Side-by-side: PS4 gamepad vs PS3 gamepad

TechRadar: "There's no question about it, E3 2013 was a win for Sony. In addition to finally showing off the PS4's hardware and dominating Microsoft when it came to price and features, the company improved upon its older-gen controller tenfold.

The DualShock 4 gamepad is better than the PS3 controller by leaps-and-bounds. It's so much better that we may like it more than the Xbox One controller and its "40 innovations" over the already time-tested Xbox 360 gamepad.

To get a better perspective of why we're all for the DualShock 4, we brought along our DualShock 3 controller for a side-by-side photoshoot."

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ThatCanadianGuy5141917d ago

Like i thought.That "Gamechup" submission was a picture taken with a wide angle lens, making the controllers look massive.

This looks right and like all the other pictures.
Looks so good.Wasn't sure about the light bar at first but it's growing on me.

Smurf11917d ago (Edited 1917d ago )

That was to show the details closely. This doesn't have the Xbox One controller though.

SwiderMan1917d ago

I played with both (meaning One and PS4. I saw little difference other than I thought Sony did more improvements with DS4.

They're pretty even now, as far as I'm concerned.

Also: It's all about comfort.

gaffyh1916d ago (Edited 1916d ago )

It probably feels wider because there is less dead space around the face buttons and d-pad. They've tried to make it as wide as possible, without increasing the size of the overall controller too much.

Well at least that's what it looks like

zeee1916d ago (Edited 1916d ago )

I am loving the new DS4 controller! Can someone please confirm if there is any way to turn off the light bar in the controller?

SwiderMan1916d ago

@Zeee. Sony hasn't said either way yet and probably doesn't want to seeing how even games will Killzone are going to use it. They will probably want to push it until they need to respond to the will of gamers (see: Microsoft last week) in a firmware update 3 months in.

I'll check on official confirmation in a story update for you, though.

starchild1916d ago

I really like the new DualShock4. Can't wait to use it.

Thomper1916d ago

This whole subject is subjective.

I prefer the xbox controller, some people prefer the Sony offering... Horses for courses, and all that........

badz1491916d ago

Why do you want to turn the light bar off? It's not distracting by any means and it's made to be used with the PS4 EYE if you have it. I personally love the innovation of on DS4 over DS3 where they changed controller number from LED indicator to light bar color like the MOVE.

Have you used MOVE before? The light is brigt enough even in a well lit room and the battery life is still pretty amazing. 1 full charge for several hours of continuous gameplay and in game like Sorcery, the light changes with the type of magic you are using which add to the immersive gameplay.

And have you seen how they use the DS4 in the gameroom demonstration? All I can say the Minority Report, Tom Cruise will be proud!

pixelsword1916d ago

So, the article is the picture.

Boody-Bandit1916d ago (Edited 1916d ago )

Sony appears to really be bringing their A game for the next generation. A powerful and super easy to develop for console with all the improvements we could hope for with their controller.

Being honest I was never a fan of the analog stick design. IMO they felt tall (convex design probably added to this feeling) and light to the touch. I always felt like I had to feather the movement on the sticks while playing shooters. Not a huge problem because anything can be adjusted to with time and practice. The DS3 handles I felt need to be wider and more rounded / ergonomic. Sony has not only addressed those two personal gripes of mine but added a ton of other options, features and overall upgrades.

Looks like it's a damn near flawless design. I can't wait to get my hands on one to see just how close to perfection it is.

zeee1916d ago

@SwiderMan: Thanks man!

@badz149: Good question and yes, there is a reason. Actually, I like to play games in a dark room and so I wouldn't want to see a blue/yellow/pink light reflection on the TV screen. That's the reason I turn off the lights. I don't like real world objects reflecting in video games. I have an LCD which doesn't have the kind of reflection that Plasma TVs had but still, it's quite distracting and takes away the gaming experience a bit.

I mean, I don't want to see light reflection when I play The Last of Us (hopefully part 2 with a new story) (amazing game!). That'd be annoying :(

ZodTheRipper1916d ago

Huh, first world problems ...

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titletownrelo1916d ago

Whenever I see the touch pad on the PS4 controller I picture myself sliding my hand across it to throw ninja starts i some Ninja game, dunno why, lol

Cryptcuzz1916d ago

It should be possible without a doubt for something like that to be done in game.

Just like Killzone Shadow Fall, you can slide the touchpad to shoot out the owl amongst other abilities.

I am loving the new DualShock 4. It looks like a fighter Jet when looked from the front of the lightbar :)

strifeblade1916d ago (Edited 1916d ago )

sounds like you have been watching nintendo's conference one too many times lol

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blennerville1916d ago

you can still see from this pic that the DS4 is a quite a lot bigger than the DS3.

perspective: look at the distances and spacing.

CrimsonStar1916d ago

lol the ds3 has been hitting the gym. the ds4 looks a lot bulkier but some how more comfortable ...... weird huh?

tarbis1916d ago

The DS4 is glowing on me.

RedHawkX1916d ago

the ds3 to the ds4 is like a new iron man armor. mark 4 controller edition. now this is a controller you use for gaming boys and girls

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SwiderMan1917d ago

I took these photos. The controller definitely looks to be sized just right and, better yet, feels like butter!

I can also report that the light bar also wasn't obtrusive.

360ICE1916d ago

In fact, the original brand name for Dualshock was "I can't believe it's not butter"
The more you know.

360ICE1915d ago

The person who disagrees: "That's not true"

Haha, no. Either that or because it wasn't that funny.

CrimsonStar1916d ago

I like the DS4. I've always preferred the Xbox controller because the bulk kept it from slipping out of my hands( gamer sweat a lot ) and the bulkier look might help with the slipping problem . Plus I like the glowing bar ,looks like how a futuristic controller should look .Its badass to the max, one might say.:D

S2Killinit1916d ago

looking good looking good

CrimsonStar1916d ago (Edited 1916d ago )

Yea dude . thicker build , glowing futuristic lights , and a touch pad . Man I like the xbox controller but compared to the ds4 , it looks like they didn't even try .

SwiderMan1916d ago

After playing with both, the PS4 had vast improvements. I need more time with them, but while I would've given Xbox 360 a slight edge (for most games) last gen, I may give PS4 the edge for next-gen titles.

The reason is the contoured handles (seen in the last photo comparison). Big difference. Doesn't feel like a toy.

PositiveEmotions1916d ago

I never been excited for a controller like i am with the ps4 controller all tho its a bit big but its ok

JackOfAllBlades1916d ago

Can't wait to get my hands on a DS4

o-Sunny-o1916d ago

I didn't know Nintendo made another DS? 3DS now DS4... O.o .../sarcasm btw
I want DS4 also! ^~^

JackOfAllBlades1916d ago

Lol, your disagrees for that


fsfsxii1916d ago

Guess people can't take jokes around here.