actually do like the DS4 a TOOOOOOON more, but I'm a bit biased against the Xbox controllers' asymmetrical layout, so I couldn't let that dominate the article.
WolfOfDarkness  +   300d ago
Next year will be 2014 , and Xbox 1 controller will use and require AA Batteries for the next 8 years ! I will go will PS4 DS4 controller it's rechargeable and it will last for 38 hour ! That's what I am talking about ! That's a technology my friends .
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Elit3Nick  +   300d ago
the xb1 controller can use rechargeable packs instead of AA like the 360's. IMO I prefer the option of a replaceable battery for extended wireless play instead of having to go wired or switch to a charged controller.
UNGR  +   300d ago
Rechargeable battery packs get worse every time you charge them. Why do people even complain about a controllers source of power? I usually get a special kit for all of my controllers that lets me drop them in and they charge. I don't want to change batteries all the time, but I don't want a life line to my console either. Fanboys seriously need to stop with this pointless comparison.
tracyllrkn  +   300d ago
Or when you get off the game, you can charge it. So when you get back on, it'll be fully charged.
aNDROiD17_  +   300d ago
just by looking at the DS4, i can tell its going to feel amazing. and i dont care what the light bar does its just going to look really cool especially at night
NavydAd  +   300d ago
XBOX ONE 1 Controller is the best if its anything like the 360
ThyPizzaGod  +   300d ago
Im very curious as to see What the 40+ enhancements on the X1 controller are. The DS4 already looks comfortable. Too have the controllers in my hands will be my final verdict. Excited!
GusBricker  +   300d ago
In regards to his problem with the bumpers, I don't even click them with tip of my fingers, I just press it with the bottom of my finger between the first two joints.

It's faster and the tips of your fingers never move off the triggers.
Popoffboy187718  +   300d ago
Dual shock 4 ftw! Image playin a game like gta where u can use the thumb stick to move the character hand touch pad to rub ass lol? Xboxone we got more rumble ha ha ! U though ya girl had the best vibrator nope wit the one u own that crown lol batterie pack is this a joke?
Popoffboy187718  +   300d ago
PluS touch pad going be big for indie games. Sony matching pads and phone play style.then u have that speaker on da ds4 going to be sweat. I love that on the wii mote when u get the ds4 u will 4 the first time see a pad with it's own life that separate from the console . It will fell like having two different divices mark my words!!!
kewlkat007  +   300d ago
Dualshock = Fighters
Xbox1 Controller = Shooters

DS & XB1 = Adventure, Platformers

Kinect > Ps Eye
Popoffboy187718  +   300d ago
Pseye2 ftw! In Sony playroom at e3 the ds4 blew away everything brought to the industrie. That kinect been out for years and did nothing for gaming but make us hate it. Matter fact Microsoft hasn't done anything for gaming biz anyway they only get credit 4 online gaming and halo ant that's it period....
Benchm4rk  +   300d ago
OMG when will this end. We have only had what about 3 or 4 threads regarding the DS4 vs X1 controller. Enough already. Some like one some like the other....
WorldGamer  +   300d ago
The touchpad on the PS4 controller essentially changed the game IMHO. Imagine gestures taking the place of physical buttons, making it much easier to adapt PC games to the PS4 due the unlimited uses of the touchpad.
At least developers have more options now, it's up to them to find innovative ways of using it.

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